On the Front Lines: Graffiti's Documenters at MCNY

Photography // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The Museum of the Coty of New York is hosting a one night only event with legendary photographers Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Flint Gennari, and Jon Naar for a conversation about their work documenting graffiti writing in the 1970s and 1980s. The photographers will share evocative images and dramatic stories from the field with moderator and artist/author Jay J.SON Edlin.

Part 1: PROJECT M/3 CURATED BY NUART, BERLIN

Street Art // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
As we noted the other day, our good friends at Nuart were in Berlin, curating and organizing "Project M/3" with Urban Nation. As they do every year in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart brought together a roster of international, national and emerging names in Street Art...

PROJECT M/3 curated by NUART in BERLIN

Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Our good friends at Nuart are in Berlin at the moment, curating and organzing "Project M/3" with Urban Nation. As they do every year in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart will be bring together a roster of international, national and emerging names in Street Art, and for Berlin, they have brought together Martha Cooper COOPER (US), DotDotDot (NO), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), Varoius and Gould (DE), M-CITY (PL), Levalet (FR), Plotbot (DE), Martin Whatson (NO), Evol (DE), and BUFF DISS (AUS) for the festival.

Nuart 2013: The Final Video

Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival... 

Nuart 2013 Line-Up Announced (Set-Up + Video)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Juxtapoz is very excited that for the 3rd year in a row, we will be heading to Stavanger, Norway for the fantastic international-in-scope street and public art festival, Nuart. Every year, the Nuart crew puts together not only an interesting line-up that let's artists explore new angles and creative versions of their art, but also provides panels and context to public art. This year, David Choe, Vhils, Martha Cooper, ROA, C215, Dal East, Faith 47, and M-City are just some of the names that will be on the Western coast of Norway this September. Watch a video after the jump!

Trailer: "Everybody Street" directed by Cheryl Dunn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We have spent nearly 20 years spotlighting various NYC street photographers, from Bruce Davidson, Ricky Powell to Martha Cooper, and now there is something comprehensive to link it all together. Cheryl Dunn herself has directed the documentary and sure fire must-view, Everybody Street, a compelling look at NYC's most famed street photoographers. The city has practically invented the term, so let's watch a trailer to catch up on the subject... this is a great example of Kickstarter done well. 

Martha Cooper's surprise 70th Birthday wall

Graffiti // Monday, March 11, 2013
  In a surprise 70th birthday celebration, street photographer, Martha Cooper was told a new piece was being painted at the famed Houston wall in Manhattan and upon arrival she was greeted with an unexpected gift. The large letters spelling the photographers nickname “Marty” were created by a number of well-known street and graffiti artists such as Lady Pink, How and Nosm, Bio from Tats Cru, Freedom, Free5, Crash, Daze, Terror 161, Faust, and Aiko. The wall will be up only for a short period of time before it continues on its cycle of change, so go check it out now!

Merry Christmas!

Graffiti // Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A Merry Christmas reminder sent from 1985 on a New York subway train. Painted by Lyndah and P Jay. Caught racing along by photographer Martha Cooper.

I ART JOBURG: PART 3

Street Art // Friday, October 05, 2012
One thing you notice walking the streets of Johannesburg is everything is hand painted, with vinyl signs having little presence. Espo started another mural that is twice as big as the previous “Stay Up” mural and while they worked away, we walked around. Local artist Faith 47 happened to be putting up work around the corner from where were staying, so we briefly chatted with her.

Video: Classic footage of Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant

Graffiti // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Classic video footage recently emerged documenting photographers, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, during the time they were documenting the subway graffiti scene in New York. The narrator and his slang explanations are worth a laugh. As the narrator states, “Putting spray paint on a subway car is illegal and masterpieces do not “light up the line” for long.  They will be “buffed off” by the transit authority or “ragged” written over by other graffiti writers.”
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