In the New York graffiti world of the early 1990's, Revs was everywhere: the name Revs could be found scrawled, wheat-pasted or painted in gargantuan white letters on overpasses, walls...

In the New York graffiti world of the early 1990's, Revs was everywhere: the name Revs could be found scrawled, wheat-pasted or painted in gargantuan white letters on overpasses, walls and roofs from SoHo to northern New Jersey. The work upended many traditional notions of graffiti and helped inspire a new generation of so-called street artists, the New York Times reports.

After disappearing in 1994, he has re-emerged into public view and reincarnated himself as a sculptor. He has made dozens of works using construction-grade steel and other metal parts and has sought the permission of building owners to weld and bolt them to the outsides of buildings in the meatpacking district, the East Village, the Gowanus Canal area and Dumbo, where the gentrifying but still half-deserted streets have become a veritable Revs gallery.

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