Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

In recent years street art has grown bolder, more sophisticated and in some cases, more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, it has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century. Not just another book on street art, Trespass features key works by 150 artists from around the world, and connects four generations of visionary outlaws such as Keith Haring, Jean Tinguely, Barry McGee, Guerrilla Girls, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and many more. The 318-page book also contains pieces of history, including unpublished photographs and images of street art by Keith Haring, Jean-michel Basquiat and Martha Cooper. The book starts with a quote from Queen Mary.
" My one regret in life is that I have never climbed over a fence."

Rio de Janeiro, 2008, by JR

Minotaur, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC, 1980, by Paolo Buggiani

Facebook, Mali, 2008, by Filippo Minelli

Mc Donald's, Paris, 2005, by Zevs

Death series, Cologne, Germany, 1981, by Harald Naegeli

Los Angeles, CA, 2008

Mona Lisa, London, 2007, by Nick Walker

Trespass is published by Taschen
All images courtesy Taschen
Source Zocalo Public Square

1 comment:

  1. The houses on the hill looks nice ... I have to spend some time looking into it to realize there's a painting that comes with it.... that's a really masterpiece....


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