This independent film from Aussie director Selina Miles follows iconic street artist Martha Cooper, a graffiti legend at just 75 years old.
Meet Martha Cooper, a 75-year-old street artist and icon in the graffiti scene, living out her dream in and around the world’s quintessential concrete canvas — New York City. The documentary film from deeply humanistic Australian director Selina Miles, Martha: A Picture Story, follows Cooper and her rise to notoriety in the street art scene, nearly twenty years after her book Subway Art, published in 1984, was one of the first to document graffiti on New York City subway trains. A commercial failure at the time, the book now ranks among the best-selling art books in history and continues to inspire a younger generation of artists and art enthusiasts alike.
Martha Cooper’s mad talent and enamorment with this form of artistic expression was a revolutionary influence on her own life path and changing the trajectory of the art scene at large. Her continued drive and enthusiasm is what makes her an important artist and personality.
You can catch Martha: A Picture Story, in Copenhagen as a part of CPH:DOX at the Grand Teatret this month, or at a festival near you to see this passionate creator shine in her natural element and get inspired to follow your dreams.