David Fieni Publishes Book Chapter on Graffiti in Paris

David Fieni, Foreign Language and Literatures (French), published a chapter entitled “Graffiti and Street Art in Paris” in the Routledge Handbook to Graffiti and Street Art (2016).  The chapter traces the origins of contemporary graffiti, the locations where it has occurred, and some  well-known writers and artists, such as Bando, Blek le rat, Mode 2, Invader, Skii, Ash.2, OENO, Miss.Tic, Dja’louz, Septik, El-Seed, l’Atlas, Monsieur Chat, Seth, Levalet, and Mygolo 2000.   The author focuses his overview on three key relationships: that between the city of Paris itself and the outlying suburbs and housing estates; the fluid lines between the categories of graffiti and street art; and the way that the axes of illegality and aesthetics have intersected and informed the production of graffiti in the context of Paris.