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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Chelsea is a neighborhood known for a lot of things. But notable graffiti isn’t one of them.

That’s why I cameraphone-snapped the above example. For one, it’s fairly sky-high, at least 10 stories up; that means it was intended for a wide audience. At least, as wide as the car and foot traffic on 9th Avenue and 14th through about 18th Streets will allow. That simple three-word call-and-response — “Slang Who” “Who!” — doesn’t say much, but it’s cryptic enough to make for a unique cityscape scene.

As is usually the case when I photograph such a scene, there is a larger version on Flickr. But the detail above isn’t really clear in the larger scene. All you really get is a better overview of that lower part of 9th, including the landmark Prince Lumber storefront. So really, don’t even bother clicking through.

This marks my latest post concerning some specimen of New York City graffiti. I should smarten up and create a blog category for it. Although it doesn’t feel like I’ve yet attained critical mass for that…

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 06/12/2021 07:06pm
Category: Creative, New Yorkin', Photography
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