Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gear: The Grifters present urban fashion...ski masks and more







THE GRIFTERSTM SPRING/SUMMER 2014 PREVIEW

"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
http://www.mcny.org/calendar-and-event/public-programs
or call 917.492.3395.

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








NOW ON VIEW
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 sainciatop@aol.com

EXHIBIT YOUR ART FOR SALE

TransitWear.com 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.

TransitWear.com 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 http://www.stylefile.com/

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.

Publisher:
Publikat Verlags-und Handels GmbH & Co. KG Hauptstraße 204 D-63814 Mainaschaff Germany
www.publikat.de
info@publikat.de

[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
http://www.mcny.org/content/city-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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/arts/design/a-medici-to-spray-paint-and-graffiti-artists.html

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
http://www.gingkopress.com/

Artists Featured in the exhibition

CHRIS STAIN
TOOFLY
JOE IURATO
ALICE MIZRACHI
DAIN
OCMC
LILLIAN LORRAINE
ASTRODUB
RUSSELL KING
ELLE DEADSEX
ADAM DARE
FUMERO
ARMY OF ONE / JC2
ASVP
JILLY BALLISTIC
ENZO AND NIO
MIYOK
GILF!
ICY AND SOT (IRAN)
HELLBENT
EKG
SHIRO
INDIE184
COPE2
FREE5
CERN
SOFIA MALDONALDO (PUERTO RICO)
PHETUS88
BISHOP203
CHRISRWK
VENGRWK
GAIA
THE YOK (AUSTRALIA)
KRAM (SPAIN)
BUNNYM
ELSOL25
QRST
ND’A
OVERUNDER
LUNARNEWYEAR
SHINSHIN
BILLY MODE
DIRTYBANDITS
DEGA FILMS

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

Rule Of Three
http://colab-gallery.com/de/30/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)

WON ABC (DE)

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

Defer

Hex

Inkie

Kofie

Kopye

Peeta

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 lunacrewest@gmail.com

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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Book: Gods of Graffiti by Fuzz One


FL, Miami: Oct 17, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014: Concrete Paradise



Alexandre Arrechea
Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Aramis Gutierrez
Jane Krupp
Marie Lorenz
Gustavo Oviedo
Matt Stock
Edgar Velasquez

Opening October 17, 2013, the Coral Gables Museum will present Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium, an original exhibition devoted to Miami Marine Stadium’s flashy past, its edgy present, and its spectacular proposed comeback as a world-class sports and performance venue. Curated by renowned author and architectural conservator, Rosa Lowinger, this interactive exhibit will bring the glory days of Miami’s most daringly modern structure back to life through stunning video footage, rare photos and keepsakes, original art installations, photo murals of the stadium’s infamous graffiti, and an antique hydroplane.

The exhibit will feature images of the extraordinary graffiti that constantly evolves on the walls of the stadium and works by contemporary artists who have been inspired by the building itself. These latter works-- which include sculpture, painting, video and photography-- demonstrate the profound influence the stadium and its environs have had on visual artists at a national level.


Throughout its run at the museum, a full schedule of special events, tours, and lectures will be offered to the general public, allowing visitors to learn more about one of Miami’s most fascinating historic landmarks. 

Call 305-603-8067 or visit www.CoralGablesMuseum.org

Additional support for the exhibition is being provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Friends of the Marine Stadium.




IL, Chicago: Oct 19 2013 - Jan 12, 2014: Paint Paste Sticker

Paint Paste Sticker: Chicago Street Art
    OCTOBER 19 – JANUARY 12
   
    OPENING RECEPTION, OCTOBER 18TH
    EXHIBIT HALL, 4TH FLOOR NORTH
    5:30PM - 7:30PM
   
    FEATURING:
    ZORE, ZORZORZOR, JEFF ZIMMERMAN, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
    UNEEK, TSELONE,TRAZ, TRANE & SHAGGY, THOR
    TEEL, SECRET STICKER CLUB, STEF, STIK
    CHRIS SILVA, SLANG, RISK, CARTOON DA PHARO, PAWN WORKS
    ORANGE WALLS, NICK FURY, NICE ONE, LAKE EFFECT, KANE ONE
    ISH MUHAMMAD, INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF STYLES,THE GROCER
    BROOKS GOLDEN, G.P., GALERIE F, FLEX, FLASH ABC
    DON'T FRET, CHICAGO URBAN ART SOCIETY, THE CHAMP, CASPER
    C3PO, HEBRU BRANTLEY, BELOVED, OSCAR ARRIOLA
    RUBEN AGUIRRE, NICK ADAM, 83ISM
   
    CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
    78 E. WASHINGTON ST.
    CHICAGO, IL 60602
    312.744.3313
    CHICAGOCULTURALCENTER.ORG

NYC: Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2013: Write of Passage - exhibition, films, panels

Write of Passage Exhibit
on display every Saturday starting October 19.

Info: www.massappeal.com/writeofpassage

Write of Passage Exhibit 

The Red Bull Studios New York
218 W. 18th Street
NYC

Open Every Saturday, from October 19th – November 23rd, 1-5pm.

Workshops & Screenings start promptly at 3pm

October 19 – Video Graf with Director Carl Weston

October 26 – “Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence” Screening & Panel Discussion with Mike 171

November 2 – “Cops & Writers” A conversation with Steve Mona & Special Guests

November 9 – “Style Wars” Screening & Panel Discussion

November 16 – Chino: My life in graffiti through the lens of photography

November 23 – Handselecta: A conversation about the evolution of tagging

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Anywhere: Call for stickers, posters, prints for San Jose CA show: Deadline December 10, 2013


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OR, Portland: Nov 7 - 30, 2013: Augustine Kofie / Jerry Joker Inscoe / Christopher Derek Bruno

Three The Hard Way:
Augustine Kofie / Jerry Joker Inscoe / Christopher Derek Bruno

Three-person exhibition curated by Sven Davis

Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR.
7 November – 30 November 2013 (opens First Thursday)

For the month of November, Breeze Block Gallery is very proud to present Three The Hard Way; a three-person exhibition featuring Augustine Kofie, Jerry Joker Inscoe and Christopher Derek Bruno.

All three artists come from a graffiti background, and are firmly established members of the pioneering Transcend graffiti collective. These highly versatile artists are equally known for their large-scale mural projects, as well as their own very individual voices in a gallery setting. Traditional letterforms are abstracted into geometric configurations within their work; and dimension, form and space are considered and explored within their dynamic compositions.

Their collective approach to art-making is steeped in academic discourse, and whilst retaining the vibrancy of their graffiti backgrounds, traditional art movements such as Futurism, Abstract Expressionism and Precisionism are also embraced by the visual vocabulary imbued within their work.

The exhibition title itself is a literal reference to the historical terminology Hard-Edge painting; which was first coined in the late fifties and used to describe intense and abrupt delineation of color within the burgeoning Geometric Abstraction and Op-art movements. Whilst these artists acknowledge and embrace movements of the past, they confidently stand outside of historical classification and have established themselves as a core group of protagonists defining a contemporary movement they have made their own.

Whilst the three artists have shown together previously in larger group exhibitions, Three The Hard Way is the first time that this trifecta has shown together in a collaborative environment.

For the month of November the three artists will take over both of Breeze Block’s gallery spaces for an installation.

info(at)breezeblockgallery(dot)com
503.318.6228
323 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: Wed.-Sat. 12-6pm
1st Thurs. 6-10pm (closed Wed prior) 
 
Kofie
Joker
Derek Bruno

More info about the artists and the show:
http://breezeblockgallery.com/2013/07/15/nov-three-the-hard-way/

Friday, October 4, 2013

Videos: Tutorials - how to paint - free on YouTube

Putting it all together:


Vers's channel

CA, Oakland: Oct 12, 2013 Estria Battle - and all-day festival


PRISM: Urban Art and Culture Festival

The Estria Foundation will sponsor 2 weeks of cultural happenings and curated events for the community of Oakland and beyond.

September 28 – October 12, 2013


The Battle
www.estriabattle.org

October 12th will highlight the return of The Estria Battle, an all day arts event at the historic DeFremery Park (Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park). This is a free, family-friendly event with a focus on public art and environmental sustainability. Youth are invited to participate in a series of arts activities including the Blackbook Battle and the t-shirt Stencil Workshop. Attendees are also welcomed to enjoy a range of artistic performances and are encouraged to participate in generating energy by dancing on the “Pedal Powered Stage” which transforms human exuberance into pure energy.

In its sixth year the Estria Battle remains the premier graffiti art competition in the United States. Sixteen renowned artists from across the country will compete in what has become one of the nation’s most talked about spray art events. The panel of judges will be Doze Green, Risk and Codak.  Returning artists are 2011’s 1st and 2nd place winners, Vyal One from Los Angeles, and Doves from New York City. Besides several local Bay Area artists, other contestant artists will be travelling from Chicago, Austin, and Miami.

The Estria Battle encourages graffiti writers to visually articulate social justice issues by empowering communities with the spirit and beauty of public art. These events aim to elevate street art through community building, public education, and engagement.

How does the Estria battle work?

1.    Artists are invited to the competition based on skill level and their foundation in spray can art.

2.    Artists are given 5 hours to complete a piece based on a word that is revealed at the beginning of the competition.

3.    An 8 x 12 ft. canvas is assigned to each artist with a  limited amount of spray cans and colors which are distributed equally amongst competitors.

4.    After 5 hours, the piece (finished or unfinished) is judged by legendary graffiti writers, and the champion is announced at the end of the Battle.

1st Place winner will win 400 cans from Montana Cans.

The Life is Living Festival at Defremery Park presented by the Estria Foundation and Youth Speaks,

16th St & Adeline St., West, Oakland, CA 94607  

All ages, free admission.

In addition to the Estria Battle this day long event includes the following:

Stencil Workshop:  A youth-focused interactive arts education activity where participants select positive images and spray paint them on t-shirts, creating an original design.

Blackbook Battle:  Youth ages 14-21 create a drawing based on the day’s theme. Mentor artists judge the competition and provide positive feedback and supportive critiques. The first 50 participants receive a free sketch “blackbook” to take home.

Youth Mural Battle:  A live painting and visual storytelling competition featuring prominent young visual arts organizations from the Bay Area, Southern California, and Arizona. Contestant teams use mixed media of acrylic paints, markers and spray paint to develop murals addressing a given topic. Winning canvases will be displayed at the Oakland Public Library’s “Teen Zones” where free urban arts workshops will be held for youth through March 2014.

The Yerba Buena Center for Arts will be hosting the the Dance Stage with music from Samba, East and West African dance traditions.

Visual Arts Arena:
  • Favianna Rodriguez & CultureStrike: Create your own butterfly for the Migration is Beautiful Campaign
  • Rock Paper Scissors Collective:  Create your own zine / Live painting
  • Brett Cook:  Community Painting Project
  • Youth Radio: App Academy -  Youth workshop to concept the creation of an app for the Life is Living Festival
Skateboarding demonstrations at Town Park, workshops, and competitions for all ages and skill levels.

Food vendors and booths from non-profit groups and sponsors.

More info: www.estriabattle.org

@estriabattle
#EstriaBattle
#PrismUrbanArt