Lois Stavsky “Street Art NYC” Book Discussion

Lois Stavsky presents “Street Art NYC” with three celebrated NYC artists.


Wed, Aug 24, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lois-stavsky-presents-street-art-nyc-with-crash-meres-one-alice-mizrachi-tickets-388352722447

About the Author:

Lois Stavsky is an award-winning educator. She is the founder and editor of the hugely popular online magazine, Street Art NYC. Stavsky has curated numerous exhibits in a range of venues from the New York Public Library and New York University to the Morris Museum in New Jersey. She has contributed to over a dozen books on street art and has documented urban art throughout the globe.

About the Book:

The birthplace of graffiti, New York City has evolved into a global center for street art. Its public surfaces host a range of media from handmade stickers and wheatpastes to huge installations and murals.
Artists from across the globe routinely travel to New York City to grace its walls as they refashion the city into one huge never-ending unofficial street art festival. Among these are such contemporary urban legends as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Okuda, MaClaim, Faith XLVII, Stik, Nick Walker, JR and Swoon.

Street Art NYC showcases both sanctioned and unsanctioned works captured in the course of a transformative decade that saw the emergence of over a dozen distinctly engaging projects. The hugely popular Bushwick Collective, L.I.S.A Project NYC and Welling Court Mural Project are highlighted with introductory essays. Local community-based projects and festivals, as well as those responding to specific environmental and social issues, are also represented. Banksy’s one month 2013 residency, “Better Out than In” is documented with words and images. And homage is paid to the legendary 5 Pointz graffiti and street art mecca.

Street Art NYC is is a beautifully designed hardcover book. The full color photographs, printed on thick-coated paper, capture the art in the city, and the text provides the context. This is the only book to spotlight the transformational decade that marked the shift from largely unsanctioned to widely curated street art throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

This book is a collaboration between Lord K2, an award-winning photographer and curator of the online Museum of Urban Art and Lois Stavsky, a noted street art documentarian and editor of the popular blog, Street Art NYC.

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