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Summary: Before street art became mainstream, the anonymous outlaws of "freight writing" put graffiti on the map. One of the most extreme and risky iterations of the art form, freight train graffiti culture has a rich history, laden with myth-like artists, remarkable romances, and competitive graffiti crews. Delving into the underground subculture reveals the deep connection between graffiti and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ROL

Summary: A catalog of an exhibition that surveys the history of international graffiti and street art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skira Rizzoli 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.73 ART

Chari, Sheela

Summary: Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Roumani, Rhonda

Summary: Set in the early days of the Syrian Civil War, cousins Kareem and Samira living in Massachusetts navigate the growing conflict in Syria, new friendships, and the use of art to express themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Union Square Kids 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ROU

Chari, Sheela

Summary: Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC CHA

Taylor, Theodore

Summary: Missing the city life, a young girl starts to feel a sense of belonging in her new town when she discovers vibrant graffiti splashed throughout the neighborhoods, proving street art can be found everywhere--as well as a sense of home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TAY

Summary: This book brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as featuring some of his own innovative, profound and controversial work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.73 PLA

Summary: The true story of one misguided art collector's attempts to save a painting by the world's most infamous street artist from destruction and the auction block. A rare look inside the secretive world of graffiti and street art.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SAV

Gastman, Roger.

Contents: The American railroad : right-of-way, the development of the freight train system -- From vandalism to art : writing, how graffiti became a culture -- Freight pioneers : American-made, from subways to freight trains -- Creating a movement : rolling stock, connected by rails -- With the force of a freight train : rolling thunder, the return of the train piece -- The new rail fans : highballing,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.7309 GAS

Summary: Crisscrossing the gritty and majestic urban landscape of ₁70s Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan to a score of city noise, jazz, and gospel, Stations is an impressionistic portrait of and a tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film captures the height of the graffiti movement, showcasing images of subway cars tagged by legends...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC STA

Banksy.

Summary: "This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy's most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy's work is now venerated, collected, and preserved. Over the course of a decade, Martin Bull has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PM Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 702 BAN

Summary: Examines Banksy's story, from his roots in a criminal subculture to his rise as the leader of an art revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BAN

Summary: Incorporates user-generated content to follow a 31-day scavenger hunt that took place in October, 2013, on the streets of New York City at the hands of Banksy, a British street artist.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BAN

Banksy.

Summary: From the Publisher: Graffiti artist Banksy decorates streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world. His identity remains unknown but his work is witty, subversive and prolific. And now, he's put together the best of his work in a fully illustrated color volume.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Century 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 702 BAN

Summary: South Bronx teen Kadir is a gifted visual artist who loses his way following the death of his younger brother. Overcome with grief and struggling with the pressures of school and family, he escapes into the thrilling yet dangerous world of graffiti gangs, seeking an outlet for the creative force threatening to explode out of him. To prove himself and join his neighborhood₂s ruling gang, Kadir...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA STO
2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rebellion 2007

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 751.73 TAP

Sutherland, Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerHouse Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.73 SUT

Summary: For decades, mysterious messages in the form of colorful 'tiles' have appeared, pasted on the streets of major cities up and down the western hemisphere. Containing the same bizarre, unsettling message, which seems to concern resurrecting the world's dead, most people walk over them without a thought, until now. Justin Duerr, long obsessed with the tiles, has begun a quest to unearth both their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: E1 Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RES

Garrett, Bradley L.

Summary: "It is assumed that the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us - the cities we live in - that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city's edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale high above the metropolis upon unfinished skyscrapers? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.4 GAR

Gastman, Roger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mark Batty 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 756.4 GAS

Summary: An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2010

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EXI

Summary: In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by New Video 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JEA

Grody, Steve.

Summary: Long before graffiti was adopted as the visual expression of hip-hop culture in the 1980s, Chicano gang members in East Los Angeles had been developing stylized calligraphy and writing on walls. Cholo (gangster) scripts became the first distinctive letter forms to evolve in the modern vernacular tradition of graffiti writing. Today Los Angeles writers of diverse backgrounds draw from a unique...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.7 GRO

V, Ram

Summary: "Four kids in Mumbai are brought together by circumstances at a broken down wall--one that will become a canvas for the picture of their lives in a place that both inspires and oppresses, indiscriminately and in equal measure"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Comics 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 V

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