There is a lot of money in Street Art... even more so, if you have a niche!!
Artists: David Choe, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Mr. Brainwash & Retna are prime examples of this in terms of becoming Multi-millionaires!!
Street art not only pushes and destroys boundaries, but when executed with tactful precision and perfect timing... can be seriously sought after.
In the list above, I'm pretty sure you will be most familiar with Banksy... and he is... in that list, the second wealthiest... right after David Choe who has an estimated net worth of $200 million!
David Choe did something (with persuasion from the former President of Facebook - Sean Parker) a lot of artists... and other professionals (yes art is a profession) wouldn't think to do and it really paid off for him! Instead of taking cash ($60,000) for his work (painting Facebook's first office) he received payment in Stock!! I'm pretty sure he was blown away when his shares had a worth of $200 million... and today may be closer to or in excess of $500 million... smart move buddy!
Above: Murals by David Choe in Facebook's first office.
Estimated Net Worth...
Banksy: $20 Million - Anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director
Shepard Fairey: $15 Million - Contemporary Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Founder of OBEY
Mr. Brainwash: $10 Million - LA- based street artist
Retna: $5 Million - Contemporary artist, primarily recognized for graffiti art