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Style Wars – NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early ’80s

The film is regarded as the indispensable document of NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early ’80s, the filmic record of a golden age
of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.

The documentary shows both the young artists struggling to express themselves through their art, and their points of view on the subject of graffiti, as well as the views of then New York City Mayor Ed Koch, one-armed, now deceased graffiti writer Case/Kase 2, graffiti writer Skeme and his mother, graffiti “villain” Cap, now deceased graffiti writer Dondi, Seen and Shy 147, graffiti documentarian (and co-producer of the film) Henry Chalfant, breakdancer Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew, police officers, art critics, subway maintenance workers, as well as several “people on the street”.

It won the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival and continues to gain a following.

Get the filmposter, bonus stuff and the DVD/bluray at shop.stylewars.com

Duration: 01:09:47
Country: United States
City: New York City
Language: EN
Video Source: Vimeo
Provided by: Mr. Bob Dobalina
Published on: 2014-07-22
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