Million Dollar Vandal: The Life and Crimes of Desa

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Also Known As, Nov 30, 2006 - 192 pages
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Million Dollar Vandal is the story of one of New York Citys most reviled citizens, a graffiti writer named Robert Morrissey, best known as Desa, the moniker that brought him the hate. There were graffiti writers who did more graffiti, but no one matched Desa when it came to bad luck: he was simultaneously in the midst of a hard-luck life and found himself the whipping boy of New Yorks law enforcement whenever it needed to make its crackdown on graffiti visible. Desas legal trials for graffiti made front- page headlines, the notoriety for which Desa alternately relished and ran from. Million Dollar Vandal chronicles the story of Desas violent and tragic life from his Bushwick childhood on through to the present day as a reclusive, unemployed man moving about his day-to-day life, every bit of it punctuated with the graffiti that has brought him fame and a world of trouble. Presented by Also Known As, an imprint renown for magnificent print, photographic, and production quality, Million Dollar Vandal is a 192 page, full color and hardbound book dedicated to the legacy of Desa and the troubled life of Robert Morrissey, all one and the same.

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