Based on the successful turnouts at both the London’s Phillips de Pury and New York’s Deitch Projects release parties the past few weeks, it’s safe to say that Gestalten’s “Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art” by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie was very well received. Now we’re sure some of those that have picked up the book may have wondered why a few urban art cornerstone’s were not included? But after talking with one of the book’s Authors, some obvious artists (Ahem… Banksy, Barry McGee, and a few others we’re not a liberty to disclose) may have not made the list simply due to their hectic schedule preventing a “timely” acceptance of their formal invitation. So we beg the question… IF an update was to be made to this list, who do you feel should be part of this comprehensive Ver 2.0? Continue after the jump.
Gestalten has again generously donated another book to the readers of AM. Want to win this copy? Simply reply below or on our Facebook page with your opinion for which new figure, gallery or website (pick ONE not part of the initial list) should make it to the next list of “the most influential figures in Urban Art?” Do so by June 14th at 9pm PST and we’ll pick one person to take home this awesome book. Until then check out this very cool video with Patrick giving you a sneak peek at the book.