DUSTER - Titled "Piece" Black Book Drawing. Marker on Card Stock. Measures 8.5 x 11". accomplished in 2006. Signed lower right.
Legendary graffiti artist Duster became famous for his graffiti on New York City subways in the 1970's and 1980's. He began painting on the sides of subway cars at the age of twelve, and was encouraged to pursue a career as an artist by Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and Delores Neumann. By the time he was twenty-two, Duster's work had been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sold at auction at Christie's, and featured in several gallery exhibitions. Many examples of Duster's work have been documented by graffiti art photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper in their comprehensive book "Subway Art." Duster's graffiti can also be seen in "Stylewars," a documentary directed by Tony Silver and co-produced with Henry Chalfant which examines 1980's New York street culture.