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Watching My Name Go By
1976 Graffiti documentary

Check this vintage BBC graffiti documentary called Watching My Name Go By – it’s a straight blast from the past. This film will show you what NYC used to look like before it became the gentrified place it is today. Before the authorities cracked down on street art, calling it a crime and erasing it from public view. Once again, you can see that most adults are just not connected to youth culture – and today there’s still a battle raging to define graffiti as art, and not vandalism. I love hearing these young artists describe their work. Despite all of the efforts of authorities, graffiti has not died, it has multiplied!


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  1. Quillan Freya

    July 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Recently watched a cool doc about the gangs of NY in the 70s called Rubble Kings… Really good watch, you guys should check it out!

  2. Lester Allen Chastain Jr.

    July 22, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Yessss Dondi the champ!!

  3. Tim Guajardo

    July 22, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I love Dondi White

  4. Hedon Istic

    July 22, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Look forward to watching this

  5. Mar Tin

    July 22, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Jason Rasta

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