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Monday, July 7, 2014

Legendary Graffiti artist Jason Wulf aka 'DG' passes away

Queens artist and graffiti legend Jason Wulf,  died due to an unfortunate accident on the tracks Wednesday at the 25th Street Station in Sunset Park around 10 pm. The graffiti artist is said to have been electrocuted by the 3rd rail in the Subway but the MTA is still investigating. Despite his outpouring of creativity, he never embraced the art world or graffiti circuit. Although he sold canvasses, he represented that older-school breed of graffiti writer who had no interest in mainstream recognition. Wulf has been making a name in the graffiti world for himself since 1985. $10,000 has been raised online to pay for his funeral.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Iconic New York hip-hop film, 'Wild Style,' celebrated on 30th anniversary

Director Charlie Ahearn's tale of a graffiti artist's quest is a snapshot to a former age - and gets its due with a 2013 screening.

Thirty years ago, of course, New York had a whole different energy.
The opportunity to experience that era again is merely one reason "Wild Style," the 1983 hip-hop verite-drama celebrating its 30th anniversary this week at IFC, is a must-see.
"It was a portrait of people I thought were spearheading a whole new movement that was going on," says "Wild Style" director Charlie Ahearn.
"These guys in the Bronx had developed hip-hop into a language. It was like making a big art movie populated by all these creative individuals."
The film holds a place in history for being the first representation on film of New York's hip-hop scene. In it, a graffiti artist named Raymond (Lee Quinones) who, under the pseudonym "Zoro," traverses the city - especially the South Bronx - spray-paining subway cars (stationary targets are too easy for him).
He avoids the cops, romances a girl (Sandra Fabara) and hits big when he tags the background for a major "underground" rap competition outside an abandoned downtown theater.
Among the famous faces in the film are Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash and Busy Bee.

The IFC Center is located at 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014 For tickets and information go to or call 212-924-7771

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Tuesday, August 27, 2013


We here at Off The Corner like to keep the elements of Hip Hop Culture alive, and one of these main elements is the artistic form called Graffiti. Fuck what the critics and idiots that trash this art form as garbage, they truly dont understand or their negative views falls in the way of bigtory, which i have seen first hand (check out comments section), but thats nothing new in this country. Enjoy these pictures from some of the worlds best artists.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Source: - In another blow to the reputation of Florida’s criminal justice system, 18-year-old Israel Hernandez-Llach was killed Tuesday when police shocked him with a Taser. Hernandez-Llach, originally of Colombia, was caught spray-painting graffiti on an abandoned McDonalds. He likely would have been punished for vandalism with mandatory community service hours. Hernandez-Llach, who was also known by the nickname “Reefa,” was a well-known graffiti artist in Miami-Dade County. His art has appeared in Miami galleries, and his classmates knew him as “a genius.” 18-year-old Lucy Rynka, who graduated with Hernandez-Llach last year, told Reuters, “He showed me how powerful art can be, how you can use color and design to relay a powerful message.” In response to the shooting, the community held a memorial on Saturday for Hernandez-Llach. Around 400 people also participated in a peaceful protest against the police, booing at officers and shouting “Whose streets? Our streets!” The police have defended use of the Taser with the story that when cornered, Hernandez-Llach, ran at his pursuers instead of surrendering himself. But PolicyMic reports the story differently. Officers may have actually pressed Hernandez-Llach up against a wall before using the Taser on him, then high-fived over his body. Florida’s laws have come into question lately with the controversy over Trayvon Martin’s death and the Stand Your Ground laws. But Miami-Dade County’s law enforcement has been even more carefully examined due to recent shooting incidents and improper behavior.

See more of his artwork HERE.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started to paint on New York's subway in 1973. His crew United Artists (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full-color throw-ups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin, and his brother Mad. For the next 16 years his pieces were running across the city and on all lines, but they were especially prominent on the 2, 5, and 6 lines. He was responsible for dozens of whole-car top-to-bottoms, many of which have become iconic images of the time. (READ MORE ON HIS WIKI PAGE)


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