Your Memory's Museum
Your Memory's Museum

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READ | NY POST | Graffiti legend was also an NYPD cop

Police have discovered the identity of one of New York City’s most prolific graffiti vandals — and he’s one of their own.

Steven Weinberg, 43, of Flushing, a patrolman who retired from the NYPD in 2001 after hurting his leg, is the notorious “Neo” — one of the peskiest subway taggers of the 1980s. [via]

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 Michael “Iz the Wiz” Martin (November 30, 1958 – June 17, 2009)

 Michael “Iz the Wiz” Martin (November 30, 1958 – June 17, 2009)

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Art, Elevated: Henry Chalfant’s Archives (via @nytimesphoto)
As one of the foremost chroniclers of graffiti, Henry Chalfant photographed hundreds of subway cars covered with everything from murals to tiny tags. Now, he is releasing interactive books from his archives. [READ MORE]

Art, Elevated: Henry Chalfant’s Archives (via @nytimesphoto)

As one of the foremost chroniclers of graffiti, Henry Chalfant photographed hundreds of subway cars covered with everything from murals to tiny tags. Now, he is releasing interactive books from his archives. [READ MORE]

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The Lives They Lived: Stay High 149 (via @NYTmag)
It’s hard to resist the Rip Van Winkle comparison. When Wayne Roberts showed up at a graffiti-art show in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2000, after being AWOL for 20-odd years thanks to a heroin habit, he re-emerged to a city that was radically different from the one he dropped out of. According to his biographer, Chris Pape, Roberts brought a new sort of bravado and style to the graffiti world in the early ’70s with his tag, STAY HIGH 149, and Smoker figure — a copy of the logo from the British TV show “The Saint,” adorned with a joint at its lips.

The Lives They Lived: Stay High 149 (via @NYTmag)

It’s hard to resist the Rip Van Winkle comparison. When Wayne Roberts showed up at a graffiti-art show in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2000, after being AWOL for 20-odd years thanks to a heroin habit, he re-emerged to a city that was radically different from the one he dropped out of. According to his biographer, Chris Pape, Roberts brought a new sort of bravado and style to the graffiti world in the early ’70s with his tag, STAY HIGH 149, and Smoker figure — a copy of the logo from the British TV show “The Saint,” adorned with a joint at its lips.

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Big Pun Hip-Hop Quotable - TATS Cru (2001)

Big Pun Hip-Hop Quotable - TATS Cru (2001)