21 March 2012

Black Books

"In the graffiti underground, Piece Books—or sketch books—have been a secret weapon for the mysterious artists who pioneered the culture back in 1970s New York. Reebok explores this history through the eyes of graffiti legends like Cope 2, Erni "Paze" Vales, West, SP.One, Wane COD, Rime MSK, Chino BYI, Ewok 5MH, PEZ, How and Nosm. "

When Rembrandt went bankrupt in the C17th, one of the things he hid from his creditors was his blackbooks.  Interesting to see an artist's sketchbook presented as a new concept or practice.  It speaks volumes about the presenters and their targeted audience.