BLF Featured in: Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

The BLF is very pleased to be one of the featured “artists” in the soon to be released Taschen compendium on “Street Art” entitled Trespass. This heavy hitting tome promises to be the final word on the gamut of criminal artists (not merely graph guys). It is written by the premier world authority on weirdo underground artists, Paper Magazine editor, and general all around cool guy, Carlo McCormick. It is produced by the excellent Wooster Collective’s Marc & Sarah Schiller, long time supporters and promoters of crazy kids with crayons that should know better. When originally asked by Carlo to contribute to this book a couple of years ago, I was thrilled and a little apprehensive. Tashen: what beautiful books! A joy to be in, I was sure. “But Carlo….. do we have to take our clothes of for a group shot?!?!?!?”

From the producers:

“With over 300 pages of works by more than 150 artists, Trespass ultimately brings together into one book four generations of artists that include Jean Tinguely, Philippe Petit, Paolo Buggiani, Duke Riley, Spencer Tunick, Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls and Banksy, among others. Every photograph in the book is of work that was unauthorized and lacked permission. Commissioned work, even if the photographs were absolutely spectacular, is not included.”

The launch for the book is to be at the Taschen store in Manhattan on September 29th. I’ll be there. C’mom down and buy me a drink.

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