Graffiti City: The History of Art and Vandalism on Rio's Streets
Cidade Grafitada delves into the heart of Carioca culture through arguably its most controversial prism: the streets. Straddling the line between art and vandalism, Cidade Grafitada explores the relationship between Pixação and Graffiti (graffiti art), and how these two distinctly Carioca cultures reflect what it means to be Carioca. Cidade Grafitada examines the numerous visual forms of expression that also fight for space on Rio’s walls, and how the streets have become a genuine space for dialogue. Cidade Grafitada is the first book to present a detailed historical timeline of Rio's urban arts and vandalism cultures, and looks at the social and political pressures that helped mold art and vandalism on Rio’s streets.
Paperback: 310 pages