Graffiti: Kings On A Mission

In 1974, one of America’s most celebrated cultural figures declared graffiti as “the great art of the 70s”.

Back then, thousands of teenagers were vandalising New York, in particular the subway system. Yet Norman Mailer described their “passion”, their “cool”, their “masterpieces in letters six feet high”…

BBC Radio 4 meets some of those who defied the law… including pioneers such as Riff 170, Jester, Coco 144, Flint 707… [BBC Radio 4]

Read more and listen to the radio broadcast here