Sunday, July 27, 2014

Documentary on Iranian street artists

Mutiny Of Colours (Trailer) from Zeinab Tabrizy on Vimeo.

Susan says: They plan a Kickstarter later on, so follow them on Facebook or send them a message to stay in the loop.

NYC Blade signing: Fri. Aug. 8, 2014 // New books: BLADE King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists

Book Signing for BLADE: Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30 PM at The Museum of the City of New York

Museum event details:

Two new books just published:

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of two new graffiti art titles: Blade: King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists:

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back.

BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence.

BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 653 images | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346613 | Binding: hard cover | $39.99

One hundred extraordinary artists representing many European cities, each with its own and often uniquely inspiring graffiti scene, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, and more. 

This dense, sprawling portfolio is the product of “modern day documenter” Steam 156′s undisputed knowledge of European graffiti, and includes artist profiles, most written by the artists themselves, crew affiliations, locations, the year they started, details about style, influences, and characteristic strokes, contours, and angles, with hundreds of photos in all. 

A medium of powerful, youthful, artistic expression, graffiti spread rampantly across Europe in the early 1980s–and has never ceased. Cities across the continent are now hosts to halls of fame, abandoned spaces, and streets full of incredible work by artists, featured in this book, who are carrying the art form boldly into the future and expanding its influence even further.

Size: 12″ x 9″ | 889 images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346583 | Binding: hard cover | $50.00

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions.  Visit to explore our backlist of 5,000+ titles.

Meeting of Styles Update - 2014

International Meeting Of Styles - "Cause And Effect"
Official schedule:

Catch this worldwide festival in a country near you!

Canada, Montreal: Aug. 9 & 10 - Under Pressure 2014

Under Pressure 2014

Under Pressure is the largest and longest running event of its kind all across North America. Under Pressure is a graffiti festival which focuses on community development, artist empowerment as well as positive youth development through ownership and responsibility of a shared space. Currently heading into its nineteenth year this festival is the longest running graffiti and hip hop festival in existence. The main reason it has been able to be sustained for so long is because it is an event done by the community for the community, everyone who works on keeping it alive does so on a volunteer basis.

The festival takes place over two days, during the first full-week weekend in August. Throughout the two days stages are given over to performers from across the country to keep the crowd lively and the bboy and bgirl battle which always goes down on Sunday afternoon. There is a kid’s area for the little ones to get creative and a skate ramp set up over the course of the two days for open jams and a competition as well.

Susan says: Please tell everyone. This is a world-class event.

MO, St. Louis: Aug 29 - Sept 1 - PAINT LOUIS

Paint Louis

"This year will mark the 10th annual PAINT LOUIS event since its establishment in 1998.  Paint Louis is a graffiti art/HipHop music and dance event that is dedicated to showcasing the country's best HipHop artists in approved public spaces.  Paint Louis is an all-ages event lasting 4 days, featuring 300 artists and over 1,000 attendees that come to appreciate the art."

DATES:    Friday, August 29, 2014 to Monday, September 1, 2014

TIME:    8:00am-8:00pm  (and times vary for nightly after parties)

LOCATION:    The Flood Wall, located at Chouteau Ave. at S. Wharf St., 63102.  The Flood Wall is 1.9 miles in length.  

Susan says: This event is amazing. It's probably the biggest painting event in the USA. You should go. Some extra things you might want to take (see website for more info):

* water
* sunscreen
* hats
* bandanas
* ice 
* hand cleaner
* towels (ice water->head and shoulders)
* ladders
* rollers and extensions
* snacks/picnic
* camera supplies
* sketchbooks
* stickers
* folding chairs you can easily carry
* umbrellas

What not to bring: giant SUVs. It's super hot and dusty and the road is narrow. 

Tip: Hotels with pools will be just the thing. 

Please pass this info to your social networks!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greece, Lesbos, Mytilene: Aug. 1-3, 2014 - Beach Street Festival

Around 100 writers from all over Greece, Europe and Turkey, 3 Music stages (HipHop-Trap, Reggae-Dubstep, House-Techno).

Liquidteks Magazine releases 2:2
New issue, solid mag., digital or print.

Friday, May 16, 2014

iPad app: 2Many2Name by KEL1ST - Graffiti Wild Style History

When I first made Art Crimes, in 1994, KEL1ST (pronounced "Kel First") and his brother, MARE139, already had a slick, beautiful website, called (now long gone). Since then, they've both been off doing great interactive projects, paintings, sculptures, blogs, you name it.

This new interactive book from KEL1ST is an effort from the heart (and from his personal photo collection). For history. For you. The good stuff.

(The app's website —— Tip: You might want to view this multimedia website on a computer or iPad.)

iOS 6 and above
app made for iPad viewing

On wild style, train history, New York City —— from someone who was there.
Randy "KEL1ST" Rodriguez presents "2Many2Name," the first in-depth view of Graffiti Wild Style. 2Many2Name is a historical review of the use of the number 2 by different Grand Masters of Graffiti. KEL1ST's narrative takes you on a ride.

Available now at

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gear: The Grifters present urban masks and more


"The upcoming collection of the Parisian based troublemakers The GriftersTM is rooted in the deeper underground scene and turns their everyday tools like ski mask and bolt cutters into high fashion. With jungle inspired geometric pattern they fit out the urban warrior for the modern concrete jungle. The collection contains t-shirts, polos and sweats made of high quality cotton improved by unique embroidery, artisan patchworks and fine screen prints."

"Coming from the necessity of anonymity in a world which prohibits freedom, we have crafted four original ski masks, which will differentiate you at any riot, subway tunnel or ski slope. They have been produced from high quality 100% Merino wool and Merino wool mixed with acrylic. For the rest of the collection, which contains sweatshirts, t-shirts and a bucket hats, we have used 100% cotton materials, 100% Merino wool and suede. Most of them have custom embroideries and handmade patchworks."

The collection drops at 15 April at The Grifters.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Video: Teel One

NYC: April 17, 2014: Graffiti history talk at City As Canvas exhibit

OLD’S KOOL: The Roots of New York Graffiti
Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

Blazing a trail for graffiti art back in the 1970s, New York City teens claimed the city’s walls and mass transit system for their canvases—and in the process invented a new art form.

Jay J.SON Edlin, veteran graffiti artist, historian, and author of Graffiti 365 (Harry N. Abrams, 2011), discusses graffiti and street art with revolutionary but unsung writers of the ‘70s: icons COCO 144, JESTER ONE, LSD OM, and Al Diaz, a.k.a. BOMB ONE and later SAMO (in collaboration with Jean Michel Basquiat).

Presented in conjunction with City as Canvas. Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.

Use the code 5BDC6 for 40% off tickets!

Order tickets online at
or call 917.492.3395.

Museum of the city of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 212.534.1672

City As Canvas

Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, August 24, 2014

The first-ever exhibition of graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection.

Call for participation: Online gallery

Call for Artist Participation / all artists accepted!

No limit on number of art work submitted, files are to be digital images representing the type of  your work, for on line gallery exhibition. A list of images submitted with medium and sizes, titles, bio and prices of each art work submitted. Please include name, address phone number and email address.

Exhibition begins late May 2014

E-mail all images to

EXHIBIT YOUR ART FOR SALE is a curated online art gallery for the nation’s top, mid-career, and emerging artists. Present your original artwork to art enthusiasts around the world.

In addition to showing art online, we showcase artist’s paintings, and prints.
It is free to display your original fine art for sale, the artist is responsible for arranging the packaging and shipping of their artwork once it is sold. will contact the artist about the sale of their product by email.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Book: Zombie Love, by WonABC

Zombie Love

Release: 11.2013 | Size: 21,0 × 27,4 cm | Pages: 160 | Retail: 24,90 EUR | ISBN: 978-3-939566-12-0 | English | Hardcover
Buy it at

Zombies are everywhere – they threaten the existence of mankind in movies, novels, music and games and reflect the growing fears of the people for diseases, epidemics, nuclear war and death. The interest in the undead heroes of the pop culture is growing since the first popular zombie films in the 60s. These creatures also fascinated WON ABC from Munich at very early stage and inspired him to his own unique zombie characters. Thanks to him, zombies were also introduced in urban art. His debut Colour Kamikaze from 1991 impressed with its affinity for undead beings and with its filigree and impressive attention for detail, which even H.R. Giger paid tribute to. Zombielove is the long-awaited follow-up to that first book by WON.

Publikat Verlags-und Handels GmbH & Co. KG Hauptstraße 204 D-63814 Mainaschaff Germany

[Won's first book was the most work I've ever seen in one art book. Won's art is so detailed it rewards the careful viewer every time you look at one of his pieces. Each illustration, every canvas and train is an amazing masterpiece. It's exciting that he's got another one out! Don't miss it. - Susan]

NYC: Feb 4 - Aug 24, 2014: City as Canvas

City As Canvas

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums.

“City as Canvas” focuses on the 1970s and ’80s, featuring the work of Mr. Goodstone (Sharp), Lee Quiñones (LEE), Christopher Ellis (Daze), Andrew Witten (Zephyr), Donald White (Dondi), Sandra Fabara (Lady Pink), Rammellzee, and Keith Haring. They are among the pioneers who laid the foundation for the New York graffiti art movement.

The artists are seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.

NYC: Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2014: Outdoor Gallery: new book

Outdoor Gallery, New York City - Book Launch
17 Frost St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
reception: Feb 22, 6-10pm
 Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrant and diverse outdoor art of New York City, a global epicenter for street art and graffiti. The book features works created by 46 of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City. The beautifully photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews, consisting of the artists’ thoughts on New York, the current state of street art, the future of this dynamic medium, and their own work and processes. As outdoor art is ephemeral and constantly changing, it is necessarily current and relevant, Outdoor Gallery captures the zeitgeist of this dynamic countercultural art form in the context of the global movement. A complete list of artists featured in the exhibition follows.
About the author
Yoav Litvin is a photographer and writer and well-published scientist living in New York City. In Outdoor Gallery – New York city, he applies his scientific rigor and methodology to form a unique, contemporary and unbiased survey of the art on the streets of New York City. Yoav Litvin contributes to popular blogs that cover New York City-based and global street culture.

About the book
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2014
Specifications: 240 Pages, Jacketed hardcover, 9.5” x 11.5”
ISBN: 978-1-58423-553-8, Retail Price - $39.95
Published by: Gingko Press / 1321 Fifth Street  / Berkeley, CA 94710
PH: 510-898-1195

Artists Featured in the exhibition


Germany, Weil am Rhein: December 2013 - April 2014: German, Swiss, and French writers

Rule Of Three

Colab Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein (D)

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 18.00 h
Saturday: 12.00 – 18.00 h

Alexander Becherer (DE)

Chifumi + Julien Croyal (FR)

David Monllor (CH)

Formula 76 (DE)

Serge Lowrider (CH)

Lukas Oberer + Raphaël Borer (CH)

STF Moscato (FR)

Swiz (FR)


Public Provocations V Catalog is now available at the gallery.
Full exhibition overview, limited edition of 300, 150 pages, A5.

NYC: Feb 5 - Mar 15, 2014: BG 183

BG 183 Solo Show!

CA, Chula Vista: Jan. 30 - Feb. 25, 2014: Mr Maxx Moses

Good Morning America

Good Morning America is a collection of paintings by Mr. Maxx Moses designed to shine light on the red white and Blues of the “American Dream”. This collection of paintings will be a departure from his dreamy palatable abstract expressions. they will disturb your emotions and evoke the taboo. This historical interpretation “Good Morning America” revisits slavery, religion, political ideology and of course sex.

The goal of this exhibition is to create an installation of large- scale paintings along with conceptual products and music, all infused with an eerie twist of satire inciting us to reflect upon the symbolism, and spiritual dogma we have been conditioned to live with and ingest as the truth.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

DC, Washington: Nov 2-30, 2013: Above the Radar







Thanks and Mice

Above the Radar III

Original works by 25 urban artists from Los Angeles, New York, UK, Italy, and more will be on display in Washington, DC for a month-long exhibition that opens November 2, 2013 at The Fridge.

Above the Radar III is curated by Luna George, a Los Angeles based Urban Art Curator, and will bring together a hybrid of realism, street art, abstract art, graffuturism, 3-d  work, typography, illustration, collaborative artwork, surrealism, and traditional graffiti.

Above the Radar III encourages the viewer to examine intricate lines, brightly hued & vibrant colors that infuse the urban painting aesthetic.

Mark Bode

The exhibit includes:

Installation focusing on contrast and bursts of color painted by Col (New York) featuring hand-built wood pieces with abstract silhouettes of letters that work their way throughout the wall.

Original work by Mark Bode, protégé of Vaughn Bode, whose characters  continue the legacy of his father's Cheech Wizard and friends, all of which have become a quintessential part of graffiti.

3-dimensional work from Italy and Los Angeles, the collaborative painting of a maniacal character by Mice of Millions (LA) on top of an insanely intricate, hyper abstract Photo of Defer by PhotoJenInc, an explosion of color painted by Thanks One (LA), the lovely illustrative styles of UK's Inkie, explosive graffuturism by Defer and Kofie from LA, and original works by the many other exhibiting artists.

A gift shop with selected merchandise by exhibiting artists, as well as a special release of DC Graffiti snapbacks by Graffiti the City made exclusively for the DC exhibit will also be available during the exhibition.

Artists exhibiting work are: Cale, Cat Cult, Col, Dcypher, Defer, Dytch66, Eric Skotnes, Heaven, Hex, Inkie, Jesse Smith, Kofie, Kopye, Marcel "Sel" Blanco, Mark Bode, Mice of Millions, Michael Pizarro, Peeta, Pyro, Ree, Robots Will Kill, Teck, Tewsr, Thanks, and Xist.

With so many sought-after and celebrated artists showing in this international exhibition, collectors should seek previews. For an online catalog for the exhibition, images, bios of exhibiting artists or questions, please contact Luna George at

Opening and artist reception:

Nov. 2, 2013  
7 - 11 pm

The Fridge
516 1⁄2 8th Street SE
Washington DC 20003

Gallery hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 12pm–8pm
Sunday: 12pm–5pm

The Fridge has presented magicians, performance artists, hip-hop, blues, folk and rock concerts, comedians, acrobatics and sideshows.

We're invested in the success of DC's slam poetry and storytelling communities, and are home to the DC Beltway Poetry Slam Team, which performs the last Tuesday of each month at The Fridge.

About the Curator:

The former assistant director at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles for nearly half a decade, Luna George tirelessly promotes the urban art community through her passion and eye for great talent.