Photo by myself, somewhere in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A guy checked his phone during a smoke break, in Williamsburg.
Behind him, one of the many, many paste-ups bearing the words 'Cost was here' that were in the neighborhood.
Apparently Cost was a prolific graffiti artist in the 90s. He must have had a resurgence, since I hadn't seen his work until recently in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Mark tells me that the artists' tags don't really mean anything literal. The artists simply like the composition of the letters next to each other, and spray paint them over and over (and over) again.
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