On August 14, 2021 a group of aerosol art artists gather to remember and to paint a memorial tribute mural to Kase 2 – The King Of Style in the Bronx, New York. It has been 10 years since his passing. Kase 2 was a pioneering graffiti style master. A member of the prolific aerosol art crew The Fantastic Partners that was founded in the Bronx, NY in 1973. Butch 2 TFP a writer who was painting whole subway car at the age of 12 brought Kase 2 into The Fantastic Partners. The duo Butch 2 and Kase 2 would later paint many whole subway cars together.
Kase 2 grew up in The Bronx at the dawn of Hip Hop Culture. In his early teens he was in a subway accident where he was injured, which lead to one of his arms being remove. Kase 2 like to draw as kid and when he was introduce to graffiti arts. He aspired to be the best and he was consider to be the best by many of his peers. Thus self proclaiming himself to be the King Of Style. Kase 2 was featured in the seminal movie “Style Wars.” Although there are many pictures of his art on subway cars and videos of him speaking straight forward on why he is the King Of Style and his computer rock method that only a few could read the letter writing. That through my research I haven’t been able to find many paintings on canvas or otherwise of Kase 2 art worked. In the photo gallery are images of the artists and friends of Kase 2 who came out to painted the mural. Butch 2 , The Fantastic Partners REE 2, Mad Transit Artist, Chain 3, The Magnificent Team, Slave and Doc 109, The Fabulous Five, Will Power, Ex-Vandals, Clyde and Keon are all pioneer of graffiti arts. Kase 2 Memorial Tribute was fitting for the King Of Style.
Artist group photo
Artist group photo, goofing off
Butch 2 TFP painting
Chain 3 painting
Panoramic shot of the whole mural
Images of the whole mural
Will Power painting