Born in the Streets–Graffiti
Published on the occasion of the exhibition presented in July 2009, the catalog Born in the Streets—Graffiti revisits the birth of graffiti, analyzes its codes and techniques, and presents the movement’s major figures, focusing on the artists who contributed to its explosion, its diffusion, and its recognition by the contemporary art world.
The book includes photos by Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, John Naar, and many previously unpublished images. Presenting works by artists participating in the exhibition (Basco Vazko, Cripta, JonOne, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Barry McGee, Nug, Evan Roth, Boris Tellegen, Vitché, and Gérard Zlotykamien) as well as photographs they took in their own city, it also provides a panorama of graffiti in cities like New York, Paris, Hong Kong, and São Paulo.
An introduction by Richard Goldstein and several interviews with the pioneers of graffiti will shed new light on this artistic movement and the major stages of its evolution.
Born in the Streets—Graffiti
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2009
Accordion fold with riveted binding, 34 x 21 cm (landscape), 242 pages,
460 color and black and white illustrations
Introductory text by Richard Goldstein
Interviews with Coco 144, P.H.A.S.E. 2, Mare 139, Seen, Lady Pink, Ket One, and Jayone
French version and English version
Distribution outside of France: Thames & Hudson, London—New York
Price: 15 euros