The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio

 

 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. Known to Street Artists since 1980,  and now a tourist destination, it is rarely open (except by private tour) to the public. But once a year, James Top, Executive Director of this iconic Wall, selects a theme and invites artists for a two-day emersion. This year’s theme ~ The Subway Edition, with artists from the 1980s subway era.

We were there from start (Saturday, August 24th at Noon) to end of day on Sunday, August 25th.  The 38th Edition of Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio. Check it out.

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Graffiti Wall of Fame, once a year Event, August 25-26, 2018
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Now in its 38th year, the theme for this year’s Event is a look-back to the pioneers of graffiti, who sat on subway platforms and benches and taught each other the craft. Stepping over open boxes of cans & large Blick bags to music by DJ Marlon B, the day began with artists giving a nod to friends and familiar faces, as they moved quickly to  murals that will soon disappear.

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James Top, Executive Director of the Graffiti Wall of Fame, greeting an artist ~ Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Facing 106th Street, Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Above, Saturday, August 25th. Below, Sunday, August 26th, 2018

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Above, Saturday, August 25th ~ Below, Sunday, August 26th

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Saturday, August 25, 2018Above, Saturday, August 25 ~ below, Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
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At Graffiti Hall of Fame, El Barrio, August 25, 2018
August 25-26, 2018
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Artists included TATS CRU – BIO, NICER, BG183, IBM CREW – EPIC, KOZE, ZAME, SPHERE, TEAL, SERO, LADIE, ROZ, SEEN TC5,OMNI 156, RTW CREW, SAGO, STEM, SADE TCM, TMT CREW,, SKEME, CHAIN 3, LADY PINK, DEZ/KAYSLAY, COD CREW, COPE 2, WEN, WANE, KADE TMR, DERO TFA, CES FC, KEO X-MEN and others

Executive Director of the Graffiti Hall of Fames, James Top

Executive Director of the Graffiti Hall of Fame, James Top.  The Graffiti Hall of Fame is located at 106th Street and Park Avenue, in the courtyard/playground of the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex. For private tour information, contact James Top at Graffiti NYC TV email graffitinyctv@gmail.com.

The Board of Education is the landlord, however there is no budget for this annual Event. The Event is Free, donations are greatly appreciated.

Looking back at Graffiti Hall of Fame in 2014,

Want to see more? Check out The Mural Project Downtown,  The Audubon Mural Project,  the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center which is the new Headquarter for Spotify, Behind the Scenes in El Barrio with the #100GatesProject, and the #100Gates Project in El Barrio and Staten Island, The French Street Artist, JR, Artolution in the East Village, #NotACrime, and Tats Cru for #NotACrime, the mosaic Spirit of Harlem, Dream Street Park and White Park in East Harlem, the Murals of El Barrio, Monument Art Project, El Barrio,

5 thoughts on “The Graffiti Hall of Fame ~ 38th Edition ~ El Barrio

  1. Thank you,@afinelyne for this very good story & look into The 2018 NYC Graffiti Hall Of Fame @ 106 St & Park ave.
    We look forward to 2019 and making this Art, music & dance festival even better.
    Make sure to check out “Graffiti NYC ” it airs each Sunday 1:30 am ch.67 (Manhattan Only) or see it Livestream@ http://www.mnn.org Host by: James Top

    Also visit The NYC Graffiti Visitor & Events Center .Located@ 162 1/2 East 104 st between Lexington & 3rd ave. We are open until mid- September , But we will reopen in Winter 2019 check out our website @ http://www.nycgraffitievents.com for updates

  2. Great article. I was there as well. I actually made the backdrop with the subways on it. I own an operate Hall of GraFX here in Providence, Rhode Island. James Top and I go back years. We been working together for a long time.

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