Street Art, Fine Art: Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery Book

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‘Is art displayed on cinderblock walls any different than art that hangs in galleries? Is a swath of spray paint as powerful as a dab of oil? Street art has famously operated outside the trappings of the fine art world, yet it undeniably has a grounding in grand painting traditions. Street Art Fine Art illuminates these intersections through masterpieces reinterpreted by today’s most innovative street artists. More than a dozen artists, including ROA, Conor Harrington, Remi Rough,  and MadC were invited to Dulwich Picture Gallery, London to choose a seventeenth- or eighteenth-century masterpiece. From there they were left to run wild on their own walls, interpreting as they wished works from Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Murillo, and others. The results are collected in this brilliantly photographed compilation, with old and new placed side-by-side to create a one-of-a-kind work. This collaboration represents the first time that street artists have ever come together under a single theme, putting a modern spin on traditional exhibitions. By bringing new life to old masters, this provocative collection will have readers rethinking how they define art.’

By Ingrid Beazley

30 x 27 cm

352 pages (full colour)

Heni Publishing, 2014

*Please note – these copies have a plain white hard-cover