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Street art, the graffiti revolution, Cedar Lewisohn

Street art, the graffiti revolution, Cedar Lewisohn
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Street art
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Responsibility statement
Cedar Lewisohn
"Street Art is a global phenomenon, one of the most popular and hotly discussed areas of art-making on the contemporary scene. Developing out of the graffiti tradition of the 1980s it has now reached the mainstream through the work of artists like Banksy and Futura 2000, becoming the subject of best-selling books and commanding high prices at auction." "Cedar Lewisohn has written the first account of this visual revolution to trace its history from cave painting through to the vibrant art emerging today on the walls of London, Madrid and Sao Paulo, via Brassai's photographs of 1920s Paris and Basquiat and Haring's New York. Superbly illustrated with over 120 colour photographs of street art from around the world, the book includes interviews with leading street art proponents of the last three decades, taking the reader behind their 'tags' to encounter the often mysterious figures who are transforming cities across the globe."--BOOK JACKET
Sub title
the graffiti revolution
Table Of Contents
Foreword / Henry Chalfant -- Author's foreword -- Introduction : Street art or graffiti? -- Graffiti : Live in Pompeii ; Brassaï ; The evolution of graffiti ; Lee ; Getting the picture: Martha Cooper ; Style wars ; Futura 2000 ; Early shows ; I am somebody! ; Graffiti is addictive ; Tags (Noms de Guerre) ; Barry McGee ; Brazil style -- Street art : Global-style graffiti, local-style street art ; Ernest Pignon-Ernest ; Blek le Rat ; Art school of hard knocks ; Gordon Matta-Clark ; Street art avant-garde ; Dan Witz ; UnderCulture gone mainstream -- Mixing it up: the politics : Anti-modernism (the Barbarians are at the gates) ; Jenny Holzer ; John Fekner ; Disrupting systems of thought ; Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring ; Setting and anonymity ; Obey: Shepard Fairey ; Survival in hyper-reality ; The medium is the message, sometimes ; Faile ; Kaws ; Advertising ; Mustafa Hulusi ; Subvertising ; Banksy ; Miss Van ; JR -- Museums and outlaws : Illegal v. legal ; Blu ; Outsiders ; Invader ; Sanctioning bodies ; Eine ; The market ; Judith Sulpine ; Swoon ; The Wooster Collective ; D*Face ; Sculpture ; Crateman ; Graffiti research lab ; The end is no end
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