Lady Pink - Women who Paved the Way
If you haven't heard of Lady Pink, we would like to introduce you to this woman who paved the way in a major way in the graffiti scene in the 1980's. Born in Ecuador and raised in Queens NY, at just 15 Lady Pink began to write across the city. Becoming one of/if not the first woman graffiti artist of her time, she ran and stood her own against the guys spraying subway trains from 79-85!
In 1980 Lady Pink began an all female graffiti crew known as LOTA (Ladies of the Arts), bringing women together and making it known they didn't come to play. To this day Lady Pink is a working artist, now her canvases are highly collectable and her murals can be seen in various spots around the East Coast. Lady Pink's work has been included in collections displayed at Whitney Museum, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Groningen Museum of Holland.
"It's not just a boys club. We have a sisterhood thing going." - Lady Pink
You can visit Lady Pink's site and learn more here.