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The “Los Angeles Street Art #1” Book documents the art found on the streets in the Arts District of LA. These marks made on a public surface can range from a simple tag made with a marker or sticker on the back of a road sign to an elaborate commissioned mural spanning the side of a multi-storied building.
The forms of street art are constantly evolving, yet there are some tried and true styles, such as murals, large and small graffiti tags, paste-ups, stickers, stencil art, and sculpture. All these mediums are represented in the book.
Downtown LA is a concrete village where even the natural rivers have been turned into endless walled ravines. The walls, trash bins, sidewalks, electrical boxes, underpasses, and washes are seen as blank canvases, with unlimited potential. Artists have dedicated their time and energy to making these otherwise dead spaces into avenues of creative expression. Today’s art may possibly be gone tomorrow.
This first book of our series documents works that will probably be painted over, either by the city and businesses with their infamous grey paint or another artist’s works. Hopefully, these photos will preserve some of the amazing art we found on our walks through the city and inspire more art for the future.
Book by: Brad Davis & Doug Hammett
Printed on heavy stock paper.
Paperback Book: $45
Book Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Page Number: 196