Graffiti L.A.$ 39.95
"In the celebrity-driven world of Los Angeles, fame and recognition seem to pervade nearly every aspect of society. So it isn't surprising that when word reached the West Coast that kids in New York were gaining notoriety by illegally painting their names on subway trains, the most restless and rebellious of L.A.'s youth quickly began to form their own movement.
"L.A.'s writers soon developed their own style, some of which was inspired by Los Angeles cholo gang writing, a tradition that can be traced back tot he 1930s. Now more than twenty years after the start of the modern graffiti movement in Los Angeles, the city is home to a tremendously diverse graffiti writing scene. Its writers come from all walks of life and distinguish themselves through regionally unique styles,, which are now studied by graffiti writers worldwide.
"In Graffiti L.A. author and photographer Steve Grody provides a comprehensive and visual history of graffiti in Los Angeles, as well as an in-depth examination of the myriad styles and techniques used by writers today. Complementing the main text, interviews with L.A's most prolific and infamous provide insight into the lives of these fugitive artists. Essential to the understanding the of the development of the graffiti movement, this book with be an invaluable source to graffiti fans around the world."
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