Talk About Street Art
- Graffiti and street art have long been part of our visual culture, from their origins in ancestral caves to New York Citys subway walls.
Graffiti and street art have long been part of our visual culture, from their origins in ancestral caves to New York Citys subway walls. This book covers all aspects of an art form that is often underappreciated, ephemeral, and illegal. The diverse media and techniques employed are ever-evolving, and include graffiti, stencils, tags and lettering, interventions, urban sculptures, collage, distortions, and even new multimedia. The artists engagement and state of mind are important components of street art; the book covers topics such as anonymity, the art forms dangerous nature, codes of conduct, and ideological engagement, as well as the interface of street art with contemporary art, pop surrealism, toy art, and music and sport.