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God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set Deluxe Edition 
This expanded box set not only includes a broad selection of the posters, stickers, and other street art that the GBGC collected and trafficked in, but also a select set of additional prints as well as the organizations internal documents, press clippings, and more. In addition, a selection of Josh MacPhee’s personal files on street art and graffiti are also included.

Inventory includes:
63 prints
3 pamphlets/zines
1 pack of stickers, various dimensions

Additional Material in the God Bless Graffiti Coalition Box Set Deluxe Edition:
29 additional posters and prints, including pieces from Barry McGee, Jen Larkin, Shepard Fairey and Nicolas Lampert
11 GBGC Files:
GBGC Organizational papers and documentation
   GBGC art and propaganda GBGC project photo documentation
   GBGC Mass Moca Exhibition correspondence
   GBGC exhibition and event materials
   GBGC press clippings Graffiti and street art press clippings
   Anti-graffiti and pro-graffiti organizations and documentation
   Street art how-to sheets and zines Street art and graffiti documentation
   Flyers, publications, ephemera related to street art and graffiti

Complete inventory is available upon request.

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.