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Urban Art Legends

Extent: 128pages

Size: 246x189mm

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Price: £14.99

ISBN: 9781910552056

Categories: Culture

About the Book

Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form of street art.

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.

From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the clichéd lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life.

Publication Date: 24/09/2015

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781910552278

Categories: Culture

About the Book

Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about the vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form of street art.

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.

From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the clichéd lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life.

About the Author

KET is a world-renowned graffiti artist based in New York, as well as a writer, lecturer, graffiti historian, producer, publisher and painter. His photos and graffiti have been published and exhibited internationally.

Reviews

  • 'Urban Art Legends beautifully captures the diversity of artistic practices found in our cities - from subway trains to galleries and back onto the streets.', Street Art NYC