By the time the 25th anniversary edition of Subway Art was published in 2009, generations of graffiti and street artists had been influenced by Martha Cooper’s photographs of New York City graffiti art on trains. Not an immediate success, the book she co-authored with Henry Chalfant eventually sold over half a million copies and became a holy book for fans, aspiring artists, and art historians worldwide. An inspiration to many graffiti and street artists today, her photos are the basis for the Martha Cooper: Remixshow at Carmichael Gallery in Culver City and why she and Street Artist Aiko are wheat pasting 170 of her photographs on a wall at the MOCA Art in the Streets exhibition opening April 17th in Los Angeles.
Martha Cooper with her beloved 21 year old cat, Pancho, in her home in Manhattan. (photo copyright Jaime Rojo)READ THE REST HERE