8 Apr
Gestalten's "Urban Interventions" brings the art from the streets to the page

Urban Interventions is a book that documents the recent surge in public art displays around the globe. Born out of street art, these street projects have become fascinating facets of society, sparking public interest and occasional controversy. What’s most interesting about these varying projects is that they are such personal creations in such an obviously public domain. In a way, these artists are rejecting the traditional ways of displaying their work, breaking free from repetitive art gallery rejections and going straight to the public to let their work be known. Some pieces are obviously more playful than others, but all of them are equally as intriguing. In the words of the publisher, Gestalten: “They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery and challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways.” Well put. If you’ve yet to experience one of these displays of art on a personal level, you can check out the multitudes that have sprung up in places like Berlin, New York City, Tokyo and China in this book. It may cost you $69, but the art is truly priceless.

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