Henry Chalfant: 1980 at Eric Firestone Loft

Eric Firestone Loft | 4 Great Jones St. New York, NY #4

November 10 – January 21, 2017

Eric Firestone Loft is pleased to present Henry Chalfant: 1980, an exhibition that explores a cross-section of a momentous year in New York history through the lens of Henry Chalfant’s photography. This exhibition displays 150 of Chalfant’s photographs of graffiti-covered subway cars, many of which will be exhibited for the first time. This exhibition will also mark the exclusive representation of Henry Chalfant’s archive by Eric Firestone Gallery.

The exhibition will also feature 2 panel discussions moderated by cultural critic and curator Carlo McCormick. Panelists will include photographer Henry Chalfant, writer and TV personality Glenn O’Brien, film director Charlie Ahearn and graffiti writers Lee Quinones, CRASH, MARE, REVOLT, and SKEME.

A catalog accompanying the exhibition will feature 30 full-color plates of Chalfant’s subway photographs, along with essays by cultural critic Carlo McCormick, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy, famed graffiti writer and artist Lee Quinones, graffiti historian and former writer Jayson Edlin, and Henry Chalfant.

For more information visit Eric Firestone Gallery.


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Posted: November 10, 2016


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