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Fresh air smells funny – Book

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"fresh air smells funny" | Kehrer Verlag | 2008“Fresh air smells funny – An exhibition with selected urban artists”
at Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche Osnabrueck / Germany.

Authors: André Lindhorst, Rik Reinking
Publisher Kehrer, 2008
Paperback, Dimensions: 17 x 23 cm, 128 pages
Language: German / English
ISBN 978-3-939583-94-3

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Book Description
The publication “Fresh Air Smells Funny” shows street art and graffiti that shares common roots in the “urban space” and which has developed in highly individualized directions in the past few years. The artists in many cases employ means that come from classical genres like sculpture, painting and drawing, but also make use of everyday objects such as stencils, stickers, packing tape, etc. Occupying the public space, the works draw the attention of passers-by to social conditions and show them a new side of the world they are currently moving through – sometimes with humor, and sometimes by applying a more radical strategy. The museum as protected art space and field for experimentation – in this case the Kunsthalle Osnabrück – offers the young artists a new opportunity to show their works to an open-minded, interested public.
This richly illustrated book features current works of internationally reputed street artists, including Banksy (GB), Boxi (GB), Brad Downey (USA), Daniel Man (D), Mirko Reisser (DAIM) (D), Tilt (F/USA), Os Gemeos (BR), Vitché (BR), Mark Jenkins (USA), Hera (D), Zezao (BR), Herbert Baglione (BR), Swoon (USA), Pius Portmann (CH/USA), D*Face (GB) and ZEVS (F).