XOOOOX

 Art
The first monograph on Germany’s most popular street artist.
Authors: 
XOOOOX
Editors: 
Benjamin Wolbergs
Release Date: 
March 2012
Format: 
17 x 24 cm
Features: 
128 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: 
English
ISBN: 
978-3-89955-417-5
Catalog Price: 
$30.00
Shop Price: $30.00
 

About This Book

XOOOOX was the first German street artist to come to prominence on the international art market. Artist, director, and curator Aaron Rose, who is a key part of the Beautiful Losers art movement, says: “The work of XOOOOX has always been a standout for me. The images of these sexy fashionable women stenciled around the streets of Berlin always stood in such high contrast to the collapsing buildings they were painted on. In a landscape covered with street art that always looks much the same it is very refreshing to see an artist with such a singular vision.”

In this first monograph, the documentation of XOOOOX’s work on the street is complemented by photographs of select exhibitions and of the artist at work.

 

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XOOOOX was the first German street artist to come to prominence on the international art market. His prints have been shown in numerous international exhibitions and sold at auction.


This book is XOOOOX’s first monograph. It focuses mainly on his portraits of female models that he prefers to stencil or wheat-paste onto surfaces of older buildings scarred by the passage of time. The contrast between the strikingly beautiful women and the crumbling walls is a fundamental aspect of his creative vision.


Other work featured in XOOOOX is a clever critique of consumer culture. For example, the artist reinterprets logos of brands such as Hermés or Chanel to make people aware of how easily dazzled they can be by the superficial promise of luxury. Or he morphs an H&M logo into the letters HIV as a statement against the leveling effect of global clothing brands that are spreading around the world like a virus.


The documentation of XOOOOX’s work on the street is complemented by photographs of select exhibitions and of the artist at work.


The book is edited by Benjamin Wolbergs, an author and photographer who specializes in subjects related to urban art.