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Parisian graffiti taxonomy

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In “Graffiti Taxonomy,” Evan Roth ambitiously photographed and documented over 2,400 graffiti tags from each of Paris’s 20 districts, then archived and categorized them by letter. The artist tackled a smaller scale version as a Parsons graduate student in New York City where he “created character studies of the letter ‘S’ from the Lower East Side and the letter ‘A’ from Harlem, followed by an NYC-based letter ‘E’ study in 2008.”

This exhibit is currently on display on the facade of the Foundation Cartier until November 29,2009 or visit online for an impressive interactive experience of the artist’s graffiti dissection.

Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

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