Title: Getting Up
Subtitle: Subway Graffiti in New York
Author: Craig Castleman
Dimensions: 23 x 15 cm / 9 x 6 Inches
Condition: Cover: 9.5/10 Inside: 10/10
Classic! A sociological report on the growth of graffiti art in the New York City subway system, told through interviews and observations of the practitioners as well as those who seek to stop them: transportation authorities, police, and elected officials.
Getting Up is the term used by graffiti artists to describe their success in making their mark on the New York subway system. Through candid interviews, New Yorker Craig Castleman documents the inside story of the lives and activities of these young graffitists.
“A concise descriptive history of subway graffiti…well organized, informative and well illustrated….No matter if one judges subway graffiti to be art or pollution, one comes away from Getting Up admiring the ingenuity of the young writers.- Robert R. Harris (The New York Times Book Review).