Subway Graffiti Recreated, Legally and On Walls

10.27.10 Bucky Turco

There’s always been a thin line between sanctioned “graffiti” and relevancy, but there’s something kinda interesting about the “Subway Art Project.” A spray painting art collective has been putting up murals around NYC, with permission, that pay homage to the train writers of yesteryear reports the New York Times. The above “Joan of Arc” piece is a recreation of SEEN’s famous “Hand of Doom” masterpiece (see below).

Remarkably, the group prefers to remain anonymous…for now, and that has nothing to do with the NYPD. Unlike the driving force that motivates most vandals, they’re not doing it for the ego. Nope, they’re doing it for the money.