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Brighton Beach Subway Graffiti - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph

Harvey Wang

United States

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 20 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

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In the 1980's, New York subways were covered in graffiti. Many artists found early fame using the trains as their canvas. RISK (born Kelly Graval), also known as RISKY, is a Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and fashion entrepreneur. In the 1980s, RISK gained notoriety for his unique style and pushed the limits of graffiti: He was one of the first writers in Southern California to paint freight trains, and he pioneered writing on "heavens", or freeway overpasses. At the peak of his career he took graffiti from the streets and into the gallery with the launch of the Third Rail series of art shows, and later parlayed the name into a line of graffiti-inspired clothing. In the 1980s, RISK went to New York and painted subway cars, making him the first L.A. writer to have his work run, and probably the last (in 1989, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority mandated that all subway cars be free of graffiti before they ran). The following year, RISK and SLICK were invited to travel to the U.K. to represent the U.S. at the Bridlington International Street Art Competition. They won the competition and took home a silver cup and silver spray can as trophies.

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:10

Size:20 W x 16 H x 0.1 D in

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Harvey Wang has published six books of photography including "Harvey Wang’s New York" (1990), "From Darkroom to Daylight" (2015) and with co-author David Isay, "Flophouse: Life on the Bowery" (2000) and "Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and Other American Heroes" (1995). He has exhibited widely at museums, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the New-York Historical Society, and the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to his portrait photography, he has exhibited work from his life in New York City, particularly in the East Village in the 1970s and 1980s. Harvey Wang’s New York was named one of the “Ten Best Books about New York City” by The Guardian newspaper.

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