Giambellino THP Hall Of Fame, Milano
Right before what I call the European Graffiti Writing revolution there was only an inspiration: NY City. This is how many of us grew up and learned The Culture, The Roots and The Rules. This piece was a simple tribute to a world of “classic styles” that were rapidly fading away. All colors and cans used here were only just bad cheap scrap cans: less money, more pieces…
During 1997 I made my second trip to New York. This time with a group of friends: MastroK, Phast, Intru and Krana:a crazy mix of THP and SIC crews.
Thanks to master Wane COD, me and MastroK stayed at the COD studio near Baychester in the Bronx: starting from there, for a couple of weeks we explored the whole city. This piece on a shutter at the Peak and Tab hall of fame in Brooklyn (thanks again guys!) has been made possible by another friend of mine, Smith, one the living New York’s legends. It’s still a great emotion to go back to those moments, few italians (Graffio and Sky4 only, if I’m not wrong) painted in NY before… a dream come true. I was so happy and proud… there was nothing more prestigious for a european writer in the 90s. The piece itself still looks acceptable and with some of the features of my today’s style. Yeah!
Posted in 1997
, Graffiti & Street Art
Tagged with: Brooklyn
, New York
, THP crew
During the 90’s every piece painted in Via Pontano was precious. It was a real honor to be hosted at Sten&Mec‘s hall of fame, probably one of the most famous walls in Italy. This time I was with my close friends MastroK and Teatro, once again experimenting another style: looking back at those days all my pieces were really different one from another each time I was painting… still looking for my own way.
From suburb to suburb, a cold trip with Isadora, Guelfa, Zen, Monè, Chief, Craze, Dust. Check out the original A.One (R.I.P.) piece in the background. And Mode2 off course! Few days, so many stories about. There’s nothing like travelling if you want to learn something for true.
All photos have been stolen by Zen’s Facebook, thanx for the nice memories!
Posted in 1992
, Graffiti & Street Art
, Right Vibe
Tagged with: A-One
, Graffiti Milano
, Milano Graffiti
, Paris Graffiti
I was called by Sara Allevi to paint this canvas at the streetwear fair in Firenze in 2006 in the ex Stazione Leopolda, where the event was held. After a fantastic night out around a beautiful Firenze with Sara, KayOne, Blast and Mambo, the next morning I made my quick pictorial contribution. The location was very nice but unfortunately quite difficult: painting with spray cans created a haze of aerosol definitely not appreciated by all the customers. I then limited to paint something fast before heading back to Milano… anyway, it’s been fun!
Thanx Sara for the kind invite!
Secondo testo in versione integrale scritto nel 2008 per il libro All City Writers (il primo è questo) che puoi acquistare cliccando sull’immagine.
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