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Inkie

Inkie is a London based painter and street artist, originally from Clifton, Bristol. Inkie began working as part of Crime Incorporated Crew (CIC)or the Crime inc.crew in 1983, along with Felix and Joe Braun. He was the head of the many artists arrested in 1989 during "Operation Anderson", the UK's largest ever graffiti bust. He arranged 1998's Walls on Fire event with Banksy, on the site of the future At-Bristol centre. He has subsequently worked in the video game industry, including some time as head of creative design at Sega, where his work featured in Jet Set Radio. Inkie was one of the artists that took part in live painting at the launch of Banksy's book Bristol: Home Sweet Home. Inkie has likened the time spent training as a graffiti artist to that of classical musicians. Between 30 January – 29 February 2013. Inkie's work was featured at Art Below's first "pop up" billboard show in America in New Orleans Billboard space used normally for advertising featured a mix of urban and contemporary art.