Subtitle: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art
Author(s): Carlo Mccormick, Marc & Sara Schiller, Ethel Seno
Hardcover with dustjacket
Dimensions: 33 x 24 x 4 cm. / 13 x 9.4 x 1.6 inch.
Condition: Cover: 10/10 Inside: 10/10 Dustjacket: 9.5/10
Still available on the net but as paperback, reprinted and small edition. This copy is the hardcover w. dustjacket, 2010, large edition!
The last outlaw of visual disciplines: Graffiti and unsanctioned art from local origins to global phenomenon. In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and in many cases more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century.
Made in collaboration with its featured artists, Trespass traces the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, not just as a fringe visual movement but as a social phenomenon and central expression of youth. With an exclusive preface from Banksy, Trespass, now available as a popular Reader’s Edition, presents the full historical sweep, international spread, and technical developments of the street art movement. Featuring key works by 150 artists, it connects four generations of street practitioners, incoporating both niche artists such as Miss Van and noteworthy names as Jean Tinguely, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls, and Banksy. The book is set out in thematic chapters that engage with the central theme of ‘trespassing’. While images of the works are allowed to speak for themselves, each theme is prefaced by a brief essay to provide thought-provoking context to the history, politics, protest, and illicit performance of self-expression in the social space. Writers include Anne Pasternak (director of public arts fund Creative Time) and civil rights lawyer Tony Serra.
- Unpublished images of street art by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Unpublished photographs by Subway Art luminary Martha Cooper
- Unpublished photos from the personal archives of selected artists
- Incisive essays by Anne Pasternak (director of public arts fund Creative Time) and civil rights lawyer Tony Serra
- Special feature: exclusive preface by Banksy