Published on the occasion of Scharf's exhibition, Kolors, at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, (April 4 - May 4, 2013) this publication, produced in collaboration with Damiani and Standard Press, presents the artist's new body of Pop-Surrealist work, which includes monochrome paintings and large-scale sculptures. An in-depth photo essay explores Scharf's eclectic world, while Jeffrey Deitch's text provides an insider's view of the artist's influence in contemporary art. Scharf's use of airbrush-like oil and acrylic paint embodies the influence of street culture within contemporary art practices that he helped establish. Scharf's inspiration stems from the past, the future, nature, and the cosmic world. In his sculptures, Scharf makes use of his iconic imagery, freezing expressive cartoon-like faces in curvilinear three-dimensional reflective forms. Scharf presents larger-than-life versions of three seminal characters from his pantheon of cartoon-like creatures. Two sculptures, Squirt and Red Scary Guy, present an embodiment of anger and happiness whereas Totem climbs twelve feet to the ceiling, stacking characters that showcase the duality and interconnectedness of human emotions.
Cheap, democratic, easy to tag, and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium from the New York and London underground punk scenes to skate culture and political expression. Featuring more than 3,000 images of stickers from the global world of street expression where DIY culture meets music, graffiti, design, and branding Stickers 2 is a comprehensive record of an art form whose appeal lies in the juxtaposition of transience and significance. STICKERS 2 illustrates the timeline of this pastime, from counterculture to politics, it s 2019 chapters include - Music: Punk Rock to Electronic music, Skateboarding, Streetwear, Graffiti, Fine Art, Political Activism, however Volume 2 goes even further than its predecessor, with chapters on the origins of Surf culture and the BMX bike world. STICKERS 2 : extravagantly illustrated with more than 3,000 images of sticker graphics, organized by categories and themes, the book includes works by such diverse artists as Tom Sachs, Jenny Holzer, BANKSY, Neckface, Marilyn Minter, ESPO and Barry McGee; to amateurs who tag the streets anonymously. With texts from writers from many celebrated walks of life including Jeffery Deitch, INVADER, C.R.Stecyk, Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul Gorman and Stikman, among many others Stickers 2 reveals not only the cutting edge of sticker art but also the personal relationships that fine artists, street artists and pedestrians alike share with the medium. The is volume boasts an unparalleled collection of 125 removable stickers bound into its back pages. These sheets are by group of artists that is truly extraordinary. The list includes -Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, INVADER, Marylin Minter, Erik Parker, SWOON, FUTURA, Robert Lazzarini, Kenzo Minami, Kostas Seremetis, Kristen Liu-Wong, Anthony Lister, Ron English, Ryan McGuinnes, BAST, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Skullphone, Tara McPherson, Peter Schuyff, Swoon, & James Hyde + more. Essential cultural history - Jeffrey Deitch A must-have for the discriminating sticker collector - Ed Templeton Every sticker is a memory for someone! - Maya Hayuk
The most comprehensive book to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Forty years ago, graffiti in New York evolved from elementary mark-making into an important art form. By the end of the 1980s, it had been documented in books and films that were seen around the world, sparking an international graffiti movement. Art in the Streets , now back in print after several years, considers the rise of New York graffiti and the international scenes it inspired--from Los Angeles to São Paulo to Paris to Tokyo--as well as earlier and parallel movements: the break dancing and rap music of hip-hop; the graffiti used by Chicano gangs to mark their territory; the skateboarding culture that began in Southern California. Expertly researched, beautifully illustrated, and featuring contributions by many of the most significant curators, writers, and artists involved in the graffiti world, this now classic volume is an in-depth examination of this seminal movement.
Réédition compacte de cette monographie de référence consacrée à l'oeuvre de Keith Haring. De l'underground new-yorkais à la reconnaissance internationale, toutes les étapes majeures de sa fulgurante carrière sont documentées avec de nombreuses reproductions d'oeuvres, des photos d'archives et des interviews de l'artiste réalisées par John Gruen en 1989, pour sa biographie.
In this book, the entire history of New York's most ambitious gallery is chronicled project by project. His events extend the edge of spectacle, collaboration, sculpture, and performance. The book will feature the 200 projects from the gallery's history and each section will feature: documentary photographs of the exhibition, photos of all the events associated with the project (including openings, performances, etc), a short text by Deitch on the exhibition (including interesting anecdotes about its genesis and execution), and information about the artist or artists.