Tokyo Graffiti

Lord K2

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Does street art exist in spotless Tokyo? Yes! But strict vandalism laws and conservative Japanese culture have suppressed the graffiti scene in Tokyo. This stunning survey by photographer and graffiti artist Lord K2 takes you into the Tokyo neighborhoods exhibiting a colorful array of urban art created on the fly and as low-key as possible. Here is a look at vibrant stickers, tags, highly elaborate murals by both local and international artists, and a gallery of work by the artist network Pow! Wow! Worldwide. The images are accompanied by well-researched commentary and a history of Tokyo graffiti, positioning this book as a comprehensive introduction to the best kept secrets Tokyo’s graffiti scene has to offer.

Size: 10" x 7" | 149 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354731

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Lord K2 is a London-born artist who commenced his career investing in the financial markets. This allowed him the time and funds to pursue a career in art. He attended the London College of Printing before studying business. He subsequently honed his art skills in Buenos Aires, learning stencil graffiti and then moving on to develop his photography skills whilst in New York. His photography is predominately focused on documenting cultural themes in different countries as well as urban art and the counterculture surrounds it. His stencil-based art works have graced the streets of Argentina and Chile as well as galleries in New York, London, and Tel Aviv.