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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Graffiti is supposed to be sneaky.

Graffiti artists do it at night, when nobody’s looking.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy has found a guy doing it in the middle of the day.

And he’s doing it, the graffiti that is, right on the side of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

This guy’s got nerve.  He’s really taking a risk.

In fact, that’s his name: Risk.

Wild Bill wonders and asks, “Why do they call you Risk, Risk?”

“When I was a kid, I had a friend named Chance. I liked that name.  And I was in Chance’s room when I saw the board game Risk.  So I picked Risk for my own name” Risk says about his name.

Risk had a real name at one time.  It was and still is, actually, Kelly Gravel.

Kelly was born in New Orleans.  He moved to California when he was in seventh grade.  That’s where he learned to surf.  And that’s where he started to spray paint.

He’s gotten so good at graffiti, his work now hangs all over the world.

And it’s hanging at the Ogden as part of a show called Top Mob, A History of New Orleans Graffiti.

You can see it at the museum’s big spring fundraising event.  That’s the Magnolia Ball.

For information and tickets, just click right here.