GRAFFITI ARGENTINA . World Tour 2009
Barcelona . SPAIN – Paris . FRANCE – London . UK – Berlin . GERMANY – Buenos Aires . ARGENTINA
With quotes from the artists themselves, including Jazz and the Brazilian twins Os Gemeos, this book traces the story of Argentina’s vibrant graffiti scene, from the efflorescence of graffiti in the 1990s to the underground use of tags, train graffiti and political paintings to the sketches and designs that have come off the street to influence the country’s entire visual culture.
In the 1970s when graffiti first became part of mainstream art in the United States and Europe, Argentina was living under a dictatorial regime. Long after its demise, the dangers of self-expression still inhibited graffiti’s development there. But today, artists have developed innovative styles and techniques all their own, giving them a special place in the international scene.
Published by Thames & Hudson, United Kingdom.
. 17.00 x 26.70 cm
. 152 pages
. Hard cover and paper back versions
. Over 500 color illustrations