Wise Two, a graffiti artist from Kenya, was visiting New York at the tail end of the summer (August and September). He was invited to paint at the Wall Therapy Festival in Rochester, New York. I had been in touch with him for a few months on Facebook (he had found me through another street artist I filmed and sent me a link to his work). I was impressed with his work, and we both agreed that once he came to New York City, I would film him while he painted a wall. Wise Two ended up getting a wall with the Bushwick Collective, run by Bushwick Joe. Many big name graffiti artists are painting on the walls of Bushwick, Brooklyn these days. Although nothing like 5 Pointz, Bushwick is becoming the next cultural and tourist hub for street art lovers.
I filmed Wise Two in early September as he did this mural for the Bushwick Collective. While working on it, we both witnessed the father of stencil graffiti, Blek Le Rat, tag one of the walls for the Bushwick Collective. Wise Two also works with two organizations in Kenya: Basco Paints and Spray for Change.
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Brooklyn, Kenya, New York City, Street Art, Graffiti