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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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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 (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #374,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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2 of 3 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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These books are large enough to be coffee table books, and with graphics to match.

Unmatchable is psbooks.co.uk's (Postscript) customer service. There was a glitch (not their fault), and they handled it like champions.
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By beachlover on April 14, 2015
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I bought this book as a Christmas gift, so I would not be able to review it thoroughly.
I did glance through it before wrapping it and I liked the art. It looked very cool and artistic.
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By Lois Stavsky on December 8, 2014
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This book has it all! I just reread it, and it is -- by far -- the most comprehensive account of NYC graffiti in print. It is also a joy to read!
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By Art Freak on March 22, 2014
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I found this book to be a good value and comprised of useful information and a great array of full color images. I would recommend it.
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