Title: La France d’en bas
Subtitle: Le graffiti dans le sud
Author: Mathieu Kendrick, Lionel Olives
Dimensions: 8.3 x 11.7 x 0.6 Inches / 21 x 29,7 x 1,5 cm.
Condition: Cover: 9,5/10 Inside: 10/10
France from below highlights, for the first time, the wealth of graffiti currently practiced in the south of France. The graffiti artists of today burst their fields of intervention they realize paintings, perfect their models, paint complex frescoes on several hundreds of square meters, are initiated with the calligraphy, the sculpture, and appropriate the new tools Computer … Although present in the South for more than twenty years, local graffiti remains largely under-publicized and ignored. France from below allows a better visibility of this abundant scene by proposing paintings realized as well in Marseille as in Aix-en-Provence, Martigues, Toulon, Avignon, Montpellier, Béziers and Toulouse. Most of them date from the years 2002-2003, but the book also contains older archival works that reflect the evolution of the movement since its emergence. The artists listed here, whether recognized or not, were selected for the quality of their work and the diversity of their means of expression. This book is all the more valuable as the authors have managed to penetrate the graffiti world, the only discipline of hip hop to have remained underground in the strict sense of the term.