FUN Gallery…The True Story focuses on the ’80’s in New York’s legendary East Village as told by Patti Astor “Queen of the Downtown Scene”.
Get down with the FUN Gallery Crew Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Jean Michel Basquiat, DONDI, LEE, Kenny Scharf and Zephyr hanging with Rock Steady Crew, Clash, Leo Castelli, Johnny Rotten, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol, Matt Dillon and Madonna!
Jumping from elevated subways cars, police beat downs, exploding cars, gangsters, and wild dogs, are just a few of the obstacles graffiti artists face while creating their work. From the Beaches of LA to the crowded streets of Taipei City, graffiti writers have been adorning public space for over thirty years. Their stories of youthful camaraderie, adventure, betrayal, tragedy and glory have remained unheard beyond the elusive subculture of graffiti writers until now.
Graffiti Underworld is an illustrated collection of action packed tales straight from the mouths of some of the most notorious graffiti artists of the past 40 years. Compiled from interviews with over 100 hardcore graffiti writers, this collection of images and stories creates a never before seen vision of the subculture behind the graffiti art movement.
Posted on: March 28th, 2011 by admin
With his second book, Alexander Basile continues his artistic research on the perception of urban landscape and its impact on human life. And again, his work is set in context with the work of another artist. Showcasing work from a mutual trip of Basile and the writer Barto to São Paulo, Brazil in 2006, the book gives an intimate view to both this big city and the emotions that the artists conceived. Softcover book, edition of 250, 72 pages, 210 × 260 mm, handmade chipboard slipcase with custom print mounted to the front.
Posted on: January 26th, 2011 by admin