Street art museum opens in Paris

Art 42 collection is France's first street art museum.

Paris now has a museum dedicated to street art, featuring 150 works from more than 50 of the best known artists associated with the street art movement.

Frances's first street art museum, Art 42 covers graffiti and installations displayed via digital media by artists such as Banksy, Blu, Clet, JR, Miss Van, ROA, Swoon and Jacques Villeglé.

Located in the Batignolles district, the Art 42 collection is spread out across four basement rooms of the tuition-free computer academy Ecole 42 which is funded by French billionaire tech entrepreneur Xavier Niel.

The museum, whose aim is to promote the street art movement, is free to visitors but is only open twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The collection has been donated by veteran street art collector Nicolas Laugero-Lasserre and tours of the museum will be conducted by Ecole 42 student volunteers.

For more details including visiting times see Art 42 website.