The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture

The Rise of New York City’s Graffiti Culture

In the crime-ridden New York City of the 70s, graffiti artists transformed subway cars, buses, billboards, and telephone poles into wild canvases. Made in 1976 for the BBC and recently dug up by Gothamist, Watching My Name Go By is a 25-minute mini-documentary about the rise of this graffiti culture. The film introduces the kids who lived to deface public spaces, chronicling how tags spread vine-like over the city’s every surface. [READ MORE]

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