Old School graffiti

One of my favorite NYC walls is the one on 207th Street and 10th Avenue, directly off the 207th Street stop on the 1 line. Under the curatorial direction of South Bronx native Crane, who works up in Inwood, it hosts a range of veteran writers, along with their guests — often from out-of-state or abroad. I headed up there this past Sunday and was glad that I did! Pictured above is the work of UK-based Trik-09, who has been writing graffiti since 2005. Other images on the wall include the following:

The legendary Manhattan-based George “SEN-One” Morillo  (I tried to move the glass panel that had temporarily made its home there, but it was too heavy!)

Veteran NJ-based writer Ree Vilomar and Uptown wall curator and writer Crane

Crane, closer up

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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After visiting the superb Ex Vandals exhibit — featuring over 30 artists — at More Points Bx last week, I had the opportunity to speak to its curator, Sienide.

What prompted you to curate an exhibit featuring the Ex Vandals?

It’s my way of paying homage to the pioneering graffiti crew.  It was one of the first organized crews dedicated exclusively to writing that went on to develop various styles of piecing. I am one of the newer members.

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What was your greatest challenge in curating such an ambitious exhibit?

Trying to represent the spirit of the Ex Vandals by getting as many writers involved as I possibly could. The Ex Vandals is now international, but the focus here is on local writers.

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There’s such an incredibly diverse range of artworks here. I was wondering how that happened. Were artists given specific instructions of assignments?

No! I just asked each artist to bring in one work on canvas.

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How did the opening go?

It was great! It was definitely the most successful show I’ve done! And we sold several pieces — an added bonus to an amazing event!

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How can folks see the exhibit? 

It will be up through the 29th at 527 Faile Street in Hunts Point. An appointment can be arranged to view it by contacting me at sienide@gmail.com.

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What’s ahead for More Points Bx?

We are booked through November with a new exhibit every month. Among those artists who will be featured are: the TMT graffiti crew and the photographer Joe Conzo. We are also planning a pop-up show featuring new works by BG 183.

Great! We are looking forward!

Special thanks to Eric Orr for hosting us at More Points Bx on short notice!

Images of artworks on exhibit:

1. Serve

2. Sienide

3. Cone

4. Will Power

5. Kool Kito

Photo credits: 1, 2 & 5 Tara Murray; 3, 4 & 6 Lois Stavsky; interview by Lois Stavsky

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This past Sunday. a group of veteran writers — several members of the legendary Mission Graffiti Crew  —  brought their classic graffiti styles to Bushwick. Here are a few more images captured:

Checker 170

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Bizer

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Kit 17

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And earlier on — with Kit 17  at work on his outline — on the right

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Nest 156 

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Easy

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Styx

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Australian writer Perv

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Plot 162

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Photo Credits: 1-3,6, 8-10 Tara Murray; 4, 5 & 7 Patrick Styx 

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