Simon Armstrong│Street Art
From subway tunnels and dark alleys to the hippest international art fairs, street art has become a global phenomenon. Simon Armstrong explores its foundations and shows the lasting influence of the graffiti culture of the 1960s in Philadelphia and the 1970s in New York on street art today.
It describes the practice's complex relationships to graffiti, laws, the art market, and gentrification as it evolves and adopts new materials, styles, and techniques. This book features many of the subculture's most important artists, from early taggers including Taki 183, Kings Dondi and SEEN of New York, to Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Invader, Miss Van and Vhils. The exuberant creativity of street art brings color and energy to public spaces around the world and continues to challenge the way we think and see.