City As Studio | Publication

Date

From 19 May 2021

Location

605, K11 Art & Cultural Centre, 6F, K11 MUSEA

Curator(s)

Jeffrey Deitch

Published by K11 Art Foundation and helmed by legendary art curator Jeffrey Deitch, the City As Studio publication celebrates the dynamic history of graffiti and street art with an extensive combination of historical archives and rare insights. A comprehensive bilingual publication examining the history of graffiti and street art in both English and Chinese, City As Studio delves into the history of graffiti and street art through influential artists such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Martin Wong, FUTURA, and contemporary street art innovators such as JR, Timothy Curtis, and KAWS.

Containing a vast number of unpublished works and interviews, the publication serves as an enticing sneak peek of the forthcoming City As Studio exhibition. A showcase of more than thirty artists, the book includes up-to-date comprehensive artist interviews that reveal how cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco played a significant role in the evolution of the street art movement from the 1970s to now.  The convergence of street art and graffiti styles that emerged from housing projects, subway yards, and bleak suburban parking lots has become a global phenomenon. The street art movement continues to thrive and evolve fifty years after it began.

Exclusively available at K11 Art & Cultural Centre and K11 Design Store.

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