THE BRONX TAKES GRAFFITI OFF THE STREETS
With the new developments and increased sensibility for keeping the Bronx ‘heritage,’ we see an influx in commissioned murals aka graffiti on every prime BX location and in every new office building’s interior.
Some of the Boroughs sought after artists have finally found a way to make a buck off of the outcasted art-form. The trend is global, much coveted as it has been statute by the likes of Banksy, Nick Walker, but more so – our own Crash and the Tats Cru, to name a few.
But, with the fame comes a new conceptual challenge to the street-art-form as local politicians and community organizers are working hard to vomit some of the borough’s graffiti out of their sights. See News 12 Story
The Guardian took a trip down boogie-down memory lane and captures The Bronx’s Subway Graffiti’s golden age – the era that, arguably, changed the world and stamped The Bronx as the epicenter of what’s cool.
What do you think about street art?
Graffiti are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s permission is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.