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Monday, November 22, 2010


SPAR ONE is a freelance artist based in New York City. He received formal training at The High School of Art and Design, the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League. He works in a variety of media including watercolor, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, acrylic paint, felt tip pens and aerosol paint.

In his work he draws upon an eclectic sphere of influences such as Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dali, Rick Griffin, Roger Dean, Celtic and African art. The primary creative force in his work is his experience in the New York City graffiti art movement. Inspired by subway graffiti kings NOC 167, BILLY 167, and LEE Quinones, SPAR began painting graffiti during the 1970s. His work could be seen on the streets and subways of New York. He was a member of popular graffiti crews such as The Fantastic Partners and The Non Stoppers. SPAR has exhibited his work in many formal venues including Black and White in Color Gallery, American Vision 145, MarcoArt, The New York Public Library and The Fun Gallery.

SPAR also creates unique graffiti-based set designs for the film and television industry. He is also the co-author of Graffiti New York, a comprehensive book on the New York City graffiti movement. CHECK IT OUT

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