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06.16.15 Liam Mathews

A group of urban artists is suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner and developer of the lot in Queens that was once 5Pointz and is now a construction site where two apartment towers are being built, for whitewashing their work without giving them enough time to retrieve it, the Daily News reports. The artists are claiming […]

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03.09.13 Marina Galperina

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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11.07.12 Marina Galperina

“When we painted subway trains, perhaps we learned that lesson the hardest of all,” says graffiti vet LADY PINK. “You paint your train, kiss it goodbye – you may never see it again.” Ain’t that the truth on the transience of so many things in New York, especially art. In this short video, LADY PINK […]

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02.19.10 Bucky Turco

Rochester’s The Sweetmeat Co. created an art piece depicting female graffiti pioneer LADY PINK as a saint that was based in part on a NYC subway photo taken by Martha Cooper back in 1982. And while she normally doesn’t like when people use her work without her permission, in this case, is more than willing […]

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