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Interesting Art and Ideas,
This review is from: Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art (Hardcover)
Trespass is much more than a book about graffiti and posters; it's a book full of all kinds of interesting urban art projects involving sculpture, photography, performance art, happenings, interventions and plenty of urban visual subversion.
These artists are reaching out to the mass of people who never set foot in a gallery, to surprise, delight and challenge their ideas about art, and their beliefs in general.
The artists believe in free speech and in expressing their political views in the public realm, potentially face arrest and a criminal record, this adds to the impact of the works shown.
The book covers artwork from around the world, most coming from New York, London and Brazil. Each chapter has a written introduction, some of which are rather dry and academic.
I would have liked to have read more stories by the artists themselves about how and why they created the artworks.
A visually striking survey of the wide-ranging field that is urban art.