Daniel Tucker, Danny Tisdale, Dread Scott, Havok, Josh MacPhee, Shepard Fairey, Slack

God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set

Daniel Tucker, Danny Tisdale, Dread Scott, Havok, Josh MacPhee, Shepard Fairey, Slack

God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set

Date

2018

Edition Size

12

Media

Collage, Digital print, Inkjet, Offset print, Risograph, Silkscreen, Spray paint, Xerox

Binding

Box set, Loose pages

Dimensions

34 × 27 × 2 in

$ 1,400.00

3 in stock


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God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set is a collection of ephemera and prints by early 2000s graffiti artists from around the globe. The organization fought for the democratization of urban spaces and the decriminalization of graffiti practitioners. The God Bless Graffiti Coalition’s mission statement is:

“The God Bless Graffiti Coalition, Inc. was founded in 2000 in Chicago in order to combat growing national and international anti-graffiti trends. We feel the time has come that people stand up against the massive misuse of public monies diverted towards graffiti abatement. Instead of spending millions to maintain the dull monotony of the urban landscape and to criminalize creative youth, the Coalition supports the work of graffiti writers, street artists, and their allies around the globe.”

Their movement attempted to engage the public to break down the negative misconceptions around graffiti and build a new definition that encompassed the creative and inclusive aspects of graffiti. This box set includes works of a variety of graffiti artists and mediums, such as risographs, screenprints, and spray-painted stencils.

These pieces largely deal with the political climate of the Bush-era, voicing a dissenting opinion against the conservative actions of the government, centered around the anti-war movement. Using graffiti as a medium to invoke political change offers an ideal platform of protest because of the reclamation of space by way of creative practice. Many of the objects in the God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set were meant to be displayed in the public spaces of urban environments, making them important political protest documents of the early 2000s.