Melissa Feldman, editor Stroll : The Art, Architecture and Design Magazine Devoted to the Street. Vol.1, No.1 (Spring/Summer 1985)
New York, NY: Stroll Magazine. 1985
Synopsis: Stroll Magazine was founded in 1985 by Melissa Feldman as a discussion space for the flourishing street art culture, focusing on the New York and Los Angeles scenes, with features on developments in the South and Midwest. The street art community was unique in its independence from the larger art world, allowing for experimentations in style and content as well as context. In the essay that opens the issue, "Towards a Street Aesthetic" Thomasin Lansing writes, "The street remains a powerful means of changing people's perceptions of what constitutes art." But Stroll does not confine itself to graffiti, instead examining popular advertising alongside the works of gallery-sponsored artists, analyzing shop window displays and hand-lettered signage with the intensity of the fine art critic. Further essays discuss the differences between street art and public art, David Finn's figurative street sculptures, the human ecology of Times Square, a map of New York window displays, and much more. The issue also includes photographs by Michael Spano, Michael Belenky and Kathy Morris David's Wojnarowicz's cover painting, composed in primary colors and bold lines reminiscent of contemporary Keith Haring, depicts a graphic head plastered against a brick wall.
Pages: 29 p.
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 38.5 x 26.5 cm.
Binding: staple bound
Edition size unknown
Signed: Unsigned and Unnumbered
Price Info: $750.00
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Inventory #: D/2619