Doing some research this week, we wanted to revisit one of the seminal documentations of graffiti and street art, the iconic Graffiti a New York, 1968-1976 featuring the photography of Andrea Nelli. As Gessato noted a few years back when the book was reissued, "In his early twenties, after a trip to New York, Nelli decided to focus his thesis on the early stirrings of the graffiti scene, a year before the book of the iconic Jon Naar, “The Faith of Graffiti” was released. With the explosion of the phenomenon in the following years, in 1978 Nelli decide to publish his book ‘Graffiti in New York’ a well rounded and structured selection showcasing the original material collected five years earlier in collaboration with New York’s old school street artist icon COCO 144."