Photo Gallery: Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art


A collaborative effort between Wooster Collective husband and wife team Marc and Sarah Schiller, Paper magazine senior editor Carlo McCormick, and over 150 featured artists (including Shepard Fairey, Blu, Jenny Holzer, and Banksy — who wrote the preface), Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art is an exciting new book from Taschen that hits shelves this October. “What makes Trespass different than other street art books is that it’s not a street art book,” explains Marc in this video introduction. “It’s a book that certainly includes street art and graffiti, but goes beyond that to also address performance, protest, sculpture… and the whole goal of the book was to really look at the context of street art in a much larger historical perspective.” Click through to preview a selection of images.

Gordon Matta-Clark, Window Blow-out, New York City, 1976. Courtesy of the estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner Gallery, New York, Generali Foundation Collection, Wien. © 2010 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Paolo Buggiani, Minotaur, Brooklyn Bridge, NYC, 1980. Courtesy of Paolo Buggiani

Joey Krebs the Phantom Street Artist, Los Angeles, California, 1993. Courtesy of Anthony Friedkin

Duke Riley, After the Battle of Brooklyn, East River, NYC, 2007. Courtesy of The New York Times/Redux/Laif

Nick Walker, Mona Lisa, London, England, 2007. Courtesy of Nick Walker

Faile, Boxers, Israel–Palestine Wall, Palestine, 2007. Courtesy of Faile

Filippo Minelli, FACEBOOK, Bamako, Mali, 2008. Courtesy of Filippo Minelli

JR, 28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Morro da Providencia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008. Courtesy of JR

John Ahearn, Walton Ave, Bronx, NYC, 1985. Courtesy of Ivan Dallantana

ZEVS, Liquidated McDonald’s, Paris, France, 2005. Courtesy of ZEVS

Skullphone, Clear Channel Digital Billboard, Los Angeles, California, 2008. Courtesy of Curtis Kulig

Vinchen, Mind the Income Gap, Columbus, Ohio, 2005. Courtesy of Vinchen

Thundercut, Chinatown Walker, New York City, 2007. Courtesy of Thundercut

Masquerade, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007. Courtesy of Masquerade

Richard Reynolds, Guerrilla gardening sunflowers bloom opposite the Houses of Parliament, London, England, 2008. Courtesy of Richard Reynolds

Krink, New York City, 2005. Courtesy of Krink

Harald Naegeli, Death Series, Cologne, Germany, 1981. Courtesy of Hubert Maessen