Item description for Graffiti NYC by Hugo Martinez...
New York City is where the quintessential contemporary people's art of graffiti was born. The top "writers" go "all city" when their tags can be seen throughout the five boroughs. This exhilarating selection of their work, assembled by Hugo Martinez, a leading authority on the history of street art in NYC, takes the reader on an "all-city" tour of New York, displaying the extraordinary range of its taggers and bombers. More than two hundred photographs showcase the artwork of the most prominent names of the past five years, including CASE 2, KEZ, MSCO, SKUF, VFR, and MQ. As graffiti comes to be embraced as a medium in its own right, its most important practitioners in NYC confirm the power and creativity of this vital contemporary language.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7.6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791336738 ISBN13 9783791336732
Availability 0 units.
More About Hugo Martinez
Hugo Martinez is a lawyer, preacher and teacher. He has ministered throughout the American continent in different seminaries and conferences. Currently, he is the director of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as an instructor. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Tati and their two children.
Spanish Language Biography: Hugo Martinez es abogado de profesion, predicador y maestro. Ha ministrado en el Continente Americano en diferentes seminarios y conferencias. Actualmente es el Director de Cristo para las Naciones en Dallas, Texas, donde ademas se desempena como instructor. Reside en Dallas junto a su esposa y sus dos hijos.
Reviews - What do customers think about Graffiti NYC?
If you like gritty scenes with your Graf this is for you Aug 19, 2008
OK as another reviewer put it barely has any full colour murals. It more shows you graffiti where it gets done at street level. Think dripping ink tags, hastily rushed throwups with the dirty background of NYC surrounding it. Granted it wasn't what I was expecting when I ordered it and was thinking of the awesome talents of NYC's rich graffiti history but it is still a unique and interesting photobook showing the hustle and grind of getting your style on.
GRAFFITI NYC Jul 31, 2008
Mr. Martinez hits the spot with this true-to-the-game pictorial of recent and current writers in NYC. It's drenched and drippy with no-excuses, raw street, straight up. The quotes by various writers are just as raw. Only trouble I had was navigating from the index to un-numbered pages when I wanted to reference particular photos. Aside, a must-have for anyone down with the most relevant art form of our day.
good book. May 23, 2008
If you are looking for a book about pretty, glossy full color murals and pieces, don't buy this book. If you want a book about dirty, illegal, real graffiti, keep reading. The book is more of a photo essay on bombing, and the quotes throughout are great. I would recommend the book to graffiti fans, more casual readers should probably check out graffiti world or something like that.
eww Jan 12, 2008
This book is just a complete waste of time. Its more of a photography book rather than graffiti. The pictures are either pictures of paint shoes, random people, or some good throw ups that get ruined by placing them on the crease. Nothing is labeled and no order is set. The quotes inside the book are good but either city officials or the same artists over and over. My recommendation is to buy another book.
OK Oct 8, 2007
If your serious into the ny graff scene, this book might be fun. There are some good pics. If you're looking for pictures of amazing pieces, this is not for you.