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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262030892 | 209 pp. | 5.8 x 9 in | September 1982
Paperback | $26.00 Short | £17.95 | ISBN: 9780262530514 | 209 pp. | 5.8 x 9 in | April 1984

Getting Up

Subway Graffitti in New York


"Getting Up" is the term used by graffiti "artists" to describe their success in making their mark on the New York subway system. Through candid interviews, New Yorker Craig Castleman documents the inside story of the lives and activities of these young graffitists.


“A concise descriptive history of subway graffiti...well organized, informative and well illustrated....No matter if one judges subway graffiti to be art or pollution, one comes away from Getting Up admiring the ingenuity of the young writers.”—Robert R. Harris, The New York Times Book Review