Queens author dives into life of ‘NYC transit graffiti master’ DON 1

Mar 31, 2014 1455

He was born Giuseppe (Joseph) Palattella, but he would become "DON 1, M.A.F.IA."

The Italian-American teen from Queens helped put the borough and the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit (BMT) subway lines on the 1970s graffiti map. Decades later, a new book hopes to rediscover that legacy.

One of his fans, Louie, "KR.ONE," Gasparro, brings back to light the now-reclusive artist in "DON1, the King from Queens: The Life and Photos of a NYC Transit Graffiti Master."

 

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Source: http://queenscourier.com

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