Roger Gastman started writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland, and parlayed his love for it into a legitimate career, becoming a trusted mediator between the underground art scenes and mainstream culture. He founded and published two respected pop-culture magazinesWhile You Were Sleeping and Swindle (co-publisher)as well as more than 30 highly sought-after art books. He is the founder and creative director of R. Rock Enterprises, and has nurtured the careers of internationally recognized artists. Gastman was the supervising producer and creative consultant for the feature-length graffiti documentary Infamy, and served as consulting producer for BANKSY's Exit Through the Gift Shop, which earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. Most recently, HarperCollins released Gastman's The History of American Graffitithe definitive story behind the most influential art form in the last 100 yearsand Jeffrey Deitch asked him to co-curate Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which is the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art.
The Worst of While You Were Sleepingby Roger Gastman
While You Were Sleeping [WYWS] was a graffiti and pop culture magazine started in 1997, by Roger Gastman when he was just 19 years old. Finally available again here are some of the greatest stories the magazine ever publishedand many that are not so good. From stories on admirable serial killers, punk rock and hardcore (AFI to Vanilla Ice), child stars (Gary Coleman & Corey Feldman), photos and interviews with the days best graffiti and street artists (ESPO, BANKSY, SHEPARD FAIREY, BATES, QUIK…), people's naked sisters and porn stars (Ron Jeremy, Jeanna Jameson…) this book takes you into the dirty minds of Gastman and his team of juvenile delinquents.
- Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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