Monday, June 11, 2012

Graffiti and Art History Canon

Image: Graffiti And Street Art Cover Courtesy of Thames & Hudson. 

Sure graffiti has been in galleries since the eighties and documenters Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant largely started a tradition of capturing street art for over 30 years, but I never thought I'd see the day when a respected press like Thames & Hudson creates a survey.  I recently looked over Thames & Hudson's fall/winter catalog & found this gem.  Although the series usually lacks enough substance for serious study, the World of Art series is always a good primer.

Graffiti and street art
Author: Anna Wacławek
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Series: World of art.
ISBN 9780500204078

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