Aliases: M106, ZAR
Started: 1970 Primary affiliations: CC Local origin: Manhattan
Lines Hit: IRTs, BMTs, INDs
MOOSE 106's career is rather unique. He wrote during several distinct eras of subway art. The initial leg of his career was during the early 1970s when simple signature hits were in vogue. He began by hiting the streets of his Upper West Side neighborhood. He also hit many bus lines including the M11 and M101. Around 1971 he branched out onto the subways. The number 1 Broadway local was a favorite. He also hit many other lines in the system including the B and D line on the IND division. His tags appeared in Norman Mailer's landmark book The Faith of Graffiti. Around 1973 MOOSE quit writing for the first time.
MOOSE made a brief come back in 1976, but it was not until 1980 that he would put consistent effort into writing. The writing scene had changed dramaticaly. Though tags remained important, wild style burners and whole cars were the standards of the day. He formed a partnership with DEL TF5. With DEL's assistance MOOSE adapted to the new standards. MOOSE and DEL would produce many whole cars together on the IRT division. MOOSE continued to write until 1982.
MOOSE 106 interview conducted June 14, 2005 by SPAR ONE
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