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Pro Graffiti: Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant

For me and I think also for you it’s always interesting to hear about, what the protagonists of urban art documentation think about graffiti. It’s interesting to hear, why and mainly how the started to document that new wave of public art!

[vimeo 9210021 Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper]

Three days ago, the guys from FatCat Films, published a five minutes video, which shows famous graffiti photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant as well as graffiti artist Blade, who spray-painted about 5,000 trains, talking about their opinions of graffiti on trains, subways and walls.

“You know what? It is vandalism, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t art. It can be art and vandalism. Most people did not know at the time…They just saw graffiti and they just felt insulted by graffiti and they hated graffiti…”
(Martha Cooper)

The video was taken at the opening of the “Subway Art” exhibition at Gallerie Bailly in Paris. Thanks for the nice video!

Via ekosystem.org.

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  1. Miss the graffiti on trains, wish the city would commission artists to do it again. was always awestruck to view a freshly tagged car.

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