"I was taking the trains
often to go to museums and galleries or to wherever I was going. I was always
taking the trains and I was starting to see not only the big paintings on the
outsides of cars but the incredible calligraphy, or signatures, which were covering
the insides of cars."
--Haring, from interviews
by John Gruen
"THE FABULOUS 5IVE
These cars were painted by members of fab 5ive. The Fab 5ive was the most admired
whole car crew in New York City. They pushed writing to the limit. They created
detailed murals inspiring their peers and amazing the public. They frequently
topped the transit police's most wanted list. The FAB 5 would join the short list
of crews to do a whole train (10 cars). The Whole Train was done by DOC, LEE,
MONO, SLAVE. FAB 5ive members: DIRTY SLUG, MONO 105.2, DOC109, PROF 165, OG 2,
BLUD, SONY, BOB, SLAVE, DEL, LEE.
LEE was known for his ability
to illustrate and precise paint control (years before German thin caps). LEE would
be instrumental in the realization of the "Whole Train Dream". He along
with SLAVE would keep the FAB 5 name alive long after the others retired. "
Information and images were
Fab Five @ 149st
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