COMET -ALE - Collaborative Painting

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COMET/ ALE - "Untitled #1" Collaborative painting,  Spray, Acrylic & Paint Marker on Canvas. Measures 24"x 30". 

Like many graffiti writers, John "COMET" Russo began painting subway trains at a very young age. COMET was one of the early writers and starting back in 1971 when graffiti was in its infancy. COMET along with others paved the way for other writers of that era and gave the graffiti community a solid foundation to build on. During his run on the trains, he had 4 talented and artistic partners, "SILVER TIPS", "BILLY 167", "CLIFF 159" AND OF COURSE "BLADE 1". COMET and BLADE took over the #2 and #5 train lines back in 1974. Their reign as kings lasted for 7 years up till 1981. No other writer ever held these train lines that long.They were true kings. At the age of 50, COMET returned to his passion once again, and turned to the canvas to start his new battle above ground.

 

 

 

ALE-1 began  painting subway trains in the Bronx in early 1972.
He made a name for himself in the aerosol  culture  with his many  brightly colored pieces, whole cars  and for painting the first Mickey Mouse image on a subway train.
From 1972 to 1977 ALE partnered with such notable writers  as BILLY 167, DOO-2 and JOHN -150  and many others.
ALE creates art now on canvas  and paper and just recently  authored  a book on early subway art
titled Classic Hits "New York's  Pioneering  Subway Graffiti Writers".

ALE-1 began  painting subway trains in the Bronx in early 1972.
He made a name for himself in the aerosol  culture  with his many  brightly colored pieces, whole cars  and for painting the first Mickey Mouse image on a subway train.
From 1972 to 1977 ALE partnered with such notable writers  as BILLY 167, DOO-2 and JOHN -150  and many others.
ALE creates art now on canvas  and paper and just recently  authored  a book on early subway art
titled Classic Hits "New York's  Pioneering  Subway Graffiti Writers".

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