Title: Le Guide De L’Art Contemporain Urbain 2018
Author(s): GraffitiArt Magazine
Language: French, English
Dimensions: 29 x 22 x 1.2 cm. / 11.4 x 8.6 x 0.5 inch.
Condition: Cover: 9.5/10 Inside: 10/10
260 pages inescapable! The 100 urban artists who made the year. An indispensable working tool for professionals, informed amateurs and collectors.
Our new delivery of the Guide of Contemporary Urban Art is based on the same principles as the previous editions.
The Graffiti Art Magazine editorial team has held long meetings to define a selection that seems to be both the most relevant from an objective point of view and the most interesting for our readers. This is not a list of awards or a Top 100, since we have returned to the original formula of presenting the work of 100 artists.
The Guide is above all a tool for work and discovery. We have been particularly attentive to present artists of all origins, working on all the continents and embodying all the genres of the urban movement.
Interrupting at 100 inevitably leads to arbitrary choices and we could not exactly meet that number. As in good video games, there is an “easter egg” hidden in the guide and the most attentive of you will enjoy counting the exact number of entries in this edition.
The guide is intended for different audiences. Professionals, first of all, who will find material to validate their choices or intriguing discoveries that can lead them to the programming of new talent. For the artists themselves, we have set up a vast field of galleries that expose the movement throughout the world, both places and opportunities to publicize their works. The third audience is that of collectors.
The succession of biographies and fragments of works are all invitations to try acquisitions in unexplored directions. Stencil, futurism, pop, figurative expressionist, post-graffiti, the palette of approaches and styles is tremendously rich and the purchase prices still reasonable. The amateurs, finally, will be drifting between the pages of an art book whose diversity and the density conceal many seductions.