“The physical space of most American and some European cities is becoming privatised. And in the process of this privatisation, deviants who defy defensive architecture are prohibited, demonised and excluded. A class war is being fought, at the level of space. Along with this recapitulation of space goes an extensive iconography; a semiotics of exclusion which is spreading…”
– Mike Davis, City of Quartz
Writers was published in 2012 and documents the Leake Street graffiti scene with a focus on the artists themselves. Launched at the Anise Gallery with an exhibition in July 2012.
Listen to Marc and Brian David Stevenson on The Left Bank Show talking about graffiti, photography and the privatisation of public space with filmmaker Leah Borromeo.
In 2015 Tate Britain acquired Writers for its library collection.
Writers Marc Vallée. 24 pages, A5, litho printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée. First Edition 2012. Edition of 200. Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée. Printed with water-soluble inks on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free. Order via Big Cartel.