Friday, November 4, 2005

Graffiti Writers Get Their 15 Minutes Of Infamy

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – After profiling DJs in the documentary Scratch, director Doug Pray is ready to shed light on another group of often underrated artists – graffiti writers.

In his new documentary, Infamy, Pray offers a glimpse of six talented graffiti artists – SABER, EARSNOT, TOOMER, CLAW, ENEM, and JASE – and a graffiti buffer named Joe Connolly, who calls himself “The Graffiti Guerrilla.”

Ironically, Pray says he felt more in danger filming Connolly cleaning graffiti off the freeway in broad daylight than following graff writers as they “bombed” in the Bronx at midnight.

Now that he’s done the film, the director admits, “I don’t like [graffiti] on some poor guy’s storefront,” but at the same time, “it’s really fascinating. I appreciate the excitement of getting your name everywhere.”

He adds, “What bothers me now is bad graffiti. I really appreciate style.”

Infamy is slated for DVD release in March and may hit theaters beforehand.

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