IdN v18n2: Street Art Issue


From vandalism to avant-garde
The day when graffiti was reviled as “vandalism” have long been left behind – top street artists are now a big draw for both galleries and collectors. But the original impetus to decorate public space with personal with artistic statements ranging from the revolutionary to the intensely intimate still makes a liberating appeal to these creative types.

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Street Art: Guerrilla Style
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR and the once much-maligned world of street art now has its own pantheon of pioneers whose work competes with that of more conventional artists for collectors’ dollars and gallery space. What started out as “graffiti” and was condemned by many as vandalism has come of age and achieved a high measure of respectability.

But a rebellious streak still runs through most of its practitioners, who revel in turning the streets we live and work in into one huge space for art appreciation – with or without the blessing of officialdom. We interview and show the work of 14 leading such creatives, all of whom have trenchant views on providing art for the people, whether or not they ever knew they wanted it.

Buff Diss | Clemens Behr | D*face | EVOL | Haas & Hahn for Favela Painting | Henk Hofstra | Jon Jackson | Muungano | Multipraktik | Olek | Philppe Baudelocque | prostoroz | Rub Kandy | Steve Locatelli

Motion Gallery: Projection Mapping
Street Art: Guerrilla Style
Creative Country: Slovenia
Studio: Campo, Mikael Floysand, Clinton Stringer, TH studio, M&E
Pick of the Month

102 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + flourenscent pantone + vanish
100 minutes DVD Video included

Additional information

Weight 470 g

Chinese, English