Al Diaz and Basquiat rewrote the rules of street art before taking different paths: one as a hard-grafting musician, the other as an iconic artist. Both would be ravaged by drugs. Four decades on, the story is far from finished.
When photographer Lee Kirby stumbled across a bedraggled man in designer clothes, he found himself opening a pandora’s box that would change his life. But for Lee Trosclair, renegade-turned-muse, the story is just beginning.
To celebrate a decade of self-rule, we caught up with icons who personify the spirit of independence. To kick off the series, countercultural figure Shepard Fairey shares the key to balancing commerical pressures with DIY values.