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American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Offers an analysis of the intersections between graffiti art and the work of Basquiat. This book analyses the similar backgrounds of the graffiti artists and Basquiat, and while also drawing the distinctions which propelled Basquiat to international renown, while most of the graf... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780429298
Barcode 9781780429298
Published 8 May 2012 by Parkstone International
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Thompson, Margo
Series Temporis
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781780429298
ISBN-10 1780429290
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Publication Date 8 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Thompson, Margo
Series Temporis
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.13
Catalogue Code 272175

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The first appearances of graffiti "tags" (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished. However, as the graffiti movement progressed and tags became more elaborate and ubiquitous, genuine artists emerged whose unique creativity and unconventional media captured the attention of the world.
Featuring gallery and street works by several contributors to the graffiti scene, this book offers insight into the lives of urban artists, describes their relationship with the bourgeois art world, and discusses their artistic motivation with unprecedented sensitivity.

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