Chris Stain and Billy Mode Set It Off in Albany, NY

Just checked out this long wall by two graffiti/Street Art buddies from Baltimore who have made many a collaborative piece over the years. Seems like Chris Stain and Billy Mode team up 3 to 5 times a year on expansive installations that utilize Chris’s everyday folk before a city skyline and Billy’s reatment of text to tie it all together. In this case Mr. Mode carried the silhouette of the city skyline into the fills for the 3-D letters. “Set If Off” is slang for getting a party started, or maybe to light something big on fire, and the sentiment was actually yelled out the window of a passing car while Jaime shot this one in Albany on Easter day.

Put up over a few days last July in cooperation with Samson Contompasis and the 518 Prints posse, the 90′ by 15′ wall originally had a pack of wolves feasting on a carcass by Broken Crow installed during the New York capitol’s “Living Walls” festival a few years ago.  Now it looks like the grassy lot that the wall faces is undergoing a facelift of some nature because the first foot of topsoil has been scraped away. Anyway it’s good to see the aerosol brothers work in person if you have the opportunity.

Chris Stain and Billy Mode. “Set It Off” in Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain and Billy Mode. “Set It Off” in Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain and Billy Mode. “Set It Off” in Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain and Billy Mode. “Set It Off” in Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Chris Stain and Billy Mode. “Set It Off” in Albany, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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