Tracy 168

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TRACY 168 was born Michael Tracy in 1958 at New York Hospital on E.68 Street. He is a well known 'Oldschool writer' from New York. He was known as one of the kings of graffiti and started the 'Wildstyle'[1] style of graffiti. He is featured extensively in the documentary Just to Get a Rep and discusses Wildstyle and the troubled relationship between graffiti and the established art world.[2] In July 2006, an art piece by Tracy 168 in 1984 utilized a real subway car door and showcased his piece on it. The piece was shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art during their month long exhibit, "Graffiti. [3] Tracy 168 is famous for his tags of a drawing called Purple Haze which relates and serves as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.[4] The artwork was part of the Experience Music Project.

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  1. ^ http://www.bronxmall.com/tracy168/present.html
  2. ^ http://justtogetarep.com
  3. ^ http://arthistory.about.com/od/from_exhibitions/ig/Brooklyn-Museum-Graffiti/Crazy-Tracy.htm
  4. ^ http://www.bronxmall.com/tracy168/phaze.html

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