THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NY TO EUROPE | EPISODE 03 | FROM DOWNTOWN NY TO EUROPE
Following up on the first two episodes of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE (The Origins, Wild Style Coms To Life) and a quick insight to the ´70s and ´early ´80s by talking to members of the TATS CRU, LEE, FUTURA2000, SKEME, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY and some more, here is episode 03 and 04. American art critic CARLO McCORMICK explains the New York Downtown Scene in 1980 and 1981, the birth of Street Art, how the Punk movement, the Street Art scene and the Subway graffiti movement met there. At that time FUTURA2000 worked with the punkband THE CLASH which led to the first graffiti piece in Europe. A very limited group of around 20 subway graffiti artists like DAZE, CRASH and DONDI started to work on canvas was very important. This is how YAKI KORNBLIT, a Dutch gallerist from Amsterdam became aware of the new movement and visited New York in 1980. This and many more stories are told in these two episodes, explained by the protagonists and LARS, who is the one taking the tour through the history of graffiti writing and how it made its way over the Atlantic ocean.
THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE | EPISODE 04 | AMSTERDAM 1980
THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE tells the story of the New York origins and the rise of modern graffiti in Europe from 1981 and beyond. LEE, FUTURA2000, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY, SKEME, the TATS CRU, YAKI KORNBLIT and a very limited group of European graffiti pioneers like SHOE (Amsterdam), BANDO (Paris), MODE2 (London), 3D (Bristol), DELTA (Amsterdam), STONE (Munich), LOOMIT (Munich), HESH (Hamburg), CANTWO (Mainz), MICKEY (Amsterdam) and a few more protagonists will be featured in the series.
The series takes a very first look into the european origins by going to Amsterdam, since the dutch capital city had a very vivid graffiti scene already, before it was influenced by New York later on.
The next episodes will be online in a few days!