Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tagging Manhattan

This has to be the biggest single tag of any graffiti artist. A thin orange line of paint winds its way around Manhattan from the Hudson River to the East River and spells out the name of the artist, Momo. Produced in 2006, the 35 year old artist set out to make a trail people could follow, when he realized he could write something planned out on a street grid. Momo produced the nearly 8 mile long orange trail by lashing a funnel-shaped bucket of paint on the back of his bicycle and rode through the streets and sidewalks of Manhattan between 3 and 6 in the morning dripping some 15 gallons of paint over two different sorties. He later made a short impressionistic film of his creation.

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