Barry McGee

Author: Lawrence Rinder
Publisher: University of California Berkeley
Category: Art
Page: 359
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition Barry McGee, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, August 24-December 9, 2012, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, March 1-May 19th, 2013.

The buddy system

Author: Barry McGee,Deitch Projects
Publisher: Jeffrey Deitch Inc
Category: Art
Page: 172
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Despite, or perhaps in ironic conjunction with, Rudy Giuliani's efforts to make New York City clean and pristine, graffiti has become a respected staple of the gallery scene. Barry "Twist" McGee's tags and caricatures are no exception, nor were they when displayed at the Venice Biennale this past summer. With more than 15 years of street cred, the California tagger's lively, humorous, and often bulbous depictions of street characters don't so much bring the street into the gallery as bring the gallery out into the street.

Barry Mcgee

Author: Barry McGee
Publisher: Damiani Limited
ISBN: 9788862086165
Category: Art
Page: 72
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition Barry McGee, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, August 24-December 9, 2012, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, March 1-May 19th, 2013.

Energy That Is All Around

Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri
Author: San Francisco Art Institute
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452142180
Category: Art
Page: 120
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This in-depth look at one of San Francisco's most renowned art groups showcases the work of five artists who emerged out of San Francisco's Mission district in the early 1990s, and by the early 2000s were internationally known as "Mission School" artists. Created in conjunction with an exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute, this book reexamines the careers of Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri, connecting early works and ephemera with new work created especially for the show. With essays from curators and critics, this unprecedented book explores the origins and evolution of this influential group of artists.

Beautiful Losers

Contemporary Art and Street Culture
Author: Alex Baker,Aaron Rose,Christian Strike
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Category: Art
Page: 256
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Edited by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike. Interview with Agnes B.

The Hit-Away Kid

Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316095958
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
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Barry McGee, hit-away batter for the Peach Street Mudders, enjoys winning so much that he has a tendency to bend the rules; then the dirty tactics of the pitcher on a rival team give him a new perspective on sports ethics.


Making American Culture
Author: Micki McGee
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231147378
Category: Art
Page: 169
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Yaddo is a rich account of America's premier artists' retreat, which has hosted some of the twentieth century's most renowned writers, composers, and visual artists. Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Leonard Bernstein, Elizabeth Bishop, Truman Capote, Flannery O'Connor, Aaron Copland, Langston Hughes, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, Clyfford Still, and William Carlos Williams all lived and worked at Yaddo. Richly illustrated with photographs, prints, intimate letters,papers, and ephemera from archives and collections at both Yaddo and TheNew York Public Library, this collection provides a window into the famously private institution, recounting the experiences of the artists who took advantage of a bucolic retreat to tap into?and mingle with?genius. With essays by Marcelle Clements, David Gates, Allan Gurganus, Tim Page, Ruth Price, Barry Werth, Karl Emil Willers, and Helen Vendler, and an overview by curator Micki McGee, Yaddo is a collaborative project that revisits the major moments of twentieth-century American culture and history.


The Art and Design of the Bicycle
Author: Lodovico Pignatti Morano
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847838676
Category: Design
Page: 288
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A beautifully illustrated survey of more than sixty-five years of work by one of the most pioneering and influential names in bicycle design. Since Cino Cinelli began making frames in Italy in the 1940s, Cinelli has set the standards for bicycle and component design. Cinelli has led the evolution of professional cycling and defined the ideal of the classic bicycle: from the classic Supercorsa racing frame to the cutting-edge MASH fixed-gear pursuit bikes ubiquitous on the urban riding sce≠ from innovations such as the first plastic racing saddles to the controversial Spinaci handlebars, banned from competition; and from timeless components, such as the Alter stem, to iconic meetings of art and design such as Keith Haring’s treatment of the hour record-setting Laser. With contributions by legendary riders such as Felice Gimondi and Gilberto Simoni, and by collaborators, from artists like Mike Giant to designers such as San Francisco’s graphic impresario Benny Gold, and featuring a conversation between fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and Cinelli president Antonio Colombo, Cinelli is the definitive look at how beauty and technology can meet in this simplest form of design.

Wall Writers

Graffiti in Its Innocence
Author: Roger Gastman,Caleb Neelon,Chris Pape
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
ISBN: 9781584236016
Category: Graffiti
Page: 354
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Wall Writers explores graffiti's eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early '70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti's place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. More comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Wall Writers explores not only early graf writing itself but the writers creating it, the new technology of spray paint that made it possible, and the culture that drove them to write -- be it a need to rebel against the government, to pass a message, or simply be recognized by society. Hundreds of images of everything from spray paint advertisements to commercial greeting cards to images of buildings completely covered in spray painted monikers are included, and reveal the context of the beginnings of a movement that would eventually grow to "transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over." Includes interviews and profiles of some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183, Cornbread, and dozens more.


Author: Erick Lyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692424285
Page: 312
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After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle, Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich brought over 100 artists and activists together with residents fearing displacement to consider utopian aspirations and plot alternative futures for the city. The resulting exhibition, "Streetopia," was a massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city, featuring daily free talks, performances, skillshares and a free community kitchen out of the gallery. This book brings together all of the art and ephemera from the now-infamous show, featuring work by Swoon, Barry McGee, Emory Douglas, Monica Canilao, Rigo 23, Xara Thustra, Ryder Cooley and many more. Essays and interviews with key participants consider the effectiveness of "Streetopia"'s projects while offering a deeper rumination on the continuing search for community in today's increasingly homogenous and gentrified cities.

Young, sleek and full of hell

ten years of New York's Alleged Gallery
Author: Aaron Rose
Publisher: Drago Arts & Comm
Category: Art
Page: 224
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Alleged Gallery in New York defined a generation of art-making before it made the full transition from the streets to the galleries. This book features more than 100 artists who exhibited at the gallery, the most famous street-style gallery in America that launched countless emerging artists.

My Life as a Work of Art

The Art World from Start to Finish
Author: Katya Tylevich,Ben Eastham
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780678689
Page: 304
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Why is this art? The world of contemporary art can seem intimidating, absurd, and self-obsessed, while the sums of money exchanged are baffling. Writing on contemporary art is often tortured and confused, ignoring the important questions: What is contemporary art? How does it relate to money and power? How is it made? Will it survive? To answer these questions, Katya Tylevich and Ben Eastham offer a series of short biographies on eight great works of twenty-first century art by Martin Creed, Barry McGee, Camille Henrot, Marina Abramovic, Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, Michaël Borremans, and Gregory Crewdson. They follow these paintings, films, installations, experiences, experiments, sculptures, and performances through all the key stages of their existence so far – from the delicate quiet of the studio to the grand chaos of the art world. A funny, engaging, personal guide through the world of art today, My Life as a Work of Art takes as its starting point the only really important thing: the work of art itself.

Margaret Kilgallen

In the Sweet Bye & Bye
Author: Margaret Kilgallen,Alex Baker,Eungie Joo,Susan Sollins
Publisher: Redcat
ISBN: 9780974983165
Page: 207
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Mayor for Life

The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.
Author: Marion Barry,Omar Tyree
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1593095058
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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The former mayor of Washington chronicles his life, covering such topics as his youth in the cotton fields of Mississippi, his work as a civil rights activist, the drug scandal that led to his stint in prison, and his fourth term.

The Book of Tags

Author: DROPDROP Agency
Publisher: Kitchen93
ISBN: 9782859800048
Category: Art
Page: 256
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The Books of Tags presents the personal signatures of 150 writers coming from 20 different countries throughout the world. The selection includes some of the most influential tags belonging to pioneers in the graffiti world as well as others that represent innovative and experimental calligraphic styles. The tags are displayed in alphabetical order, one per page correlated with a caption to facilitate the deciphering of the different calligraphic styles. DropDrop's purpose is to create a 1980's style graffiti "blackbook" object, simple and essential in the layout and rich in content. The first section of the Book of Tags consists of short introductory essays by five prestigious individuals working in the fields of design, calligraphy, graffiti and architecture : Buro Destruct, a designer collective from Bern, Barry McGee (AKA Twist), a contemporary artist with a strong graffiti background, Olivier Stak (artist and chief editor of World Signs) Hassan Massoudi (a contemporary Arab calligrapher) and Stefano Boeri (architect, urbanist and director of Domus from Milan). The publication ends with a black and white action photo gallery compiled and edited by DropDrop in an effort to show the beauty and energy of the act of tagging in its original context.