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STREET ART NORWAY VOL. 2: POCKETART. Martin Berdahl Aamundsen. Kontur Publishing, Oslo, 2015. 160 pp. with 250 col. ills. 22 x 17 cm. ISBN 9788293053309 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: With artists like Dolk, Pobel, DotDotDot and Martin Whatson receiving much international attention in recent years, the Norwegian Street Art scene has gone from an anonymous existence to gaining international recognition. With the release of Street Art Norway vol. II we want to communicate this development to a wider audience. Urban Street Art is an art form that reflects society at the time the art work was created. It can be a comment on something in the media, current events, or it can be the artist's own personal statement. In Street Art the motive is important, but also the message - often a reaction or a counter-reaction to current affairs, that the artist wants to communicate to the public. And Street Art is easily understood because of its simple visualization. In the aftermath of July 22nd 2011, Street Art artists reacted in their own way to the horrendous acts carried out that day. In Oslo there were many different "Oslo paintings" and messages of support, and all around Norway artists put up stencils in memory of those who were taken away. It was also a way for the artists themselves to mourn.
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Worldwide Number: 168913
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