Arts & Culture

This Means Nothing

Over the past decade, French photographer Le Bijoutier has roamed the five boroughs of New York City, documenting the evolution of street art. Unlike graffiti artists, whose bombing campaigns mark them in the public eye as vandals, the work of … Read More

By / July 24, 2008

Over the past decade, French photographer Le Bijoutier has roamed the
five boroughs of New York City, documenting the evolution of street art. Unlike graffiti artists, whose bombing
campaigns mark them in the public eye as vandals, the work of street
artists is generally celebrated as progressive. Many make a name for themselves on the
streets before hitting the gallery world. But before they move on, Le
Bijoutier catches them in all their illegal glory. In This Means Nothing,
Le Bijoutier chronicles these works in sticker, chalk, marker, stencil,
wheat paste poster, painting, and even sculpture, revealing a new
direction in public destruction for the sake of aesthetic construction.
The war continues…

Born and raised in Paris, Le Bijoutier started traveling
to the United States at age 12. Later, he moved to Marseilles where he
received recognition for what became an acclaimed radio show, and which airs weekly.
He currently travels throughout Europe, promoting reggae and
raggamuffin dubplates with his sound system, Dissident Sound. He has
exhibited his photographs in Marseilles and Brooklyn.


This Means Nothing
is available at Powerhouse Books.