Visual Orgasm – The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti
By Adam Melnyk
|Size||9.5 x 8.5 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover|
|Release Date||November 15, 2011|
Visual Orgasm showcases the history of Canadian graffiti featuring Canadian graffiti artists and images of the last thirty years. The author, Adam Melnyk, is recognized as the leading authority on Canadian graffiti. Visual Orgasm contains over 375 vivid original photographs of graffiti paintings created by 23 different artists.
“A gorgeously illustrated example of the beauty that can spring up when people refuse to accept conventional definitions of artistic success, [the text] reveals artists who speak openly and joyfully about the joys of creating something just because creating it is cool and fun … . it’s good to run into artists who are committed to perfection in a form that is by its very nature temporary.” – Alberta Views
Adam Melnyk is recognized as the leading authority on Canadian graffiti, having collected images on his site http://www.visualorgasm.com since 1998. By day, he works with low-income families and the homeless.
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