Aliases: SPIRIT ONE, LAW, BARETTA, "ALAN WAS HERE" Started: 1972 Primary affiliations: WS, TED Local origin: Bronx, N.Y.
Main lines: 5s 2s
ALE ONE carved out his place in history by bombing the 2 and 5 IRT subway lines. He was known for many clean legible letter forms in vibrant colors. He is credited for the first Mickey Mouse illustrated on a subway car. He and partner DOO 2 were prominent figures on the 5 and 2 IRT subway lines during the early to mid-1970s. They produced many top-to-bottom and window-down whole cars. ALE quit writing well before the 1980s, but surprised the New York City graffiti community with a come back for his final subway painting in 1987.
ALE ONE interview 9/99
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