"The Faith of Graffiti" is a time capsule of the street art movement's birth in 1970s New York City. A collaboration between author Norman Mailer and photographer Jon Naar, this fearless exploration dives deep into the origins and significance of graffiti in modern urban culture. Naar's stunning photographs capture the vibrant, raw energy of the young graffiti writers' work, while Mailer's essay provides a thought-provoking analysis of the movement's impact on society.
This new edition, the first in over 30 years, includes 32 additional pages of Naar's captivating photographs and an afterword reflecting on the project's significance in the intervening years. As relevant today as it was in the 70s, "The Faith of Graffiti" is a powerful defense of a generation of outsider artists who pushed the boundaries of authority and aesthetics. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the history and evolution of street art.