Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers

Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers


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The most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published. The authors were themselves artists and maintain long friendships with other artists, as well as photo archives of the time, on display in this one-of-a-kind book. Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon. Key pioneers tell their own story. Eye-opening first-hand story accounts in pictures and text. The names names here have star status far beyond graffiti culture; without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok. In this glimpse of a different New York, there is an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years.

Essays and quotations by:
Ale One, All Jive 161, Blade, Cay 161, Checker 170, Clyde, Death, FDT 56, Flint 707, Iz The Wiz, Jester 1, Joe 182, Lava, LSD OM, Mico, Pnut 2, Roger 1, Ski 168, Snake 1, Taki 183, Vamm

Photos by:
Alan Fleisher, Robert Browning, Bill Ray, Jack Stewart

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789185639502
Publisher: Dokument Forlag
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 556,034
Product dimensions: 8.11(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Alan Fleisher began painting Bronx subway trains in the summer of 1972. As a popular writer among his peers he wrote with many famous Bronx subway artists throughout the 1970s. His first hand knowledge of graffiti and continued friendship with those he painted with brings a rare insider’s view to the magical early days of subway art. Alan Fleisher lives in Westchester, New York with his wife and two children.

Paul Iovino grew up in The Morris Park section of The Bronx where he painted subway cars from the mid to late 1980s. Paul’s knowledge and introduction to graffiti came from his friendships with early 1970s writers in his neighborhood.
The avid historian and photoÂcollector IovinoÂjoined with Alan Fleisher to present the most visualÂbook on early 1970s graffitiÂever published.
Paul Iovino is married and currently lives in the Bronx.

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