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Presented by New Design High School and Mass Appeal, Rooftop Legends continues to transform the rooftop of the former Seward Park High School into a first-rate open-air gallery. The mural featured above was painted by the legendary Claw Money. The following photos were captured at last Sunday’s celebration of urban art culture and community curated by New Design High School Dean Jesse Pais:

Greg Lamarche aka SP.ONE 

Queen Andrea at work


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Pure TFP at work

Cekis at work

Photo credits: 1-4 Tara Murray; 5-7 Lenny Collado

Note: Hailed in a range of media from WideWalls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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A six-week long educational program that explores the impact of American graffiti art on global culture, Write of Passage opens to the public with a historic exhibition this coming Saturday, October 19. Curated by Sacha Jenkins, a noted graffiti historian and editorial director of Mass Appeal, the exhibition at Red Bull Studios New York, 218 West 18th Street serves as a centerpiece to Write of Passage’s educational program.

Artwork featured in Write of Passage at Red Bull Studios

Several installations, rare canvasses, photos, sketches, vintage apparel and over 100 original graffiti artifacts document the evolution of graffiti art, celebrating its local origins and global influences.

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Among the four installations that bring graffiti to life are a subway train & tunnel installation and a tattoo parlor installation from noted graffiti artist/tattooist Mr. Kaves.

Installation: Recreated "Brooklyn Made" Tattoo Parlor in Red Bull Studios for Write of Passage

Artists whose works are featured include: Daze, Futura, Haze, David “Chino” Villorente, Alan Bortman, Chris Pape, Easy, Miss 17, Freedom, Cycle, Fargo, Greg “SP” Lamarche, Krink, Mare 139, Cost, CES, Jay “J.SON” Edlin, Keo, Mark Ali Awfe, False, Tommy Rebel, A-ONE, Dondi White, Serve, Ed “Metal Man” Walker, Kaves, Trap IF, False, VFR, , Cope 2, Daze, Harley Spiller, Haze, Henry Chalfant, Louie KR.ONE Gasparro, YES 2, Samuel Kleiman, Sharp, Todd “Reas” James and Wane COD.


Write of Passage will be open to the public every Saturday from 1-5 p.m. through November 23.

All photos courtesy Write of Passage/Red Bull New York: 1. photo, Alexander Richter; 2. jacket, Serve; 3. strap hanger sculpture, Mare 139; 4. Kaves, Brooklyn tattoo parlor 5. photo, Henry Chalfant