Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art
Hardcover, 6.8 x 9.2 in., 2.08 lb, 320 pages
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Follow the story of street art, from local origins to global phenomenon of urban reclamation. This comprehensive survey features an exclusive preface by Banksy. Made in collaboration with featured artists, the book examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing the key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the social space.
The city as canvas
How self-expression, politics, and protest reclaim the streetsMade 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. Featuring key works by 150 artists, it connects four generations of street practitioners, incoporating both niche artists such as Miss Van and noteworthy names as Jean Tinguely, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls, and Banksy.
The book is set out in thematic chapters that engage with the central theme of 'trespassing'. While images of the works are allowed to speak for themselves, each theme is prefaced by a brief essay to provide thought-provoking context to the history, politics, protest, and illicit performance of self-expression in the social space. Writers include Anne Pasternak (director of public arts fund Creative Time) and civil rights lawyer Tony Serra.