Lifetime of struggle for Sheffield’s UK graffiti king

Grafitti artist Simon Sunderland jailed again

Grafitti artist Simon Sunderland jailed again

“I don’t want to be the graffiti man – just Simon Sunderland the artist.”

Those were the words to The Star of the man once described as Britain’s King of Graffiti, following his release from a jail sentence during which his case became a national cause célèbre.

Grafitti artist Simon Sunderland jailed again
Grafitti artist Simon Sunderland jailed again

Sunderland was locked up for five years in 1996, aged 23, for daubing the tag ‘Fista’ across South Yorkshire in the most eye-catching places he could find - from public buildings and walls to motorway flyovers and lampposts.

 

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