Part One

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Part One

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Part One est l’un des pionniers du graffiti d’écriture. Il se lance dans l’aventure du métro new-yorkais en 1974. Il alterne alors entre style bubble et style mécanique jusqu’en 1976 pour finalement inventer son propre style qu’il appelle « mechanical swirl ». Grâce au livre Subway Art, ce style devient celui de al première vague d’artistes graffiti européens. Part One se définit lui-même comme un aérosol expressionniste.

Sa biographie, Part One - The Death Squad retrace plus de 30 ans de son œuvre. Toujours actif autant dans la rue que sur les toiles, il a été mis en vedette à Paris lors de l’exposition « born in the Streets » à la Fondation Cartier en 2009. 

 (Enrique Torres) has the reputation of being one of the early graffiti style writing pioneers that created some of the most brilliant art works on New York City’s subway trains. He is a veteran of the golden years of New York City subway painting and considered a style master in the graffiti world specializing in his own brand of lettering which he started to develop in 1974. From 1974 – 1985 he was one of the most accomplished artists on the New York City subway trains, in 1985 he took a brief hiatus from painting only to return in 1990 as a leading figure in the re-emergence of wild style pieces in murals in Harlem. His art has been featured in the classic film Style Wars as well as the critically acclaimed book, Martha Cooper’s Hip Hop Files, and most recently the books, Burning New York, New York City Black Book Masters and Graffiti Planet. His biography, Part One - The Death Squad chronicles his art spanning more than 30 years. PART is active today painting both on canvas and on walls around the world. He was most recently a featured artist at Born in The Streets at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.