If you're a graffiti artist who regularly tags buildings ILLEGALLY, are you really going to want a photograph of you, mid-kiss during an arrest, to be further publicized? That's the decision CASH4 must make, because a Marine Park photographer really wants to win a contest!
Yesterday, the Daily News reported how Mo Gelber is desperately trying to get releases from two smooching arrestees, because he entered a photograph of them outside the Manhattan Criminal Court last month into "famed director Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest where 10 photos out of thousands are chosen as the basis for a short film series." And he needs a release from all people seen in the photo by today!
Gelber posted the photo on Facebook in hopes that someone might know the couple. The girlfriend, Alexis Creque, contacted Gelber on Thursday, telling him she and her boyfriend were the in the picture. According to the News, she said, "He’s a fine artist and does graffiti all over the city. A lot of people know him," but she didn't want to mention his name.
The Post was fine with reporting his name—Russell Murphy—and noted that at Creque's "apartment yesterday she and a man believed to be Murphy slipped an envelope under the door bearing the words, 'F--k Off.'" The pair were busted when he was scrawling his tag—CASH4—on the side of the Lower East Side building where Milk and Honey is located.
Our resident graf follower, Jake Dobkin, says that CASH4 appears to hang out with "SMELLS, OVERUNDER, SWAMPY, etc." Whatever that means.