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.
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
A few months after the exhibition, 'Outsides - A Red Bull Street Art Project', had ended, this book was compiled to present the huge volume of photos, written material and interesting stories that had been generated. Learn More
The landmark exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego documents the historic revolution in visual culture, in which the codes and icons of the everyday — found on the streets in graffiti, signage, waste, tattoos, advertising, and graphic design — have been appropriated and used as an integral part of contemporary art-making.
The writing is the wall. Not to be filed under history, photography, design, or non-fiction, as it contains outright lies and outrageous subjective opinion, this book is definitely about street art. It is also about now. Learn More