Text by Edith Deak and Achille Bonito Oliva
Foreword by Rammellzee
21.5 x 20.5 cm
Language: Italian / English
Edition: Galleria Lidia Carrieri
The Equation brings
together the pieces produced by American artist Rammellzee (1960-2010) during
his stays in the Apulian town of Martina Franca, which he visited at the
invitation of Lidia Carrieri, one of the Italian gallerists fascinated by
graffiti writing since the early 1980s.
This catalogue is important not only because of its rarity, but also because it features a long conversation between critic Achille Bonito Oliva and Edith deAk, the author of the text Train as Book, Letter as Tank, Character as Dimension, which appeared in the May 1983 edition of Art Forum: a lucid, still-relevant dialogue on the role of graffiti writing in the postmodern reconsideration of the codes of contemporary art.