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05.04.15 Bucky Turco

Over the weekend, a pair of graffiti artists from New York City went to Baltimore to create a tribute for police brutality victim Freddie Gray. Writers 2ESAE and VEW painted the memorial piece at the Gilmor Homes housing project where Gray was arrested and last seen alive. Already, it has spread throughout social media and […]

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12.01.14 Aymann Ismail

“I felt like I needed to paint this for the people,” said VEW — a twenty-something graffiti artist from New York City — about the recent Michael Brown tribute he did on a freight train in Brooklyn. While the rest of the country was stuffing its face on Thanksgiving, he snuck into the Bay Ridge […]

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09.23.14 Aymann Ismail

After honing his skills on the sides of subway cars and tunnels unlawfully, VEW, a graffiti artist from NYC who is likely high up on the Vandal Squad’s most wanted list, did something legal: He opened a pop-up exhibit on Friday at a Bushwick burger joint. Curated by creative collective Arts and Rhymes, all the […]

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03.17.14 Bucky Turco

Friday night, two graffiti artists entered the Jerome Yard in the Bronx and painted a subway car. Again. They were VEW and CETE, the same duo responsible for the “Spy vs Spy” graffiti on the R and others. This time, they bombed a B train. VEW put up his crew “GI” and CETE painted his name. There was the […]

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01.27.14 Bucky Turco

It was done by CETE and VEW, two graffiti artists born and raised in New York City. ANIMAL got in contact with the outlaws over email, via a trusted source. For obvious legal reasons, they didn’t give us their real names or ages, but were more than happy to discuss their creative exploits. After all, […]

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