Blade: King of Graffiti

Blade: King of Graffiti


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Blade: King of Graffiti by Steven Ogburn, Chris Pape, Roger Gastman

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered "The King of Graffiti" because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764346613
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/28/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris Pape was born in 1960. He grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan where he watched the birth of the graffiti movement. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Elsa, and their kids, Cora and Dash.

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Blade: King of Graffiti 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of Blade train photos but not much else. Goofy personal photos all through the book. Returned it for the DON-1 book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories with great pictures to go with it, it brings me back to a great time of growing up in the Bronx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This delightful book about BLADE.... the KING of GRAFFITI IS Pucking Ferfect!!!!!! 10 STARS FOR THE KING....