The Valdez-Perry Branch Library staff and Your Name in Graffiti invite you to the Graffiti Art Project Unveiling and celebration of art, community connections and graffiti project participants' achievement on Wednesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Valdez-Perry Branch Library.
Did you know that the Athmar Park Branch Library also received help from Your Name in Graffiti? Coupled with a grant from the Urban Arts Fund, the children and teens of the neighborhood created a graffiti art mural that features drawings based on the theme "Knowledge is Power." The Pauline Robinson Branch Library also received a grant from the Urban Arts Fund and created a beautiful sculpture from discarded books!
In celebration of these artists' achievements and their creativity, I have compiled a list of documentaries on this exciting and evolving art form.
- Write and Unite features the world's greatest graffiti artists in action!
- Style Wars delves into the controversies surrounding controversial New York City graffiti artists.
- Bomb It is packed with contemporary music and explores the many manifestations of "bombing" - the slang term for creating graffiti.
- Graffiti Verite, Gv2 and Gv3, the sequels, explore the Los Angeles graffiti scene, watching it evolve from vandalism to art.
- Piece by Piece: The History of San Francisco Graffiti, Documented was one of the first documentaries to explore this art form.
- RackGaki: Japanese Graffiti explores fraffiti as an art form the world over.