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6 Art books to add to your library

How about taking the time to take a break from everyday anxiety-provoking information? Culture comes to you with this selection of 6 new publications to find at Le Grand Jeu and their e-shop.

Le Grand Jeu is a team with a true passion for street cultures and contemporary art. In addition of curating exhibitions and art projects, Le Grand Jeu produces books and source information, especially the ones that are impossible to find elsewhere. The Grand Jeu bookstore dedicated to street culture and located in Paris awaits you!


In Case of Lost Childhood by Leon Keer, the Dutch street artist who conquered the world, explains his working method and allows you a glimpse into his creative mind.

With a unique 3D cover Leon Keer is the master of optical illusion. The 'Dutch JR' plays with perspectives and creates a whole new world. One in which Snow White is stuck under a door. Or a world in which you unexpectedly enter a seventies living room. This is his first monograph. He allows the reader an exclusive look into his world and imagination. How does he work? And how does a wild idea develop into a gigantic 3D artwork?

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The most in-depth and comprehensive survey of the life and career of one of the pioneering artists of the original graffiti generation.

Collected here, among never-before-published reproductions of earlier paintings and drawings, is an archive of personal photography and ephemera that reveals how integral Futura has been to the evolution of street art and culture. Guided through more than forty years of work, and with interviews with key players in Futura's career, this is at once a definitive monograph of a legend of contemporary art and an indispensable chapter in the history of graffiti.

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This new art book about Banksy uncovers the secrets of his Walled Off art editions. In 2017 Banksy opened his Walled Off Hotel in Bethléem, aimed at drawing attention to the awkward living conditions of the Palestinian people. Until now, nobody knew how many different editions of these hand-painted multiples had been produced.Such secrecy is simply part of the Banksy myth. Nevertheless, Flemish author and art expert Marc Pairon has managed to map out this exceptional series of multiples. This yielded an exceptionally useful reference work, containing around 200 unique photographs and extensive background information about this historic artistic legacy.

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Monograph of the artist Rero, Via Negativa allows to discover (again) the plural creation of this French artist, from his monumental installations to his more intimate works, and thus to deepen the knowledge of a polysemic work that invites us to question ourselves. Punchlines and aphorisms, betrayal of images, semantic games and tearing to pieces of the many contradictions of the time ... Like Basquiat, Rero "crosses out the words to underline them".

The term via negativa, or less is more, must not be confused with negativity, on the contrary, it is a form of “happy sobriety” because, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry emphasized: “ Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.

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True piece of art by itself, Pugna gathers what Aryz considers his biggest project till date. In 2019 he had the chance to prepare three big exhibitions in France, under the overall name of ‘Pugna', which means opposition, rivalry between peoples, nations, parties or groups, especially of ideological type

This book compiles all the works that were shown in these three spaces, as well as some extra that weren't exhibited. Besides pictures of the works, the book collects images of the exhibition spaces, of the installation from St. Eloi and some process pictures and sketches of some of the pieces.

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This is the catalog of the exhibition showing photo spreads of Martha’s documentation over 6 decades. It includes essays written by art critic and author Carlo McCormick, author and photographer Nika Kramer, author, curator, and Hip Hop historian Akim Walta, National Geographic chief photo editor Susan Welchman, curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York Sean Corcoran, and the curators of this exhibition Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington.

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