10 Most Successful Business-Savvy Graffiti Artists Ever

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Forget Vincent Van Gogh and start thinking Damien Hirst; after all, not every artist dies without a penny to their name. The following graffiti artists, for example, have shrewdly capitalized on their street credibility, parlaying their popularity into significant cash windfalls through various business ventures, collaborations and commercial releases. Their output ranges from vinyl toys and phone accessories to an Oscar-nominated documentary; and collectively they prove that through art it’s possible to make money – a lot of money, in fact. Read on for ten of the world’s most successful business-minded graffiti artists.
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