By Claudia Quesito
Virtually everywhere around the world, street art has a controversial history. Often born as an anti-establishment act, initially considered a mix of vandalism and ugliness, it is now almost universally valued as a form of art. Italian street art was born in the wake of New York’s movement and, if an official birthday has to be found, it is definitely the exhibition Arte di frontiera. New York Graffiti organized in Bologna in 1984.