TRACY 168 (born Michael Tracy in 1958) is an American graffiti artist.
TRACY 168 was born at New York Hospital on E.68 Street. He was known as one of the founding fathers of the art form; and started the Wild Style style of graffiti.[unreliable source?] The name also refers to a crew he founded which features Chris Ellis ("Daze"), Lava I & II (founder of the "Black Spades"), Fernando Carlo Jr. ("cope 2"), Dan ("Plasma") Rauch, and others. He is featured extensively in the documentary Just to Get a Rep and discusses WiLD STYLE and the troubled relationship between graffiti and the established art world. 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.  "Tracy" was the mentor to many street and graffiti artists, Keith Haring, SAMO Despite appearing in major gallery and museum shows "Tracy" maintains a solid street presence with his classic STREET MURALS in Brooklyn and the Bronx, where he currently resides. Tracy 168 is famous for his tags of a drawing called Purple Haze which relates and serves as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. The artwork was part of the Experience Music Project.
- "Graffiti Wall Art by Michael Tracy, TRACY 168, Graffiti WiLD STYLE, Bronx, NYC Wall Murals, Subway Art". Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Just to Get a Rep - graffiti/hip-hop documentary - Deluxe Edition". Vimeo. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Michael Tracy - Crazy Tracy - 1984". About. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Gallery of Wall Murals by Michael Tracy, TRACY 168, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Bronson and Others". Retrieved 8 October 2014. line feed character in
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