Artist of the Day: Revs

In 1993 Revs started to write his autobiography on walls of the subway tunnels. He would go down to the tunnels at night armed with a ladder, spray cans and paint roller. He began with the first painting a swath measuring 5 by 12ft which would act as the page on which he would write. His idea of creating a public diary of his life is a great channel of self-expression, especially when you want the whole world to know who you are.

The story of Revs' diaries and his arrest were featured in the Public Radio International show This American Life which can be heard ("Cat and Mouse" first aired 2/24/06, episode 309)

PAGE 91 OF MANY 2/20/99 THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS YUPPIES BACK THEN SCOOTIN ROUND IN THEIR SAABS AND BMWS – EATIN FAKE GOURMET FOOD AND 7 GRAIN BREAD MOST OF US GREW UP ON WONDER BREAD WITH PEANUT BUT & JELLY OR BOLOGNA SANDWICHES (WITH MUSTARD)! WATCHIN ZOOM ON T.V. OR SESAME STREET OR SIGMUND + THE SEAMONSTER OR FAT ALBERT OR THE BUGS BUNNY ROAD RUNNER SHOW — YEAH … WAKIN UP AT 5AM ON A SATURDAY MORNIN + WATCHIN CARTOONS!! WHATS UP DOC?? REVS