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FROM THE PLATFORM 2:
More NYC Subway Graffiti, 1983–1989
Paul Cavalieri & Kenny Cavalieri, Foreword by Henry Chalfant
• 1980s Bronx subway graffiti documented by two brothers:
prolific writers and photographers of the era
• More than 500 photos with raw accounts by the artists themselves
• A misunderstood subculture speaks for itself
This is a nostalgic, visual account of the best time and place to be a graffiti
writer. In the 1980s, brothers Kenny, a.k.a. KEY, and Paul, a.k.a. CAVS,
immersed themselves in the graffiti scene in the Boogie Down Bronx,
dutifully photographing hundreds of pieces on now-discontinued MTA
subway cars and capturing their proud comrades before, during, and
after the act. “Bombing” “White Elephants” with their pilot markers and
documenting them with their cameras, which they always carried, they
were on the ride of their lives—until 1989, when the last painted train was
removed from service. Tags by names like QUIK, IZTHEWIZ, and many
others appear here in color exposures, and dozens of artists share stories
and drop knowledge with no filter. A foreword by graffiti historian Henry
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the seminal documentary on New
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Brothers
Paul (CAVS) and Kenny (KEY) Cavalieri
grew up in the
Wakefield area of the Bronx. Childhood friends Blist and Gin inspired the
Cavalieri brothers to write their names and tag up. Since 1982 graffiti has
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Size: 11" × 8 1/2" • 501 color images • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5290-4 • hard cover • $34.99
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