New York Graffiti Field Identification Guide

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

new york graffiti wall building art street

New York City’s streets are home to a wide range of street artists, graff writers, or vandals, depending on what vernacular you prefer. For most New Yorkers it’s easy to appreciate the more conventionally beautiful of the artists’ work, while the murky and destructive world of the tagger is a seeming blight on the city. As they function in practice, the two schools feed off each other and depend on each other to breed competition and innovation. The story of New York Graffiti is the quintessential story of struggling young artists / criminals. Many come from humble backgrounds, some are spoiled rich kids, most have personal demons. A few go on to make serious money in the art world while most sputter out as they settle in to their thirties…or are maimed, go to prison, or die. Check out gridskipper.com to see a guide to some of the famous graffiti pieces still running. Art from Claw, Earsnot, Revs, Faro, Goya, Lions, Map, Miss 17, Neckface, Sacer, Swoon, and UFO.

5 Comments

  • Myster CPK October 4, 2009, 9:20 am

    i’m planning to travel to new york this next year february 2010
    ready for Painting?

  • Bobby R November 9, 2009, 9:07 am

    OMG back in 2005 0r 06 i went to NY and asked my cusion to take me to all the graffti spots just to look and see.

    He took me here, we got stuck on the roof of this building cuz we stole a ladder to get up then couldnt get down when they found it and took it back so we had to ask someone we saw after a while to let us down, it so crazy to see the building on the web after a random seach . didnt know it was a school.

  • sir sic December 22, 2010, 6:04 pm

    nice

  • Laurence March 30, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Hi,
    Where can we find this building?

  • james norman June 22, 2012, 1:34 pm

    astoria, NY

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