Subway Art

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Subway Art
Author Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant
Country United States
Language English
Genre Photography

Subway Art is a collaborative book by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, which documents the early history of New York City's graffiti movement. Originally published in 1984, the book has been described as a "landmark photographic history"[1] and holds great significance in exporting graffiti and the wider hip hop culture internationally.

The book features artists such as Zephyr, Seen, Kase2, Dondi and Lady Pink.

The 25th anniversary edition was released in 2009, available in large print measuring 43x30.5 cm.


  1. Kennedy, Randy. "Graffiti of New York’s Past, Revived and Remade". New York TImes. Retrieved 13 April 2015.