July 11, 2013

“Graffiti Scrolls Enter the Getty’s Canon” CC: @ToledoMuseum

12:29 pm in art,books,streets dustin hostetler



“Handsomely bound into “L.A. Liber Amicorum: Book of Friends,” the 143 works on paper by Los Angeles-based graffiti artists were presented this month. The project was conceived by collector Ed Sweeney, who approached the Getty with the idea of assembling a monumental “piece-book” that would represent the works of regional graffiti artists. The idea grew into a scholarly interpretation of a journal when a handful of artists met with David Brafman, Curator of Rare Books for Getty Research Institute, who introduced them to a collection of books with histories of writing and emblems.” Incredible.

Every city’s street art scene should do something similar. Such a great idea. Toledo, take notice.

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