16 Mai Michael De Feo
As a child Michael De Feo dreamt of being a cartoonist working for Walt Disney. It didn’t turn out exactly as he expected – so to say – but definitely for the better for us! Ever since his street art is flourishing the public sphere. First growing his blooming fields of flowers in an improvised studio located in the basement of his parents home, in the early 1990s his iconic flowers started to adorn the vibrant streets of New York. Placed in unexpected corners, walls and on public transport his wheat-pasted graffiti has woven itself into the fabric of the grit jungle of concrete, glass and steel. The monograph Michael De Foe – Flowers is tracing the genesis of the, best known as, ‘flower guy’ from the very beginning to his fashion ads and lately intervention with Pre-Raphaelite paintings and Victorian portraiture. Together with texts by Eric Sutphin, James Danzinger and De Foe himself, the book immediately will catch you up with great excitement. A bit like in ‘Where is Wally?’ the reader sets out, searching for flowers in the turbulent hustle of the city streets around the globe, while getting an impression of how this beautiful mind is varying for more than 25 years now flowers as symbol of the circle of life.