BLADE, Not Dollar, Drawing, ND


BLADE, Not Dollar, Drawing, No date

This drawing of a “not dollar” hints at the financial difficulties that an artist like BLADE often experienced. The words “tired” and “fatiqe” stand out.

Size: 6.25 x 2.75

BLADE Blade - Drawings and Manuscripts


BLADE, King of Graffiti: Cards, Photographs, Drawings, Publications

In the words of curator Roger Gastman, “Before New York City made graffiti world famous, BLADE was one of the people who made it famous in New York.” BLADE  (Steven Ogburn) was only fifteen years old when in 1972 he tagged his first train. By 1974 he was painting full…