Graffiti history

Discover the fascinating history of graffiti art and its evolution over the years. Uncover the stories behind iconic graffiti pieces and learn about the impact of this vibrant art form on culture and society.
A History of Graffiti - The 60's and 70's | sprayplanet Street Art, Art, Urban, Graffiti, 70s, Back In The Day, The Neighbourhood, Urban Life, Subway

Given the monumental influence graffiti art has had on our popular culture, from music, film, and television to fine art, toys, and clothing, it’s easy to forget the form’s humble roots and remarkable evolution -- how what started as a way for bored kids to pass the time grew into a movement larger than anyone could possibly have imagined. Indeed, long before the giant murals, fashion runways, larger-than-life art shows and unlikely street art millionaires, modern graffiti art got its start…

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Peter Lee
The Legendary TAKI 183 on Tagging, <em>The New York Times</em>, the… Graffiti, Street Art, Street, History, New York Graffiti, Broadway, New York Broadway, Street Art News, Graffiti History

The first NYC tagger to go all-city, TAKI 183 has achieved mythical status as the father of modern day graffiti. We were thrilled to meet up with him last week. Your name TAKI is -- according to what we’ve read -- a traditional Greek nickname for Demetrius, and 183 refers to the street where you lived in Washington Heights. How old were you when you first got your name up? And what was the first surface you hit? I was about 16. The first surface I remember tagging was the bus terminal on…

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Isabelle Six
A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects. On view until November 30, 2014. Door with graffiti tags from the studio of Jack Stewart, 1970s. Metal, paint. Gift of regina Serniak Stewart, New-York Historical Society 2011.3. Street Art Graffiti, Graffiti, Studio, Art, Urban Art, Street Art, New York Graffiti, New York Art, Famous Graffiti Artists

Can one object define New York City? Can 101? New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in a new book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this exhibition assembles some of Roberts’s choices, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the…

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Jūlija Makarenko