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Street Renegades: New Underground Art
     

Street Renegades: New Underground Art

by Francesca Gavin
 

Graffiti and street art have been at the heart of visual subcultures for the past thirty years. However, as time progresses the new wave of artists are moving in fresh directions. Corporate giants have been quick to jump on the graffiti bandwagon, perceiving it as a shortcut to youth culture. Even street stickers have been highjacked by the multinationals for

Overview

Graffiti and street art have been at the heart of visual subcultures for the past thirty years. However, as time progresses the new wave of artists are moving in fresh directions. Corporate giants have been quick to jump on the graffiti bandwagon, perceiving it as a shortcut to youth culture. Even street stickers have been highjacked by the multinationals for advertising.

Frustrated by wholesale corporate theft of the scene, the latest generation of street artists are employing different techniques in their work, different means of dissemination, different materials, different ways of getting their work noticed. Using the detritus of the urban environmentadvertising, fly-tipped rubbish, street signsthe new scene is subverting the streetscape in 3D to shock, educate, and entertain. This book documents the new graffiti with photographs of the work and interviews with major players around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856695299
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Francesca Gavin is a freelance features writer, critic, and editor. She is currently associate editor at Marmalade, guest editor of into the storm (www.intothestorm.com) and a contributing editor at Citizen K and Flavourpill (www.flavourpill.net). She has written features and reviews for Blueprint, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Art Review, Intersection, Soma, The Times, TOUCH, V&A, and Wonderland. She also contributes to a large number of websites.

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