Street Art Contemporary Prints
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2011
  • Price: $25.00
  • Trim Size: 8 14 x 11
  • ISBN: 1-85177-625-7
  • EAN: 9781851776252
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 85 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Graffiti has evolved into a rich and democratic form of visual expression that is now most often labeled "street art." Although the work is frequently location-specific, the genre has become a global phenomenon as the Web transmits the latest works around the world in an instant. As it matures, street art is moving indoors; galleries now exhibit and sell limited-edition prints by established artists with recognizable self-created brands, including Banksy, Blek le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Eine, and Miss Tic.

This beautiful book is the first to look specifically at street art prints--now highly prized in their own right. It introduces the artists, symbols, and subject matter that dominate the genre and places their prints in the wider context of urban art. The jacket unfolds into a poster.

About the author

Riikka Kuittinen is a curator living in London. She has worked at the V&A, Historic Royal Palaces, and the Tosca Photography Collection.