These time-worn institutions were reproduced at close to life-size scale and then painted over by artists such
as Blanco, Lady Pink, Zoltron, Dave Cooper and Billi Kid during an art installation presented by Gawker Artists on the
Gawker Media roof, with the NYC skyline as its backdrop. This unique exhibition has been immortalized in the form
of a playful accordion-fold board book that can be arranged to display a unique "street view" display of store fronts.
The book documents the completed artwork, but also includes interviews with the artists and a fascinating look at
the works in progress.
- 20 Pages.
- Board book.
- 12 1/4" x 6 5/8"
- 50 Illustrations.
James and Karla Murray are professional photographers and authors who specialize in urban and low-light photography using both film and digital formats. Their bestselling and critically acclaimed book STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York as well as their graffiti publications, Broken Windows, Burning New York and Miami Graffiti have set the standard for urban documentation. Their work has been the subject of exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society, and is part of the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Historical Society. They are represented by CLIC Gallery in NYC, East Hampton, NY and St. Barthelemy, FWI. James and Karla live in New York City and Miami with their dog Tabasco.