Episode 21: Hugo Martinez
Hugo Martinez is one of the most controversial figures in graffiti. A polarizing figure, yes - yet so, so crucial. His vision of what seminal graffiti represented, as well as what it could be, helped to shape its evolution. He influenced the public, but also writers themselves, by imbuing the sense that this was, indeed, "real" and important art. Born in New York City, that art, and those writers, now identifying as artists, became the archetype of what has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, forever altering our view and appreciation of what art is and can be.
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