Two days ago, I went to see “Exit through the Gift Shop,” a brilliant, quirky documentary on “street art” all over the world. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this little movie catches some traction, so if you’re seeing a sudden interest in street art, here are a couple books you may want to suggest to your patrons.
STICKERS: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
Stickers (often giant ones) were the main mode, alongside stenciling, of public art in “Gift Shop.” They’re easy DIY projects, and “not always fast to fade.”
Coming in September from Rizzoli.
BAY AREA GRAFFITI by Steve Rotman
The classic medium for street art: a spray can and a wall. Here’s some of the finest in the country.
Available now from Mark Batty Publisher
THE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO PUBLIC ART: How to Find and Win Commissions
Or for anyone looking to “go legal” but still wants a public forum for their work, here’s a how-to-make-it book, written by artists, for artists.
Available now from Allworth Press