in the 1980’s Blade was one of the graffiti writers who schooled Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant while they were working on their seminal book on graffiti, Subway Art. The book documented an underground artistic movement that was taking place in New York City at the time and championed some of the central figures in the scene, ultimately giving them world-wide recognition. Since then Cooper has kept in touch with Blade as her photography career and his fine art career have flourished over the past 25 years. But I don’t think she would have ever expected to receive a bobblehead doll in his likeness.
“I received a wonderful surprise package in the mail last week—a Bobbleheaded Blade that looked exactly like the king himself. Since Blade recently relocated to Florida, the bobbling replica in my studio will insure that he will be remembered daily.” -Martha Cooper
It’s cheesy, it’s scary, it’s GREAT. This little keepsake available at Tuff City, Toy Tokyo, and online at G.A.G. Golden Age of Graffiti.
Posted by Martha Cooper on her blog for 12ozProphet