Los Angeles 1980s and 1990s Oldies, THE WOODMAN YARD

October 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

I’ve decided to from time to time break out some oldies of mine. These pics are from my personal collection unless I say otherwise, and are now pretty old and rare. I’m happy to show that Love and show others the graffiti that inspired me as a kid growing up. I consider all these writers Kings, and heads that had an impact on LA graff. enjoy…



So These first pictures are some of the first pieces at the walls that became the Woodman Yard in SFV Los Angeles. These are not the very first ones ever, but soon after I first painted the walls solo, as a little practice spot next to my house. Im glad the Woodman Yard ended up bringing so many writers from different parts of LA together, it was really fun and an honor having played a part In LA Graff.

This first pic is Seser TDK, Elsem TDK, and a little DHR all in silver and blue, with Dasher UTI doing a nerd character nextto his DHR. Dash UTI was the first writer I invited to Woodman to paint other than neighborhood friend Seser, and this is the first thing Dash painted at Woodman in 1987. You can still see raw cinderblock wall behind our pieces.



PLEASE CLICK READ MORE BELOW FOR REST OF ARTICLEI grew up Blackbooking and tagging with Master before he was UTI, where we went to the same Jr High. Master UTI first introduced me to the UTI crew at the Panorama City Mall where we had Valley Writer’s Bench on weekends. Master also got an early Woodman invite and did this MSR for Master UTI, I took the pic in poloroid, thats old! 1988.photo-14

The next pic is a Siver and Red Else I did around the same time, again pic taken in poloroid. 1988


Writers meet up, after a day of RTD bus mobbing we headed to Woodman yard to paint. You can even see the Woodman street sign in the background! Posted up with blackbook for pic is Sec, Pester UTI, Master UTI, Keyn, Kaze KSN 1989.


This next pic is Seltik UTI in front of Grem GFA and Charlie DTK, again you can see the raw stucko walls above the pieces here, these were the beginning of the big walls of Woodman that were further down. Next pic is Charlie DTK in 1988 0r 1989. Charlie was an early painter of Woodman yard also, and always super cool, and super talented as a painter.



This pic is Geso TRM, TK. Geso was a wildcard, he had so much beef, and was a little nutty, but one thing you can never take away from him was he was up, and he had painting skills! Woodman yard 1989.photo-16

This pic is SKL for Skill UTI and Pest UTI on the big walls of Woodman in the early days of raw wall background! Its always fun to see who was up around or behind the pieces,

I never thought back then, I would care about background tags.1988


This pic is MSR for Master UTI, and doug by Smurf UTI, early big walls of Woodman, 1988.