Remember my run in with that graffiti hater in October? Yesterday, Brooklyn street artist Ellis G posted a MySpace message on Facebook (yes, ironic, I know) he received a few years ago from another angry hater. It was too good not to share.
I just wanted highlight the fact that Ellis G’s preferred medium for street art is chalk, not spray paint or wheat pastes, but chalk on walls and sidewalk.
Now if you visit the MySpace profile of this curmudgeon, you discover some interesting things. Namely, he is an artist — no really — and his heroes include “French prehistoric cave artists.” I couldn’t make that up.
A little more digging and his profile on the website of the CUE foundation, where he appeared in a show curated by Thomas Nozkowski, appears. It features art that looks inspired by a number of artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat — ’nuff said.
Image posted with permission of Ellis G.