It's known as the bible of graffiti—Subway Art by legendary photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper, who famously captured the movement in New York City in the '70s and '80s. Now, 25 years (and over half a million copies) later, the bestselling book has been re-released in a new larger-than-life, deluxe format that features brand new pictures and text by Martha and Henry.
I stopped by the celebration on Wednesday night at Revolutionary Books on 26th Street to join friends, fans and famed graffiti writers in catching a signed copy of the new collector's edition, which, not surprisingly, completely sold out.
Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition
Martha Cooper signing my book (you won't be finding this on eBay...)
A little hard to see...Martha's earring, a silver camera (how appropriate)
Henry Chalfant and moi
Graff artist Lee Quinones and Bobbito Garcia (a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, DJ Cucumber Slice...slice...slice)
Double trouble: Photographers Ernie Pannicioli and Joe Conzo
Joe Conzo (always doing his thing)
A few pages from the book...
Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper