Filed under: Graffiti, Inspiration | Tags: Graffiti, Iz The Wiz, Legend, New York, R.I.P., Rest In Piece
Yesterday the art world took a big hit. 1970′s graffiti legend IZ THE WIZ passed away from heart failure after suffering years of kidney damage from aerosol fumes. He was 50 years old. Rest In Piece.
(pics stolen from Iz’s MySpace page and Martha Cooper)
Iz had one of the longest reigns in graffiti, starting in 1972 and still painting up till the past week. Last Friday his solo art show at Tuff City Styles opened in the Bronx. There will be a memorial there this Sunday, June 21st at 1pm.
check out his website.. IzTheWiz.com