On Poor Kings Graffiti in Newark, New Jersey: “2 + 2 = 3 Here”

Photo: Newark, New Jersey. 2013. Jordan David Allen.

I don’t know who he is, but I admire him quite a bit.

There is a graffiti artist in Newark, rumored to be a man in his 30’s or 40’s. Many elements of the story of who he is and what his work represents remain mysterious.

Yet I believe this much is clear: the creator of the “Poor Kings” graffiti in Newark is not only an extremely…