MARTHA COOPER: THEN & NOW
Then & Now features over 40 new editions of Martha Cooper’s legendary 1970s and 1980s graffiti and hip-hop photographs, including iconic black-and-white photos from her books “New York State of Mind,” “Street Play,” and “Tokyo Tattoo.”
Throughout 40 years, Cooper set out to capture the bold creativity seen on the streets and subways of New York and abroad. That fast-paced, grassroots artistry later became the biggest art movement the world had ever seen: graffiti. Chronicling street art from its earliest days, Cooper has created some of the most beloved and well-known images that immortalize this global arts phenomenon.
Then & Now includes Cooper’s most recent portraits of contemporary street artists at work, including a collection of photos taken during Living Walls Atlanta in 2012 and 2013. Collectors and appreciators are able to purchase a collection of Cooper’s books at THE GALLERY, including “Subway Art,” “Hip Hop Files,” and “Tokyo Tattoo.”