In 1973, graffiti ran rampant in NYC, reaching its peak that summer. The work of black writers from the Bronx like SUPER COOL 223, RIFF 70 (WORM/CASH), and PHASE 2 defined the art which the kids called Top-to- Bottom or T-to-B, as it vertically covered a full subway car.

Some T-to-B pieces were so elaborate and complex that the New York Times hypothesized that they were a collaboration between professional artists and the graffiti writers. This book contains the photos from that heady era.

Hardcover: 192 pages.


Andrea Nelli, with a BA in Literature, is a painter, video artist and photographer based in Italy. He was 20 when he first went to NYC to photograph these urban codes.

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  • October 8, 2015 - October 12, 2015
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  2. Dari. @dairyleadunkerr

    Oooh looks interesting

  3. devon. @devonzdrinis

    Wouldn't mind looking at this!

  4. Kelvin Adano @kadano

    Graffiti a New York

  5. kchase316 @kchase316

    deedee NY isn't bland it's still all over queens & Brooklyn

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