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CRYPTIK: EASTERN PHILOSOPHY as Ethel Seno states in her introductory statement, TIME FOR AWAKENING - "The enigmatic artist behind the CRYPTIK Movement is inspired by concepts that challenge his perception of reality. His experiences have led him to discover that the world is not just as we see it or as other people tell us it is; that no one person or institution has it all figured out. His art reflects his deep interest in diverse philosophies and aims to give people a broader perspective; one that unltimately encourages the viewer to question their own beliefs."
The book focuses on CRYPTIK's street art and features many iconic images including Buddha, the Buddha Palm, Ganesha, and Gandhi. Images from many different photographers/artists are included, as they have captured his work in unique situations. The book documents a powerful body of work in both color and black/white plates... and it generates more questions than answers.
ABOUT ETHEL SENO
Ethel Seno moved to Los Angeles in 2003. She worked on books with photographers William Claxton and David LaChapelle, among other projects for TASCHEN publishing, before proposing an original title on the subject of street art and graffiti. The project evolved into Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art (TASCHEN, 2010), edited by Ethel Seno. The result of years of research, she went on to work with Jeffrey Deitch on MOCA's landmark exhibition "Art in the Streets." She continues to coordinate exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and most recently wrote an essay for the Wynwood Walls mural project in Miami.
LIMITED EDITION (25) signed copies housed in a clamshell box with stickers and a signed print.
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- Hardcover with paper jacket
- 10.25 x 7.75" (25.4 x 19.1cm)
- 84 pages
- Over 45 color plates & B/W plates
- Edition of 1,000
- ISBN 978-1-937222-12-3
- Release Summer 2012