New York Graffiti Experience (USA, 16 min)
Directed by: Fenton Lawless
Written by: Justine Diianni
The New York Graffiti Experience was a collaboration initiated by Fenton Lawless and Justine Diianni in the mid 70’s as an art education project. It evolved from a slide show presentation with music to what was called “the first real look at street and subway graffiti” by Mass Appeal Magazine. The concept was to present the earliest manifestations of what became a worldwide phenomenon. We were fortunate to secure the help and art of Cliff, a graffiti pioneer. The film includes a rare interview with him and footage shot on location in the streets and school yards of NYC.