What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that Magda Danysz, a gallery owner and recognised expert on street art attempts to answer. It retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field. Written by an expert of this artistic movement, it dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art. AUTHOR: Magda Danysz owns art galleries in Paris, Shanghai and London. Though her galleries focus on fine art in general she became a key expert on street art. Since 1991, Magda Danysz has been promoting from very early on major street artists including such as Seen, Futura, JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader JR and VHILS among many others. She has curated numerous street art public and private shows and projects around the world. As a writer she has published books ranging from artists' monographs to critical essays about the movement. SELLING POINTS:
This anthology, written in an entertaining style, allows to discover the history of the street art.
The book is richly illustrated keeping the balance between text and illustrations.
Some artists included: Banksy, Baskiat, Blek le Rat, Crash, Dondi, Futura, Jayone, Jonone, Jr, Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lokiss, Ludo, Obey, Os Gemeos, Pignon Ernest, Quick, Rammellzee, Seen, Skki, Space Invader, Swoon, Vhils, Villegle, Zevs and many others. Fully illustrated in colour