BLADE - "Only In America", Acrylic Spray and Paint Markers on NYC Transit Map. Measures 23"x 32". 2011.
King Master visionary! Blade is more than a graffiti artist. A remarkable pivotal figure in the history of graffiti Blade's successes as a graffiti artist are myriad.Blade's artwork has been extensively collected & exhibited for over 25years & has participated in over 75 select solo group gallery exhibitions throughout the world! Blade has also been involved in in numerous symposiums, appeared in hundreds of articles, television features, magazine/ journal publications & catalogues.
At the forefront of the subway graffiti art movement in the early 70s, Blade's work is not only recognized as significantly influential, but his lengthy career as a professional artist has warranted worldwide notoriety & fame. Painting over 5000 trains & evolving to new levels of subway & canvas graffiti Blade has had exhibitions at the Whitney museum(2000) Cleveland's Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2000) A 1991 show at The Musse National De Monuments Francais (Paris France) numerous shows at the Groniger Museum, and dozens of shows in Europe & Asia.On October 28,1994,Blade was invited to the Groniger museum to meet the Queen of England, as she was attending the prestigious institustion's re-opening.