Saturday, May 26, 2012

NYC: Streets of the World - closes May 31, 2012

May 11th – May 31st
Free admission: 11:00 – 7:00 daily
Telephone number: 212.966.6675

Featuring Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, b., Know Hope, The London Police, M-City, Sixeart, Hyuro, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Paul Insect, Remi Rough, Nick Walker, Mark Jenkins, Saber, Augustine Kofie, Revok, Faile, Bäst, Swoon, Ron English, Trustocorp, Mare 139, Jose Parla, Eric Haze, Logan Hicks, Aiko.

This is a great show in New York City, on until May 31:

Opera Gallery Presents: "Streets of the World" (Manhattan, NY) : Brooklyn Street Art

Lots of photos of the artwork

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

France, Bordeaux: May 19 - June 16, 2012: Kay One

L'Envers vous convie à la première exposition solo de 
//// EXPOSITION : du 19 mai 2012 au 16 juin 2012 ////
//// Début des festivités en présence de l'artiste : Samedi 19 mai à 18h ////

Kay One a commencé à peindre en 1984 après avoir découvert le Graffiti aux États-Unis.

C’est en 1985, pendant les années d’or de ce mouvement, avec le fameux terrain vague de Stalingrad à Paris que KAY ONE rencontre les artistes qui feront partie de sa “famille”, les TRP (The Renegade Painters) dont notamment BANGA et SAN. Il multiplie alors les collaborations avec de nombreux «Graffiti writers», entre autres MODE 2 et BANDO.

En 1986, il rencontre les TKC (The Kool Crackers) puis peint avec les NTM (Nique Ta Mère) qui lui présenteront les 93 MC (93 Mafia Crew) avant de fusionner avec ces derniers, faisant de 93 NTM le groupe le plus remarqué de sa décennie.

Afin d'illustrer au mieux cette modeste exploration de la culture Hip-HOP, l'exposition sera jalonnée, tous les samedis, d'interventions amicales de divers artistes.

du body-painting avec le SKINJACKING (Bordeaux) de l' aérographie avec BANGA (Paris), de la photographie avec ALAIN GARNIER (Paris)
et SABINE GRENET (Bordeaux), et, comme d' habitude à L' ENVERS, des fanzines et du tatouage...

une exposition-vente de KAY ONE du 19 mai au 16 juin 2012
de la musique, des projections

samedi de 17h à 22h mercredi de 14h à 18h et sur rendez-vous

19 rue leyteire 

France, Paris: May 15, 2012: Bates and Niels Bjorndahl

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

NYC: New book and signing: June 1, 2012 - Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers

Friday June 1, 2012, 7:30 PM:

BOOK PRESENTATION & SIGNING at Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York

Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers

published by Dokument Press

Authors Alan Fleisher (Ale 1) and Paul Iovino (Skay) will talk briefly about their experiences and host a signing with writers featured in the book, including Blade 1 and Taki 183, to a custom-made soundtrack of 1970s hits!

You don't want to miss this event!

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Title: Classic Hits - New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers
Author: Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino
ISBN: 978-91-85639-50-2
Language: English
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm
Binding: Hard cover
RRP: €29,90, £25,99, US$39.95
Release date: May 2012

Book trailer:

New book: DURO CIA - Cause I Am

Saturday, May 5, 2012

CA, Los Angeles: May 5, 2012: Rime & KC / Dabs & Myla - Known Gallery


"It was announced that Adam Yauch (MCA) died today. I know that what I’ve written reads like an obituary for the entire band. It’s not. Mike D and Ad-Rock are still very much alive and I suspect will continue to create new music, produce films and act, as well as taking up the torch for the plight of Tibet as Adam had done for the past two decades. When someone dies, it brings perspective and an opportunity to remind oneself of how much certain things have meant in one’s life. Adam’s death has given us the chance to appreciate what made his band so fucking amazing. Long live the Beastie Boys!
"When the Beastie Boys were inducted into this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Chuck D was there to celebrate the legacy of one of hip hop and rock n’ rolls most innovative groups. The fact that Adam Yauch was too ill (physically speaking) to attend, made the evening all that much more significant.
"Here’s Chuck D’s Beastie Boys induction speech on April 14:
...Now here’s a little story – I’ve got to tell about three bad brothers – you know so well It started way back in history with Ad-Rock, M.C.A., and number three – Mike D.
 ... There’s no adequate measure for the impact that the Beastie Boys had on rap music and yours truly, Public Enemy, during our formative years. Artistically, just like my man back here, they are our role models. They gave us some of our richest support and that’s uncharacteristic of the many advisors in this game. They led and lead by example."
Read the rest of Chuck D's remembrance of Adam at Dangerous Minds.

I heard the Beastie Boys in the early '80s in a room with 25 other people in Atlanta Georgia. Hiphop barely had a term for itself at that time, but it was definitely not something we white people did. And there they were, sticking their necks out with No Sleep Till Brooklyn. They blew my mind. - Susan

RIP, MCA. Music will never be the same.