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Graffiti Saved My Life: The Photography of James Prigoff


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.

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