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Walls of Freedom: Street Art ofthe Egyptian Revolution
  • Ganzeer, artist
    born 1982
    born: Giza, Egypt
    From Here to Fame Publishing, publisher
    founded 2008
    Basma Hamdy, author
    Don Karl, author
  • Walls of Freedom: Street Art of
    the Egyptian Revolution
    , 2015
  • Ganzeer's Trouble Trunk
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • trade hardcover book
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29.2 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 in
  • Museum purchase: Shirley Cundiff Haines and Jordan L. Haines Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0025.12

This is a limited edition with a unique drawing on front pastedown. The cover has graffiti image of a pharaoh wearing a black and white Guy Fawkes mask. The pharaoh is wearing a red and black striped headdress or head cloth, known as a nemes. He is also wearing a gold and black collar or pectoral.
The book covers the first few years of the Egyptian revolution as seen through the eyes of artists and activists that were living there. It includes timelines, interpretive texts, and images.