Graffiti Battle – The Burning Of Kingston

MASS APPEAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH RED BULL TO HOST
THE FIRST EVER LIVE GRAFFITI BATTLE, “THE BURNING OF
KINGSTON”
A Competition Inspired by the Historic Significance Behind the City
(New York, NY) Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – With a name inspired by an intense
moment from the Revolutionary War as it happened in Kingston, New York (as the Red
Coats marched out of Kingston in 1777, they burned much of the city down), Mass
Appeal, with support from Red Bull, is hosting “The Burning of Kingston“ – a live
graffiti exhibition and battle that will happen on the exterior of an authentic subway
car. Taking place on September 13th at the Trolley Museum of New York in Kingston,
eight insanely gifted graffiti artists will come together to battle for bragging rights and
recognition inside of the rich culture of “writing” and beyond. Inside of writing culture,
a “burner” is a superior work of art. What started out as friendly competition by New
York City kids during a period when the city itself was on the verge of bankruptcy has
now morphed into a global language and art form with many dialects worldwide.
The competition features world-renowned graffiti artists including T-Kid, CES, Doves,
Ribs, Dero, Bio, Doc TC-5, Revolt, Dmote, Cope2 and YES 2. The eight artists will be
split into two teams, and they’ll be going head to head to create a unique “burner” in five
hours. An esteemed panel of judges will select the winning team.
Curated by Sacha Jenkins, Creative Director of Mass Appeal, and noted artist and
historian David “Chino” Villorente, the all-day event will attract scores of graffiti/street
art enthusiasts. The event will also feature local vendors, live music and a books signing
by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins in support of their new book, Training Days: The
Subway Artists Then and Now.
“The Burning of Kingston” will be free and open to the public on September 13 from 12-
6pm at The Trolley Museum of New York (89 East Strand, Kingston, NY 12402.)
For more information, please visit TMNY.org
Twitter: @MassAppeal | #TheBurningofKingston
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/massappeal

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