Legends often go unnoticed. Anyone who has done their homework and knows the legacy left behind by the Writers of the Golden Era of New York City graffiti knows that DURO CIA TOP is one of the greatest legends of that period. From his top to bottom, end to end burners featured in the classic book “Subway Art” by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, to his feature in the quintessential graffiti documentary film “Style Wars”, DURO embodies what New York City graffiti was and is. DURO has also told his story in his book “Cause I Am Who I Say I Am The News Breaker Himself: The Untold Story Of Subway Writer Duro CIA TOP”.
All photos © Duro and Henry Chalfant