Architecture and Design Museum

Graffiti Saved my Life : The Photography of James Prigoff
by James Prigoff
Arts District Location

Author and photographer, James Prigoff, has been on a sixty-year quest to document street art, public murals and graffiti from around the world. He is the co-author of Spraycan Art (1987), Painting the Towns - Murals of California (1997), and Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride - The History of African-American Murals (2000), and one of only a few photographers featured in MoCA’s “Art in the Streets” exhibit in 2011. Here, Prigoff gives us a small sampling of a personal archive of over 80,000 images, documenting this urban art form, and in many cases, serving as the sole documentation of the art piece.