The classic and beautiful New York City mural guide is is now available in a compact and more affordable size. Ifall of the murals of New York City were under one roof, it would be the greatest collection of populist art in America. MURALS OF NEW YORK CITY is the first book to curate over thirty of the most important, influential, and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. The murals featured in this volume act as both an artistic and cultural guide to New York and its citizens over the past 100+ years—from the Victorian sensibilities of the 1900’s, to the New Deal outlook of the WPA-commissioned artworks, to the graffiti-inflected art of Keith Haring and Barry McGee. The book enlightens readers with the lively back stories of those who commissioned and created these murals, and documents the works through extensive original photography that shows both the murals in context, and with details that highlight the artistic hand of the muralists. Be sure to find the images of the New-York Historical Society admission desk where the actual ceiling from Keith Haring’s Pop Shop crowns the space.
The New-York Historical Society is proud to have on display the ceiling of Keith Haring;s famous SoHo Pop Shop