The graffiti community mourns the passing of a giant. Robbo, King Robbo to many, sustained serious injuries in an accident in 2011 and after being in a coma ever since passed away last week. RIP.
Robbo was a true legend of the London graffiti scene being one of the leaders of the generation that first adopted the New York style of graffiti in the early 80s. After a number of years retired from active painting Robbo returned to active duty in 2009 when Banksy went over a Robbo piece in Camden dating from 1985, thus triggering one of the most notable art feuds ever.
For family, crew mates and those who knew him this is a time of grief for Robbo; for the global fraternity of Team Robbo and the many who knew of this colossus of the graffiti scene, this is a time for paying respects. All around the World but particularly in London, graffiti writers have been painting tributes to Robbo, here are a few from various locations in London.
Who weeps when the King is Dead? The Queen of course
More photos will be added to the Robbo Tribute photo set, check them out.
The unfolding story of Robbo and Banksy’s feud: