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Author: Main Author: Nicolai, Olaf - 1962
Title: Bubblegram : a street surfing painting
Digital Record: St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries

2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.

Print source:
Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2000.
Subject terms:
Artist Keywords:
Sam Fox Keywords: Mapping
Library Keywords: Art, Modern -- 20th century
Library Keywords: Street art -- Pictorial works
Notes: Title Description - This book documents Olaf Nicolai's re-design and painting of a skate park at the Mehrerauerbrücke in Bregenz, Germany. Using the pre-existing elements of the park as a starting point, Nicolai surrounded the structures with colorful elliptical forms and paths to help beginners learning to skate. The suggestions of speech balloons and chewing gum bubbles are a playfully ironic reference: Bubblegram is a combination of the words "Archigram" and "bubblegum." The architects group Archigram was known in the sixties for its unconventional and utopian designs for urban spaces, which frequently cited aspects of everyday life, advertising, television, and comic strips. 29 June 2009 (