Graffiti writer READERâ€™s recent stint in New Orleans caught the eye of the Times-Picayune art critic Doug MacCash. Although â€œalways ambivalent about reviewing graffiti,â€ the arts writer deems the illegal work â€œworthwhile.â€
Mr. READ has hit the Crescent City hard, crushed it even, as street artists sayâ€¦.The big, black-and-white tags are a bit brutal, to be sure. They certainly don’t have the lilting poetry of the Banksy graffiti that wowed the Crescent City almost a year ago. But they have a purposeful punch that places them above the usual aerosol scribbles.
But now BOOKER is back in Brooklyn, already painting the borough with his variations on READER, READ MORE BOOKS, BONES, HOOD RICH and more.