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The 50 Greatest NYC Graffiti Artists

37. Ghost

Alias: Six-Pack

Neighborhood: Queens

Years Active: 1980-present

There are so many iconoclasts that didn't make this list, like Lsd-Om and Futura 2000, that it's nice to have someone on here who broke all the rules, which is what Ghost did. From 1980 to 1986 he painted in the style of the RTW writers, at the same time he was warring with them. After a quick break, he regrouped and threw out the style handbook. His pieces from 1987 to 1989 were sprawled across trains like an octopus thrashing about. From a strict composition point of view, they made no sense, but they worked. His throw-ups were just as radical, usually done sideways or upside down; they gave the illusion that they were flying by in the breeze. He continued to paint during the clean train movement and today paints globally.

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