I’m not familiar with west coast at all with the exception of the REALLY famous artists.
very hard question… kuma is probably my overall favorite. his work is just always picture perfect. also a huge fan of swampy, mostly because he is a rare find in NYC, so it’s always a thrill to find one I’ve never seen before. I have a huge tattoo of one of his pieces on my shoulder. also a huge fan of artists like sen4 because its just astonishing how their work is literally everywhere you look. and then Elle, because she does just incredible paste ups that are, in my opinion, the absolute best of the best.. plus, we’re very close in real life.
making it in New York is actually pretty easy.. its full of opportunity if you’re willing to work for it. and there is a lot of money to be made here. don’t count yourself out! if you really want something, you can always make it happen..