The State of New York Graffiti

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by: Scott Goodson

At the start of January I wrote a post about the incredible original graffiti happening in Brazil and especially Rio – read that post here. In NYC, the home of modern graffiti, it’s all still alive and kicking, and remains a cultural phenomenon. Although these days it’s not leading the world in it’s style as it once did. No today, most of the graffiti in NYC is stencil graffiti, made famous by the likes of Banksy in the UK a few years back.
But check out some of these dark images. Something is very brooding
in the minds of the urbanest of urbanest cultures out there. How do you
spell ‘gothic?’