As first reported by the legendary graffiti magazine and website (I’ve been checking since the mid or late 1990s) 12ozProphet, Tuesday night, June 26, Lewy BTM hit one of the most (if not THE most) iconic graf spots in NYC and worldwide, the Brooklyn Bridge.
Hip Hop lives through gangsters like this, and the non-graffiti media sources that cover and celebrate — instead of ignore or chastise — the news, such as Hip Hop Wired (previous post).
Artist LEWY of the BTM crew is slowly achieving “all city” status after hitting up the national landmark and leaving his signature tag in the same spot graf legend siblings SANE and SMITH did in 1998–who were both wanted by the FBI for vandalism. The late SANE was memorialized in an oral history piece by his brother SMITH for Fresh Paint NYC’s blog. After the brothers made graf history with the initial bombing, Dash Snow aka SACE and YEAR got busy ten years later and even left a note filled with ire for former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
New York’s Department of Transportation wasn’t as amused as the graf-loving B-boy and B-girls in the city after unceremoniously removing the artistic defacement, but not before graf heads were able to snap a few pictures of LEWY’s simple but clearly effective work.