Kurt Boone photographs and pictorial works
Language of Materials
The collection includes ten photographic prints by Kurt Boone of subway performers, seven books or booklets of photographs (mostly by Boone) concerning messenger culture and street photography, and seven posters related to Boone's work and bicycling.
Kurt Boone was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1959. The New York City-based author, poet, and courier/messenger is known for his work documenting street culture, including graffiti, urban cycling, street performers, subway busking, skateboarding, and spoken word performance.
The collection is organized in two series:
Series I. Photographic Prints
Series II. Other Pictorial Works
Scope and Contents Note
The collection includes ten photographic prints by Kurt Boone (born 1959 in Brooklyn) of subway performers, seven books or booklets of photographs (mostly by Boone) concerning messenger culture and street photography, and seven posters related to Boone's work and cycling.
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Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to:
Department of Rights and Reproductions The New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194 firstname.lastname@example.org 212-485-9228
Permission to reproduce or quote text from this collection in a publication must be requested from and granted in writing by the Library Director, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194.
Preferred Citation Note
This collection should be cited as Kurt Boone Photographs and Pictorial Works, PR 356, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
Credit line for donated photographs: Kurt Boone Photography
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Series I: The photographs and posters in folder 1 were gifts of Kurt Boone in 2017. The photographs in folder 2 were purchases from the photographer in 2017 (Rosa Teresa) and 2018 (all others in folder 2).
Series II: Purchased from Kurt Boone in 2019.
About this Guide
The initial collection of six photographs was processed by archivist Marybeth Kavanagh in February 2018. An additional four photographs were acquired during 2018 and these were added to the finding aid by archivist Larry Weimer in December 2018. Additional material, which formed Series II, was processed by achivist Larry Weimer in 2019.