The graffiti world has lost another king, another too young king. I saw something on the internet a couple days ago but waited to believe anything until I talked to someone who actually knew. I didn’t know him personally but it also seemed like there would always be newer and more epic Nekst pieces popping up. He will always be remembered not only as a prolific bomber but for his fair share of pieces and freights and trackside rollers as well. Everything got hit. And got hit BIG.
All I can say is that hopefully in his life and death, there’s a lesson for all. Go big while you got it and live to keep getting it.
This first pic is from a piece done when I was working across the street on the Bowery and the first time I really opened up to him being a major player in doing big things, and doing them in very insanely high profile spots.
by toxic waste dump
, writer highlight
, all country
, high profile
, los angeles
, new york
, throw ups
The fine folks at Artillery Magazine say “This video could change your life…if you let it.” I say let it! Graffiti expressionism, these guys are ballin out. Haha.
To me graffiti has always been about expression and you can’t get too much more expressive than this. I put this right up there with straight up letter pieces and a lot more fun than a good amount of them too. Practice the history but keep pushing it forward likewise.
, love and security
Atak is an all around balanced writer. From walls to freights to rooftops to anything with a writable surface. He gets handy with the whole slue of weaponry; aerosol, markers, fire extinguishers . . . padlocks. Like I said he’s a writer’s writer. Carnage zine (by Sabeth718) just did their premier issue on him and his partner-in-crime Hert. But it sold out with a quickness.
, writer highlight
, fire extinguisher
, getting up
, spray paint