Transcript for Watch How Artists Created "Nightline" Graffiti Mural
For many people, the term gra tee tee conjures images of amateur spray painters. These days, people are paying big money to hang graffiti on museum walls, even inside corporate offices. Now that it's being embraced, is graffiti even cool anymore? Here's my "Nightline" co-anchor juju Chang. Reporter: Once dismissed as only a crime committed by punks and vandals, graffiti is now coveted by fa Facebook, Google and GE. And celebs can't get enough of it. Brad and Angelina bought one for over a million. Reporter: Everyone wanting to harness the edgy and urban appeal of street art. It has even turned into punch line fodder. This is what we want. You going to give me stock options or what? What? Reporter: Which can mean only one thing. Graffiti has gone main stream. We caught up with lee, once infamous, now famous for painting New York City subway cars in too 70s. His work, part of a display at the museum of the city of new York. How many times were you arrested? Were you running from the authorities? I was always running from the authorities. But that was the nature of the beast. Reporter: These artists abandoned panting on street corners in favor of studios and canvas. You're not against it going main stream? No, I mean, let's talk about sold out. Sold out, you sell a show out, that's great. That's a great sell out. Reporter: Victor is a graffiti artist "Nightline" commissioned to spray paint a mural for our office wall. We're working under the cover of darkness to keep the office safe. What are the hazards of working in this medium? Definitely the fumes. Reporter: You wear a mask? Always, yeah. Reporter: So, step one, precautionary measures. We enclose the area with a plastic barrier for our colleag colleagues' environmental protection. Step two, protect the image. Step three, trace it by hand. And finally, it's time to spray. And now, for theunveiling. More than seven hours and dozens and dozens of cans later, we "Nightline" graffiti logo. I used to D in graffiti
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