Throwback Thursday – Cope2 Edition

By - Thursday, February 12th, 2015

This week’s Throwback Thursday comes at you with a feature from our 12ozProphet Magazine archives and from a member of the Dirty Dozen Crew. Here’s a few photos courtesy of Fernando Carlo, better known as Cope2. Cope hails from the South Bronx of New York. He began writing around 1978-1979 and he’s been active in the street art & graffiti community ever since ; this means he’s been in the game for over 30 years. His signature throwup is instantly recognizable by the bubble letters he uses to display his name. His throwup was actually given to him by Cap MPC. 

Over the years, Cope has managed to break through and find success as a mainstream artist while also building an impressive list of projects to his name, that only continues to grow. From designing a sneaker for Converse to having his designs featured on DRINK UP! clothing, Cope has been all over the place (which you can see from his blog here at 12oz) and he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down soon. 

Last year, he painted The Bowery Mural over in Manhattan. Recently he participated in an auction curated by David Pluskwa Gallery for the family’s of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. His work is also featured in 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, an Australian contemporary art gallery. From getting up in the subways of New York as a boy to having his work showcased in galleries around the world, Cope learned to play the game well in terms of combining his penchant for street art with the demand for “safe” or legal art in consumerism. 

If you have any suggestions for next week’s Throwback Thursday, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments section below. 

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