Henry Chalfant's Photos of Legendary Graffiti Writers to Go on Display in The Bronx

As part of a major survey entitled “Art vs Transit.”

By
Arts
3,086 Hypes 0 Comments

Henry Chalfant is widely-recognized for having documented the everyday lives of graffiti writers, rappers, and breakdance crews throughout the ’80s to early ‘90s in New York City. Chalfant’s snapshots memorialized the fleeting subway art of legendary writers including Dondi, Futura, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, Zephyr, SEEN and more. The photographer will be the focus of a landmark exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts entitled “Art vs Transit.”

The sprawling presentation will display a selection of photographs from Chalfant’s personal archives, films, and historical ephemera from the time. Highlights include life-size train car prints and recreation of Chalfant’s 1980s studio. “One of the foremost authorities on New York subway art, and other aspects of urban youth culture, his photographs record hundreds of ephemeral, original artworks that have long since vanished,” said the museum in a statement.

Apart from capturing photos, Chalfont also co-produced the iconic PBS documentary ‘Style Wars’ and directed ‘Flyin’ Cut Sleeves,’ a film that chronicled South Bronx gangs back in 1993. View select photos from the exhibition above. “Art vs Transit” will be open to the public from September 25 until March 8, 2020.

Elsewhere in art, Studio Drift explores natural and manmade technology in “Immersed in Light” exhibition.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
The Bronx, NY 10456

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Samsung Galaxy Fold Gets Official Release Dates in the U.S. (UPDATE)
Tech

Samsung Galaxy Fold Gets Official Release Dates in the U.S. (UPDATE)

Available in two versions.

Manchester Artist Qubek Explores Creative Possibilities in New Mural for Bombay Sapphire
Arts 

Manchester Artist Qubek Explores Creative Possibilities in New Mural for Bombay Sapphire

Presented by Bombay Sapphire
A vibrant design for the gin aficionados.

A New Heron Preston x UGG Collaboration Will Be Dropping Next Month
Footwear

A New Heron Preston x UGG Collaboration Will Be Dropping Next Month

After being teased at Paris Fashion Week.


Studio Visits: Othelo Gervacio
Arts 

Studio Visits: Othelo Gervacio

From working under Scott Campbell to collaborating with Virgil Abloh, the rising Brooklyn artist now wants to make his own mark.

S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. Brings Third Collection to The Broken Arm Paris
Fashion

S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. Brings Third Collection to The Broken Arm Paris

An exclusive look at Sterling Ruby’s collection & installation.

Patta Announces New York Pop-Up & New Collaborations
Fashion

Patta Announces New York Pop-Up & New Collaborations

Launching with a special-edition capsule collection.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.