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Beat of Urban Art, The
Beat of Urban Art, The Justin Bua 0061153834 9780061153839 Justin Bua creates cool art. His wiggly-armed D.J. intently scratches vinyl on a turntable, head and shoulder wedging in place a set of headphones that he is too cool to wear, while surrounde
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Beat of Urban Art, The by Justin Bua

Justin Bua creates cool art. His wiggly-armed D.J. intently scratches vinyl on a turntable, head and shoulder wedging in place a set of headphones that he is too cool to wear, while surrounded by the tools of his trade. In another painting, two bald, shirtless basketball players on a city playground rise into the air as the backboard and pole snake ever upward towards surrounding tenement buildings. In the background, a third player stands by in awe, mouth agape, Afro Pick at attention in his hair, while their earthbound buddies are a study in attitude. In 1981, a breakdancer spins on his shoulders, Adidas-clad feet in the air-a collection of characters from the uptown hood circling him to marvel at his amazing moves. These are just a few of the pieces included in The Beat of Urban Art, which showcases a motley cast of jazz musicians, homeboys, street hustlers, and neighborhood toughs-from the heavy-lidded Piano Man in his cubist yellow jacket to the slyly romantic El Guitarrista, strumming his acoustic guitar and peering lazily out of his bedroom eyes; from the exuberant nighttime craps players of Green Street to the joyously sneaky grafitti artist entering the subway yard through a hole in the fence in The Artist.

Author: Justin Bua

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 155

Publisher: HarperDes

Publication Date: 2007-03-13

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