ZEVS│THE EXECUTION OF AN IMAGE
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The day he almost gets mowed down by the RER Zeus, a young graffiti artist reinvents himself under the name of the master of Olympus, marking the walls of the city with a cloud pierced with lightning. Polymorphic, despotic and popular, like his divine model, Zevs poses in turn as a Flasher of shadows, Serial pub killer and Visual Kidnapper. He bombs Paris, but his graffiti remains invisible, clean and light. With the Zevs monograph. The execution of an image, Toke Lykkeberg retraces, for the first time, the integral journey of this artist whose name, through the work carried out in the street, resounds throughout the world. This journey, which began in 1992 in Paris, is now part of the history of graffiti, but is also intertwined with that of the City of Light, the metro, marketing and hacking. As GK Chesterton, one of the founders of modern whodunit, puts it: "The criminal is a creative artist; the detective is only a critic." Thus, if Zevs. The execution of an image is an art book, it also reads like a thriller, one in which an art critic investigates the surprising exploits of a precursor artist. In the afterword, the author proposes a reflection on the rules of contemporary art and those of graffiti and shows how Zevs manages to play and thwart both at the same time.