BARBARA 62 and EVA 62
During the early 1970s when aerosol art was in its formative stages several young women participated in the male dominated field. Two of these women were the partners BARBARA 62 and EVA 62 from Manhattan. They were not necessarily the first female writers, but they were among the earliest to become widely recognized and respected.
They would become the most well known female writers of their time. They wrote on the subways and streets of New York City. As with most writers of the time period, their graffiti was limited to tags and tags outlined with an additional color. Their names were seen along side legends of the day such as LEE163rd, SUPER KOOL 223, PHASE 2 and Many others. BARBARA 62 and EVA 62 are acknowledged for their prolific writing. They paved the way for future generations of female writers.
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