jeudi 30 octobre 2008

Travaux d'embellissement

New York Beautification Project (en vente sur le site)
Auteur : Ellen Harvey
Edition: Gregory R. Miller & Co.
Format: Hardcover, 9 x 12 in. / 100 pgs / 80 color.
ISBN: 9780974364810
ISBN10: 0974364819
Date de publication: 07/15/2005

Les photos des peintures urbaines réalisées par Ellen Harvey à New-York entre 199 et 2001, de petits paysages peints à l'ancienne et à l'huile au milieu des graffitis.

"Between 1999 and 2001, small old-fashioned landscapes painstakingly painted in oil started appearing on graffiti sites in New York City. The paintings were the work of well-known artist Ellen Harvey. Documented here are both the works and Harvey's diary-like experiences of painting illegally throughout the city. The narrative of her "beautification project" is both provocative and hilarious. It touches on serious issues, such as who is allowed to make art in our society and what distinguishes art from graffiti, while never losing touch with the frequently comical reality of creating a contemporary art project on the streets of New York."

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