Thursday, November 26, 2009

Los Angeles CA: Nov. 20, 2009 - Feb. 20, 2010: Frost and Twist

Mind the Gap: Philip Frost and Barry McGee


Kweenz Destroy: Your wardrobe

Indie184 and Andrea von Bujdoss have a hot new clothing line including a limited edition with Fafi.

London UK: Dec 8-12, 2009: Flying Eyeball Pop Up Shop


Flying Eyeball Pop Up Shop

10 AM- 8PM

Goldie, Shoe, Inkie, Einie, Mysterious Al, Sickboy, Insa, Zeus, Hush, Mau Mau, Kid Acne, Steff Plaetz, Chu, Shok 1, RYCA, David Walker, China Mike, Part2ism, Ben Allen, Andy Council, George Morton Clark, Milk, Dora and Don

INKIE, the King Pin of the UK Graffiti scene for the past 25 years returns this Christmas to bring us a whole sack-full of original art works, canvases, prints, toys, sculptures, T-shirts and books from some of Europe’s finest artists. This urban pop up shop is one of it’s kind, and will be found popping-up in delightful Cork Street, Mayfair, the hub of London’s Art finery. This is the first of many Flying Eyeball Productions so watch this art space! This Christmas Pop up shop is the strongest visual feast from any European Urban Art Exhibition this season.

From the 8th-12th December the pop up shop will open its doors to the public just in time to snap up some one-of-a kind, quirky Christmas gifts, perfect for the man or woman who has everything. 24 carat gold leaf prints from INKIE and 28 colour screen prints from Drum and Bass legend Goldie, will be on offer to tickle your festive fancy. Other stocking filler goodies include unique sculptures and toys.

A private buyers' and press viewing will also take place on Tuesday Dec 8th from 6pm-9:30pm. and press:

Salt Lake City UT: Dec. 3, 2009: "This is Primal Rap" screening


Dirty Pilot prints: KR ONE print edition

KR prints are hot off the presses.

DP has lots of great art prints by graffiti writers.

Chor Boogie attacked by thieves while painting a mural in S.F.

Chor Boogie Stabbed Working on Piece in SF

Chor Boogie Returns to Finish Mural After Stabbing

Washington DC: Graffiti and Mural Classes

Albus Cavus Classroom

Albus Cavus, a DC non-profit public art organization, is taking participatory public art from the outside to the inside of DC classrooms. Albus Cavus wants to encourage hundreds of DC kids to become active and engaged residents. We are empowering young artists with the creative skills to improve their neighborhoods.

Albus Cavus Classroom in Spring 2010 is open every weekend for 20 weeks (January - May 2010) at The Fridge, an artist space on Capitol Hill. The instructors are the artists whose murals are all around the city: in Edgewood, Columbia Heights, and Pleasant Plains.

Puerto Rico: Dec. 12-14, 2009: Graffiti Allstar Weekend


Chicago IL: through December 13, 2009: Day of the Dead

National Museum of Mexican Art presents
Day of the Dead

Chucho has a painting in this show.

Saber on Health Care Reform

Thanks, Saber.


Graffiti Examiner

GE is a new publication online about our favorite topic. Unfortunately today it's reporting Revok's arrest at the Montana Exhibition in L.A. this week.

New York: Dec. 5, 2009: Duro CIA and Doms




100B Forsyth Street
New York City

Doors open 6:00 pm

B or D train to Grand Street Walk one block east to Forsyth Street

New York: Nov. 12 - Dec. 2, 2009: Ron English

RON ENGLISH "Immortal Underground"


Opera Gallery

Jim Prigoff interview on Aerosol Planet

Jim Prigoff is one of graffiti's most important early photo documenters and co-author of Spray Can Art.

Thanks, Steam.

Paris, France: 16 Nov. - 1 Dec., 2009: Psyckoze Expose


Présentée sous le haut patronage de Monsieur Pierre Cardin, membre de líAcadémie des Beaux Arts, cette exposition conclut le cycle orchestré par le STUDIO 55 d'Emmanuel de Brantes, ìLes princesses et le graffitiî,dans la Galerie Pierre Cardin, 3 rue de Duras, 75008 Paris.

Vernissage le lundi 16 novembre 2009 de 18 à 21 heures.
À 19h précises, performance en hommage à Marcel Duchamp.

Exposition du 16 novembre au 1er décembre 2009.
La Galerie Pierre Cardin est ouverte du mardi au samedi, de 12 à 19 h.

Psyckoze de son vrai nom Alexandre Stolypine est descendant d’une grande famille ayant servi sous les tsars de Russie. Né en janvier 1969, son futur blaze, Psyckoze NoLimit, est un écho au Punk Not Dead, ce qui le situe paradoxalement assez loin de la culture hip-hop. Autodidacte doué, il est l’un des premiers “street writer” à donner une dimension artistique au graffiti dès le début des années 90. De 1994 à 1997, tout en continuant de pratiquer son art dans la rue, Psyckoze développe une oeuvre personnelle sur toiles. Il crée un univers hanté par des personnages stylisés et sans visage, perdus dans un monde urbain étouffant. “Je dirais que mon style s’est construit autour de trois dominantes fortes : un côté brut, art brut, un côté pop art et graphique, et enfin un côté narratif et onirique. Mon travail s’est toujours construit de manière cyclique autour de ces trois composantes, évoluant à chaque étape. Au fil des années, ces trois “styles” se sont mixés pour ne plus en former qu’un.”

Alexander Stolypin, alias Psyckoze, is the descendant of a celebrated family who served under the Russian tsars. Born in January 1969, his future name, Psyckoze NoLimit, is a response to Punk Not Dead, which is paradoxically quite far from the hip-hop culture. Self-taught, he is one of the first "street writers" to give an artistic dimension to graffiti in the early 90s. From 1994 to 1997, while continuing to practice his art in the street, Psyckoze develops his work on canvas. It represents a world haunted by stylized and faceless characters, lost in an urban world and suffocating. "I'd say my style is built around three dominant values: a raw art side, a pop art and graphic side, and finally a narrative and dreamlike side. My work has always been built around these three components, evolving over the years.”

Psyckoze chez Pierre Cardin

Du 16 nov. au 1 déc. 2009,
3 rue de Duras, Paris 8ème

Visites du mardi – samedi, de 12h à 19h
visits Mon - Sat, 12 to 7 pm

Guatemala: 27, 28, 29 Nov. 2009: Conciencia Hip*Hop


São Bernardo (SP) Brazil: Nov. 28, 2009: Graffiti R.U.A.

Graffiti R.U.A. – Editon: New-old - school



In the world that we’re living in, where the relationships becomes every time more impersonal, in a world that always preaches the individualism as a goal, do the collective is what becomes the truly art. Where the other represents no more happiness, but the fear, the threat, is time we represent solutions so we can approach again, for that the culture of competition be just one way, and not another stay, seeing the artistic doing as one of the main instruments for that to happens.

The project “Graffiti R.U.A” (Reunidos por Um Amor)(united by a love) in its first edition, arises from the need to integrate artists and/or writers of graffiti of new and old-school, joining them in collective panels, approaching generations and rethinking preconceptions of what art really means. Going beyond the purely esthetic concern and demystifying the artist that became slave of the own ego, connecting to deeper sense that the interaction and union trough this practical and that approaches us looking for humanization, having art to the service of people , as a cultural legacy of all.

New York: December 3-10, 2009: The Generations



The Showroom Gallery
117 Second Ave., 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10003 | ph:212-673-5424

Paris, France: Nov. 26, 2009: Art Mosh

One-night only 'pop up' exhibition featuring graffiti and street artists including Axel Pauporte (Belgium); Alexander James (UK); Alexandros Vasmoulakis (ATHENS); Benedict Redgrove (UK); Bose Collins (UK); Case (Germany); Chris Malbon (UK); DMV CREW collective: Bom K, Dran, Jaw (France); Herakut (Germany); Emanuele Sferruzza Moszkowicz (ITALY); Faith 47 (South Africa); Moto 777/ toft – robiov (Paris); Pam Glew (UK); Pomme Chan (UK); SAL (Japan); Tessar Lo (LA) and Yoskay Yamamoto (LA).

The event is sponsored by Nixon, Wallpaper* and Nissan, and features artists from Italy, France, LA, Germany, Japan, Greece & UK.

Door Studios, 9-9 Bis Rue de Lesdiguières, 75004 Paris

AFTER-SHOW PARTY: Chacha Club, 47, Rue Berger, 75001 Paris

+33 679 33 48 01 or

[Lee Johnson PR invited me to post this announcement, but it says "invitation only" so you should email Emily or call to see if you can get on the guest list. - Susan]

Quik and Ghost: online sale at Dirty Pilot

It's not all about prints at Dirty Pilot.

Las Vegas NV: Dec. 3-4, 2009: Vezun - A.M. vol 3

Vezun art show and book release


Ortego Gallery
107 E. Charleston Suite 115 South
at the Arts Factory
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 281-6714


Local Las Vegas Artist and self publisher Vezun is having an art show and book release at the Ortego Gallery in the Arts Factory on December 3 & 4, 2009 from 6 - 10 pm. He will be exhibiting all the originals from his latest book.

A.M. vol 3 is a collection of short stories in comic book form. This book also contains some one panel comics. He will be signing and selling the book along with his previous books. Upon request Vezun does drawings for people.

Miami FL: Dec. 3-6, 2009: Graffiti Gone Global - Art Basel Miami Beach

Curated by James and Karla Murray

3252 NE 1st Ave
Suite 101

December 4: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
December 5: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
December 6: 12:00 - 3:00PM

Graffiti Gone Global in celebration of Art Basel 2009 conveys the dexterity of street art around the world. From traditional to experimental graffiti art visitors can gauge and enjoy the broad spectrum of work from Brazil Japan Peru and beyond. From its humble beginnings to its popular and exotic standing in today's society we aim to feature a complex cornucopia of urban street art.

131 Projects (Argentina)
Aiko Nakagawa (Japan)
ARMOgedon 2057 (Los Angeles)
Billi Kid (Colombia)
Crome (Miami)
Cycle (NYC)
David Cooper (NYC)
Doze Green (NYC)
Ewok One 5MH (NYC)
Flip (Brazil)
Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC)
Jana Joana (Brazil)
Lady Pink (Ecuador)
Nina (Brazil)
Shiro (Japan)
Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico)
Suiko (Japan)
Vitché (Brazil)

Glasgow, Scotland: Nov. 21 - Dec. 23, 2009: Recession Session


Italy: 3 - 6 December 2009: Cromatica 09

Hong Kong: Nov. 20, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010: 3-2-1 Solstice


10 artists from the UK, USA & Hong Kong:
Bill London (UK), Cept (UK), David Bray (UK), Friendly Liu (HK), Graphic Airlines (HK), Jon Burgerman (UK), L1ES ONE (HK), Phil Ashcroft (UK), Swoon (USA), Vesna Parchet (UK).

Main Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel +852-28698802 Fax: +852-25221528

San Jose CA: Dec. 11, 2009: Gift of Graffiti

X-mas Art Gifts & Art Supply Sale!


*BBQ & Drinks!
Live Music by:Dj Gio
Black Book Signing

Opening Reception
Friday Dec 11th 7pm-Midnight

Gift 2 Gab Gallery
190 Martha St.
San Jose, Ca 95122

All Artwork will be priced $75 & under.

King157 * Twick ICP * Doper LORDS * Stan153 * Mark Bode * Skul EMR * Fury won * Cheph AJ ICP * Pengo & Ned 2PM * Swef * Sikm * Wies * Antes STM * Scor * Force129 * Terse * Teef * Listo * Kreate1 * Fresh * Lewb * Doc THA * Truens * Leche * Kesr * Glich * Duel8 * Op * Crayos * Zeno * Dole * Drif * Pogs * I-Ball * Sphinx * Dekal * Ezar * Senr * (KPR, R.0ne, Amen, Joker, Sofa, ROF) * Debate * Sibl * Diana Medrano * Roan Victor * Sean Boyles * Space1 * Eaz of NJ * Michael Buscemi * Eddie Flores * S.Rhys

After Party @ 420 So. First St Billiards

Futureshock, "Late at night"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Miami FL: Wynwood Walls

Jeffrey Deitch and Tony Goldman invite you to the opening of
The Wynwood Walls

Outdoor murals by:
  • Aiko
  • Jim Drain
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Stelios Faitakis
  • Futura
  • Barry Mcgee
  • Nunca
  • Os Gemeos / Nina / Finok
  • Ara Peterson
  • Clare Rojas
  • Kenny Scharf
  • Swoon / David Ellis / Ben Wolf

NW 26th Street & 2nd Avenue
Miami FL USA

Map (PDF)

Opening Thursday December 3rd 2009, 8-11 pm
with a performance by
New Orleans bounce diva Big Freedia
With DJ Rusty Lazer at 10 pm

Deitch Projects at the Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street
Miami FL

Os Gemeos "Vertigem" in Sao Paulo Brazil

Fantastic photos of Os Gemeos' recent show in Brazil.

(The slide show is a bit fiddly. There is a click-through tool at the bottom that works when nothing else does.)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Los Angeles CA: December 5, 2009: Not For Sale

SOLID GALLERY ONE, 334 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 / tel: 323.939.3003


Solid Gallery One and I Wuz Here proudly host the group exhibition, "Not For Sale". This show brings legendary artists together to present works that they will not be parting with, thus spawning the concept "Not For Sale". This exhibition is being curated by Angerone, who hand selected this group of renowned artists which include Hex, Mear One, Kofie, Haste, Relic, Spurn, Lizzy Lomax, Nic Nak, Newa, Chip, Nace and Axis Valhalla. To acquire one of the masterpieces on display, Solid Gallery One will have exclusive signed and numbered prints available.

"Not For Sale" is a show that is sure to go down as one that is not to be missed and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Please join us on Saturday, December 5th 8PM- midnight

Admission: FREE
Drinks are complimentary 21+

334 N. Fairfax Ave. (just north of Beverly Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90036

PARKING: Arrow Parking lot directly across the street
(or street parking)

*"NOT FOR SALE" prints available exclusively at Solid Gallery One*

New York: Nov. 28, 2009: Spar One - Past and Present


100B Forsyth Street
New York City
Doors open 6:00 pm

An exhibition of recent works in various mediums.

Directions: B or D train to Grand Street Walk one block east to Forsyth Street

Los Angeles CA: Dec. 5 - Dec. 31, 2009: Printed II


an exhibition curated by Two Rabbits Studios and featuring the best selection of hand printed art posters by some of today's most innovative street artists, activists, and designers. As hand-printed art posters re-emerge in suburban and urban areas all over the world communicating political and social messages to everyday people, Crewest takes a moment to platform this growing genre and open its doors for the public to enjoy. Prints, prints and more prints are what you will see in December at Crewest!

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm featuring live printing by Two Rabbits and featured artist Ron Donovan of Firehouse.

Adam Hathorn, Ashira Siegel, Billy Bishop, Bill Green, Branded, Hit + Run, Cat Cult, Clint Wilson, Contra One, Dash 2000 Fidel, Delicious Design League, Deadmundo, Dethkills, DKNG, Enik, Euth One, Firehouse, Geraldine Lozano Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Hero Design Studio, Ken Garduno, Mas, Max Nuetra, Mad One, Man One, Michael Alvarez, Michael Hsiung, Miles Grobman, Neko Sluts Crew, Ron Donovan from Firehouse & The Nor-Cal Posse, Septerhed, Shark Toof, SPRFKR, The Bungaloo, Tom Haubrick, WERC, Will Manville, Vyal, Yo What Happened To Peace and more.


110 Winston St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

ph 213-627-8272

Los Angeles CA: Nov. 23, 2009: Primal Rap screening


Tokyo, Japan: Nov. 12 - Dec. 3, 2009: Close Encounters


Adapta Gallery’s third curated project

Best Ever, Cyclops, D*Face, David Bray, Matt Small, Sickboy, Word To Mother and Vesna Parchet

Time Out Gallery
Liquidroom 2/F
3-16-6, Higashi

New York: Dec. 3, 2009 - Feb. 3, 2010: Whisper & KR.One



(two artists - two perspectives - one borough)
featuring the art of
Charles "WHISPER" Wolfson and Louie "KR.ONE" Gasparro


Opening Reception THURSDAY DEC. 3rd 2009 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

38-15 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361

Los Angeles CA: November 22, 2009 - Venice Benefit Auction

ICU Art presents:


Sunday November, 22nd 2009 5-8 PM

Artists Asylm, Axis, Cab, Robbie Conal, Cre8, Defer, Duce, Dytch, Jordan Eismont, Eye, Emma Ferreira, Flewnt, Tosha Grantham, Haste, Heaven, Jinamae, Trek Kelly, Keo, Kofie, Kym, Liz B, Make, The Mac, Mandoe, Man One, Marioe, Mear, Deborah Medina, Miner, Terrell Moore, Nomore, Ping Ping, Michael Rababy, Michael Reddin, Relic, Rezin, Risk, Mark Sadlek, Sand, Sano, Siner, Sen, Sloke, Sonji, Spain, Spurn, Swank, Mike D Steele, Edizen Stowell, Timoi, Tyer, Emily Winters, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Vyal, Zender & more.

At The G2 Gallery 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. At Millwood Ave. 2 blocks north of Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

For more information, a copy of the invitation and photos of the work go to:

The Venice Art Walls need your help. The program that issues free permits to artists to paint on the walls is in desperate need of funding. City of L.A. funding for this program has been cut due to the severe city budget crises. Come help to preserve this important cultural and historic landmark and the spirit of free expression in Venice. All of the funds raised goes to pay the on-site supervisors that work in the area.

An amazing group of talented artists from Los Angeles are donating original paintings, prints, photography and sculpture to this auction to raise funds for this program. Although much of the work is donated by prominent L.A. graffiti artists, or artists doing street influenced art, many of the pieces are not done in a graffiti style. Several artists work in a more traditional style working with brush. There are also several photographers print makers and sculptors. Opening bids start very low.

$10 Admission at the door

Schedule: Noon-4:45 PM Free Artwork Preview (no bidding) 5 PM Silent Auction bidding begins 7:15 PM Live Auction begins 8 PM All bidding completed 8-9 PM artwork processing and pick-up

General Info Jeanna Penn (310) 359-5108

Artist Info Stash Maleski Director – ICU Art – In Creative Unity Curator – Venice Art Walls Cell: (310) 309-7756

Venice Art Walls / ICU Art 24 Hour recorded info line & rules for painting: (310) 535-7729

New York: Dec. 5, 2009: Products of the '80s


San Francisco CA: Nov. 14 - Dec. 5, 2009: ESPO

ESPO at White Walls

ESPO visual delights

Puerto Rico: December 13, 2009 - Hip Hop Festival


Los Angeles CA: November 22, 2009 - Montana Exhibition


Apex, Jase, King 157, Neon, Revok, Rime, Saber, Sever, Vulcan

Oakland CA: November 6- 27, 2009: Mine Us One

James Kirkpatrick + Derek Weisberg

Hatch Gallery
492 23rd street
oakland, ca 94612

t/f: 510.879.7382

gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 2-8pm

London UK: November 24 - 29, 2009 - Shades of Things to Come




Tuesday 24th November 2009: 6PM - 9PM


General Opening Hours:
10-6PM // Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th November 2009
Late night opening Thursday 26th November 2009

Nearest Tubes: Old Street & Liverpool Street Station
Buses: 8 / 26 / 243 / 388

• Bom.K: Intricate & extraordinary artist with brutal but beautiful subject matter, Paris, France.

• Rabodiga: Talented young female artist who holds her own with a delicate and refined style, Zaragoza, Spain.

• Aryz: Incredible character artist with an uncanny ability to go big from Barcelona, Spain.

• Biser: Mixed media artist & toy sculptor from deepest, darkest Black Forest, Germany.

• Does: Ultimate letter styler with incredible freehand dexterity hailing from Sittard, Holland.

• Nychos: Unique styled aerosol cartoonist from Vienna, Austria.

• Probs: Master of Many styles and third dimensional technician - London, UK.

• Tizer: “London’s elder statesmen of graf”, bringing the local flavour - London, UK.

For information on the show please contact:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What What?

This is a new blog for Art Crimes to replace both the old blog (The Bench) and the calendar of events.

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