New York Book 1 Brooklyn "A Little Bit of Rhythm" Graffiti
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I love to walk the streets of New York. I love to wander around, at no set pace, and visually take in the city. On this trip I wanted to focus my attention on the ubiquitous art form of graffiti. Although graffiti is not unique to New York, the aerosol artists here have had an influence on modern graffiti styles. I wandered mostly the streets of Brooklyn, a little in Queens, and some in Manhattan to photographed the varied styles of graffiti. Graffiti is an ancient art dating back to, at least, the days of the Romans and Greeks. Modern graffiti takes several forms. The most common is the use of aerosol paints and range from a simple, single color drawing to complex multi-colored masterpieces. In the 1970 “tagging” became increasingly popular. A tag is simply a signature and is mostly associated with street gangs marking their territory. More modern graffiti artists have become more innovative, using stencils, rice paste and paper, and stickers. They even use mailing labels taken from the post-office to leave their mark. Come walk with me along the streets of Brooklyn New York.
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