Kōrero: Hip hop

Graffiti piece by Smooth Inc crew, 1980s

Graffiti piece by Smooth Inc crew, 1980s

This back-to-back piece on an Auckland building site wall was created in the mid-1980s by early street art collective Smooth Inc. Hip-hop-inspired graffiti art like this started appearing on urban streets after the American documentary Style wars aired in New Zealand in 1984.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Creative New Zealand Collection (PA-Group-00064)
Reference: PA12-5859-09

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

April K. Henderson, 'Hip hop - Graffiti art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46435/graffiti-piece-by-smooth-inc-crew-1980s (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā April K. Henderson, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014