Cross the Streets
emerged from a decade-long study on Urban Art, during which me and the team at Drago, my publishing house, documented art, published catalogues, promoted Italian and international artists and organised exhibitions worldwide. We kept our focus on the idea that the streets are a metaphor for real life, and exist at the heart of the younger generation's movements, of innovation, trends and revolutions. This is the core of our research, which we carried out with perseverance and faith. We believe that creativity is art, in all its forms, especially those still untamed by the system and the strict market laws. "Dreams, failures, and mistakes push us to change the world; they nurture the creative energy, which in turn gives birth to something new, never seen before, and - we hope - strong. After all, someone did say that Rome wasn t built in a day and that All roads lead to Rome!" - Paulo von Vacano Creative inspiration has always been driven by instinct. Fleeting moments of inspiration are preserved as etchings on everything from caves to catacombs, from Pasquino to propaganda murals. They serve as warnings, denouncements and exorcisms of fear, representing our interaction with the world into which we are born. Text in English and Italian.