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RIME doesn't do anything half-assed. He's the guy who will come back to a live spot multiple times to finish or fix a piece to make sure it looks exactly the way he wants it to look. Similarly, he will add layers and layers to a painting in order to create something that is radically different from his graffiti in its format and yet uses familiar characters and his distinctive linework to create abstract fever dreams of animalistic human desires. The original drawings on paper and on postal labels RIME shared for the Amazing 24 Days of Holiday Graff live somewhere in between those spaces, blending and twisting letters and characters, but never abandoning the rawness of their graffiti roots.
As a bonus, we also have two original pieces by TOPER available today. TOPER is a New York City graffiti original with the history and style to match. He grew up in multiple boroughs and came up alongside some of the most respected writers and crews active in the city, so it is no surprise that his graffiti is as technically proficient and inventive as any in NYC.
CASH4's art keeps changing and evolving in unpredictable ways, employing a unique mix of characters, colors, symbolism and lettering. As a graffiti writer, he has not been averse to controversy, but has nonetheless stubbornly kept bombing and grinding away at developing his own visual language. His artwork is perhaps best described as organized chaos with a dash of madness. For our Amazing 24 Days of Holiday Graff, we have a few pieces from CASH4's popular series of beer bottles as well as a selection of mixed media pieces on paper available.
KET's record of achievement over the last three decades as a clean train king, publisher, curator, consultant, activist and tireless cultural ambassador for New York City graffiti is long and unparalleled. He has been an advocate both for the purity of vandalism and artistic excellence in any format or medium, and his work as a graffiti writer speaks for itself. We are honored to have a few pieces from KET's archives available as part of the Amazing 24 Days of Holiday Graff.
CINIK VAC's brand of graffiti is from a time when style was still imperative, so it's no surprise that everything he does looks good. CINIK makes his letters look effortless, but study them closely and you'll find countless little tricks and turns that give them their perfect balance. We are very pleased to have a selection of fill-ins and handstyles on paper by CINIK available as part of the Amazing 24 Days of Holiday Graff.
DEK 2DX is a Brooklyn institution, yet he is not one to get bogged down by rigid, traditional ideas of style. Whether he does bubbly straightletters or uses more colors in his fill than you can count, his pieces always have a certain bounce, and one never looks quite like the one before it. As part of our Amazing 24 Days of Holiday Graff, we are excited to have three original drawings by DEK available.