Monday, August 13, 2012

An Incomplete History of Brooklyn Street Art and A Night Out with ND'A

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With the success of the MTA's project to keep subways graffiti free, artists had to find a new medium to work on. Popular choices included walls and rooftops, concrete highway supports and empty billboards. As had always been the case, sometimes the inherent dangerousness of the spot chosen was more important than the tag itself. Storefront gates have also been a popular canvas and have been used to memorialize everyone from Biggie Smalls to Princess Diana, whose connection to Brooklyn remains tenuous at best.

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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