SJK 171 and his respective work has been featured in or appears in the following works of literature.

  • Schjeldahl, Peter. Graffiti Goes Legit—But the ‘Show‐Off Ebullience’ Remains. New York Times. 1973 Sept. 16: Art pg. 25

    Link: New York Times

  • Flood, Richard. (1984) Rapid Enamel, Chicago: Renaissance Society, ISBN 978-0941548076

       - Featured: A collaborative show with FUTURA 2000, Lady Pink, Lee Quiñones, United Graffiti Artists (which            included SJK 171 and MIKE 171), and more.

  • Castleman, Craig (1984) Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York, The MIT Press, ISBN: 978-0262530514

  • Schmidlapp, D. and Phase 2 (1996) Style: Writing from the Underground : (r)evolutions of Aerosol Linguistics, Art Books International Limited, Italy, ISNB: 9788872263181

  • Kelley, Robin D.G. (1998) Yo' Mama's Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America, Beacon Press, ISBN: 978-0807009413

      - Featured: The author discusses the first ever museum show featuring United Graffiti Artists' work in 1974             at the Chicago Museum of  Science and Industry​.


Featured: Snakes’ Black Book, circa 1972. SJK 171’s handiwork as the curator of "arrows and swiggly lines" is featured in this piece which was sold at auction.

  • Chandès, Hervé. (2006) Born in the Streets, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, ISBN 978-0-500-97695-1

  • Siegel, Marcia B. (2007) Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance, Macmillan, p. 77., ISBN 978-1-4299-0877-1

  • Zaya, Antonio (2007) Atlantica Monografico Visual #44. Graffiti de NY [New York], Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Vegueta

  • Gastman, Roger. (2011) The History of American Graffiti, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-169878-1

  • Deitch, Jeffrey. (2011) Art in The Streets, Rizzoli International Publications, ISBN 978-0-8478-3648-2 

  • Corcoran, Sean; McCormick, Carlo (2013) City as canvas: New York City graffiti from the Martin Wong collection. Wong, Martin, Corcoran, Sean, 1974., McCormick, Carlo., Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY. ISBN 978-0-8478-3986-5

  • Gastman, Roger. (2015) Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence, Gingko Press, ISBN 978-1584236016


  • Gastman, Roger. (2019) Beyond the Streets, R. ROCK ENTERPRISES, ISBN 978-0-578-46883-9

Phase 2 was a fellow United Graffiti Artists member, which began in 1972.

SJK 171 is quoted as an original "mad bomber" from Manhattan at the beginning of the aerosol art movement.

As seen in "Born in the Streets"

SJK 171 tag circa 1972

Credit: Getty Images/Hilton Archives/ NY Post

SJK 171 was hired by Tharp to spray paint the backdrop design live onstage during the Joffrey Ballet performances.

As seen in "Atlantica", this collaborative canvas features artists such as: Phase 2, SJK 171, Coco 144, Snake 1, MICO, CAT 87, LEE 163, AMRL/BAMA

and Ex Vandals.

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