Throwback Thursday: Denmark's First Legal Graffiti Train Painted 1986

By - Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Bates posted some gems from his vault on his blog for 12ozProphet. Dropping knowledge about the history of the Danish graff scene, Bates resurfaced these photographs of the first legal graffiti train painted in Denmark in 1986 by K Crew. This exemplifies the different attitude towards graffiti European cities have compared to that of New York. This train was painted 3 short years after the release of the seminal New York subway graffiti documentary Style Wars which came out in 1983. In the film there is a classic scene where some of the most talented and prominent graffiti artists of the era propose being allowed to paint a whole train, a concept that was naturally shut down by the city. As Duro would say, maybe we should try to “negogiate”.

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