The art of graffiti has been around since ancient times. Simple written words and elaborate drawings date back to the Roman Empire.
While the foundations of graffiti have been around for centuries, the art form took on a new meanings in the 1970’s. That’s when an explosion took place in the Northeast on city walls, buildings, and subways.
Today, collectors spend thousands on graffiti-based pieces. It has come mainstream, and holds a beauty and genius not matched by traditional fart.
Below are 15 works captured by David Treadway that truly resonate the uniqueness and creativity of the graffiti movement.