Sound Zero explores the artistic crossover between music and art that, since the beginning of the ‘60s, has affected Pop Art and later street art and graffiti, as well as music design. The book is divided into three sections. The first section, Top of the Pops, spans from artworks to record covers; the second section, entitled In A Gadda Da Vida (after the title of a renown Iron Butterfly album issued in 1968), features psychedelic culture, the emergence of which gave rise to an extremely novel graphic vision; and the last section, Where the Streets have no Name, covers both the American and the European artistic world, with painted walls, historical photographs and recent artworks by artists from the Beautiful Losers generation of today. Featuring over 100 colour examples of posters, album covers, videos, wall paintings and performances, this publication gives the reader a fascinating insight into the history of art and music.
Alongside the works featured by Andy Warhol, Jean Michelle Basquiat, Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake and many others the book contains essays by leading critics and artists: Fabio de Luca, Uwe Husslein and Luis Böde. Also includes interviews with curator Aaron Rose and graffiti artist Kiddy Citny.