Graffiti explodes across pandemic-era New York

New York (AFP) – Graffiti — part of New York’s history for over 50 years — is flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of decadence for some, but vitality for others. As dusk becomes nightfall, graffiti artist Saynosleep takes a quick look around and then gets to work on a luxury store closed since it was looted in June during protests over George Floyd’s death.   “If you’re not painting right now, I don’t know what you’re doing,” says the 40-year-old, adding an expletive. “There has never been a time like this.” The facades of hundreds of store that have shut because of the pande…

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