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Henry Chalfant (New York/California, born 1940) color photograph on Kodak Professional Endura metallic paper titled "2Mane TNT, Seen Tc5, 1981," depicting a subway train with graffiti of stylized letters and cartoon characters. Signed, dated, and numbered "Henry Chalfant '82 1/9," lower right. Eric Firestone Gallery, New York label, en verso. Housed under plexiglass in a white shadowbox frame. Photograph: 8 7/8" H x 59 3/4" W. Sight: 12 7/8" H x 63 1/2" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 65" W x 2 1/8" D. Provenance: Estate of Russell McAdoo, Murfreesboro, TN. Biography: "Starting out as a sculptor in New York in the 1970s, Chalfant turned to photography and film to do an in-depth study of hip-hop culture and graffiti art. 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. His archive of over 1,500 photographs is represented exclusively by Eric Firestone Gallery, New York and East Hampton. He co-authored the definitive account of New York graffiti art, Subway Art (Holt Rinehart Winston, N.Y. 1984) and a sequel on the art form's world-wide diffusion, Spray Can Art (Thames and Hudson Inc. London, 1987). Chalfant co-produced the PBS documentary, Style Wars, the definitive documentary about Graffiti and Hip Hop culture and directed Flyin' Cut Sleeves, a documentary on South Bronx gangs, in 1993. He produced and directed Visit Palestine: Ten Days on the West Bank in 2002. His film From Mambo to Hip Hop was featured in the Latino Public Broadcasting series, Voces in 2006-2007, and won an Alma Award for Best Documentary." (source: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987, September 25, 2019 to March 8, 2020, exhibition press release). Condition: Overall very good condition. Not examined outside of frame.