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The movement graffiti is born at the end of the years 1960, first in Philadelphia then in New-York with TAKI 183. A lot of other followed it notably PAPO 184, TOPCAT 126, PRIEST 167, MACKIE, MISS EYA 62, then LEE, SKEME, SEEN, FUTURA 2000...

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The writers beginning to tackle the street, then went outside by the subway, what allows them to see their name through the whole city, inside the wagons...
It is with the election of the new mayor of New-York (Edouard Koch) in 1979, that the subway recovers its original colors with surveillance of the deposits; but the lettering recovers its place in the street... but also in the galleries and museums, it was the new fashion for the world of the art...  

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Middle of the years 1980, the graffiti arrives in Europe under New Yorker influence and notably in France with the formation of groups as the CTK, TCA, PCP...
To this time, the maddest were MUCK, SHEEK, BBC, it was a real explosion and the graffiti intensifying in the street with the TCG, URB, RKS, or the PAW...

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1988, the subway is touched on its turn, with the famous NTM (KAY, DOSE, TEX...), DYSTUR, 93 MC, CTK... in the same way, the railroad tracks of the SNCF saw the name of BOXER or WIRE to become implanted little by little enough quickly then the New Yorker style disappears to make place to a more aggressive lettering style, what allows Paris to become one of the cities the most creative and living of the graffiti and to spread its influence in the biggest cities of France.

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