Mike Giant, Street wizard and urban Mau Mau, is one of the superstars of the urban art movement. Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattoo artist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style, inspired of Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration, is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. In a coming together of street art, tattoo, folk art, Buddhism, pop icons and ecology, Mike Giant mixes symbols of New Mexico’s cholo culture with appetizing pin-ups. After the amazing success of Mike Giant’s book “Muerte” of the Drago 36 Chambers series here comes the new bestseller of one of the most famous tattoo artist that turned into fine art, graffiti and pop culture. His style in this book “COUP D’ÉTAT” shows a new side, combining his new artworks with his new passion - photography. Mike Giant created a global network that reflects the taste of the street with the finesse of fine art.
“Coup d’Etat” was published in the Spring of 2009 for the occasion of his show at the Galerie Magda Danysz, with artist and friend Dalek who published “His Majesty Fallacy” also with Drago.