New Orleans: Murals, Street Art & Graffiti Vol.1
Volume 1 is complete and ready to be ordered with proceeds to go towards organizng mural programming!
The book looks at how this ephemeral art form has adorned the streets of New Orleans—coming and going—and shares the context of the murals, tags, wheatpastes, slap-ups, and masterpieces in the Marigny/Bywater!
- A first of its kind, this full-color, large-format, hardcover book documents New Orleans street art!
- Never-before-told stories featuring local art history over 162 gorgeous pages with photographs of the artists and their works
- First time interviews, comprehensive biographies, and art by 70 artists
WHY IT WAS WRITTEN
This was written to put a limelight on the street art scene in the Crescent City.
Living in New Orleans curating shows, promoting and selling art, and helping artists get paid gigs I built close friendships with artists. I realized how special the public art is in New Orleans. I found myself wanting to share their work. It was clunky to pull out my phone and navigate IG and some did not have websites. This shortfall paired with a powerful moment standing in the Martha Cooper Library at Urban Nation in Berlin; I realized it was time to write my first book on muralists & graffitists.
WHO WROTE IT
My name is Kady, and for the past ten years, I have devoted my life to organizing, promoting, advocating for (and once creating) murals, public art/street art, and graffiti on my free time. I moved to New Orleans in 2015 after teaching an undergraduate class on the subject matter through the State University of New York. My first few years in NOLA I learned the art of buying/selling art from a seasoned veteran Gallerist on Royal Street. While working at the gallery I enrolled in grad school, recently earning an M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. While in school and working with a supportive team at the gallery, I started this unique art project to create this book!