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Subway Art: a window to New York's graffiti scene in the 70s and 80s – in pictures

The book, originally published in 1984, introduced New York City’s graffiti to the world. A new edition is available 11 January

Dicing with death: the original New York graffiti artists – in pictures

Daze in 1982: ‘I painted a lot during the day, believe it or not. In New York you could get away with it. I found tunnels more appealing than painting in yards; they’re eerie, but if something happens it’s easier to hide in the dark. I came close to getting caught so many times; I was chased a lot. But writers had the upper hand then

Sandra Rauch, New York, 2016 / © #Lumas, Art Object, Batman, Big Apple, Capital, Capitals, Cities, City, Collage, Collages, Colour, colourful, Concept, creations, Empire State Building, Graffiti, Hero, Heroes, mixed media, New York, New York City, Paint, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Sculptures, Sights, Sightseeing, Statue of Liberty, Superhero, Superheroes, USA

New York’s Past Beckons the Future

Humanity has been telling stories since the beginning, leaving behind something to remember.

Subway Art by Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant. early days of hip hop nyc 1980's photo by HENRY CHALFANT #HIPHOP #HENRYCHALFANT