Welcome to the newly redone New York Graffiti

New York Graffiti – NY Graffiti & NYC Graffiti, focusing on graffiti that was started back in the 1970’s in New York City, Hip-Hop at it’s roots. New York Graffiti Clothing Line, Wearable Art and Subways Blackbook Templates!

We are here to show you street art from Old School Artists from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. The site is dedicated to ONLY New York which is really where it all began. Check back to see new photos that will be added DAILY, we receive hundreds of photos that need to be scanned before they are posted.

We are also looking for any photos of Old School Graffiti Pieces around ALL FIVE BOROS. (PLEASE ONLY NON-COPYRIGHTED images & drawings) and if you would prefer please submit a release statement with all all photos and designs you would allow us to use on the site. The artist or photographer will ALWAYS be credited for their photos and drawings @NewYorkGraffiti_com on Instagram.

PLEASE NOTE: Most of the images have been shared with us from 1000’s of guests users, if you feel that a photo has been posted that is copyrighted please let us know and we will be glad to remove it or display your credit information where is it due. If a tag has been placed wrong on a photo lets us know and we will be glad to update it. We are EXTREMLY fair and care about the art community.

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Graffiti legend dies in subway third-rail electrocution By Rebecca HarshbargerJuly 5, 2014 | 2:13amPublished By: NY Post   A well-known Queens graffiti “artist” was electrocuted by the third rail in a Brooklyn subway station, sources told The Post. Underground...

Remembering…Stan 153

Famed Harlem graffiti artist Stan 153 dead at 60 By BRIAN NIEMIETZ AUG 28, 2019 AT 8:21 PM Published By  |  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Influential graffiti master Stan 153 has died at 60, according to multiple people close to the street artist. Word of Stan Pratt’s death...

Remembering…Stay High 149

Wayne Roberts, ‘Stay High 149’ in Graffiti Circles, Is Dead at 61 By DAVID GONZALEZ June 12, 2012 Published By  |  NEW YORK TIMES   Wayne Roberts was a pioneering 1970s graffiti writer known as “Stay High 149” who borrowed the haloed stick figure from the title...

Remembering…IZ the Wiz

Remembering…IZ the Wiz Michael Martin, Subway Graffiti Artist Iz the Wiz, Is Dead at 50 “This is it…..This is it…” By WILLIAM GRIMESPublished: June 29, 2009 by the New York Times In the 1970s and ’80s, chances were good that anyone traveling the New York subways rode...


Overlooked No More: The Underground Graffiti Adventures of Dondi Donald Joseph White, considered a legend before “street art” became popular, turned New York City’s subways into rolling canvases of color, humor and social commentary. Feb. 27, 2019By: David...

The 1983 Death Of A NYC Graffiti Artist

“It Could Have Been Me” September 16, 2013 7:12 PM ET Erik Nielson A passenger boards a subway car painted with graffiti, in New York in 1984. These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black...
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To the following INSTAGRAM USERS for sharing their photos and t-shirt designs with us:

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Most photos have been shared from readers all around the globe, so……if you are a copyright owner or represent a copyright owner, and you believe that New York Graffiti is infringing your copyright, we can assist you best via e-mail. You may contact artists@newyorkgraffiti.com with an informal request; please cite the exact URL (the “address” or “location” of the page as shown by your web browser, beginning with http://newyorkgraffiti.com/…), and provide enough information to substantiate your claim of copyright ownership. Be aware that correspondence is answered by a small number of volunteers, and an immediate reply may not be possible.

We believe in respectful and responsible expressions of creativity and aim to cooperate within the community at large for mutual benefit, to help make an already great city even more beautiful. Because of this, we do not condone any kind of vandalism and embrace responsible creativity. We have a great appreciation and the highest respect for the many forms of graffiti art, BUT we do not condone illegal acts of any kind. This site is for visual pleasure and to help artists get paid for their talents, whether it is on clothing or in galleries.

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5Pointz, Gone But Not Forgotten

Remembering 5Pointz: A Five-Story Building That Told Plenty More by Bruce WallaceNovember 21, 2013 5:01 PM The walls of 5Pointz were once covered in graffiti. Artists worldwide came to New York to paint the warehouse surface. (Bruce Wallace for NPR) This week, New...

New York City’s War on Graffiti

New York City’s War on Graffiti http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-mansbach/nyc-graffiti_b_2527074.html by Adam Mansbach Thirty years ago — at the height of New York City’s “War on Graffiti,” and in an act of faith utterly incommensurate with the city’s public...

The 50 Greatest NYC Graffiti Artists

COMPLEX MAGAZINE ARTICLE - Having a top 50 list with no explanations just doesn’t work, so I’ve carved the subway movement into sections and tried to work that way—tags, style, throwies, etc. Trying to figure out how much weight to give to a category of writing is...

New York Graffiti-The Urban Expression

New York Graffiti-The Urban Expression New York Graffiti is believed by many as a form of urban expression. It mainly has an implication on the urban landscape of the city. The city truly shared its history of graffiti and street art. Good thing, the best pieces and...