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I am a fairly outspoken critic of graffiti being an 'art form'. while most people think of some of the more elaborate and intricate pieces they've seen and romanticize it as street art (ala Banksy), 99% of what I encounter are misspelled racial slurs, poorly drawn genitalia, and swastikas. Still, every now and then you do run across something that was clearly done by someone with some talent.

Photograph of the Essex County Prison in New Jersey by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion. You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.

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