Global Track is our bi-weekly street art column by Rhiannon Platt.
It's always a risk to create illegal public work, but for some, part of the draw is the adrenaline rush that comes with the danger. Additionally, in many graffiti circles, respect is earned through claiming a spot previously believed to be unobtainable. Law enforcement officials, physical challenges, and unsafe environments all present obstacles for street artists.
This list examines, not only specific locations known for their intolerance of graffiti, but also the spaces that artists seek out because of their tricky access, like abandoned buildings and billboards. Take a look at all of the challenges graffiti writers take on just to get up with Global Track: A Guide to the Most Dangerous Places Artists Have Gone to Paint.