Stay Up! – Limited Edition


Street art has exploded as a creative outlet and progressed from a counter-culture movement based in graffiti to a legitimate business platform in design, fashion, film, publishing, and art. Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, Stay Up: LA Street Art offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is popular yet has been the subject of much speculation and uncertainty. Questions as to whether street art is the next major art movement or if it is simply a trend are explored, as well as the differences between graffiti and street art. A number of counterintuitive themes plague street art, but that does not stop the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this engaging and exciting art form. Here, author G. James Daichendt explores the uniqueness of Los Angeles, along with some of the successes and pitfalls these creative artists encounter.

“A really refreshing and thorough account of L.A. street art that offers great insight on a complex phenomenon”. — Buff Monster


Author's Bio

G. James Daichendt, Ed.D. is a professor of art history at Azusa Pacific University in southern California and is the author of the books Kenny Scharf: In Absence of Myth, Shepard Fairey Inc.Artist Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching and Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research. In addition he is the Founding and Principal Editor of the academic journal, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art and is the Arts and Culture Editor for the magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle. He is also a regular contributor to a variety of arts journals and newspapers, including Teaching Artist Journal, Art Education, and the International Journal of Art and Design Education.

Dr. Daichendt also contributes art criticism of southern California museums and galleries for ArtScene and Artillery: Killer Text on Art. Jim holds a doctorate from Columbia University and graduate degrees from Harvard and Boston universities.

Additional information

Dimensions 8.4 × 10 in

Los Angeles Street Art

Written By

G. James Daichendt

Photographs By

Lord Jim

Published On

December 11, 2012

Number of Pages

Hardcover, 208


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