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Graffiti Kings: New York Transit Art of the 1970s Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 Mar 2009
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About the Author
Jack Stewart, a painter, muralist and art historian, first began to photograph graffiti as it made its transition from the streets to the subways. He was one of the first observers to understand the power and significance of tags, and he befriended and interviewed many of the writers who appear in this collection. This text is based on Stewart's doctoral thesis, completed before his death in 2005 and has been curated and edited by his wife, Regina Stewart.
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It is as important as book on Graffiti as has bee written, and has a lot of obscure and interesting information, plus many colour and black & white photos.
An essential buy for anyone interested in Hip Hop linked Graffiti.
While the art is crude to begin with, the author really explains every detail as to why a certian dot or arrow was placed and who was credited as being the first to do so.
For those who have a certain yearning to find out about the birth & origins of Graffiti or even Hip hop culture, then this is a must.
Strangely the author doesn't mention certain artists and other people who were documenting similar activities at the time (Henry Chalfont/Martha Cooper/Fuzz One etc spring to mind). But that does not take away the grit of the work put into looking at who was doing what back in 1971 at 3.30am in a train yard somewhere in NYC.
A great book and a unique look at the hidden graffiti culture in 1970's New York.