Other Graffiti Interview

Monday, February 9, 2009

Other Graffiti

The Torontoist had a chance to interview the graffiti artist, Other. Other is one of the artists participating in “Housepaint, Phase 2″, now showing at the ROM. OTHER, a.k.a. Troy Lovegates, a.k.a. Derek Shamus Mehaffey, is an acclaimed street artist who has made his mark the world over.

Although he’s often identified as a Montreal artist (and he has, in fact, spent more time in Montreal than any other place), Derek Shamus Mehaffey was born in Scarborough and began working on the streets of Toronto around 1988. Nowadays, he’s something of a vagabond—always on the road—but Toronto is where he was born, where he began his graffiti career, and where he became Other.

Read the Interview here

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