Fire Tagging NYC Street Artists Set Their Graffiti Ablaze

By: Cecilia Biemann - Published:   Updated: Mar 24 2011 • References: nylonmag
Street artists in New York City are intentionally setting their work alight in a flaming hot new form of graffiti known as 'Fire Tagging.'

Artists scrawl their signature in lighter fluid, then set it aflame in controlled, approved environments.

The featured photo is the work of NYC street artist Ellis G, who is practicing his new fire tagging obsession.

Looks awesome!

Implications - Street art has only recently been considered an acceptable form of expression, and it's impressive to see individual artists breaking even more boundaries whenever possible. Instead of breaking laws and endangering lives, however, some street artists like Ellis G. are simply showing that even groundbreaking graffiti can be safe and constructive -- even if it does consist of burning flames. Stats for Flaming Graffiti Trending: Older & Warm
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