Street Art Stories Rome – The Book
A big thank you to everyone who came to the opening of my exhibit, Street Art Stories Rome, at GarageZero. It was really humbling to see all the people that came out to Quadraro that night to show their support. An extra special thank you goes to curator Marta Gargiulo and her assistant Giulia, who took care of every last detail and made sure all I had to do was show up and enjoy the moment. I found out the next day that they counted over 250 people in attendance. If you haven’t seen the show yet, there is always time to go up until the closing party on October 28 when we will be presenting the catalog/book Street Art Stories Rome.
The book really represents a culmination in what I’ve been documenting over the past 4 years here in Rome and doing a publication of this sort is something I had been aiming for since the start. As things in the scene continue to change more and more, I hope the book will help crystalize a unique period of urban art in Rome. The book features 100 images with short text (in English and Italian) written by me to help illuminate the images. The text varied between observation and storytelling, but I hope renders from an insider’s perspective the heart of the Roman scene.
For the duration of the exhibition the book will be available at GarageZero for a special price of €15. It’s also available at it’s normal retail price of €20 via the Mondo Bizzarro online shop. Other retailers and details of internet sales will follow!
Street Art Stories – Rome
by Jessica Stewart
ed. Mondo Bizzarro Press 2012
112 pages (English with Italian translation)