Author(s): Shove Gary ed
eatured artists include David Ellis, Os Gemeos, Banksy, Dan Witz, Ron English, Obey, JR, Mac & Retna, Mark Jenkins, Elbowtoe, Swoon, Dolk, Erica Il Cane, Billi Kid, Michael DeFeo and many more. In addition to the fantastic art photographed in locations around the world, pithy essays on diverse subjects ranging from intellectual property law, Marshall McLuhan v. Street Art and THE Manifesto, keep the book lively and thought provoking.
A mix of top quality street art photos and acerbic, witty and sometimes downright obtuse commentary all delivered with a unique flair. Events given in depth coverage include the Agents of Change 'Ghost Village' project and the Fame Festival in Grottaglie, Italy. Elsewhere the images and artists chosen mean this book very much charts its own path. Some high profile but ultimately vacuous artworks are ignored to ensure the inclusion of more original and thought provoking work. Think of the editorial policy as operating a kind of BS detector and you'll understand what is and isn't likely to be included. -- Art of the State Street art is exciting. We know that but we might be so deep in it, that we forget it every once in a while. Untitled III reminds us. It also reminds us that we're far from there yet. Wherever there might be. To take some words from the book: Street art is ill defined, street art is a thin line between good and evil, street art is the occasional stroke of genius --CFYE Now I'm lucky enough to have part I and II here as well, and I read through both again to find if there is something that sets 'This is Street Art' apart from its predecessors, except the obvious of course. I'm happy to inform you that there isn't. They found the perfect formula to document and question what is happening, and to provoke the mind. --Arden de Raaij Fresh from CarpetBombingCulture is Untitled.III This Is Street Art, a coffee table book of the most extraordinary art. For anyone who thinks street art starts and ends with Banksy, this book will be a revelation. From an interview with Angelo from Studio Cromie which are behind the amazing Fame 2010 (that's the Italian FAME meaning hunger NOT the TV series. D'oh) to Jetsonorama, a 52-year old Black practising GP and street artist from a Navajo reservation in Utah, this book will surprise and expand your mind. The latter is always a good thing, my friend. If this book doesn't get your creative juices flowing nothing will. --Volt Cafe Magazine