Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ratso, an LA graffiti legend passed away this week. Here is a moving tribute towards Ratso, written by an artist fan and friend:
Ratso, the “King of Characters.” A Los Angeles graffiti legend, the artist that painted the rat. Max will be remembered by his outgoing personality and boisterous laugh. Talented and skilled in all mediums, he preferred the stock spray can. Graffiti’s foundation originates with people like Max. He defined the graffiti culture and reinforced its meaning and purpose through his constant and perpetual barrage of urban art. Without people like Ratso the graffiti culture and street art would be nothing. He made his impression and will forever be remembered. In honor and memory of Max, The Ratso.