Place Published: London
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Date Published: 2015
Edition: 30th Anniversary Edition.
Book Id: 45494
127 pp. Quarto [34 cm]; photographic wraps.
"In 1984 the groundbreaking "Subway Art" brought graffiti to the world. 30 years on, the bible of the street-art movement is back and better than ever! With over 70 fresh photographs not included in the original edition. In new introductions Marth Cooper and Henry Chalfant recall how they gained entry to the New York City graffiti community in the 1970s and 80s. New afterwords continue the story, from the decline of the subway graffiti scene in the late 1980s to its unexpected rebirth as a global art movement. The authors reveal how the lives of the original subway artists have unfolded, and mourn the loss of several to the darker forces of the street."