SMURFO at Work

SMURFO Acrylics on Canvas

How old were you when you first picked up a spray can, what was the first name you used to tag with?

I was 16. I practiced graffiti for 2 years before I ever started to write outside in the streets. I practiced with a couple of really weird tags like Kookoo and Izm and I finally settled on writing Smurf 718 . I noticed there was already a Smurf writing in Queens who was already very known so I put an “O” on the end just to try it out. And it stuck. I started going super hard with it and it just wouldn’t stop.

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