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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810951460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810951464
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Former graffiti artist Eric “DEAL CIA” Felisbret has spent over 30 years documenting New York City graffiti. Luke “SPAR ONE” Felisbret is a graffiti artist and historian whose work has been widely exhibited. Together they launched www.at149st.com, a documentation of New York City graffiti’s culture and history. James Prigoff is coauthor of the classic Spraycan Art. He lives in Sacramento, California.

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This is the best book I've seen on NY graffiti.
Elvin J. Hatch
This book does a great job providing history and direction on the art of Grafitti.
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I read this book after reading "Graffiti LA," and this one is also a great book.
Takeo

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By N. Bowers on October 21, 2009
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When I saw this book I was kind of hesitant since I have been on a long and somewhat unsuccessful look for a New York graffiti book, but I decided to hope for the best and order this book. Once I received the book I was not disappointed. This book is pretty complete, covering the subways from the early 70s all the way through modern graffiti. What I liked best about this book is that it didn't simply focus on bombing or piecing, it showed both styles of graffiti and explained the origins of each. If you want a good graff book then buy this book, you'll be happy that you did.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Sulpizio on March 1, 2010
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This book is pretty thick and has tons of great photos and a lot of text to read. i feel like its one of the better graff books out there, and ive read a lot. the only thing i dont like about it, is its more about piecing and less about bombing, but thats all prefrence. theres a lot of good quotes from past and present nyc writers that i do find very intresting. definetly worth adding to any collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 13, 2013
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We go to New York about once a year. I had seen graffitti but never really understood the significance of it. This book does a great job providing history and direction on the art of Grafitti.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G on February 10, 2014
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I'm from NYC and grew up with graffiti all my life. This book does an EXCELLENT job capturing the timeline, the expression, the artists, and the stages of the art. Great gift for anyone who loves graffiti and/or the history of NYC.
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By Sharon on September 22, 2012
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I love this book. It's a great review of the history of graffiti. There was so much I never knew about the art. I bought it for my daughter as a surprise gift. Her cousin wrote the book. She loves it and proudly displays it on her coffee table in Denver. It's a facinating book for anyone who appreciates art and the history behind a specific genre.
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I got this amazing, colorful, and vivid graffiti book for my better half. He is a talented artist who draws inspiration from the multifarious styles he grew up seeing on the streets of New York. If you're an art enthusiast or are looking for a cool gift for a graphic designer or someone who appreciates New York urban culture, this book is a great pick.
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By Elvin J. Hatch on December 18, 2010
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This is the best book I've seen on NY graffiti. It does an excellent job of presenting the history and context of the art form, and includes a plethora of high-quality photos. The photography demonstrates the energy and creativity of graffiti artists.
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By Takeo on January 8, 2011
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I read this book after reading "Graffiti LA," and this one is also a great book. I do not have much to say about this book because it is what it is. Very inspirational if you are interested in graffiti art or any form of modern art.
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Eric Felisbret, is a former graffiti artist, lecturer, photographer, author and an acknowledged authority on graffiti history. He has spent many years participating in the culture, observing and documenting it.

The media consistently seeks Eric for his expertise on graffiti. He has frequently been quoted in The New York Times and has made numerous television and radio appearances, including NY1 Television, the BBC, NPR and MBC, South Korea. He also served as a dialogue consultant for NBC Television's Law & Order. His photographs have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Source magazine, Dondi White: Style Master General (Harper Collins), Fuzz One: A Bronx Childhood His writing on graffiti has appeared in Stress magazine, Elemental magazine and The Michigan Citizen.

In 2009 he wrote the book Graffiti New York (Abrams)-- an observation of the art form across four decades.

Today Eric continues to document graffiti in New York and across the world.

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