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Overview

Photographers William Shea and Patrick Lai release a documentation of the Las Vegas graffiti scene with the intention of creating awareness about the unseen talent and hidden benefits that graffiti contributes to the art community. The 8 x 10 book is made up of one hundred and forty pages and consists of over two hundred and fifty two high quality full color images. The project time frame covers a fourteen month period, with photos from all parts of the valley. Photography contributions by James Stanford, Jesse Hudson, and Laura Henkel. Street Art Las Vegas is an evolution of their inaugural book, Fade to Gray.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977880690
Publisher: Smallworks Press
Publication date: 04/12/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 781,035
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Shea is a professional photographer, writer, and artist living in the city of Las Vegas. Originally from the Boston area, Shea moved to Las Vegas in 2005. In 2011, he began working on new projects that focused on improving the awareness of art and culture in Las Vegas. As of November 2016, Shea works as a graphic and editorial designer while serving as the treasurer of the Las Vegas Arts District. He is an enthusiast interested in capturing the evolution of street art within Las Vegas.

Patrick Lai is a professional landscape and street art photographer who immigrated to the United States from Guangzhou, China. He is an enthusiast interested in capturing the evolution of street art within Las Vegas.

Ed Fuentes was an artist, curator, and cultural journalist known for his online arts journal Paint This Desert, where he covered everything from personalities in the graffiti and street art world to the role of public art and murals in Las Vegas. He worked for Los Angeles’s KCET from 2010-2019, covering the Inland Empire, the High Desert, and downtown Los Angeles. In 2018, Fuentes attained his master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Ed Fuentes died on February 7, 2019.

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