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"Graffiti represents man's desire to communicate"- Anonymous
Graffiti has become a prominent force in urban settings in the late 20th century. New York City conceived graffiti and it will always be the "capital and cultural centre of graffiti".
At its inception in the 60’s the mention of the word would conjure up different images in people's minds - is it art or is it vandalism? a cause of the urban decay or a product from it? Many would associate graffiti with poverty, inequality, and violence.
Graffiti can be seen as one element within the Hip-Hop subculture. Each asserting the right to write.
Take a look at some neat graffiti work in New York in the 90’s (& before).