installment in a four-part series is a celebratory tour of some of the most
vibrant, impressive, contemporary mural art in the world. Fifty artists
from six continents share nearly 400 examples of their best work and a little
bit about their own lives and journeys as muralists. The criteria for inclusion
in the book was simple: the artists had to be full-time muralists who push the
boundaries of the art form and engage with the medium as a vital social concept.
Many of these artists don't have homes; they travel the globe, entering foreign
communities and cultures, and find shelter from hosts of festivals or art
lovers. It's this dedication to their craft that sets this breed of artists
apart from traditional artists, such as painters and sculptors, but their level
of commitment is also what bridges the worlds of fine art and street art.