Style Wars 1983

  • Published 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on the hip hop culture in New York. The film has an focus on graffiti, although “bboying” and rapping are covered to a lesser extent.

The documentary shows both young artists struggling to express themselves through their art, examines their points of view on the subject of graffiti, as well as the views of then-New York City Mayor Ed Koch. The film also features views of one-armed graffiti writer Case/Kase 2, graffiti writer Skeme and his mother, graffiti “villain” Cap, now deceased graffiti writer Dondi, Seen and Shy 147, graffiti documentarian (and co-producer of the film) Henry Chalfant, breakdancer Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew, police officers, art critics, subway maintenance workers, as well as several “people on the street”."

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Comedy
classic hollywood movie bloopers
youtube icon
01:29:43
Art +1

The period between 1930s and the 1940s is referred by many as “The Golden Age of Hollywood”. The style of the Classical Hollywood cinema was vastly influenced by the Rena...

  • 324
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
Music
garbers garage door company
vimeo icon
19:21
Art +1

When a business is closing after 40 years, you just cannot believe it happens. We grow up with certain brands, with certain companies. They become part of our lives, and an integ...

  • 308
  • 3 months ago
  • 10(3)
Short
taj mahal history
youtube icon
10:03
Art +2

We all know the story of Taj Mahal. It has been told over and over. The modern city wonder, Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jahan as a gift for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal...

  • 701
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
Short
The Zerega Project
vimeo icon
10:26
Art +2

Even if you have lived your entire life in Bronx, you probably haven’t seen it everything. Photographer Patricio Robayo manages to capture a piece of the Bronx that you pro...

  • 370
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,426 Videos / 3,041,254 Views
Related Articles
In Schapiro’s words, he was fascinated by the “magic of photography in the dark room”. He was fascinated by the p...
  • 313
  • 3 months ago
The influence of Greek architecture is visible in Roman architecture later. During the Renaissance period, Ancient Greek...
  • 918
  • 3 months ago
When the term Mickey Mouse is brought up, people think of Walt Disney at first. But rarely someone thinks of Ub Iwerks, ...
  • 3,515
  • 8 months ago
The material is the third known solid phase or form of the carbon element, following graphite and diamond
  • 1,274
  • 11 months ago