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God Bless Graffiti Coalition box set.
BANC PIC 2019.016--ffALB box 1
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Title:

God Bless Graffiti Coalition box set

Creator/Contributor:

God Bless Graffiti Coalition, creator, publisher.

Creator/Contributor:

MacPhee, Josh, contributor,, author.

Creator/Contributor:

Tucker, Daniel, contributor,, author.

Creator/Contributor:

Booklyn, Inc, publisher.

Abstract:

Set of posters, broadsides, stickers and other printed ephemera, and one-of-a-kind specimens of graffiti, by numerous graffiti artists active in the early 2000s. The material was likely solicited and assembled by Josh MacPhee and Daniel Tucker of the God Bless Graffiti Coalition in association with the organization's 2004 exhibition "Interventionists" at MASS MoCA .

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

God Bless Graffiti Coalition.
Graffiti
Graffiti -- Political aspects
Graffiti -- Specimens
Social justice in art
Art and social action
Social justice in art

Note:

Title, publishers' names, place and date of publication, and size of edition from Booklyn website.
Edition of 12.
From Booklyn website: "God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set is a collection of ephemera and prints by early 2000s graffiti artists from around the globe. This organization fought for the democratization of urban spaces and the decriminalization of graffiti practitioners." An earlier edition of the set was issued by the Coalition in 2004.
Includes untitled pamphlet on history of Coalition. On back cover of pamphlet: Keep America Colorful: Pound the Pavement 18, Josh MacPhee and Daniel Tucker, Assembled and Printed, February 2018. From page 4: The God Bless Graffiti Coalition was a short lived public art project conceptualized by Josh MacPhee and Daniel Tucker, and actualized by an international network of graffiti writers, street artists, and sympathizers...
Per Booklyn website, set includes works by Shepard Fairey, Slack, Danny Tisdale, Dread Scott, and Havok.
God Bless Graffiti Coalition box set, BANC PIC 2019.016, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Booklyn, Inc. ; 2018.
From Booklyn website: This organization fought for the democratization of urban spaces and the decriminalization of graffiti practitioners. Their mission statement is, "The God Bless Graffiti Coalition, Inc. was founded in 2000 in Chicago in order to combat growing national and international anti-graffiti trends. We feel the time has come that people stand up against the massive misuse of public monies diverted towards graffiti abatement. Instead of spending millions to maintain the dull monotony of the urban landscape and to criminalize creative youth, the Coalition supports the work of graffiti writers, street artists, and their allies around the globe".... One of the major exhibitions of the God Bless Graffiti Coalition was the acclaimed "Interventionists" show at MASS MoCA in North Adams Massachusetts in 2004. This project was aimed at integrating graffiti and public art into more traditional cultural venues. After an open call to graffiti artists, 235 artists' pieces were featured on a 30 foot by 90 foot wall, titled "The 8th Day Wall", at the museum. This created an inclusive space that democratized a major art institution, pioneering art in the public sphere.

Type:

graphic
Political art-2010-2019.
Posters.
Posters.
Broadsides.
Ephemera.
Artists' books-2010-2019.

Physical Description:

print
138 items in 1 portfolio : chiefly color prints, various processes and supports ; sheets various sizes, housed in cardboard portfolio 45 x 54 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2019.016--ffALB box 1

Origin:

California