(SOLD): NELLI, Andrea. Graffiti A New York 1968-1976.

(Cosenza, Italy): Lerici, 1978.  First edition.  Slender 12mo.  121 pages.  Preface by Diego Carpitella.  Super rare copy of what many consider to be the first proper book on New York graffiti.  In 1973 Nelli travelled to New York, and became immersed in the early stirrings of the New York graffiti scene, with the guidance of old school artist COCO144, Nelli began to document the explosion of graffiti on the walls, trains, and subway stations of New York.  The volume with 56 illustrations in both colour and black and white provide a thorough and unrivalled documentation of the birth of the graffiti phenomenon. This is a very good copy in printed wrappers.


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