The Art of Wall: Street Art in Penang

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Nikko Tan
2019. Miku Books.
Hardcover, 18.6cm x 13.1cm, 112 pages
ISBN 9789671429792


Street art, like all good art, has a message to convey. This book features not just a series of pretty pictures painted on walls but rather a record of the artists’ statement at the time they were created. What many people don’t realise is that street art wasn’t created to be permanent. Once the art is completed, it is usually left to be worn away by time and weather before someone else comes to leave their mark.

These works of art, much like the messages they convey, are often fleeting and ephemeral. Here today, gone tomorrow. For that reason, this book tries to capture street art while it’s still fresh, to immortalise the moment and preserve the messages they convey for posterity. The images have been collected over a period of years.

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18.6 × 13.1 × 1.4 cm