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The 50 Greatest NYC Graffiti Artists

49. Revs

Neighborhood: Brooklyn

Years Active: early '80s-present

Revs is probably the biggest crossover writer from the subway movement to the street art movement, which is something he refuses to capitalize on. He began hitting subways in the early '80s and had a decent career. In the late 1980s he teamed up with his partner Cost to do a series of wheat-pasted messages throughout the city. If that wasn't enough, the duo began using bucket paint to roll their names from rooftops. When Cost retired, Revs decided to write his autobiography in every tunnel in the transit system; it's still an unfinished work. When he isn't working on his autobiography, Revs is soddering unique sculptures in the five boroughs. He's a legend.

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