Friday, September 17, 2010

Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

Featuring the work of over 150 artists, printed in full-color on matte paper, the focus is decidedly less on traditional graffiti than on public art that generally plays off its environment to make a point. Spanning illicit performances, social movements and protests, as well as several other outdoor interventions, seeing the works of renowned artists, such as Krink, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Vito Acconci, C.R. Stecyk and of courseBanksy, suggests the deeper social and cultural implications of the phenomenon.
The 318-page book also devotes ample pages to never-seen before art, including unpublished images, photographs, and photos from Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Martha Cooper.

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