Cash, Cans & Candy (2014)
By Ernst Hilger & Katrin-Sophie Dworczak
Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg (Vienna, Austria)
Hardcover, 108 pages
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The catalogue Cash, Cans & Candy shows works by over 50 Austrian and international street artists from all over the world. Both pioneers like Robbie Conal as well as established artists such as Retna and Shepard Fairey from Los Angeles, Faile from New York City, or ROA from Belgium participated in this largescale show and festival at HilgerBROTKunsthalle. At the same time, the exhibition featured artists who until now have only been known within certain subcultures and just now are beginning to introduce their works to a larger audience.
Cash, Cans & Candy works as an intersection between art that takes place in the street and is dedicated to drawing attention to social injustices, as well as the marketing and commercial aspects that constitute the art market. A subversive, independent art form, which in actual fact refrains from being subjected to the regulations of the art market, can still be a part of this system aiming at commercial success without losing credibility.