Book Review: 2create: Art Collaborations in New York City by Yoav Litvin

2create: Art Collaborations in New York City by Yoav Litvin is a book that showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City's finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms.

2create: Art Collaborations in New York City is a wonderful book offering the insights, artistic processes, and motivation for a variety of artists. I liked reading about the diverse artists and how they work alone, and in collaborations. The process of collaborating is  as varied and interesting as the artwork that it produces. The combination of inspiration and work styles made the read very interesting. As a crafter that lives in the region of the artists interview, and the state at least one was born in, I felt a connection to some of the artist and saw some of my own inspirations and thoughts in their words. I really enjoyed reading about all these artists. It really shows that art is universal, no matter how differently it is approached and how the artists and admirers come to it.


2create: Art Collaborations in New York City is a great read for artists and art enthusiasts alike. I found the interviews and photographs to be inspiring and informative. The variety of styles, processes, and canvases was well balanced and made for a nice read. 
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