The Art of Fine Gifts: a new title in our bestselling large format series, Street Art is a fantastic foray into the unique and extremely creative world of this art form. The explosion of graffiti-styled street art in the early 1980s has continued to be a popular form of self-expression. By choosing public places to display their artwork, artists can achieve a more direct communication with the public, as opposed to being confined to the more formal art world. This exciting new book includes over 170 photographs of expressive and unconventional street art images from around the world, as well as a fascinating discussion of the styles, techniques and inspirations of both infamous artists and unknown talents. From mind-boggling illusions to satirical depictions, this book will have you looking on in awe.
Anat Ronen (foreword) is a self-taught artist, focusing on murals and street painting. Her professional artistic phase started in 2009. Anat paints with brushes, using latex (house paint) and acrylics, With over 400 murals under her belt, she paints mostly throughout the vast Houston area, including public spaces like interstate highways, bridges, buildings, churches, schools and more. In addition to her mural work, Anat participates in international street painting and street art festivals nationwide and around the world. Since discovering her gift, Anat has made use of it, not only to pay her bills, but also to deliver messages. The cliche of one picture is worth a thousand words gets the full definition when it comes to her work. Her dream is to keep on doing just that.