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A-ONE

A-One, a pseudonym for Anthony Clark, was a legendary American graffiti artist. Born in 1964 in New York, NY, he began tagging in subway cars during the mid-1970s. Inspired by contemporary Black culture as well as his friend Jean-Michel Basquiat, A-One rose to prominence within the street art and contemporary art scenes.

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Anthony “A-One” Clarke (American, 1964–2001) was a legendary New York Graffiti artist. He first started painting at the age of six, and began tagging subway cars in the mid-1970s. Although he studied architecture, he continued to refine his style throughout his career both on the street and through his work on canvas. A-One was a member of the “Tag Master Killers,” a group of artists which included Rammellzee, Toxic, Delta 2, and Kool Koor. He was included in a number of group exhibitions in the United States throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and participated in the 1984 Venice Biennale. His work has also been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala in Milan, Italy; the Piccolo Museum in Lecce, Italy; and Galerie Quintessens, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. A-One died in Paris from complications from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 37.

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Anthony “A-One” Clarke (americano, 1964–2001) foi um lendário grafiteiro de Nova York. Ele começou a pintar aos seis anos de idade e começou a marcar com sua “tag” vagões do metro em meados da década de 1970. Embora tenha estudado arquitetura, ele continuou a aprimorar seu estilo ao longo de sua carreira, tanto na rua como no trabalho sobre tela. A-One era membro do “Tag Master Killers”, um grupo de artistas que incluía Rammellzee, Toxic, Delta 2 e Kool Koor. Ele foi incluído em uma série de exposições coletivas nos Estados Unidos durante as décadas de 1980 e 1990 e participou da Bienal de Veneza de 1984. Seu trabalho também foi tema de inúmeras exposições individuais na Galleria Salvatore + Caroline Ala em Milão, Itália; o Museu Piccolo em Lecce, Itália; e Galerie Quintessens, em Utrecht, Holanda. A-One morreu em Paris de complicações de uma hemorragia cerebral aos 37 anos.

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