Alfa Castaldi: History and Mystery in Paris Graffiti

November 4, 2014 7:34 PM

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Alfa Castaldi: History and Mystery in Paris Graffiti

The photographer Alfa Castaldi (1926-1995), was one of the most prolific, innovative, and acclaimed artists of his generation. Known mainly for his political reportage, curious-minded street photography, and art-infused avant-garde fashion photocollage, Castaldi was a towering figure in the mid-century progressive creative scenes of Milan, Prague, London, and Paris.

Now his son is working with Duncan Miller Gallery to preserve and expand awareness of his late father's extensive estate -- which he recently discovered includes an archive of largely unknown photographs documenting written and pochoir (stencil) graffiti on the streets of 1980s Paris. Comprising bot...

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