Title: Cope2 True Legend
Size: 11.6 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches (29,6 x 21,4 x 2,2 cm)
Condition: Cover: 9/10 Inside 9,5/10
TRUE LEGEND shows the artwork of the New York graffiti artist COPE 2, one of the most active and controversial writers around the world. He is well known for his fantastic wall-productions where he brings the most famous graffiti writers together. COPE 2 is one of six characters in the first graffiti computer game “Getting Up” by Atari which was published worldwide in February 2006.
Cope2 True Legend is a truly fascinating insight into the art, style, attitude and reasoning behind one of New York’s best and most prolific graffiti artists. His importance in the scene can be signified by the fact that the original artwork from which the photos in this book were taken can still be seen adorning the city of New York. Cope 2 was very active in the 1990s and came to be known as the |ambassador| for New York graffiti. A documentary about him released in 1999 demonstrated that it was still possible to paint New York trains despite media hype that subway graffiti was dead.
Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style.