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Amazing Facts About the Graffiti Art

Pragya Singh Nov 07, 2020
We have surely seen Graffiti artworks at least once in our lives. Here's a quiz you should definitely take that will help you know more about this art.
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In modern times, spray paint and marker pens are commonly used as graffiti materials.
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Graffiti was primarily used to make political statements and mark street gang territory.
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About ten years after its inception around 1970, graffiti culture started to be linked with hip-hop, a concept coined by media to facilitate commercialization of graffiti.
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The first known graffiti artist was Mr. Darryl McCray, street named Cornbread. The story starts with young Cornbread developing a crush on Cynthia Custuss, so he wrote Cornbread Loves Cynthia all over the local area to win her over.
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Train bombing is where a group of writers quickly cover a train in graffiti before authorities arrive.
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The Berlin Wall was extensively covered by graffiti reflecting social pressures relating to oppressive Soviet rule over GDR.
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One new to graffiti is called toy. Those with more experience and respect among other writers are called kings or queens.
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'Black book', also called 'piece book', is a graffiti writers' sketch book where they draw and plan potential graffiti works. It can be a book featuring a collection of tags by other graffiti writers.
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Heaven spot pieces often pose challenges for graffiti writers, but they also increase an artist's fame.
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This was done in Dubai in 2014 by over 100 artists, in celebration for the 43rd United Arab Emirates Union Day.
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Tagging is the act of writing your graffiti name with spray paint or markers.
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Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, political activist, and film director, active since 1990s. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed in distinctive stenciling method.
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