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Books & Magazines January, 4 2011

“Beyond Graffiti” Article in ARTnews

In the January issue of ARTnews, writer Carolina A. Miranda notes,

Say the words “street art” and chances are people will conjure up images that borrow heavily from graphic pictures inspired by comic-book art or Constructivism: Shepard Fairey’s omnipresent “Obey Giant,” the stark black-and-white visage of wrestler Andre the Giant, which the artist has pasted onto streets around the globe; British prankster Banksy’s cheeky portraits of people and rats; or the countless other icons by artists illicitly pasting their work on walls and traffic signs worldwide.

She’s right. She’s also correct in detailing the new bread of more conceptual street artists. The ideas aren’t new, but it is certainly worth reading. And, worth celebrating Miranda’s ability to crack new thinking into traditional art press.

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