Vanguard Bristol Street Art: The Evolution of a Global Movement

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Vanguard is an in-depth exploration of the evolution of Bristol street art published to accompany the major Vanguard M Shed exhibition (June-Oct 2021).

Presented as a series of essays, edited by Richard Jones, Vanguard, is the first major overview of Bristol street art from its origins in the early 1980s to the present day.

From one of the UK’s most diverse and dynamic cities, Vanguard navigates the historic triumphs and hardships of street art’s anarchist origins in the 1980s and 1990s, the explosion of works in the early 2000s and its rise beyond Bristol to engage with the broader global conversation, spotlighting the growing relationship between art and sustainability.

 Exploring one of art history’s most influential and exciting movements, this book brings together local and international figures as they offer candid insights to their experience of the evolving culture

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