Famed NYC Graffiti Artist COST Charged With Vandalism

World renowned graffiti artist Adam “COST” Cole appeared in a Manhattan courtroom this past week facing charges stemming from a graf bust last October in the city’s Meatpacking District. The 45 year old artist went into a hiatus that spanned two decades, only to emerge in 2014 and was subsequently arrested not long after his […]

Police make arrest in Metrorail graffiti case

A New York graffiti artist with a HISTORY of targeting Metro trains was arrested this week on a felony charge of intentional property damage and lesser charges, including trespassing, Metro transit police said. Jordan Reese McConeghy, 24, of Brooklyn was arrested Wednesday after a year-long investigation in connection to multiple graffiti incidents, police said. The latest […]

French graffiti artist fined for vandalizing California park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. — French graffiti artist Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. A,” has paid a fine for vandalizing a boulder inside a Southern California desert park. Joshua Tree National Park announced Wednesday that the artist paid an undisclosed fine to a federal court on April 1 and that he’d cooperated with park […]

Graffiti could be a felony under bill that passes House

ALEIGH – A bill to make some graffiti vandalism a felony if performed by repeat offenders easily slid through the state House Wednesday on a 112-0 vote. Asheville officials have sought tougher penalties for graffiti in recent years, saying it is often unattractive and a headache for property owners. The bill says someone who has […]

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 […]