Art Essentials: Street Art

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Street art is a phenomenon and subculture movement that reaches from the darkest urban backstreets to the most glamorous international art  fairs. Despite having earned a place in the canon of twentieth-century  art history, its qualifications are often disputed by both the art establishment and practitioners themselves, all concerned with notions  of authenticity. This book examines how street art evolved from its origins in the 1970s New York graffiti scene to embrace many new materials, styles, and techniques. The once marginal art form has  graduated into art galleries and the art market, while also heavily influencing design, fashion, advertising, and visual culture. Simon Armstrong walks readers through its controversial history, taking in the  movement’s significant artists, artworks, and methods, and showcasing the works that have come to define it. 

  • Author: Simon Armstrong 
  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2019
  • 176 pages, 8.5" x 5.5"
  • 85 color illustrations
  • Art Essentials Series
  • ISBN: 9780500294338
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