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There is something mythological about the first generation of Copenhagen graffiti painters. Back in the early eighties a handful of pioneers foundation for a subculture that ever since has had a special place in Copenhagen as well as in the rest of the country.
The inspiration came from New York, which is the art form cradle, but it was not long before the Danish heirs found their own stylistic expression – aided by an almost unheard of talent that got peers in other European cities to look enviously at the pieces that appeared along the railway and on the red mailbox commuter trains.
On the sidelines stood writer Disk – then a 13-year-old boy from the province – during a summer holiday in Copenhagen he snapped the first images of underground graffiti book COPENHAGEN GRAFFITI 1985-2016, which has just been published. Today he has been active as a graffiti artist in more years than most younger writers even existed, and he continued to photograph the pieces in and around Copenhagen, always with analog camera.
Copenhagen has always been known for its colourful pieces and great styles. Here is a collection of photos shot from 1st of January – 25th of March 2014. Some of the photos where shot by ourself during one of our trips but most shots where taken by Jens-Peter Brask (Braskart.com), make sure you also check his IG feed: Instagram.com/brask007.
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