Le Grand Jeu / Bookstore


300 EUR

88 pages
Text by Edith Deak and Achille Bonito Oliva
Foreword by Rammellzee
21.5 x 20.5 cm
Language: Italian / English
Edition: Galleria Lidia Carrieri
ISBN 978-2952019927

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.