“Revok” is a prolific graffiti artist who also has a heavy presence on YouTube (see video below). As it turns out, the two might not go so well together. As KNBC reported here, Indio police arrested Jason Williams in Los Angeles last week on vandalism charges after they traced fingerprints from various tags and street art back to the L.A-based Williams. Most of the tagging in question apparently took place during the Coachella music festival.
Revok is not a small-timer. He appears in a number of online videos about graffiti, including at least one where he spraypaints a wall himself — and others where he is interviewed and profiled as a well-known Southland graffiti artist. In this video interview, Revok says, “More than half my life now has been spent doing graffiti. I’ve gone to jail I don’t know how many times, had people trying to kill me. There’s really no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for that.”
The graffiti in many of the YouTube videos is ornate and expertly rendered. Revok is clearly a talented artist. But …
“No matter what you call it,” an Indio police spokesman told KNBC, “it’s defacing public and private property.”
For repeat offenders, felony vandalism (for damage greater than $400) is punishable by a jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. Not what you would call a pot of gold.