COMET -CAP - Collaborative Painting
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.
CAP ONECap was born in the bronx new york in 1963, his first public artwork were his graffiti letters and numerals in 1976. doing street graffiti till 1979 then painting the outsides of trains. in 1981 cap was an all city king and took part in the iconic graffiti documentary style wars, he was the only artist to paint a train live for the film and his copyrighted cap throw up [piece] became the most recognized graffiti design in the world. cap is considered a true outlaw in the graffiti world. for over 30 years cap has worked sprayers and with sign painters also doing interior and exterior work honing his skills as a painter/artist becoming an all aspect painter, he travels the world painting with friends and for companies adding his skill and professionalism to art projects