RIPNEKST: Ex-Houston Graffiti Writer NEKST Has Died

Sean ??, aka NEKST has died. He began writing as Next in Houston in 1996, and was voted “best Graffiti writer” in 2003, by the Houston Press, even as they suggested he move to escape relentless police pressure. He did a stint in Austin; Rachel Koper of Austin’s Women and Their Work Gallery had this remembrance: “He lived in atx for some years before he went ‘dash snow’ in NYC. It breaks my heart. I kicked him out of Gallery Lombardi several times in 2003!! He kept coming back anyway. Offered to be my security guard and other bull. the Kid was tenacious.” He later was active in New York as part of the MSK crew (Mad Society Kings) before his death. Juxtapoz magazine has this hundred-pic tribute to the hardworking artist, well-known for his widespread, large-scale works.

also by Bill Davenport

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