Following in the footsteps of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a new generation of international street artists is currently conquering the art market, with auction houses, collectors, and galleries demanding top prices. This book and DVD package features profiles of, and interviews, with key artists on the scene including Banksy, Futura 2000, Rammellzee, Os GA(c)meos, Space Invader, Barnstormers, Espo, WK Interact, Zevs, Blek Le Rat, AndrA(c), Noki, Miss Van and Eine. Graffiti-inspired street art pioneers Futura 2000, Rammellzee and Blek Le Rat discuss their own work, how street art was born out of the days of subway train graffiti, spraypainting and tagging, and how the new movement of street artists are doing things differently.Filmed in New York, London, Paris, SAGBPo Paulo, and Tokyo, the accompanying documentary shows the artists at work: Zevs practising his Visual Kidnappings of advertising billboards; Blek Le Rat sticking up outsized stencils; Os GA(c)meos painting their lyrical, folklore inspired murals; and, Space Invader putting up his unique mosaic wall tile images.
Goetz Werner is a TV director and print journalist, and a regular contributor to Lodown magazine. Sebastian Peiter is Managing Director of UK based TV company Urban Canyons Ltd, and Series Producer of the URBANATION TV series.