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phase 2

PHASE 2 is an American graffiti artist known for his pioneering role in the “bubble letter” style of spray painting. Born Michael Lawrence Marrow on August 2, 1955, in Bronx, NY, he began tagging subway trains during the early 1970s, and later became a founding member of United Graffiti Artists (UGA). As the graffiti culture took off during the late 1970s, the artist involved in himself in spreading the growing hip-hop scene from the Bronx to Manhattan. In the decades that followed, Phase 2 has shown his works in a number of exhibitions dedicated to urban art. The artist died on December 12, 2019 at age 64 in New York City, after suffering from ALS.