Keep Your Mouth Shut: Graffiti Art & Street Culture in Chicago and Beyond (Hardcover)

Keep Your Mouth Shut: Graffiti Art & Street Culture in Chicago and Beyond By Flex, Emte (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Flex, Emte (Foreword by)
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More than 350 photographs combine with previously untold firsthand stories to offer readers a rarely seen look into graffiti art and street culture, a subculture that has grown seemingly without boundaries. Vibrant, urgent prose takes readers into the emotions and physical experience of bringing street art into existence, capturing the moments of creation as well as the camaraderie of souls bound by these acts of expression.

- Each story is a real-life mini action adventure following FLEX KYM's trajectory from local artist to world traveler to incarcerated individual to creator with reignited passion
- Underpinning the story of the art is that of Chicago and its growth into a city internationally recognized for live-action urban painting
- As the art ignites a path to form global networks, the journey takes readers to New York, New Jersey, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Vienna, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Catania, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Stockholm, Bangkok, Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, and Berlin
- Features images of art by FLEX, ARK, FACT, SKOL, DTEK, SPIN, HEAR, NYKE, and other graffiti artists from Chicago and beyond

This visceral look at the artistic process takes readers deep inside the world of graffiti art--a subculture that is now more celebrated than ever.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764366871
ISBN-10: 0764366874
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: October 28th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English