Rest In Paint RE 357
A legendary graffiti bomber from New York City passed away Monday. RE 357 was part of the legendary 357 crew and news about his passing broke out on Instagram Monday night. The graffiti community has come together to pay tribute to one of New York’s hardest hitting taggers.
RE 357 was part of the 357 crew along with members RD, Lace, DE3 and many others. In an interview with the Vandal Hour last November RE spoke about his work. He said he started taking graffiti seriously in 1997 and was a fan of tagging more than piecing.
“I always looked at basically gates and tags man. I loved the tags man, they called me ‘The Tag Man.'”
RE linked up with 357 after meeting RD. The pair has numerous tags on gates throughout the city. Odds are, when you see an RD tag, a RE tag is right next to it.
Tributes have came in from graffiti writers from all over. Fade bombed “RE 357 Lives.” Mer One drew his own RE tribute next to one of RE’s infamous tags. Brakes shared a blackbook piece he made as tribute. King Easy shared his thoughts on The Vandal’s Hour Instagram.
Rest in peace to a true writer that had a high passion for his craft. This is a sad day for this art culture. We must combat this unfortunate situation with all the positive things he done during his duration. Rip from EASY to RE357. You will NEVER be forgotten.
12ozProphet offers its deepest condolences to RE’s family and friends. Rest in Paint RE.