An illicit tribute to graffiti writers has been vandalized, just days after going up. The lino-print portraits of IZ THE WIZ, TIE ONE and SACE have been mutilated, their heads lopped off and lacerated. Street artist Noh J. Coley plans to recreate his paper piece, which now illustrates why dead graffiti artists are rarely memorialized in anything but paint.

Photo by Noh J. Coley