Art Crimes: Graffiti Battle Crown, page 1

Tijuana, Mexico Oct 12 - 20, 1996

All photos are © copyright 1997, 1998 Neonski,

Graffiti artists from both sides of the border united in a friendly competition for the crown. Artists and crews painted on permanent walls throughout Tijuana, Mexico. The Department of Culture in Tijuana helped organize the event and arrange for the wallspace. The project was very much a success, and we hope to see more cities in Mexico open their walls to public art as a result. The artists were furnished with paint and housing, but they painted all the murals free of charge.

This event was organized thanks to Man One & Fuska and MarÍa Isabel Juárez, Dept. of Culture, Tijuana

Man One's character
from the flyer
Click any small picture for a closer view. Some larger views are also available under the "bigger" links.

"Style" in science fiction style
by Neonski (San Francisco)

"Stet" by Phresh (Oakland)

"Wildstyle" by Crayone.TWS (San Francisco)

Asylm.SH (LA)

"Somos Hermanos" and character by Swank.SH (LA)

Sacred closeup

"Sacred" by Sacred.COI (LA) freestyle and character

"Vial" by Vyal.COI (LA)
[black line is missing image, not part of painting]

"Man" by Manone.COI (LA)


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