ON OUR WALLS - 40 years of graffiti with Agnès b.
Book Sur nos Murs 40 years of Graffiti with agnès b., by Karim Boukercha with Gautier Bischoff.
- Released October 6, 2021
- 23 x 28.5, bound, 240 pages
- With the support of the agnès b.
From the walls of the streets to those of the galleries, the graffiti artists tell stories.
The genesis of this book is based on a treasure stored in a hundred boxes at the Galerie du Jour in Paris, the first place for graffiti exhibition in France. Filled with rare and unpublished archives, these boxes contain the different strata of urban art from 1984 to the present day. A pioneer and visionary, agnès b., for nearly forty years, has been inviting a number of artists she spots on the walls of Paris or New York to exhibit in her gallery. Through an in-depth investigation, Karim Boukercha has reconstructed this history by collecting the words of many major players in the discipline, exploring the major developments of a planetary painting movement that was born in the streets and will succeed in imposing itself in the world of art. In this fresco haunted by the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, resonate the fascinating testimonies of poster designers such as the Ripoulin Brothers, the stencil artists Blek le rat or Miss.Tic, through the pioneers of graffiti such as Futura, JonOne, Mode 2 or the BBC to street art stars such as Space Invader and Obey Giant.