Publisher: Eric Firestone Press
Title: Henry Chalfant: 1980
Contributors: Carlo McCormick, Fab Five Freddy, Jayson Edlin, Lee Quinones
Publication Date: August 2017
Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 9 in
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Chalfant’s iconic photographs of graffiti-covered subways helped launch New York City’s graffiti movement of the 1970s-80s into an international phenomenon. This book presents never-before published images and new essays from some of the most celebrated voices of the height of New York subway art. Focused on 1980, a notoriously dangerous time in the city of New York and an exceptional year for subway art, this catalogue features 30 full-color plates of Chalfant’s subway photographs and essays by cultural critic Carlo McCormick, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, famed graffiti writer and artist Lee Quiñones, graffiti historian and former writer Jayson Edlin, and Henry Chalfant.