Coming to you in July at Crewest:

Artwork by the one and only MARTHA COOPER

Martha Cooper is a photojournalist specializing in art and anthropology. She is among the handful of photographers who methodically documented subway graffiti during the 1970s and 1980s. Her body of work is the most extensive and significant of its kind. Cooper's hands- on approach to documenting the culture set her apart from other photographers. Cooper's method was to photograph the paintings within their full context. She spent several years photographing elevated subway lines from empty lots the rooftops of buildings in a crime ridden South Bronx. She captured New York City's state of urban decay; providing a fuller visual understanding of the artwork and the times.

Currently, Martha Cooper, along with From Here to Fame publishing and Henry Chalfont, will be releasing the 25 year anniversary of the iconic graffiti book Subway Art.

We are looking forward to seeing her work and can not wait to be able to share it with you all.

Artwork by Martha Cooper will be on display from July 8th through August 1st, 2010 during the Sweet Things Exhibition.

Questions? Email us at info@crewest.com.


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