All posts tagged: Style Wars

BSA Supports “STYLE WARS … the Outtakes” – You Can Too

A New Project to Preserve the Additional Footage – Please Support the Kickstarter Fundraiser

Directed by Tony Silver and produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant, STYLE WARS is an indispensable documentary that captured NYC Street culture in the beginning of the 1980s. Anyone who values the contribution of this examination of a moment near the birth of hip hop and graffiti culture will be familiar with the players that Chalfant and Silver profiled and the electricity that fueled a cultural movement that eventually went global.


“There is a lot of amazing and historically significant material there which never made it into the finished film”, says Chalfant today as he describes his new project to recover and restore the hours of remaining recordings and to create an outtakes reel from that 1981-82 project.

New footage of Case (above right) and Seen is expected to be preserved and presented in STYLE WARS Outtakes.

Spread the word! BSA would like to encourage you to donate to this Kickstarter campaign to make this project happen and to post this on Facebook and Tweet it. Write to your friends to ask them to throw a buck at this project that promises to deliver  many new shots of trains not seen since ’81 and some surprising masterpieces rescued from oblivion.

New trainyard images and adventures like this still for STYLE WARS Outtakes.

They have cool stuff for various pledges – we’re hoping to score the “Art is Not a Crime” poster designed by Mare139.

But even if your stocks of green are low right now, you can forward this to one of your buddies. Style Wars is for everybody, and this history is yours.

Rock Steady Crew and friends at Shafrazi Gallery in Soho – a still from the new footage to be restored.

STYLE WARS … the Outtakes

HERE’s the KICKSTARTER for you to contribute to




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Aerosol Academics at Solefood NYC

(New York, NY) – Graffiti. Today such a word automatically triggers certain perceptions and assumptions that are not always favorable. The best way to correct misunderstandings and assumptions is to bring those being criticized to the stage to discuss the art of graffiti and its evolution.

F.O.K.U.S. presents “Aerosol Academics,” a visual arts show and artists discussion that will take place on October 17th, 2009 at Solefood NYC from 7pm until 11pm. This show features works from graffiti writers from the ‘80s and ‘90s, namely Crane TMT; Ink 76 Bad inc; Part TDS; Priz TSF; Ree 2 MTA; Sonic 002 Bad inc and Stan-One TSF, many of whom have been featured in the PBS Documentary “Style Wars” and the classic book “Subway Art” by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant; two widely regard looks at the graffiti culture. “Aerosol Academics” will give a first-hand look at the art from and provide an interactive discussion with the artists to learn about their start and evolution in the art from of graffiti.

We will have free Frank151 books thanks to N.Y. Kings, limited edition shirts from Scrap Yard and Fresh Industries; free beverages from Pepsi, Brooklyn Brewery and IZZE and live art thanks in part to Montana Colors! There will also be several surprises at the event.

We would like to thank our sponsors- Solefood NYC, Fresh Industries, Brooklyn Brewery, Scrap Yard, Art Crimes, Pepsi, N.Y. Kings, @149st and IZZE– for providing the space and product donations for the event.

Solefood NYC
38 Lispenard St.
Between Church and Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
From 7pm until 11pm

Suggested donation $5.00

You can take the 1,6, A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, J/M/Z to their Canal St stations and you are walking distance away.

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