The Clarion Content spotted some Durham graffiti this week and a got few snaps for your viewing pleasure. We were, at first, leaning towards diagnosing this work as that of another as yet unidentified Durham street artist who’s oeuvre and identity speculation is perused at length here.
We were corrected by dear friend, and local art expert, the Director of The Carrack, Laura Richie. Leave it to the charming Richie to not only know all the movers and shakers in the area’s above ground art scene, but also to able to identify the work of those in the underground scene.
Richie identified the work as that of Saxapahaw Sam, a well-known Franklin Street tagger in her UNC-Chapel Hill years. He was popular until he took it a step too far, rather than defacing an abandoned or under construction building, as is the case in Durham, he painted on the walls of an open establishment, which was naturally quite upset.