Bildhalle Amsterdam is pleased to announce the new publication of the book HELL ON WHEELS – NEW YORK SUBWAY 1977-1984 (Edition Bildhalle) and the opening of the corresponding exhibition. Both the photo book and the exhibition not only showcase the iconic images from the legendary series but also previously unpublished photos. Bill Shapiro, former editor-in-chief of LIFE magazine, wrote the introduction.

“In May 1977, a 30-year-old Swiss photographer named Willy Spiller, recently arrived in New York City, recovering from jet lag and a night at the infamous Chelsea Hotel, descended the steps of the city’s subway. What he saw was terrifying. And exhilarating. And honestly, addictive.”

Bill Shapiro, former editor-in-chief of LIFE magazine