The Popular History of Graffiti

Throughout history, graffiti has served as an innately individualistic expression (Viking graffiti on the walls of eighth-century churches), but it has evolved into a visual and narrative expression of a collective group.

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Throughout history, graffiti has served as an innately individualistic expression (Viking graffiti on the walls of eighth-century churches), but it has evolved into a visual and narrative expression of a collective group.

Graffiti brings to mind hip-hop culture and urban landscapes, petroglyphs, tree trunks with carved hearts symbolizing love, and million-dollar works of art. Learn about more graffiti artists such as: Black Flag, Dandi, Zephyr, Bansky, Nunca, Keith Haring, and more! Illustrated with stunning photos of graffiti, this is an important and dynamic addition to graffiti literature.

By

Fiona McDonald

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