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COST: “You Can’t Turn Rebellion Into Money” & the Evolution of a Bushwick Wall

Posted on June 26, 2012

Graffiti Artist and New York City legend COST and his buddy Set recently completed his wall at Bushwick’s “5 Points”. It is a treat to see fresh work from COST on the streets of New York, especially for those of us who were not in the city (or old enough) back in the late 80s/early 90s when he was running with REVS and talking about who had intimate relations with Madonna. Below are images taken over a period of three weeks of the wall’s subtle and gradual transformation to its current form.

COST SET. First week. Work in progress for the Bushwick 5 Points Festival during BOS 2012. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

COST SET. First week. Work in progress. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

COST SET. First week. The Wall as it looked during BOS/Bushwick 5 Points Festival. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

COST SET. Second week. Work in progress. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

COST SET. Third week. Wall completed. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

COST SET. Third week. Wall completed. Detail. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)