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Tag Spotlight #3 - Sascha Blasche: Benching Delta


40 pages
Edited by Javier Abarca
Photograph(s) by Sascha Blasche
21 x 14.8 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Urbanario & Hitzerot

In the 2010s European graffiti pioneer DELTA from Amsterdam all of a sudden started to paint the not so popular Falns 121 freight train model. With the use of exclusively white paint and black spray paint he transformed the cars into giant sketchpads to exercise variations of his name. Seemingly hundreds of DELTA pieces started to circulate around Europe and usually a common boring brownish Falns row does carry at least one work from him.

For Benching Delta, freight spotter Sascha Blasche browsed through his archive and put together captured pieces by the Dutch master. To fit the narrow concept of the publication series, all chosen photos have been taken at the same spot at Westhafen in Berlin. The featured pieces are far away from being freshly painted. Every work shows traces and scars of the industrial life of the ‘OH’ wagons. Whether it’s repainted numbers or faded white paint that uncovers older pieces underneath: each DELTA carries an unique beauty of an aging ephermal artwork.