NYPD Says They Have Nabbed An Elusive Queens Graffiti Artist

“Shorty 140″ is the tag line of a phantom-like graffiti artist whose ability to paint overpasses all over Queens and slip away undetected has confounded the NYPD. The scrawlings were the kind of vandalism that NYPD Commissioner William Bratton once said drove him out of his mind as he went back and forth to his […]

Graffiti ‘tagger’ dies in Miami after being hit by police car

A graffiti artist who went by the nickname “Demz” died after being hit by a police car during a chase amid the height of Miami’s annual Art Week, according to his mother. “He died doing what he loved,” Nannette Gutierrez wrote on Instagram alongside pictures of her son’s name spray-painted in bright blue bubble letters. […]

Graffiti ‘tagger’ critical after being hit by Miami police car

The family of Delbert Rodriguez says he is still in critical condition Saturday afternoon. Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a street artist who goes by the name “Demz,” was in critical condition with a severe brain injury after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase in Wynwood early Friday. Rodriguez, 21, was spotted […]