This is Modern Art

Haymarket Books

  • This is Modern Art by Kevin Coval & Idris Goodwin
  • Paperback |120 Pages
  • Published by Haymarket Books
  • City: Chicago, IL

A glimpse into the lives of anonymous graffiti artists that asks us to question the true purpose of art.

Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, "Where does art belong?"

Kevin Coval is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives, the American Library Association "Book of the Year" Finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets.

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, spoken-word performer, and essayist recognized across mediums by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.

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