Monday, May 29

Martha Cooper: Five Decades of Street Art and Culture Around the Globe

Woman with white pants on 180th Street platform, Bronx, NYC, 1980.
"Photographer Martha Cooper has always lived life on her own term. ... By this time a new culture was bring born: street art. Forgoing the letterforms of graffiti, it embraced the pictorial traditions of murals and the techniques of aerosol art, and a new generation of artists was readily embraced by the art world. Cooper suddenly found herself in demand, as the photographs she had created were now being reproduced by artists like Shepard Fairey and Chris Stain to create street art works inspired by photographs from Street Play. ..."
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