One of the graffiti legends has fallen!!! While spending most of my teenage years around Harlem and the Upper East Side, a name I always came across through was RD. The tag of the famous NYC graffiti artist followed me everywhere. I saw his graffiti work on fire hydrants, walls, subways and there’s not anything I could think of that he might not have touched.
Graffiti was a movement that has led to many great aesthetics and artists. It’s something that in a way symbolizes NY. This type of art was a way where many teenage kids were able to express themselves. Today, we can see this type of art popularized by artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairy. The graffiti artist was busted the past weekend and charged with 82 counts of making graffiti. The interesting part of this story is that this artist who has had a secret identity for decades has been identified as a worker for the New York Department of Health. RD was tracked for two years by the police. Take a look below at some of his work and if you are from Uptown New York you’ll recognize it immediately.0