Sunday, July 27, 2014

NYC Blade signing: Fri. Aug. 8, 2014 // New books: BLADE King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists

Book Signing for BLADE: Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30 PM at The Museum of the City of New York

Museum event details:

Two new books just published:

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of two new graffiti art titles: Blade: King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists:

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back.

BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence.

BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 653 images | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346613 | Binding: hard cover | $39.99

One hundred extraordinary artists representing many European cities, each with its own and often uniquely inspiring graffiti scene, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, and more. 

This dense, sprawling portfolio is the product of “modern day documenter” Steam 156′s undisputed knowledge of European graffiti, and includes artist profiles, most written by the artists themselves, crew affiliations, locations, the year they started, details about style, influences, and characteristic strokes, contours, and angles, with hundreds of photos in all. 

A medium of powerful, youthful, artistic expression, graffiti spread rampantly across Europe in the early 1980s–and has never ceased. Cities across the continent are now hosts to halls of fame, abandoned spaces, and streets full of incredible work by artists, featured in this book, who are carrying the art form boldly into the future and expanding its influence even further.

Size: 12″ x 9″ | 889 images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346583 | Binding: hard cover | $50.00

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