Collaboration and location played integral roles in our choices for The Best Street Art and Graffiti of 2014 (So Far). From abandoned factories to the Italian countryside and the coast of New Zealand, these pieces challenge pre-existing expectations about where street work traditionally appears. Partnerships from Specter and Ozmo to Maya Hayuk’s forced collaboration with graffiti writers challenged artists to stretch the possibilities of their work through reaction and interaction. These artists have pushed the notions of what is possible within the public realm, making their work noteworthy in 2014 (so far).

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