The Graffiti Hall of Fame was founded by NY community activist Ray Rodriguez (aka "Sting Ray") in circa 1980. Sting Ray launched the Graffiti Hall of Fame to provide street artists with a positive medium to display their skills.
The Graffiti Hall of Fame is located at 106th Street and Park Avenue
(Jackie Robinson Educational Complex) in "El Barrio" Spanish Harlem, New
York City. At one time or another, the walls here have been the canvas of
some of the greatest hip-hop graffiti artists of all time. In the early
years, the Hall of Fame served as an exclusive space for reputed subway
graffiti artists that came from throughout the five boroughs of New York
City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island). As time
passed and hip-hop style graffiti spreaded around the world, the Graffiti
Hall of Fame became a Mecca for not only NYC's best street artists, the
Hall of Fame now attracts graff writers from all around the globe, hoping
to catch a spot on the famed concrete walls in East Harlem.