“I still have a VCR in my house. I have a computer that crawls. I’ve never owned a CD player,” graffiti titan Adam “COST” confesses to ANIMAL. “I’m not really of this time, but I like that. It’s representative of my work, as street art has gotten so colorful and perfected.” We interviewed COST for Monday’s Metro […]
A delayed L train reveals a page from the autobiography of REVS. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]
French street artist/mosaic menace Invader recreated an iconic photo of REVS and COST for his solo show in La Générale, Paris. The sale of the artwork will benefit the production a new documentary about the two NYC graffiti legends. The exhibition features the artist’s latest — rubric homages to Ingres, Courbet and da Vinci. Filling […]
Graffiti emperor, REVS, offers some solid advice by way of this remarkable sculpture. Photo: Luna Park […]
While I’d love to pen a eulogy for the recently buffed COST and REVS graffiti that has adorned a massive wall above the High Line for time immemorial and rant about gentrification etc., there’s no need: it’s graffiti! Be happy that it lasted this long and hope the dynamic duo return to displace all the […]
Even if you’re not a graffiti aficionado or never walked around the East Village before Tompkins Square Park had perimeter fences, chances are you’ve heard of REVS. He is, by far, one of NYC’s most talented, storied, and legendary graffiti writers to ever walk the streets. Between his tags, tunnel pages, massive rollers, sculptures, and […]
Legendary graffiti artist REVS recently installed a new sculpture on Water Street in DUMBO. Nearby another mural and sculpture, the new sculpture replaces a previous metal work, one of many pieces that disappeared off the street in a short period after the Times interview with the reclusive artist in 2005. As noted by photographer Jake […]
Even if you’re not a fan of unsanctioned public art or never heard of graffiti legend REVS, just marvel at this “fire and ice themed” masterpiece done in collaboration with fellow old school vandal KAVES (Lords of Brooklyn) in DUMBO. As noted, the entire production is “even crowned with one of his [REVS] coveted sculptures” […]
Mapping out the locations of REVS and other graffiti treasures.
This is a great clip of the graffiti swami himself, REVS, for an interview featured in international graffiti documentary “Bomb It.” If you’ve never heard of REVS, better head over here. To quickly recap, he’s bombed the city with cryptic message with partner in crime COST, painted pages about his life in the subway tunnels, installed heavy steel plate sculptures all over the city, and has pulled off some of the most amazing walls in Gotham. His status is pretty much legendary, and he’s probably the one graffiti writer that people really don’t hate on, that itself an amazing feat. More info on “Bomb It” can be found here. In the meantime click play and pay some respect to the top ranking graffiti technician in the world.