Conheça o livro e compre online. Livro Graffiti Lives – Snyder, Gregory – ISBN: 0814740456.
A combination of ‘flicks’ – over sixty works are showcased – and prose, ‘Graffiti Lives’ is an exploration into how graffiti writers define themselves. They are bound together not by appearance, birthplace, or class but by what they do. And what they do is reach for fame, painting their names as prominently as they can, getting up whenever and wherever. What’s more, Snyder discovers that, though many public officials think graffiti writing will only lead to other criminal activity, many graffiti writers have turned their youthful exploits into adult careers – from professional aerosol muralists and fine artists to designers of all kinds, employed in such fields as tattooing, studio art, magazine production, fashion, and guerilla marketing. Snyder’s illuminating work shows that getting up tags, throw-ups, and pieces on New York City’s walls and subway tunnels can lead to getting out into the city’s competitive professional world.