Steven Ogburn

Steven David Ogburn (*January 23rd, 1957), aka Blade, is a graffiti artist based in the Bronx, New York. He started writing graffiti in 1972. Between 1972 and 1984 he painted more than five thousand trains, which earned him the title 'King of Graffiti'. He is a true pioneer, who is credited with developing several classic graffiti styles, such as overlapping 3D letters and Blockbuster letters.

In 1981 he had his first one-man exhibition in Europe. Since then Blade has participated in many individual and collective shows in notable venues and he still exhibits his work internationally today.

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