As much as London, New York and Los Angeles, Paris has been hijacked by street artists who have transformed public spaces into giant showrooms with their posters, stickers, silk-screens, paintings, mosaics, murals, stencils and photocopies.
Photographer and art historian Fabienne Grevy leads a tour of Paris' popular art, exhibited on pavements, stairways, metro stations, abandoned buildings and anywhere else an artist found a patch of open space.
The inspirations for these images is as diverse as the artists producing them, and recognizable sources range from the cave paintings at Lascaux to nineteenth-century Japanese blockprints to graphic design to cartoons and comics and even some rather reflexive street art about street art itself.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 120 pages, cl / bw / tt illustrations, cl316 / bw / tt316 photographs
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 10/03/2008
- Category: Art styles not defined by date
- ISBN: 9780810970892