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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now
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Henry Chalfant Sacha Jenkins
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Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now

Henry Chalfant Sacha Jenkins


Thames & Hudson Ltd

Graffiti & street art;
Cultural studies


176 pages

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In the late 1970s, New York City was bankrupt, dirty and dangerous. Born on these grimy streets, graffiti rapidly made its mark. Here, twelve legendary graffiti writers - the original subway artists whose creative genius fuelled the earliest flowering of the movement - give first-person accounts of their experiences. Individually interviewed for this book by Sacha Jenkins, they reveal an authentic, unparalleled insight into the golden age of graffiti. Illustrated with Henry Chalfant's original photographs, this book captures all the raw, explosive creativity of that era.

By:   Henry Chalfant, Sacha Jenkins
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9780500239216
ISBN 10:   0500239215
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Preface by Henry Chalfant * Introduction by Sacha Jenkins * Interviews with twelve graffiti writers: Bill Rock, Breeze, Daze, Jon One, Kel, KR, Lady Pink, Sak, Sharp, Skeme, Spin and Team.

Henry Chalfant is an American photographer and videographer well known for his work on hip hop culture. He is the author of Spraycan Art, and his world-renowned documentation of the artists of the New York subway was memorialized in the most successful book on graffiti ever published, Subway Art, published by Thames & Hudson. Sacha Jenkins is a former New York graffiti writer turned journalist whose books include the Piecebook series of graffiti drawings. He is the co-founder of the seminal hip-hop magazine ego trip, as well as co-author of the best-selling biography of Eminem, The Way I Am.

'Lively stories excitingly told ... a thorough account that avoids the trap of being over-academic' - Art Book Review

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