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Known for being a second-generation “Wild Style” artist who employed a more three-dimensional element to the free-flowing, dynamic lettering, the art of NOC 167, a.k.a. Melvin Samuels (American, b. 1961), exploded onto the Graffiti Art subculture scene that was gaining notoriety throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. His work appeared on more than 200 subway cars across five boroughs, on various wall murals, and in the opening credits of Charlie Ahearn’s cult film Wild Style. NOC 167 grew up in the Bronx, and was introduced to art through comics, video games, and in classes at the School of Visual Arts, which he participated in during high school.