Wish #10: Martha Cooper

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10 Wishes for 2010, #10, Martha Cooper

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Martha Cooper, photographer and ethnographer, who has documented New York street life since the days when steel-wheeled galleries of graffiti rolled all-city and “rap” was something your mom did with her hand upside your head for tagging the fridge.

“I wish for a year filled with colorful, creative, sweet and reasonably priced surprises.”


© Martha Cooper

© Martha Cooper


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