Famed Graffiti Photographer Isn’t a Fan of Graffiti

12.29.10 Bucky Turco

Martha Cooper, a photographer who made a career out of shooting graffiti, isn’t happy about the recent vandalism done to Kenny Scharf’s mural. She said the writers were “mean-spirited and heartless.” To articulate her point, she showed a vintage photo of the wall from 1983 featuring the artist’s work, among others, that’s even more bombed out than it currently is. (Photo: Martha Cooper/12ozProphet)