Legendary New York graffiti artists showcased in lavish French chateau


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  • Sunday, 05 Jul 2020

Caroline Pozzo di Borgo talks about a painting by Rammellzee inside the Forbin castle as the building prepares to host a street art exhibition in Marseille, southern France. Photo: AFP

When New York graffiti artists spray painted their colourful and subversive work on subways in the 1980s, it was an illegal activity done only in the dead of night.

Three decades later, their work is on show in a lavish sixteenth century manor that belonged to a French aristocratic family in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

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