Review: Trespass – A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art

By - Tuesday, June 24th, 2014



Trespass explores the phenomenon of “uncommissioned art” from a historical context; it covers the evolution of illegal art, including protests, street performance, sculptures and of course street art and graffiti.

Don’t let the ambiguous cover fool you; Trespass is a huge book filled with a range of artists from Jean Tinguely to Neckface. It boasts an exclusive preface from Banksy as well as unpublished images from Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martha Cooper. The book was curated by the founders of the reputable Wooster Collective and was published in collaboration with some of the featured artists.

Impressive name-dropping aside, Trespass is an incredible collection of works from some of the world’s best photographers and features over 150 artists. The book spans a huge four generations of artistic expression and is a beautiful example of how urban art has grown to become a worldwide creative movement.

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