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The New York Times: Graffiti of New York's Past, Revived and Remade

the new york times graffiti of new yorks past revived and remade

The notion of retros and re-releases are something we’re all too familiar with. But for a New York graffiti collective known as “Slavery”, the wheels are in motion for their project titled “Subway Art History” which takes a different angle. The New York Times highlights the movement that together with the help of approved public spaces from businesses and schools, have gone on to re-create some of New York’s most infamous pieces. The original artwork has been re-interpreted, exchanging the original names of writers with important names throughout history including Plato and Joan of Arc. Inspired by Steven Powers (aka ESPO) and his project in West Philadelphia, the Subway Art History project hopes to be a lesson in history and education regarding both art and the beginnings of graffiti. For more information on the project, the article can be seen here.

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