Golden Boy as Anthony Cool
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. In photo-illustrated wraps. Item #5196
Oblong 12mo. 8 x 5 1/2 in. Small chip on rear wrap, not affecting image or text. Else very good.
An early study of modern urban graffiti. Focusing on walls, bathrooms, and political vandalism, the book also includes early consideration of gang graffiti. There are also mentions of the Young Lords and the Black Panthers, and the ties between those organizations and the kids who helped create tagging.
A thoughtful work, beautifully laid out. Scarce, and an important document of the study of graffiti.
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