Cost Is Up – Interview – Animal New York
Via Animal New York
We talked about his life, decades of activity, choices of medium, about REVS and ENX… but we had a word-count limit of 500. A small part made the cut: COST is ruling the streets again, and streets were always his.
“I am very proud that REVS and I hold this position which no one else holds,” COST told us. “Nobody. Not the Keith Harings, the Andy Warhols, the Shepard Faireys or the Banksys. We’re the essence of NYC graffiti writers. Because we were true. True graffiti artists. Not, like, dabbled in it. And we are true street artists. We are the guys that have 50% of each to make a whole. I don’t care if I ever have Banksy or Kaws or Shepard Fairey money — it would be nice, no one complains with full pockets — but I’m very proud that we have etched ourself in the history of graffiti. We bridged the gap between street art and graffiti.”
The rest of the interview here