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C215


C215: Christian Guemy Stencil Art

“I’ve never made my art because I want to make money. I make it because I believe that my paintings . . . can change the world.” Meet C215, a master street artist with a mission. C215 is the pseudonym chosen by Christian Gu my (“The French Banksy”), one of the world’s most important masters of contemporary street art. Click Here to Purchase 

C215: The Monograph

C215 is the pseudonym chosen by Christian Guemy (“The French Banksy”), one of the world’s most important masters of contemporary street art. He became famous in 2008 when Banksy invited him to collaborate on some projects, and today, even though he has the talent to work for galleries or museums, he continues producing his art on the street. See his amazing creations, and get to know him through a series of interviews conducted by Alessandra Mattanza, an expert in international street art. Click Here to Purchase 


Banksy


Wall and Piece

Banksy, his work. Photographed. With comments by Banksy. Click Here to Purchase 

Planet Banksy: The Man, His Work and the Movement He Has Inspired

Banksy is the world’s foremost graffiti artist, his work adorning streets, walls and bridges across nations and continents. His stencil designs are instantly recognizable and disturbingly precise in their social and political commentary, flavoured with subtle humour and self-awareness. More popular than ever, Banksy has spawned countless imitators, students and fans alike, his fame – although unlooked-for – inevitably transmitting his ideas and work to the international arena … Click Here to Purchase 


Shepard Fairey


OBEY: Supply and Demand

Shepard Fairey s first comprehensive monograph brought back into print, which chronicles his early art school days, his viral Andre the Giant has a Posse sticker campaign in the 1990s, the creation of his enormously successful OBEY apparel brand, and his longtime role as an activist-street artist. Click Here to Purchase 


JR Artist


JR: Can Art Change the World? (Revised and Expanded Edition)

Filled with stunning photography, this extraordinary monograph charts JR’s widereaching trajectory and a range of collaborative projects executed across the globe. Created in close collaboration with the artist, it features chapters on each of JR’s major bodies of work – from ‘Expo2Rue,’ which launched his career as a street artist, to ‘The Gun Chronicles: A Story of America’ published in Time magazine in 2018. A specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant and a survey essay by Nato Thompson tell JR’s fascinating story. Click Here to Purchase  


JonOne


Jonone: The Chronicles

Tracing JonOne’s journey from New York to Paris and from spray can to the paintbrush. Born in Harlem in the early 60s, his early career was rooted in the rule-bound hierarchy of tagging and graffiti culture. With a move to Paris in 1987, JonOne’s artistic constrictions were quickly cast aside. The energy of his paintings on canvas was undeniable and almost immediately found a rapt audience in Europe. By the 1990s he was fully engaged by studio practice and gallery shows. His colourful and frenetic work continues to make waves, recently with gallery shows in New York and Art Basel, Miami. Click Here to Purchase  


STREET ART by country


FRANCE: 


Guide du street art à Paris

A complete street art guide. Maps, places to see, tips … Click Here to Purchase  

Guide du Street Art en France

All you need to know about street art in France.  Click Here to Purchase  


GERMANY


Street Art in Berlin: Version 8.0

Berlin street art scene. Click Here to Purchase  


SPAIN


Barcelona Street Art

Barcelona Street Art is a photo essay about the fascinating street art culture the author encountered on his trip to Barcelona, Spain in late 2014. Click Here to Purchase  


USA


Unsanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

For the last ten years city librarian Luna Park has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Click Here to Purchase  

Miami Graffiti Art

The verve of the South Florida graffiti art scene from the 1980s to present is captured in this landmark book. It offers unparalleled access to the most significant graffiti art works ever produced in Miami. Click Here to Purchase  

Stay Up!: Los Angeles Street Art

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art is an investigation of the global phenomenon of street art. Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, it offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is widely popular yet has been the subject of speculation and much uncertainty. Click Here to Purchase  


UNITED KINGDOM 


London Graffiti and Street Art: Unique Artwork from London’s Streets

Discover London graffiti art scene. Click Here to Purchase  

Upfest: The Urban Paint Festival

Paul Green’s photographic record of the Urban Paint Festival (UPFEST) in Bristol captures the event from its inception in 2008 to the present day. Click Here to Purchase  


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The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

From Steve Powers (Espo) in New York to Kid Zoom in Australia, taking in Banksy’s London, Paris as transfigured by Honet and OX, and the gargantuan murals of the Brazilian twins ‘Os Gêmeos’, this geographical survey of urban art includes  the latest works some of the most prolific and interesting artists from around the world. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art (Lonely Planet)

An insider’s guide to discovering the world’s best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy’s stencils and Invader’s mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those who shaped the movement. Click Here to  Purchase 


New Street Art

Documents 150 street artists actively producing work right now. Photographs by renowned photographer Claudelondon. Includes new artists as well as some better known street artists. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art (Art Essentials)

Street Art is a phenomenon and subcultural movement that reaches from the darkest urban backstreets to the most glamorous international art fairs. Simon Armstrong examines how it evolved from its origins in the 1970’s New York graffiti scene to embrace many new materials, styles and techniques along the way, tracing how this marginal art form graduated into art galleries and the art market, while also heavily influencing design, fashion, advertising and visual culture. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art: An Illustrated Anthology

What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that Magda Danysz, a gallery owner and recognised expert on street art, answers with an easily comprehensible and entertaining style in this unique, richly illustrated anthology. This volume retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970’s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field and dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art Today: The 50 Most Influential Street Artists Today

The book features: 1010 – Aryz – Banksy – Biancoshock – Bicicleta Sem Freio – Bordalo II – Borondo – Case Ma Claim – Isaac Cordal – DALeast – Alexis Diaz – Tristan Eaton – Elian – Ella & Pitr – Elle – Escif – Etam Cru – Eversiempre – Faith47 – Fikos – Fintan Magee – Hyuro – Conor Harrington – Maya Hayuk – Agostino Iacurci – Inti – Joe Iurato – Jana & JS – JR – Levalet – Ludo – M-City – Mobster – MTO – Nychos – Os Gemeos – Pejac – Phlegm – Pixel Pancho – Roa – Rone – Seth Globepainter – Space Invader – SpY – StrØk – Telmo Miel – Guido Van Helten – Axel Void – David Walker – Ernest Zacharevic. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art: International

This is street art – on an international scale. Lou Chamberlin travelled from Warsaw to London, Tokyo to New York, Melbourne to Santiago in search of the world’s most interesting and intriguing street art and the artists behind these walls. Her photographs capture these works at a moment in time, documenting and celebrating the ever-changing street art scene. This book features work by some of the biggest artists working in street art today, from Stik, Shep Fairey, Phlegm and local artists like Rone and Adnate. Lou offers insight into the collaborations and styles behind each work. Click Here to Purchase 


Colossus. Street Art Europe

Colossus is the definitive showcase of epic European street art. From Berlin to Barcelona, Budapest to Lisbon it’s a visual guide to both the astonishing and the epic. From figurative to abstract, geometric to photo-realistic, all of the major creative executions are covered in the expansive collection. This book is the culmination of years of obsessively keeping up with the explosion of the art form. Featuring QR codes for many of the major European cities, you too will be able to visit the artwork in person. Click Here to Purchase 


Graffiti World Updated Edition: Street Art from Five Continents

Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book’s first edition.
Graffiti has long been a ubiquitous aspect of the urban landscape, since anonymous, largely unsung spray-can art first hit city walls in New York and Philadelphia in the late 1960’s. As hip-hop culture spread from America, graffiti became a worldwide phenomenon, emerging in the 1980s as the symbolic artistic language of young people everywhere. Click Here to Purchase 


Djerbahood: Open Air Museum of Street Art

Street art is a fluid form, easily capable of crossing boundaries and taking up residence where you least expect it. Always striving to remain vital and relevant, its proponents are always on the search for new and innovative opportunities to showcase its possibilities for renewal. The author found such a venue on the isle of Djerba, off of the coast of Tunisia. After obtaining permissions, several zones ended up providing ideal locales for more than one hundred artists from thirty countries to express their individual visions. Click Here to Purchase 


Subway Art

In 1984, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the imagination of a generation with Subway Art, a groundbreaking book documenting the work of graffiti writers who illegally painted subway cars in New York City. The 2009 edition of the book is now available in a new, slightly reduced format. Henry Chalfants images of the trains retain their impact, while Martha Coopers narrative pictures tell the story. In the introductions, the authors recall how they gained entry to the New York graffiti community in the 1970s and 1980s and describe the techniques that they used to photograph it. Afterwords report how the lives of the original subway artists have unfolded, and chronicle the end of the subway graffiti scene in the late 1980s and its unexpected rebirth as a global art movement. This is an essential book for all fans of graffiti, stunning photography and 1980’s-cool. Click Here to Purchase 


Street Art World

Street art and graffiti are a familiar sight in cities around the world. Neighbourhoods painted with murals are popular with tourists and tagged walls become backdrops for fashion shoots and music videos. Banksy is a global celebrity whose work sells for astonishing prices. Millions of photographs of street art are saved on smartphones, uploaded to social media and displayed on t-shirts and other merchandise. But are street art and graffiti the same thing, or do they have different histories, meanings and practitioners? Who makes street art? Who buys it? Can it be exhibited in a gallery or must it be located on the street? Why have museums started collecting street art? Is there a commercial market for street art? And will it even exist in the future?This strikingly illustrated book explores every aspect of street art, from making and photographing it to stealing and selling it. Artists working in the streets reveal both their passion for street art and ambivalence about its commodification. The rise, fall and rise again of street art in the art market is told through revealing encounters with collectors and auction houses in Paris, London, Melbourne and beyond. Based on twenty years of research in the graffiti and street art scenes, Street Art World is the first book to provide a history and context for the words and images that appear in cities all around the world. Inviting the reader into a realm that is usually hidden, it will enthral all those who enjoy this global phenomenon. Click Here to Purchase 


Icons of Street Art: Big Murals

Big murals – giant works of art covering entire house façades, often with a political message. In his book Icons of Street Art, photographer Michael Harker demonstrates the special power and meaning of this kind of street art with photos taken in Berlin, Lisbon, Paris and New York City. His large-format pictures present the art of various artists, with one focus on the works of Bordalo II.  Click Here to Purchase 


Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World

Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti
artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets. Click Here to Purchase 


Urban Art Legends

From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form. Renowned graffiti artist KET selects 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation. Alongside selections of their artwork, KET explores their mediums, methods and backgrounds, and why they’ve chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. Click Here to Purchase 


Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

The city as canvas: How self-expression, politics, and protest reclaim the streets Made in collaboration with its featured artists, Trespass traces the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, not just as a fringe visual movement but as a social phenomenon and central expression of youth. With an exclusive preface from Banksy, Trespass, now available as a popular Reader’s Edition, presents the full historical sweep, international spread, and technical developments of the street art movement. Click Here to Purchase 


 


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