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Adventures of Darius and Downey: and Other True Tales by Leon Reid & Brad Downey


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Adventures of Darius and Downey: and Other True Tales Hardcover – 1 February 2008
by Leon Reid IV 
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thames and Hudson; 1st edition (1 February 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0500513953
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780500513958
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 3.05 x 23.88 cm
This unique, narrative-driven book gives an unparalleled insight into the tough, tight-knit, exciting world of street art as seen through the eyes of Darius and Downey, who have been working together since 2000. Through a series of blood-pumping adventures, it paints a vivid portrait of a creative but harsh environment of extremes: friendship and rivalry; respect and conflict; adversity and prosperity; and, reveals the incredible risks that artists take, day in, day out, to win their place in the graffiti hall of fame. Ed Zipco, acute and empathetic commentator on the ways of the street, relates Darius’ and Downey’s most memorable experiences. Along the way, we witness their artistic evolution from conventional graffiti tagging to ambitious street installations that are both wittily entertaining and strikingly subversive.

About the Author

Leon Reid IV (aka Darius) grew up in Cincinatti before attending Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Brad Downey was born in 1980. He studied at Pratt Institute and later at the Slade School of Art, London. Ed Zipco is also a graduate of Pratt Institute as well as Columbia’s School of Journalism/Law.

Additional information

Weight 1.0 g
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 5 cm

Picture Book

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Adventure, Art & Culture, Imagery

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Abstract Art, Abstract Photography, Art Nouveau, Art Theory, Artists, Classic Modern Art, Commercial Art, Contemporary Art, Cultural Studies, Culture, Decorative Art, Fine Arts, Life Partnership, Modern Art, Popular Culture

Intended Audience

Adults, Young Adults

Book Title

Adventures of Darius and Downey: and OTHER True Tales

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Thames & HUDSON Ltd

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Number of Pages

256 Pages


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