It was a gallery . . . allegedly. In 1992, Ludlow Street in New York's Lower East Side was just gutter of low-rent tenements with a large demographic of artists, musicians, film-makers, designers, writers, and hoodlums. At the heart of it was Alleged Gallery--the most famous street-style gallery in America. A venue for art and artists always a few steps ahead of the object itself, this peripheral gallery launched--between 1992 and 2002--the international careers of countless emerging artists.
This lavishly produced two-volume catalog raisonne, created with the full participation of Yoshitomo Nara, is the most extensive, authoritative, and beautiful expression of the artist's work ever published. Learn More
As a pioneering conceptual artist, performance artist, film-maker, poet, musician, writer and peace activist for over five decades, Yoko Ono (born 1933) has influenced several generations of artists, musicians and cultural workers across the globe. Learn More
New York-based Todd James (born 1969) pioneered a distinct cartoon-based graffiti style in New York in the 1980s, working under the name REAS and gaining the respect of both a street-culture audience and the art and design market. Learn More
On city street corners, around telephone posts, through barbed wire fences, and over abandoned cars, a quiet revolution is brewing. 'Knit graffiti' is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages, nationalities, and genders. Its practitioners create stunning works of art out of yarn, then 'donate' them to public spaces as part of a covert plan for world yarn domination. Learn More
Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, is a handbook on how to write effectively and critically about the contemporary city.