Raoul and Davide Perre
Raoul Perre (also known as HOW) and Davide Perre (also known as NOSM) are twin graffiti artists from New York City. They are both members of the Bronx-based graffiti crew, TATS CRU "The Mural Kings."
Born in the Basque Country of San Sebastián, Spain, both grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany and began doing graffiti in 1988. They spent their late teenage years traveling the world painting walls and trains with each other. While visiting New York City in 1997, both were asked to become members of TATS CRU, and permanently relocated to New York City shortly thereafter in 1999.
As a member of TATS CRU, both create elaborate murals for well known commercial clients like Sony. Both have also lectured at universities including MIT and their work have appeared in numerous films, music videos, documentaries, and most recently, the windows of the historic department store, Lord and Taylor.
Both have been featured within the pages of numerous publications, including The New York Times and New York Magazine, and even stirred the likes of the Rev. Al Sharpton with the controversial undertones of subjects manifested within their art.
Additionally, Davide Perre is featured in a new interview in Amateur Magazine issue 012.
- Graffiti With a German (and Bronx) Accent The New York Times (July 6, 2003). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Art Crimes Interview Brett Webb (November, 2001). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Sony Draws Ire With PSP Graffiti Wired (December 5, 2005). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Graffiti artists TATS CRU visit MIT Arts at MIT (September 14, 2005). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Up From the Streets mad.co.uk (March 26, 2003). Accessed December 8, 2008
- YouTube John Mayer: "Waiting on the World to Change". Accessed December 8, 2008
- Bomb it: The Movie
- Hunts Point-based graffiti arts TATS CRU lend urban cred to Lord & Taylor New York Daily News (July 15, 2008). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Guten Tag New York Magazine (Nov 22, 1999). Accessed December 8, 2008
- Hunts Point's Tats Cru graffiti crew to take city to court for covering 'art' New York Daily News (August 11, 2008) Accessed December 8, 2008
- "Amateur Magazine 012 « Amateur Magazine". Amateur-magazine.com. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15.