Ket Reflects on Brooklyn Graffiti in the 80's and 90's
Williamsburg, Brooklyn today is fully gentrified and totally changed from the neighborhood that I once called home. Growing up as a kid in Williamsburg and Bushwick (two neighborhoods in Brooklyn) was colorful for many reasons – the people, the sounds, and of course the walls. There was lots of crime and lots of tags and other art on the walls everywhere, it made quite an impression on me so much that I ended up wanting to do the same. In the 1980s ATOM aka ATOMIC LOC was the undisputed king of the walls with pieces while OE3 had the gates and everything else saturated with his tags and throw ups. Bushwick was different and was where you saw writers from the WR and BSK crews up. Anyway, I thought I would share some pictures of those days – the 80s and early 90s.
Text and Photo: Alan Ket