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Mortgage Bankers – St. Nicholas Avenue – Bushwick, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

The Notorious B.I.G. Mural – Queens Graffiti – August 2010 – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. – Wikipedia

Had he not been killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, Biggie would have been 42. Another great shot of this mural can be seen on Not A Queens Photo Blog [http://bit.ly/Z2X0Gq].

Bless Yourself – Billboard Graffiti – Queens, NY – Gaia Son

August 2010 © Gaia Son

The Walls That Speak… Corso Marsiglia – Lingotto, TO

Near Via Nizza – Jesus is coming very very soon. © Frank H. Jump

God is gay. © Frank H. Jump

Antifa © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Corso Marsiglia (Marseille Course) © Frank H. Jump

This street no longer exists on Google Maps because it no longer exists. Behind Porta Nuova Train Station, this neighborhood was within a few blocks from the former Juventus Stadium. It is a ghost town. But the walls speak. The walls seethe. Anti-Christian (God is Gay), anti-fascist (Antifa)  and anti-drug (Jesus is coming) graffiti create a dialogue for the fringe. Calling the Christian God gay is a form of emasculation popular with young marginalized Islamists. The metaphor of Jesus coming implies that the drug dealers who sell their ware on these corners and the people who take these drugs will die soon.

Graffiti Murals Lungo Dora Napoli – Gaza Libera – Torino, IT

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Oil Heats Best – Costs Less – Wakefield – Bronx, NY

White Plains Road – From the book Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

Bonded Warehouse – West Side Highway – Serpent Graffiti – Featured Fade, Barbara Snow

© Barbara Snow

Truck Graffiti – Lakeville Road – Lake Success, NY

© Frank H. Jump

Adultry – Germania Bank Building Graffiti – Bowery, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

Pussy – Love Hurts – Bowery, NYC

© Frank H. Jump