New York

Phase Two

Gallozzi-LaPlaca Gallery

Graffiti is the only art movement of the time. It has thousands of practitioners working seriously in defined and evolving styles, and it has transformed the way things look, the way we look at things, and the way we look at art. In a way, graffiti is the first formal revolution in painting since Cubism, and in a way Phase Two is the Marcel Duchamp of graffiti. He may have done more than any other artist to transform and develop styles of graffiti, to paint the word and design the letter.

Phase Two originated ways of forming letters and composing pieces that were adopted by legions of graffiti writers and became the state of pop graphics, and he’s still on the cutting edge of spray-can penmanship. He and Rammellzee are the arch-innovators and theoreticians of graffiti, creating visual art that is itself the resonance of the word—a kind of “gnostic futurism” in which the beginning is the

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