Bio Breaks It Down – Get a Hands-On Look Inside NYC’s Graffiti Culture

By - Friday, November 4th, 2011

This weekend is a rare opportunity to get a crash course on graffiti culture by one of the most highly reputed graffiti writers in the world. Bio has been a prolific practitioner of the aerosol arts for over 30 years. Getting his start painting trains in the end of the New York subway graffiti movement, the founding member of the TATS CRU has been non-stop, from painting some of the most technically advanced productions with his crew to painting ad campaigns for corporations like Coca-Cola and Nike. No doubt the TATS CRU has earned the title “The Mural Kings”. Scroll down for more information about the Graffiti Tour taking place tomorrow. Get a Hands-on Look Inside NYC’s Graffiti Culture Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Garrison Ave Bronx, NY – $85.00 – 90 minute guide to graffiti hosted by renowned muralist – Spray paint lesson using replica subway car – History of NYC street art – Cost of paint included New Yorkers were the first to recognize that graffiti is more “aerosol art” than it is an act of vandalism, becoming as much a part of the city’s culture today as the subway cars it first coated in the 1970s. No one was more instrumental to that transformation in the public’s mind than Bio, co-founder of the legendary TATS CRU and a 30-year veteran of the art form. In this unique opportunity with Bio, you’ll get the ultimate insider’s guide to graffiti. You’ll hear a brief history of street art in New York from the men responsible for shaping it, before receiving a spray paint lesson that uses a replica subway car as your canvas. TATS CRU members Nicer and BG183 will also be on location for your graffiti experience at The Point, a community development corporation dedicated to youth in the South Bronx. Cost of the spray paint is included in tour, but to avoid the cost of new clothes we suggest not wearing your favorite shirt. Rain date: Sunday, November 6th. ABOUT THE HOST BIO TATS Bio is a founding member of TATS CRU, a group of professional Bronx-based muralists who pioneered the notion of graffiti as art. His work has been featured in The New York Times and New York Magazine, and can been seen everywhere from local Bronx businesses to Coca-Cola commercials. Bio has been painting in the Graffiti Hall of Fame in Harlem since the mid-1980s, and he was profiled along with the rest of TATS CRU in the 2006 documentary, “The Mural Kings.” In 2001, TATS CRU was selected to represent New York City muralists at the Smithsonian Institute’s 35th Annual Folklife Festival. He and his team currently furnish advertising and design services to businesses seeking innovative ways to promote their products. Click here to book tickets for this unique look inside NYC’s graffiti culture. Photo: Tats Cru Source: Fresh Paint NYC

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