Henry Chalfant's Big Subway Archive Chapter 1 Now Available on iTunes

By - Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Henry Chalfant’s “Big Subway Archive Chapter 1” is now available on the iTunes store for purchase and download. “Big Subway Archive” is a collection of some of the greatest painted subway trains in New York City during the 1970’s and 80’s. The entire catalog which will be released serially over the next year is 800 photos and contains never before seen drawings, interviews and whole cars from the best and most prolific artists of the era. Statement from Carlos “Mare” Rodriguez: A fantastic and historical archive on the prodigious and prolific subway graffiti art movement which evolved into a full blown modern art collective around the world. Herein is a collection a huge sampling of its DNA of some of its most influential Style Masters who learned the dark arts from generations past. Henry Chalfant has had the privilege to witness and document the movement through photography and personal relationships with the writers themselves affording us a window not just into the art but to the thoughts about the creative process, the obstacles and dangers. Graffiti subway art and the street art that it was gave birth to the modern democracy of art making, predating Haring, Basquiat, Fairey and Banksy, these photos will show how unique and revolutionary the movement was and was becoming before the ‘great buff’ and the ‘style wars’. A must have for enthusiast, educators and art historians. This was originally posted by Mare 139 on his blog on 12ozProphet.

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