A wild week for Miami graffiti ends in online memorials for a killed artist
That's an impressive source you got there, Herald.
That Wednesday night/Thursday morning, bombers struck again, marking a US-1 street sign between Coral Gables and downtown with the tag "Edge," repping the graffiti crews Buk 50, MSG, and 28. The artist(s) clearly knew the media would cover the vandalism again, adding the scrawled boast of "America's Most Wanted," and they were right.
The next morning, the reckless sign-painting trend went from entertaining to tragic when a Kendall graffiti artist, Enrique "Kiki" OIivera, who tagged "Merk," fell to his death on the Palmetto Expressway. A statement released by his family lamented that "this isolated incident was out of Enrique's character."
Hmmm, not so much. In the wake of his death, graffiti connoisseurs have busied themselves posting photos of his work. Check out memorial posts at MSG Cartel, The 305, and Miamigraffiti.com.