VIDEO: Nekst Tribute Piece by Vizie MSK
Following his death last December, you may have already seen art tributes to Nekst from Banksy, Rime, Aloy and many others, so it was only right that the writer’s own brother honor him as well. With nearly two decades in the game, extensive connects, and All-City King status, Nekst’s passing hit those in and out of the graffiti community hard, so you can imagine what his blood family is dealing with. Through that struggle his brother Vizie found a wall in their hometown of Houston, Texas to memorialize his world famous sibling.
Shot by Chicago photographer KC Ortiz in conjunction with LRG, “For Nekst” splices footage of the late artist’s own work in with the memorial wall. For a writer who once said his creations are “about scale and visibility,” the open space piece is a fitting salute and a bit of collective catharsis. Ten years after getting the nod as “Best Graffiti Artist 2003” from the Houston Press, he’s still getting up in his old stomping grounds.