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THE RAMMELLZEE

The Rammellzee has been gone just over five years now, though his influence on both hip-hop and street-art has just started being assessed. He worked with ’80s art phenom Jean Michel Basquiat and was a contemporary of crossover graffitists like Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf. Ramm was also featured in cult NYC b-boy films like...

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FEATURE: FAILE

When Gelett Burgess wrote the famous line, “I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one,” he was practically begging for a dose of reality amidst the onslaught of technology that had blurred the 1890s. That his words have lost little of their power in our present age is no surprise. Most...

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CERN ONE

Before street art began party-crashing the blue chip galleries, Cern (aka CernOne, aka Cernesto) was a local tagger of subway cars and brick walls. His meditative, playful murals still grace walls (and a few regular delivery trucks) around Greenpoint and Williamsburg, the latter where Cern has kept a studio since the late ’90s. Those were...

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VERS

If you’ve seen a mural by Brooklyn graffiti artist Vers, you’ll never forget it. Not only is his style easily recognizable, it also towers above most works being done on the streets today. Tagging mostly his own nom de plume, Vers bends and twists the fonts into cyberpunk shapes that evoke  the futurism of transportation and recall, at...

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JACK JERZ

Brooklyn artist Jack Jerz describes his work as “Savage capitalism in the form of highly consumable/disposable art comics and literature.” On his Instagram profile, he calls himself a sci-fi artist. However he chooses to be labeled, Jerz seems to’ve come out of nowhere with his recent wave of spacey, architectural illustrations. They are influenced as much...

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