Author: Henry Chalfant
Author: Henry Chalfant
Discover the totally unexpected, beautiful and intricate art created using the easily accessible medium. The Art of Spray Paint showcases the grand and imaginative scale of spray paint art and design. Inside, you'll find jaw-dropping spray paint creations from around the world! You'll discover the process of each art form, as well as tricks of the trade, from small clever projects to huge art installations. Much more than a book about "cool" spray paint designs, Lori Zimmer guides you through amazing large-scale art production, immersive environments, working from intuition, collaboration, the artist's role in society, alternative creative economies, contemporary mythology, storytelling, DIY projects and more. With such a readily available medium, what will you create? Contributors include: CRASH, PichiAvo, BR163, Logan Hicks, Joe Iurato, Nick Walker, Caroline Caldwell, Casey Gray, Tristan Eaton, Matt Eaton, Hueman, Elle, Tatiana Suarez, Conor Harrington, Remi Rough, Will Hutnick, Rubin415, Rebecca Paul, Zac Braun, Ian Kuali’i, Ele Pack, Dana Oldfather
Author: Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant
Traces the history of New York graffiti, shows a variety of painted subway cars, and desribes the graffiti writers and how they work
Author: Henry Chalfant
Spray Paint the Walls
Author: Stevie Chick
Publisher: PM Press
Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America’s clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag’s story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group’s members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world’s most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk’s three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.
Author: Henry Chalfant & James Prigoff
Author: Ivor L. Miller, Robert Farris Thompson
Documents the "aerosol art" movement which began in the 1970s as spray painting on New York City subway cars and eventually moved into downtown galleries, and introduces some of the artists associated with the style.
Author: Craig Castleman
Publisher: MIT Press
Depicts the efforts of teenagers in New York City to write graffiti on subway cars and discusses the attempts of transit officials and police to eliminate graffiti
Author: Nicholas Ganz, Tristan Manco
A graffiti book with over 2,000 pictures of artworks from more than 180 international artists. It combines the author's first-hand experiences with quotes from the artists themselves to offer an insiders perspective of the key trends and style developments that have made graffiti a global phenomenon.
Ornament and Order
Author: Dr Rafael Schacter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue over whether these acts are vandalism or art, and which examine the role of graffiti in gang culture and in terms of visual pollution. Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world’s most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a classic architectonic framework), as well as innately ordered (within a highly ritualized, performative structure). Rather than disharmonic, destructive forms, rather than ones solely working within the dynamics of the market, these insurgent images are seen to reface rather than deface the city, operating within a modality of contemporary civic ritual. The book is divided into two main sections, Ornament and Order. Ornament focuses upon the physical artifacts themselves, the various meanings these public artists ascribe to their images as well as the tensions and communicative schemata emerging out of their material form. Using two very different understandings of political action, it places these illicit icons within the wider theoretical debate over the public sphere that they materially re-present. Order is focused more closely on the ephemeral trace of these spatial acts, the explicitly performative, practice-based elements of their aesthetic production. Exploring thematics such as carnival and play, risk and creativity, it tracks how the very residue of this cultural production structures and shapes the socio-ethico guidelines of these artists’ lifeworlds.
Author: Martha Cooper, Joseph Sciorra
Publisher: Owl Books
Traces the development of memorial graffiti in New York City, shows a variety of painted walls, and discusses the public role of the painted memorials
Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume supplements the acclaimed three volume set published in 1986 and consists of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1984 and 1988. There are more than 6,000 descriptive entries in a wide range of categories: anthropology and folklore, art and architecture, history, literature, music, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.
Authentic first–person accounts from the graffiti artists whose creative genius fueled the movement from its beginning in late 1970s and early 1980s New York Late 1970s New York City was bankrupt and its streets dirty and dangerous. But thecity had a wild, raw energy that made it the crucible for the birth of rap culture and graffiti. Graffiti writers worked in extremely tough conditions: uncollected garbage, darkness, cramped spaces, and the constant threat of police raids, assault by security staff and attacks by rival crews. It was not unlike practicing performance art in a war zone. Yet during the fertile years of the late 1970s and 1980s they evolved their art from stylized signatures to full-blown Technicolor dreamscapes. Henry Chalfant created panoramic images of painted trains by photographing overlapping shots along the train’s length. It took time to earn the writers’ trust andrespect, but Chalfant became their revered confidant and with Tony Silver went on to produce the classic documentary film Style Wars (1983). Through a series of interviews conducted by Sacha Jenkins, we hear the voices of these characters of old New York. Quite a few of the original writers are no longer with us, but those who have survived have continued to push the envelope as artists and individuals in a new millennium.The stories they tell, included here alongside iconic, raw photographs of their work, will enthrall graffiti fans everywhere.
Author: Jack Stewart
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Looks at the spontaneous movement of graffiti artists in New York City during the 1970s, offering a history of subway graffiti, interviews with a variety of graffitists, and more than 275 photographs of their works.