Graffiti legends Mike 171, SJK 171, Taki 183, JEC *, and Henry 161 headlined a three-day event at Cleveland’s Graffiti HeArt. Read what happens when Cleveland gets some of the classic Washington Heights grit and hospitality.
This past week, One Art Space hosted graffiti legends from Washington Heights, the Bronx, and Queens for a lively panel and vibrant exhibit. Read Emma Riva’s account of these graf writers’ adventures from patrolling the 207th St “Ghost Yard” to tagging airplanes at JFK.
Whitney interviews MRS—a Bronx born and raised graffiti artist with an affinity for textiles and an eye for patterns. Together, they muse on male dominance in graffiti, craft’s qualifications as an art form, and why some graffiti artists do not categorize themselves as “artists.”