action painting contains the most comprehensive collection of art created on europe's transit systems like graffiti. all works are no longer existent. gone for good, washed off the side of the train, sometimes only hours after their creation. what remains is a little photo. a last glimpse of what to create took much skill, courage, determination and the risk of paying big fines or even going to jail for it. so the book shows you the abstractness of our values in society and the art market, as featured artists on one side earn thousands of euros for small canvases in the galleries and on the other side are prosecuted like terrorists for painting freely without permission.
216 pages, paperback, 210 x 260 mm
color illustrations throughout, english
The history of K1X began 1993 in Munich selling t-shirts off the back of a pick-up truck. The brand, which sees itself as a connector between the hiphop and basketball culture, is firmly established in urban lifestyle worldwide and featured in all relevant magazines. In 2002 K1X released their first own basketball shoe – the chiefglider – which was worn by Star-Foward Ron Artest in NBA games. Nowadays K1X is a major player in the global hiphop gear market and the only brand embracing a genuine basketball heritage, which is the focal point in all of k1x‘ endeavours, past, present and future.