An essential to anyones graffiti book collection great book person who received it was very pleased with it thank you will deferentially buy of same Bellissimo libro arrivato nei tempi previsti da avere assolutamente Far grittier than Subway Art this book presents a fantastic collection of images taken by the graffiti writers themselves as opposed to pro photographers Along with dozens of stories recounted by the actual artists of the time this book really transports you back in time to the New York subway of the 70 s and 80 sto the point where you can almost smell the See the New York City transit system at a time the Metropolitan Transit Authority MTA has tried hard to forget In the early 80s graffiti writer Paul Cavalieri who writes CAVS was drawn to the colourful tags on trains He started learning train schedules so he could snap works by many writers of the time This is a compilation of subway graffiti from 1983 to 1989 when the MTA announced that its fleet was entirely graffiti free More than 325 colour phot.
Amp and dust of their subterranean gallery I was a UK graffiti artist in my teens through the 80 s and this book has taken me back to an exciting time in my life of tagging liberating spray paint from auto stores trying to create the most complex wild style pieces to the point where they were completely unintelligible to anyone except other writers creeping out of the house at stupid o clock in the morning to go bombing and being chased by the cops on than a few occasions Although it was my burning ambition at the time I never got to go to New York back in the day to see the. Os capture everything from motion bombed train interiors riddled with pilot marker tags to epic works covering whole exteriors top to bottom Artists tell their tales of adventure throughout and reminisce about working on live third rails navigating the complex subway system to find their works and witnessing graffiti's gradual disappearance from the trains This book presents a nostalgic look at 1980s New York City and the street artists that gave it soul.
Art on the subway trains in the mid 80 s and without a book like this it s a view of the city that is forever lostMy glasses aren t so rose tinted as to not be aware that much graffiti was a eyesore on the NY transit system but nonetheless I believe that it was an important part of the cities heritage Forget the sanitised modern day pseudo graffiti artists like Banksy this is the story of the real writers by the real writersand it s wonderful If you have any sort of interest in graffiti or indeed New York social history then this book is an absolute must have Must have boo. AUTHOR Paul Cavalieri grew up in New York City and began graffiti writing at a young age He has been compiling material for this book from his own experiences for many years Paul works for a prestigious law firm in Manhattan as a records analyst SELLING POINTS Compilation of NYC subway graffiti art from 1983 1989 Follow graffiti writer and fan CAVS on the hunt for prominent subway works bway graffiti's demise ILLUSTRATIONS 325 colour photographs.