It was done by CETE and VEW, two graffiti artists born and raised in New York City. ANIMAL got in contact with the outlaws over email, via a trusted source.
For obvious legal reasons, they didn’t give us their real names or ages, but were more than happy to discuss their creative exploits. After all, spray painting a subway train or “making graffiti” is a crime that carries potential felony charges, when coupled with “criminal mischief” and “criminal trespass.”
It’s also a guaranteed way to get on the authorities’ most wanted list. The MTA’s Eagle Team patrols the yards, while the NYPD’s Vandal Squad monitors the streets. Virtually everyone in the graffiti scene regards both anti-graffiti squads by their latter designation, and doesn’t differentiate between the two.
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