Barry McGee New Book / Catalogue Release

Published on the occasion of the first major survey of Barry McGeeswork, this monumental volume records more than two decades of incredible fecundity, over the course of which McGee has pioneered a new iconography of sharp street vitality and graphic snap. McGee began as a graffiti artist on the streets of San Francisco, working under such tags as Ray Fong, Twist & Twisto, and his work since then has hugely expanded the terms of both street art & contemporary art.

This volume revisits McGees most influential installations in art spaces, and considers the evolution of his aesthetic within institutional settings. Previously unseen photographs by Craig Costello document the artists work on the streets of san Francisco in the early 90s, highlighting the contributions of his friends and mentors.

Also included are images from the artists famous slide lecture, compiled and refined over the past 20 years, and an oral history of the bay areas Mission school by McGees friends, mentors and collaborators. Featuring 450 images, including many never before published, the book is designed by the artist in collaboration with Conny Purtill.

The new publication is available online  for £22.40 over on Amazon.


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