powerHouse Books is pleased to announce the September 2006 release of:
GRAFFITI / EXTRATERRESTRIAL PHENOMENA / URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
PB, 8 x 9.5 inches, 164 pages with 4 multipage gatefold and 32-page field guide insert. A product of The Combustive Motor Corporation
"Beneath the dark highway overpasses of Brooklyn, within the forbidden railyards of Queens and along the rooftops and stairwells of Manhattan, four urban explorers record and decode the work of one of New York City’s most vilified and elusive graffiti artists. Using historical and scientific documentation, government records, personal narratives and photographic evidence, the Combustive Motor Corporation thoroughly documents their relentless pursuit of meaning within the markings of a figurehead of underground art who appears only in the form of his spray-painted avatars..." -- Jerry Saltz, The Village Voice
The Combustive Motor Corporation is a collaboration of New York City based artists Alex Wright, a music and culture photographer whose work has appeared in music, art and fashion periodicals as well as in national advertising campaigns; Caleb Scott, a writer and actor, who has produced and exhibited over twenty plays, short films and performance pieces; producer and filmmaker Chris Noble, whose most recent work includes a number of documentary films for Wieden + Kennedy; and Jack Warren, a painter and multimedia artist, who has recently been exhibited in solo shows in Geneva and New York.
Books will be available in August2006.
To preview the book please visit http://www.powerhousebooks.com