Thursday, 18 April 2013

Off The Shelf

It's a Stick-Up 20 Real Wheat Paste-Ups from Around the World
Author: Ollystudio
Publisher: Laurence King Press

Paste-ups or wheaties have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years and it's ace to see that Laurence King has taken on this cool trend and produced one of the first publications with real art to paste on your favourite walls.

We really got interested in paste-ups when Swoon started producing elegant, almost lace like female effigies which could be found on street corners in New York, London and Paris. They are also very quick and easy to put up, with a container of wall paper paste and a wide paint brush they can be slapped up in seconds, perfect for a street session!
It's a Stick-Up shows the work of 20 artists, with photography of their art in situ, a brief profile and interview as well as a fold-out paste-up.

Anyway, that's enough of us rabbiting on, lets see what the book has to say...

Extract from It's a Stick- Up:
'Many street artists don't graffiti or stencil anymore but use pre-prepared paper images that can be pasted up quickly and easily and then taken down, therefore avoiding a vandalism charge.' 

The artist using this medium go on the streets equipped with paper posters and wheat glue just like the guys we sometimes see sticking up ad campaigns in the city. The difference is that these artists are not persuading us to buy products or to vote for the complexities of our contemporary world.'

Ok, time to dive inside...

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