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(Video) Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

Featuring over 150 different artists and performers, the book takes a broad look at the exciting, provocative and often not-so-legal art being...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on September 24, 2010.

Featuring over 150 different artists and performers, Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art takes a broad look at the exciting, provocative and often not-so-legal art being produced in the public spaces of the world’s cities. The book, which will be released by Taschen next month, was created by Marc and Sarah Schiller from Wooster Collective along with Carlo McCormick, a senior editor at Paper magazine.

Taschen explains:

In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and—in many cases—more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century.

Made in collaboration with featured artists, Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance.

Watch a video introduction for the book below:



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Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

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