RIP Iz

Famous NYC Graffiti artist Iz the Wiz has died.  I love seeing the Times obit, although this caught me off-guard:

The displays enjoyed surprising longevity in the days before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began cracking down on graffiti. Elaborately painted cars could run for months or even years. Artists would often gather at certain stations to watch their work and keep an eye on the competition, much like their counterparts did in 15th-century Florence.

There’s no further explanation.  Did Florence have subway cars?

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