Street Art in the Counter Culture
By (author) Gary Shove
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Untitled by Gary Shove
Book DescriptionNot to be filed under history, photography, design or non-fiction, as it contains outright lies and outrageous subjective opinion, this book is definitely about street art. It is also about now. Fungus grows on your collected wild-style pioneers. Vile passions rage between old schools and new. Stuff flies out from under the hammer at auction houses and property developers fund street art shows to liberal press fanfare. Oh, and Banksy hits the West Bank. Is anyone taking this thing seriously? Should it be taken seriously? Is it all just an immense daisy chain of poker faces, irony and mind games? Brilliant images of graffiti collected from all over the world and preserved here before the legions employed to destroy them and chip them off the walls. This is art driven by existential hunger, art that attacks you only if you are lame, art that inspires mystery and creativity. 11 Spring St NY was a much-loved site that became a graffiti landmark. Before it was redeveloped it inspired acts of love and passion: Lou Reed made it the subject of a poem and Untitled preserves it in all of its glory. Includes works by Banksy, Faile, Dface, Swoon, Bast, Blu, Blek Le Rat, Obey, Dolk, Eine, Gaia, Elbowtoe, Hush, Copyright, Mir, Dan Witz, Space Invader, Armsrock, Doze Green, Know Hope, Skullphone, WKInteract, Skewville, Borf, Ame72, Sam3, Eelus, Miss Bugs, Rene Gagnon, The London Police, Michael De Feo and many more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780955912108
(232mm x 220mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Carpet Bombing Culture
Publisher: Pro-Actif Communications
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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We have previously claimed that Street Art is the most important art movement of our time. It was a deliberately provocative thing to say and we remain unapologetic for it. Is Street Art an extension and evolution of Graff or a corruption of Graff's pure rebel yell into an easy to swallow rebel lifestyle? This is Street Art. Make up your own mind.
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