Books: Roadsworth


Roadsworth, by Roadsworth and Bethany Gibson (Goose Lane), 208 pp.

You may have seen the eponymously titled documentary film (subtitled Crossing the Line) that came out a few years ago. If you’ve been living in Montreal for the past decade, you may also have seen all over the city (especially in hipster Mile End country) the oeuvre of this graffiti artist. Remember the bomber who was once wanted and arrested by the authorities but who’s now being commissioned to paint the cityscape? Well, Roadsworth (born Peter Gibson) is putting out an autobiographical book/portfolio. Close to 500 pictures of his ephemeral pieces are reprinted in this small coffee table book, in which we also learn the story and philosophy behind the myth. Mandatory for any subversive art enthusiast.

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