[Artist Spotlight] Cope2

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I remember several writers writing “King”. I wondered why, so I asked Trap why so many writers wrote “King”. Trap told me that it meant that you claimed this line like a King. That meant you had the most tags on the insides or throw-ups, burners and blockbusters on the outsides. So I said Hmmm, that’s a challenge!

Cope2 also known as Fernando Carlo is known by many as being a general founder of graffiti. Now a days he is most known for his iconic throw-up.

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Cope2 was born in the Bronx (the Mecca of hip-hop) and started writing graffiti in the year of 1978/1979. Influenced by his cousin Chris who tagged Chico. After a year or 2 of tagging on the streets COPE2 started tagging on the subways. After seeing the big names of the outside of the trains he got more into graffiti.

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Due to his popularity he had several collaborations, famous appearances and appearances in several galleries, for example; COPE2 had a collaboration with Converse shoes and Adidas and his iconic throw-up even appears on walls across the digital cities of GTA IV. Below are examples;

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Below are some examples of the work of the legendary “King of the 4-Line”;

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