Rone

Street Art and Beyond

Tyrone Wright (Rone)

£30.00

The first-ever book documenting the work of Australian street-art superstar Rone

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Overview

Known for his multi-storey murals gracing buildings all over the world, Melbourne-based artist Rone uses his work to explore the friction and connection between beauty and decay, youth and ruin. Rone was a seminal figure in the explosive Melbourne street art scene of the early 2000s. With his beginnings in street art, stencil and screen printing, Rone is now best known for haunting images of women's faces, rendered in arresting detail on silos and store fronts, museums and apartment blocks. The immersive installations Empty (2016), The Omega Project (2017) and Empire (2019) have continued Rone's investigation into divergent themes of beauty and ruin, materiality and loss, through the transformation of condemned, derelict or forgotten spaces - with each artwork painstakingly produced, only to be destroyed.

Rone: Street Art and Beyond presents a survey of the artist's work from the street, the studio, and the now-defunct installations. The works are bookended by essays that trace the evolution of Rone's career over the last two decades, delve into his depictions of women, and go behind the scenes of his most ambitious installation to date. Anecdotal notes from the artist unpack the stories behind the portraits, tying them to their communities in London, Paris, New York, Havana, Christchurch, Hong Kong and beyond.

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Reviews

'An arresting book'
The i newspaper

Further Details

Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.5 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Publication date: 14 January 2021

ISBN: 9781760760953

Contents List

FOREWORD • Jeremy McLeod • INTRODUCTION • Mo Wyse • RONE: UNSTOPPABLE • David Hurlston • WALLS • STUDIO • PROJECTS • LETTING GO • Lily Sullivan • JANE DOE

About the Author

Tyrone Wright (Rone) lives and creates in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. His distinctive portraits can be seen in various states of decay in cities like London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Havana, Christchurch, Detroit and Hong Kong. His works also appear in permanent collections at the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria.