Tuesday, December 4, 2012
by Andrea Nelli
Whole Train Press
This book is a must have. It is a reissue of an Italian book by by Andrea Nelli that was originally published in 1978. I saw if for the first time late last month and just can't stop looking at it. It is an amazing collection of many rarely seen photos from the 1970s. There are many outstanding shots, but "The Man With Eight Arms" is by far my personal favorite. It is a real gem because it dates around 1975, and is one of LEE Quinones's earliest illustrations on a subway train. That photo alone makes the book worth picking up. You also get great old shots and interviews of graffiti pioneers like SNAKE 1 and CO CO 144. In addition there are lots of photos of tags in subway stations, which is a realty in graffiti books. Gorgeous tags by VANE, FLEA, JESTER and others. The book is elegantly bound in cloth.. a real collector's item. Grab it!
Curated by Andrea Caputo and published by Whole Train Press
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
One of the great pleasures of my youth was watching and photographing the work of Lee Quinones. Without question, Quinones is one of the movement’s most influential painters. He set the bar high. His work inspired scores young artists to raise the level of their artistic ambitions and in turn drove the movement into true art. His paintings—created in cramped quarters and in nearly complete darkness—were never short of flawless. —Eric Deal
Friday, December 30, 2011
The marketing director of the firm where I work gave me the most thoughtful holiday gift. She knows about my passion for graffiti and street art and gave me a bottle of
2011 Beaujolais Nouveau. The label just happens to have been designed by Brooklyn's own "Mr. KAVES". And so the bottle sits in my fridge. The New York Daily News recently ran an article on KAVES and the design.
-- Eric Deal