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The 50 Greatest NYC Graffiti Artists

27. Kyle and Jon 156

Neighborhood: Harlem

Years Active: 1980-1987

It was difficult to top the whole-cars of the 1970s; it seemed like everything had been done, including an abstract car by Futura. This didn't stop Kyle and Jon from bringing their own unique take on what a whole-car should look like. Jon was a great stylist, and Kyle was an expert illustrator who sometimes took 10 hours to paint one character. As their works progressed, Jon began experimenting with abstract letters, sometimes throwing paint at a train. They were unique voices at a time when that was hard to find.

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