TRACY 168 “Self Portrait” Black Book Drawing. Marker &Ink on paper. 8.75×11.375. Circa 2010
Michael Tracy aka Tracy 168 is a pioneer in the graffiti movement having started on the streets as early as 1971. He was part of the first wave of subway train painters and was the first artist to create commercial graffiti work in the world. His murals can be seen all over the Bronx. His paintings are trademark Tracy168 with his unique character creations and elaborate designs. He is the president of Wild Style, the crew whose style inspired the film of the same name.