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The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (9/10) Germany 1983 | 1983 – 1986


Graffiti in Germany: The painters Stone, Neon and Loomit are the first in their field. From the mid-80s, they ensure that their pictures come under the people – preferably on wagons of Deutsche Bahn. From today’s perspective, hard to believe: All this did not happen in Berlin, but in and around Munich. In this episode, we learn what was going on with the Geltendorf train and how graffiti found its way into the rest of Germany.

In ten episodes, the documentary series traces the rise of the graffiti movement: from New York in the 1970s to Amsterdam and Paris to Munich, from where the graffiti virus infected Europe from the 1980s onwards. In episode 9, we meet Stone, Neon and Loomit among others: three graffiti veterans representing the first generation of German sprayers in the 1980s.

Molotow Train – Loomit

Growing up in Munich, Germany, Loomit developed an interest in sketching at an early age. The local Baroque church and comic books were early artistic influences. In 1983, hip-hop became his new focus, especially bombing graffiti in Munich, to where he and his mother moved that year. In 1987, he travelled to New York and met writers such as Seen and Zephyr. Loomit’s legendary murals at a popular flea market in Munich became world famous and led graffiti into a new era of large-format wall paintings which today can be admired everywhere. In 1991, he travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, painting murals along the way. His tireless desire to travel and his work mania made him part of a small elite of the world’s most prominent sprayers in the 1990s. At that time it was Loomit who met Molotow’s founder and paint specialist Jurgen Feuerstein and introduced him to the so called graffiti scene. Since more than 20 years Loomit and Molotow has a strong relationship. Loomit is a brand supporter since day one, Molotow dedicated the Molotow Premium artist color Apricot and Aubergine to him and his career. On the Molotow Train he painted one of his typical organic 3D style themes (together with BertOne) as well as one 2D Graffiti panel style on the other side of the train.