While the Polaroid format has faded to the status of retro appeal, the upcoming photography exhibition and book launch “Like Lipstick Traces: Daily Life Polaroids from Thirteen Graffiti Writers” offers a compelling look at 13 global graffiti writers from around the world, sharing their daily exploits. Documenting their travels through the iconic instant-exposure format, it allows for some interesting insights from artists from around the world. The exhibition takes place on Wednesday, September 9th between 7 pm and 10 pm at Reed Space. Check below for more details on the event (RSVP required) and book’s release.
LIKE LIPSTICK TRACES: DAILY LIFE POLAROIDS FROM THIRTEEN GRAFFITI WRITERS
Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid. The idea was to send a Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos to graffiti writers of different nationalities, with the task to shoot their everyday life, and to give them complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It surely is this kind of freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book.
Artists involved in the book : AROE (UK), C.B.S (DE), DUMBO (IT), HONET (FR), KEGR (DK), O’CLOCK (FR), OS CURURUS (BR), RATE (USA), REMIO (NOR), ROCKY (ES), SCAN (CA)
SMASH (CH). THE E.R.S (BE)
Number of pages: 224 pages, 8.67″ x 9.84″, Hardcover, English
Copies : 2000 Limited Edition
ISBN : 978-91-85639-20-5
AUTHOR : AURÉLIEN ARBET AND JÉRÉMIE EGRY
PUBLISHED BY DOKUMENT PRESS AND HELLO
DISTRIBUTION : DOKUMENT
Advanced copies of the book will be on sale during the event.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009. 7pm–10pm
Space is limited.
151 Orchard Street (b/w Rivington and Stanrton)
New York City · 212-253-0588
In association with: Dokument Press, Hello, Proof7 and Pabst Blue Ribbon