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Video preview: Blade: King of Graffiti book

FreshPaintnyc got their hands on the new Blade book and made a nice video preview. It looking really awesome and if you did’t got your hands on his last book (which is sold out now) don’t sleep on this! The book is available for ordering now at: Amazon.com: Blade King Of Graffiti ($30.59, list price: $39.99).

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.