Hong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMPHong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMP

The streets of Hong Kong were his canvas: the legacy of ‘King of Kowloon’ – graffiti artist and urban poet

  • Most of Tsang Tsou-choi’s protest calligraphy has been erased from the public spaces that were once his billboards, but his work lives on, some in museums
  • Had he still been alive, the eccentric artist would surely have had something to say, in his simple brush strokes, about the recent protests in Hong Kong

Topic |   Art
Hong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMPHong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, better known as the “King of Kowloon”, in 2003. Although much of his protest calligraphy has been erased from public spaces, he has inspired a new generation of artists. Photo: SCMP
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