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Uncommissioned Urban Art: Trespass

There are a lot of good and often interesting street art and graffiti books out there, but another one you should keep in mind until its release in October, because I highly recommend it, is “Trespass – A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art”!

That book contains not only street art and graffiti but with interventions, artistic protest and propaganda art a more general urban art context, a bit like I do on this blog…At the moment, a lot of people around the world, including the Wooster Collective, Martha Cooper and WK Interact drum up business for the book and that Banksy has written the introduction should also be not that bad…

I was 16 years old when I first trespassed onto some railway tracks and wrote the initials of the graffiti crew (of which I was the only member) on a wall. Afterwards the most incredible thing happened – absolutely nothing. No dog chased me, no thunderbolt from God shut down to punish me, and my mum didn’t even notice I’d been gone. That was the night I realized you could get away with it. (Banksy)

More info and a review will follow when I’m back in Berlin, having the book, which will be available for example via Amazon, in my hands…

Via verynearlyalmost.com.

Update
The book’s publisher Taschen allows it to take a look at the first 100 pages…thanks!

Update 2
I visited London’s Tate Modern yesterday and had a quick view into that great book, including really nice photos and interesting articles! It’s on my wish-list now…

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Urban Art Core is your independent, international source for street art, graffiti and urbanism from around the world, mainly focused on stories, news and actions taking place in urban environments.

It spreads the urban Berlin voice loud and clear to metropolises far and wide and celebrates the urban arts, urban exploration movement and guerilla art interventions with news about artists, trends and exhibitions, since 2009.

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