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Trespass: A Brief History of Uncommissioned Street Art


We have a soft spot for street art, so we’re thrilled to announce the official release of Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art — the fantastic new book by WoosterCollective founders Marc and Sara Schiller.

What makes Trespass different from other street art books is that it’s not a street art book. It’s a book that certainly includes street art and graffiti but goes beyond that to also address performance, protest, sculpture, and the whole goal of the book was to really look at the context of street art in a much larger historical perspective.” ~ Marc Schiller

Trespass comes from Taschen, easily the most visually ambitious publisher today, whom you may recall from the superb Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made. Which means the book is an absolute visual gem and photographic treat of the most indulgent kind.

From Guatemalan guerrilla gardeners to icons like Banksy and Barry McGee, Trespass is as much an exhaustive compendium of compelling artwork as it is a modern manifesto for activism, democracy and freedom of speech.

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