“In the beginning, there was tagging and writing on the walls.”
From Style Writing to Art is the first anthology of Street Art ever published worldwide. Magda Danysz, the internationally renowned Street Art gallerist, guides the reader on this immersive journey into the heart of “the most interesting artistic movement at the turn of the century.”
This book grapples with Style Writing, Graffiti, and Street Art. It focuses on the fascinating emergence of the movement amongst the graffiti pioneers of the 1960s, their first appearance in galleries in the 1980s, right up to the cutting-edge works made by the Street Artists of today.
“Which gave birth to Style Writing and Graffiti.”
Spanning over four decades, the book is divided into three sections with each containing detailed accounts of the surfacing of different styles and techniques. Each period is complete with extensive biographies and analysis covering 50 legendary artists including Seen, JR, Miss Van, JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Quik, Blade, Doze Green, and Keith Haring.
“Let me repeat myself,” Danysz writes, “if only for the sceptic eye, for the blind and lost or for the latecomers who’ve simply just missed the boat: I believe this type of urban art to be the most important artistic movement at the turn of the century.”
“Which turned into what is now generally and too simply known as Street Art.”
Building on the success of the first edition, this new edition adds a new and improved cover, together with an entire section dedicated to the Street-Art scene in China.