The book ‘Graffiti Planet 2: More of the best graffiti from around the world’ is out this month, and to celebrate, we have 3 copies up for grabs in our latest competition.
In Graffiti Planet 2, KET brings together more jawdropping examples of incredible graffiti from artists worldwide including Banksy (UK), Blek le Rat (France), Os Gemeos (Brazil) and Atome (Australia) amongst others.
Graffiti World 2 is put together by Ket.
When graffiti was rampant in New York City during the 1980s, a Brooklyn teenager known as Alan Ket (aka Alain Maridueña) was at the top of his game. He spray painted brash images on subway cars, vandalized trains in Europe, and became such a fixture in the graffiti culture that he was asked to speak at several universities.
Ket was arrested in March 2007 in Brooklyn and charged with 14 criminal counts, including trespass, criminal mischief and making graffiti. If convicted, he could have faced decades in prison and huge financial penalties. He maintained that he had not committed any graffiti vandalism since his daughter was born in 1994, and that the images and tags that prosecutors are now trying to tie to him were the work of copycats.
Ket escaped a prison sentence but is still paying off fines today. You can find out more about KET and the case at http://supportket.org
He has since worked as an artistic consultant to companies like Atari, Moët & Chandon. the Cartier Foundation and MTV. Ket has recently returned from Paris where he consulted on a huge graffiti exhibition in July, he also worked on a major graffiti and street art auction that was held there in June. While in Europe he conducted lectures on graffiti and the law, shooting images and documenting the best and the worst of the graffiti scenes there.
To be in with a chance of bagging a free copy of the book, simply send in your email address. The first 3 out of the hat on the 3rd September 2009 win a copy of Graffiti World 2.
Winners will be notified by email. Email addresses are kept private, we won’t spam you or pass it on.