Blade King Of Graffiti

Author: Blade
Homepage_9780764346613

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General Fields

  • : $69.95(AUD)
  • : 9780764346613
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : July 2014
  • : 85.0
  • : July 2014
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  • : books

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  • : Blade
  • : Hardback
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  • : 256
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Barcode 9780764346613
9780764346613

Description

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, over forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered "The King of Graffiti" because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.