Uncapped: Dynamite Spear/DS3, Rest in Paint
Gary Ballentine has been called home. Known in the graffiti community as DS3, Dynamite Spear, and Deadly Spear, as well as a beloved friend, he passed away on Tuesday.
DS3 was a prolific graffiti bomber and artist. He was even an on-screen Warrior whose tag appeared on the subway trains in the cult movie classic. The artist most recently participated in our well-attended SIGNS show and was a guest on the Bowery Boogie Uncapped podcast. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
On a personal level, it was a distinct honor to have met and known him.
Rest in Paint, as it is is said, and even more than that, rest in eternal peace.