Street Renegades: New Underground Art

By Francesca Gavin

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  • Paperback
  • 200 illustrations
  • 128 pages
  • 230 x 190 mm
  • ISBN 9781856695299
  • Published October 2007

Graffiti and street art have been at the heart of many groundbreaking visual subcultures in the past few decades. However, a new wave of artists is moving in fresh directions. Frustrated by wholesale corporate theft of street creativity, these artists are employing different techniques in their work, different materials, different means of dissemination and different ways of getting their work noticed. Often using new materials - fly-tipped rubbish, street signs, children's toys, chalk, vinyl, perspex - they are subverting the three-dimensional streetscape to shock, educate and entertain. What makes their work so interesting is the dynamic way in which it blurs the division between fine art and street art to form something revolutionary. They are changing the way people experience city life. This book documents the new art, with photographs of the work and interviews with major players from around the world.

About the Author

Francesca Gavin is Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused and Editor at Artsy and Harper’s Bazaar (France). She is the author of 100 New Artists, Creative Space and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and her curatorial work includes ‘The Dark Cube’ at the Palais de Tokyo. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Elle, GQ, Blueprint, Time Out and Wallpaper*.

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