Graffiti

What tools do graffiti writers use? Martha Cooper & others show you

HKwalls’ Tools of the Trade was the first thematic public exhibition held in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, between 8th May and 6th June this year (2021). It tried to give the public an insider’s peek at the very secretive circles of modern graffiti and street art. A wide array of tools commonly used for creating …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti writers. Murals were first commissioned at the …

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Revs & unusual graffiti: 200+ diary pages painted in NYC subway tunnels

Those who grew up or lived in New York during the late 1980s and early 1990s must have seen the famous four letters that would be seen on walls all over the place; Revs. Everywhere you looked, on trash cans, telephone booths and poles, the distinct graffiti had dominated the city. Revs was at the …

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Christopher Morris: How the New York Subway looked in the 1980s

22-years-old at the time, Christopher Morris was working as an intern at the photo agency Black Star and was determined to make something of himself as a photographer. According to the agency, the recently rediscovered photographs “provide a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once pulsed with a very different energy—a frenetic, …

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Martha Cooper shows her subway art photos in exhibition

About the exhibition This Saturday, the exhibition of Martha Cooper and Nils Müller opened. The exhibition is running until the 8th of January, 2011. From Saturday, 3rd December 2011 to 8th of January, 2012, photographers Martha Cooper (US) and Nils Müller (DE) showed works at The Gallerian INC. in Bochum, Germany. Both are well-known for …

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? By Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a stretch of a wall …

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