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Subway graffiti pioneers CRASH and DAZE have just finished their collaborative mural on Mulberry Street for the L.I.S.A. Project. Both started painting trains in the mid to late 70s and by the 80s, were part of a small handful of artists who were able to transition from transit property to the galleries. To this day, they […]

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In 1978, when graffiti was still developing and demonized as a blight on the city, artist Martin Wong was already a fan. He’d just moved to New York and was working Pearl Paint supply store, befriending the teenage writers who were equipping their arsenal at the store. He started collecting their black books and later, […]

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Early in to his art “residency” on the streets of New York, when Banksy’s newly-revealed stencils were getting tagged awfully fast and not preserved immediately by metal gates, I asked a handful of graffiti writers (and Shepard Fairey) to help explain why the British street artist’s NYC work was getting ragged so quickly. It was well […]

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Today is Martha Cooper’s birthday. In tribute to the stalwart graffiti photographer, LADY PINK, HOW, NOSM, FREE5, TERROR161, CRASH, DAZE, BIO, FREEDOM and other graffiti writers are currently working on this mural, to be finished later today. The mural was a surprise. They told Martha to come by 12 and there it was. “It’s more […]

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Dubbed the “largest American and European street art exhibition in New York,” local graffiti legends from the 70s and 80s will join European street artists of this century for the opening of “Whole In The Wall: 1970 – Now.” Curated by Parisian gallery owners Chantal and Brigitte Helenbeck, the more than 150 artworks, from artists […]

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CRASH and DAZE, two legends of New York City’s graffiti movement, join forces on Friday night with the opening of their new exhibition at Ad Hoc Art. In addition to new collaborative paintings, the first in more than a decade, the two artists will show their own unseen works: CRASH’s pop art letter abstractions and […]

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