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Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers

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Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers by Fleisher, Alan; Iovino, Paul, 9789185639502
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  • ISBN: 9789185639502 | 9185639508
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/15/2012
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The most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published.Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon. Graffiti is the greatest and most influential artistic movement of our time. It was created by kids, for kids. In Classic Hits, the key persons and pioneers tell their own story. Classic Hits is an eye-opening first-hand story told in unique pictures and text.From Taki 183 to Blade to Iz the Wiz. Their names have garnered star status far beyond graffiti culture, and without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok. In Classic Hits, the pioneers talk about how they got started and where graffiti took them. We follow them to a different New York and get a glimpse of their driving forces. Together, the essays offer an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years. Author Alan Fleisher started writing graffiti in the Bronx at the age of 13 in 1972. Unlike most, he always carried his camera with him. Through his many adventures in the subway depots, he got to know several of the greatest writers of New York. his experiences give Classic Hits a unique insider view. Classic Hits was created to give the reader a sense of real history from the writers who were there in the early years of graffiti.With introduction by Phase 2Essays and quotations by:Ale OneAll Jive 161BladeCay 161Checker 170ClydeDeathFDT 56Flint 707Iz The WizJester 1Joe 182LavaLSD OMMicoPnut 2Roger 1Ski 168Snake 1Taki 183VammPhotos by:Alan FleisherRobert BrowningBill RayJack Stewart

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