pinkwhy - your no. one source for urban art

Welcome to your no. one street art source

If you love street art and graffiti you have come to the right place.
At pinkwhy you’ll find the freshest works of true contemporary kings and queens of the game and the most promising players of the urban street art scene from all over the globe. Get your daily fix of dope artworks for all your devices now.

No more messy backdrops

Download your favourite artworks for your mobile devices, use them in your next business meeting or enjoy your personal favorites whenever you want to.

Discover the largest street art gallery

Register with a couple of clicks to Inspire your screens and curate your own mobile street art gallery on the go.

Inspire your screens

Make your device look nice and support your favorite artists at the same time.

Inspire your screens... and yourself too.

Let’s be honest: You spend most of your time infront of a computerscreen, tablet or smartphone. Why not treat yourself with your favorite visuals to beautify the screentime?

Surrounding yourself with images you love sparks your inspiration, increases your efficiency, and simply makes you feel better.

That’s three good reasons to make your device look nice and support your favorite artists at the same time. And yourself too.

pinkwhy - your no. one source for graffiti

Surf through the streets.

Surf through the streets.

Make every search a beautiful experience

Browsers and search engines are your gateway to almost every online activity. Why not personalize your startpages with your favorite styles from your favorite artists? With Pinkwhy you can now browse the web while keeping an eye to the streets.

Oh yes, browsing just became streetsmart!

pinkwhy - your no. one source for urban art

No more messy backdrops.

Your important business is about to begin and you realize your place is a total mess.

Why not simply teleport yourself to a place that represents you much more than your untidy apartment? Make your meetings more MOMA and impress your business partners and co-workers with jaw-dropping backgrounds in your next video conference.

Download your favourite artworks for your mobile devices, use them in your next business meeting or enjoy your personal favorites whenever you want to.

Your business needs a visual upgrade.

Your business needs a visual upgrade.

Whether you want to equip your company’s screens with artwork licenses for your employees or you run a hotel business and rethink your Infotainment screen opportunities – we’ve got you covered.

Wherever there are screens in use, you can make them work for you. Make bold visual statements, improve your company’s communication and level up your customers’ experiences. Sign in for our newsletter and find out what fits for your enterprise. We constantly update our business cases.

There is more to see on your TV.

Let’s say you run a hotel with 100 rooms. Or a hospital with 250 beds. You could own a cruise company or an airline – wherever there are screens, there are viewers with individual tastes.

A perfect chance for you to interact with your clients. We all know, that offering a TV program nowadays is just not enough. Instead, your screens can perfectly be used as a welcome screen with individualized messages or customized artwork.

But you could also let your customers decide upon what they want their screens to show while they feel home at your place. Sign in for our newsletter and find out what fits for your enterprise. We constantly update our business cases. beautiful & conversion driven templates.

pinkwhy - your no. one source for urban art

Pink? Why?

...here's our story

Have you ever purchased a mastertape of a music song, a movie or a manuscript of a book? You always purchase a copy.
Why should it be different when it comes to art?

It started almost 14 years ago trading artworks for the first time on behalf of my graffiti art friends who started their careers studying graphic design, photography or arts. 

We all had our roots in graffiti when we where teenagers in the 1990s. The typical graffiti career started like back in the days in the streets of the Bronx and overall train yards in New York city. Writing our names on walls, trains and where else. 

And we had done our first experiences with customers, either doing commissioned graffiti artworks on walls, garages or canvases. Deep down there was another experience what challanged us. Defining a price for our artworks and to negotiate that price with the customers. Some of us where better on being creative, others on organizing, and others on dealing with customers and negotiating. As a teenager every money you earn makes you happy. We traded ourselves under value but still where the kings with our own earned money in our pockets. Shortly later we figuered out what it means testing customers. We hung stupidly high price tags on canvases. And supringsingly got the money. We learned that a specific group of our customers are doctors, lawyers, managers, business owners etc. and that they like to be around art while having almost no clue or deeper understanding of art. They need art to lift their images, then and now. Unfortunately, most of them had no idea about graffiti and the Hip Hop culture.

Nevertheless, dealing with those customers was sometimes hell of fun but time-intensive. At the end, the time invested to make a deal ate all the margin to make a living for the dealers and artists. The brutal reality kicked in when we excelled the number of artworks to be sold within a specific time to make a living. The numbers didn’t fit. We where still below a magic price sphere defined by gallerists. To get in there was hard as we had no credibility or renomee in this sphere. Customers started talking more about artworks as an investment, then of the artwork itself. We decided to stay more in the field of making people happy with artworks. Some of them turned into real fans of the artists and its works. Still, most of them where average people like us with average income. 

With the rise of the internet and smart phones in the 2000s, the idea was born to sell artworks on the internet. Most customers had a clear idea of what kind of artwork they want to purchase. They knew the size the artwork should have as it should fit on the wall and the room; the price they want to spent maximum; colours to fit the room atmosphere; and sometimes a specific genre. 

At the same time we started organizing small exhibtions for our artist friends. They didn’t like to do that all on their own. And they needed support. Friends and fans followed the invitations and liked to be around the artists and their artworks. Next we figured out that more and more people photgraphed the exhibtioned artworks. Asked about why, the arguments ranged from:

  • I cannot afford the artwork!
  • I can afford the artwork, but I don’t want to!
  • I don’t know where to hang it in my appartment or office!
  • What to do with the artwork in five years when I am oversaturated seeing one and the same artwork all the time?
  • I want to have the artwork as a screen saver or wall paper on my smartphone or tablet display.
  • Later one more argument was added: I want to make use of the TV-screen when not watching actively. 

The same habit we experienced shortly later on major art fairs such as Art Cologne etc. and the arguments where the same. No matter how wealthy the photographers were.

Hence the question arose, why not selling physical or digital replicas of the artwork to satisfy other customer groups instead of focusing on selling the original artwork to rich collectors and lose further revenues? Or maybe connecting both options?

With this approach we started to challenge the world. And faced a tough decade. More then just a bunch of die-hard fans but still not being an essential part of the global art market. We means a loose network of artists and friends. Some approached connected, some as individuals. Some of our befriended artists gained international popularity such as Tasso MaClaim; and grew beyond typical graffiti where the spray can is the tool to create the artwork. We wanted and still want to disrupt the art market. On behalf of the many fantastic artists out there. To create new revenues to make a living and a to support them building a career. And to provide artworks for different customer needs. 

 

Bauhaus Campus
Dessau-Rosslau / Germany
December 2021

Ready for some NFTy business?

Why is everybody so excited about NFT?

Because it’s sending shockwaves through the artmarket. Artists have more control about original fine art than ever. Collectors have never had so many opportunities to invest in art than today. We at Pinkwhy totally embrace this paradigm shift. We are convinced that reclaiming the selling power through NFT creations empowers the artists. Plus, we believe that NFT holders never had more fun collecting and dealing original artworks. That’s why we are open to all cases: Towards creating artists and NFT holders.

pinkwhy privacy policy

 
Introduction

This Privacy Policy outlines pinkwhy ("we", "our" or "the Company") practices with respect to information collected from users who access our website at www.pinkwhy.one ("Site"), or otherwise share personal information with us (collectively: "Users").

Responsible authority within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Joerg Schnurre 
User Rights
You may request to: 
Receive confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you is being processed, and access your stored personal information, together with supplementary information. 

Receive a copy of personal information you directly volunteer to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. 

Request rectification of your personal information that is in our control.

Request erasure of your personal information. 

Object to the processing of personal information by us. 

Request to restrict processing of your personal information by us.

Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. 

If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, or receive more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) using the details provided below:

pinkwhy Inc.
447 Broadway, 2nd Floor,
Mailbox Unit #124
New York, NY 10013,
United States
hello(at)pinkwhy.one

Retention 
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. Under applicable regulations, we will keep records containing client personal data, account opening documents, communications and anything else as required by applicable laws and regulations. 

We may rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion.
Grounds for data collection 
Processing of your personal information (meaning, any information which may potentially allow your identification with reasonable means; hereinafter "Personal Information") is necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations towards you and providing you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests and for compliance with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject.

When you use the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We encourage our Users to carefully read the Privacy Policy and use it to make informed decisions.

What information we collect?

We collect one type of data and information from Users. 

The type of information is un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a User(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Site (“Non-personal Information”). We are not aware of the identity of a User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected may include your aggregated usage information and technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, etc.) in order to enhance the functionality of our Site. We may also collect information on your activity on the Site (e.g. pages viewed, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.).

How do we receive information about you?
We receive your Personal Information from various sources:
When you voluntarily provide us your personal details in order to register on our Site;
When you use or access our Site in connection with your use of our services;
From third party providers, services and public registers (for example, traffic analytics vendors).
How is the information used? With whom do we share the information?
We do not rent, sell, or share Users’ information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may use the information for the following:
Communicating with you – sending you notices regarding our services, providing you with technical information and responding to any customer service issue you may have;

To communicate with you and to keep you informed of our latest updates and services;
Conducting statistical and analytical purposes, intended to improve the Site.
In addition to the different uses listed above, we may transfer or disclose Personal Information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies and subcontractors.

In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we may share Personal Information with our trusted third party providers, who may be located in different jurisdictions across the world, for any of the following purposes: 
Hosting and operating our Site;

Providing you with our services, including providing a personalized display of our Site;

Storing and processing such information on our behalf; 

Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;

We may also disclose information if we have good faith to believe that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement), including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; (v) prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users, yourself or any third party; or (vi) for the purpose of collaborating with law enforcement agencies and/or in case we find it necessary in order to enforce intellectual property or other legal rights.

Cookies
We and our trusted partners use cookies and other technologies in our related services, including when you visit our Site or access our services. 

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a website assigns to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and can be used for various different purposes. These purposes include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, enable automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences and making the interaction between you and our Services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the advertisements you see are relevant to you and your interests and to compile statistical data on your use of our Services. 

The Site uses the following types of cookies:

a. 'session cookies' which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session in order to allow normal use of the system and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed; 

b. 'persistent cookies' which are read only by the Site, saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Such cookies are used where we need to know who you are for repeat visits, for example to allow us to store your preferences for the next sign-in; 

c. 'third party cookies' which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third party analytics companies who monitor and analyze our web access.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but Personal Information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited.

We use a tool which is based on the Snowplow Analytics technology to collect information about your use of the Site. The tool collects information such as how often users access the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, etc. the tool does not collect any Personal Information and is only used by our Site hosting and operating service provider to improve their Site and services.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to present our contents correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font. 
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible - but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.
Third party collection of information
Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose your information to other parties or sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party that you choose to disclose information to. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals whom we do not employ or manage, including any of the third parties which we may disclose information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. 
How do we safeguard your information?
We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Site and your information. We employ industry standard procedures and policies to ensure the safety of the information we collect and retain, and prevent unauthorized use of any such information, and we require any third party to comply with similar security requirements, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access or abuse our Site, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.
Transfer of data outside the EEA 
Please note that some data recipients may be located outside the EEA. In such cases we will transfer your data only to such countries as approved by the European Commission as providing adequate level of data protection, or enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection.
Corporate transaction
We may share information in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. sale of a substantial part of our business, merger, consolidation or asset sale). In the event of the above, the transferee or acquiring company will assume the rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

Minors
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children. Under no circumstances shall we allow use of our services by minors without prior consent or authorization by a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at hello (at) pinkwhy.one 
Updates or amendments to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to periodically amend or revise the Privacy Policy; material changes will be effective immediately upon the display of the revised Privacy policy. The last revision will be reflected in the "Last modified" section. Your continued use of the Platform, following the notification of such amendments on our website, constitutes your acknowledgment and consent of such amendments to the Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of such amendments.
How to contact us
If you have any general questions about the Site or the information we collect about you and how we use it, you can contact us at hello (at) pinkwhy.one

Last Modified 28 February 2021