Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blog growing pains, sorry.

Sorry for the abrupt visual changes and formatting issues here on the Art Crimes blog. I migrated to the hosted Blogger in January and am still having some transitional tool issues.

Blogger is great because it's free and has lots of uptime, but the template editor and post editors need some work. If you have problems reading or printing this new format, please complain so I can keep working on that.

There is a problem with black text on black background in the search results that I won't be able to fix, but it's in a secondary navigation area, not the content, so I might just learn to live with it.

Thanks for reading,


NYTimes: Rammellzee, Graffiti Artist, Dies at 49

Rammellzee: The Ikonoklast Samurai

Brazil, São Paulo: July 18 - October 18, 2010: TRANSFER - SÃO PAULO

Organized by Santander Cultural and the Cultural Ministry of Sao Paulo
Produced by Arte3

Curated by Lucas Ribeiro, Christian Strike, Fabio Zimbres and Alexandre Cruz

Bruno 9li
Jarbas Alves
Billy Argel
Herbert Baglione
Thomas Campbell
Henry Chalfant
Larry Clark
Cynthia Connolly
Alexandre Cruz (aka Sesper)
Cheryl Dunn
Shepard Fairey
Titi Freak
Glen E. Friedman
Os Gemeos
Cezar Gordo
Evan Hecox

Wes Humpston
Jo Jackson
Todd James
Andy Jenkins
Chris Johanson
Spike Jonze
Harmony Korine
Weaver Lima
Rodrigo Maizena
Ari Marcopoulos
Geoff McFetridge
Barry McGee
Ryan McGinness
Mike Mills
Alberto Monteiro

Lourenco Muttarelli
Diego Oliveira
Raymond Pettibon
Steve Powers
Craig R. Stecyk III
Terry Richardson
Lauro Roberto
Ed Templeton
Romon Yang
Tobin Yelland
Fabio Zimbres
July 18 - October 18
Brazilian Cultural Pavilion
Ibirapuera Park


Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

NY, Manhasset: July 1-27, 2010: SHOE - Calligraffiti

Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the modern Dutch masters of style.


Calligraffiti: Letters of Independence 
Thursday, July 1 – Tuesday July 27, 2010 

Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, July 1, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

The Salamatina Gallery is pleased to host an unprecedented installation, Calligraffiti: Letters of Independence, by the cutting-edge artist Niels Shoe Meulman. This unique project will open on the evening of Thursday, July 1st with a live Calligraffiti performance. 

During his opening-night performance, Meulman will literally rewrite the 1776 Declaration of Independence on site at the Salamatina Gallery. His Re-Declaration, which will take place over several days, will highlight all 1,337 of the historic words, resulting in 262 U.S. letter-sized pieces, executed in ink on paper. Showcasing the artistʼs fluid and hypnotic style, these “Letters” will remain on view and for sale until July 27.

According to the author Adam Eeuwens: “Calligraffiti is a combination of traditional calligraphy coupled with the speed of modern-day graffiti. It is an amalgam of an ancient, refined art form, fused with the raw force of rebellious street art. It combines the rhythm and regularity of Frakturʼs precise stroke with the perfect accidents of the vertical drip and splatter of the horizontal drop, creating a synthesis of opposites.” Meulman, one of the pioneers of this revolutionary art form, will break new ground by reinterpreting a document of the length and significance of the Declaration of Independence. The document has special meaning for the Amsterdam-based artist, who embraces elements of American culture as a whole, whether it be Pop Art, advertising, product packaging, skateboarding, graffiti or car design.

“My work is dedicated to the art of writing,” Meulman explains. “I am inspired by ancient Japanese brush characters, Arabic pictorial script, illuminated medieval books and flourish-filled quill writing, of which the Declaration of Independence is one of the most beautiful and eloquent examples. My interest in this document runs deeper than its being an emblem of U.S. courage and democracy. Its powerful words set forth human rights which are universal and resonate with my own personal beliefs, especially with regards to taking risks in order to exercise oneʼs freedom of expression.”

2032 Northern Boulevard 
Manhasset, New York 11030 
T: +1 (516) 439-4471

Niels Meulman (b. Amsterdam, 1967) is an internationally recognized artist, graphic designer, and art director. Meulman began tagging under the pseudonym Shoe in 1979 and became a graffiti legend by the time he was 18. In the 1980ʼs, he met New York artists like Dondi, Rammellzee, Haze, Quik and Keith Haring. He then formed the Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London. Together, these seminal groups gave a distinctive style to graffiti in Europe. In the 1990ʼs, he furthered his technique by apprenticing under the Dutch graphic design master, Anthon Beeke. Meulman ran his own design company, Caulfield & Tensing, and was a partner in the advertising agency Unruly, which he later turned into a brand for silk scarves.

Calligraffiti was first shown in a large solo exhibition in Amsterdam in 2007. Since then, it has become a revered art form and Meulmanʼs pieces (signed NSM) have been exhibited in over a dozen international exhibitions. The artistʼs designs and works are also in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as part of numerous private collections. In 2010, the book Calligraffiti -The Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman was co-written by Adam Eeuwens and published by From Here to Fame Publishing, Berlin.

Salamatina Gallery is the first venue in the United States to host the Calligraffiti tour - a series of lectures, exhibitions, book signings and site-specific Calligraffiti events around the world, during which books, markers, T-shirts, silk scarves and art by Meulman are for sale. This tour will include other events in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York. 

Pilot handwriting tool-save your letters to a font you can type

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

France, Paris: June 28, 2010: Wasted Talent

La Galerie GZ part en LIVE !
Soirée événement : performance de deux artistes à la Galerie GZ
Lundi 28 juin 2010 de 17 h à 22h

19 rue de Miromesnil
(métro Miromesnil / Lignes 9 et 13)

Le lundi 28 juin 2010, la Galerie GZ accueille deux artistes issus de la culture urbaine durant toute une soirée. Au programme : performance à quatre mains et créations d’œuvres originales en direct.

Le temps d’une soirée, la Galerie GZ s’associe à l’agence Undergram(agence d’artistes), la Taxie Galerie (galerie d’Art nomade) et la maison d’édition Wasted Talent (spécialisée dans l’édition de livres sur l’Art Urbain) pour proposer une rencontre insolite où le rapprochement des artistes et de leur public se fera autour de l’Art Urbain, dans une ambiance conviviale et festive.

À cette occasion, les talents de Freddish, artiste peintre et sculpteur français, exposé à la Galerie GZ, et de Mike Huddleston, illustrateur américain invité, se conjugueront en une performance graphique inédite. Deux visions, deux techniques, deux styles différents, mais une même culture, se rencontreront pour donner naissance à des œuvres uniques …

Quand l’onirisme de la peinture flirte avec la force narrative de l’illustration … les artistes nous entraînent dans un style libre et détonnant ! Certaines œuvres créées à cette occasion seront autorisées à la vente.

Remerciements à la fondation Pampero qui mettra à disposition un bar Cuba Libre et Mojito pour rafraîchir la soirée.

Permanence musicale assurée par divers DJ au fil de la soirée.

CA, San Francisco: June 26-July 10, 2010: A New Beginning

Justin Giarla, White Walls, and The Shooting Gallery invite you to join us for the opening reception of A New Beginning, a group show at 941GEARY. 

Clayton Brothers, Kofie One, Mark Warren Jacques, Erik Otto, Tim Biskup, Joshua Petker, Cheryl Molnar, Michael Page, David Bayus, David Grant, Lina Maria Rincon, Oliver Vernon, David Choong Lee, Henry Gunderson, Scott Hove, Robert Minervini, Jon Todd and Hush. 


OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday, June 26th, 2010 from 6-9 PM

Your Tag: Big, bright and all over Europe

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

France, Paris: June 24-30, 2010: Artof Popof

Artof Popof, Psy, M.Chat, Toam, telle est l'équipe de choc qui, à l'instigation du premier, présentent leur exposition de sérigraphies. Du 24 au 30 juin à la galerie Pastor Dana.

Rue Dante au numéro 5, un vernissage aura lieu le 24 juin à partir de 19h, auquel vous êtes allègrement conviés.

M° Cluny La Sorbonne ou St Michel. 

TX Houston: July 23, 2010: Romewon, Gape, Denz One

Aerosol Warfare presents artwork by ROMEWON, GAPE & DENZ ONE.

Aerosol Warfare is happy to announce a summer open house and art exhibition by ROMEWON, GAPE & DENZ ONE in addition to our current “2010 Year-Round Exhibition”. ROMEWON and GAPE will be gracing us with their presence, so come out and get your black books signed. They will be traveling all the way from Chicago to meet you!

This event is a one-night only event! Friday, July 23rd from 7pm – 11pm.

IL, Chicago: July 9, 2010: GraffPop

"GraffPop" is a collaboration between two artists who grew up in the early '70s Chicago, Risk and Zore. They were heavily influenced by graffiti, gangs, pop art, modern art, and hip hop of the '80s era. This show features a series of paintings, drawings, and installations of imagery and freestyle expression. 

CA, San Francisco: June 26, 2010: Brett Cook

This Saturday, Guerrero Gallery will be hosting an Artist Talk with this month's featured artist, Brett Cook. We'd like to invite you to meet the artist and participate in a public dialogue with him, while enjoying some BBQ fixings on the side.

Saturday, June 26th, 1:00-5:00PM (Artist Talk @ 2:00PM)

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

WA, Seattle: June 27, 2010: Graffiti Painting Show

In partnership with Silver Platters Music Stores and, Seattle Art Together is excited to bring you our first community organized

Graffiti Painting Show

Sunday June 27th at Silver Platters downtown from 10am-5pm Andrew "Ziplok" Morrison will be painting the Silver Platters delivery box truck.

This is a family friendly event and all are welcome to come out. We will have live video and music.

More info
Andrew Morrison

Art & Science = Philosophy

IN, Gary: July 6, 2010: Magic City Mural Reception

Date: July 6, 2010
Time: 6pm

Cocktails and hors d'ourves will be served

NIPSCO Business Center
840 Broadway Ave.
Gary, Indiana 46402

Please join Ish at the reception of the mural "Magic City" he painted with Jim McKern.

RSVP by July 2nd to Marcia Powrozek at:

Colombia, Barranquilla: July 30, 2010: MICO

Place of Event: Universidad Autonoma del Caribe
Date: 7-30-2010
Time: 2:30 p.m. until...

Event: Hip Hop workshop / Video Launch
-  slide show of the Original School of NYC Writin',
-  live painting by invited guest Writers from several cities/countries
-  live music / break dancing
-  the launching of a new Yuri Ai rap video
-  other invited guest artists

Cost: FREE!

CA, Santa Ana: July 3, 2010: UTI

Saturday July 3rd @ the Santa Ana ART WALK

Girls Gone Graff and Hip Hop Apostles Presents


a group art show & live painting extravaganza featuring Los Angeles Style Masters: UTI CREW.

with special guest artists:

body art exhibit by the Lovely Ladies of:
Girls Gone Graff

Aerosol Productions, Canvas Art Installations, Live Music, Food & Drinks.

performances by:
I & I . Soul Papa . Ware & the Now . Tha Process . Systematic Tragedy . Ophrap & 5th P . InDJnous . Phaiz Rock . Los Vegas . Science . Self Lion (live beat / MC Set) . Sacred Blasphemy

$5 Indoor / Outdoor Event
6pm - 2am
18+ 21 to Drink

Taking place @
215 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 927010

for info & vendor contact:
714 742 3833

France, Paris: June 29-July 3, 2010: A1ONE

A1ONE, première exposition personnelle

espace «
In My Room »,

32, rue Rodier - 75009 PARIS

vernissage le mercredi 30 juin, à partir de 18h30
du mardi 29 juin au samedi 3 juillet 2010 de 14h00 à 19h00

A1ONE (prononcer "alone") n’a pas la trentaine qu’il est déjà un pionnier : le premier taggueur de tout le Moyen-Orient. Artiste multifacettes, il synthétise des influences toutes plus éclectiques les unes que les autres. Touche-à-tout stylistique (graffs, collages, pochoirs, stickers), il passe sans problème existentiel de la critique sociale européenne à l’art aborigène ou du graffiti hip-hop à la calligraphie islamique. Avec "ISHQ" *, A1ONE signe sa première exposition personnelle en dehors de son Iran natal.

* Ishq, persan moderne, signifie « amour » 

Brazil, Sao Paulo: July 1-August 7, 2010: Nina Pandolfo

OR, Portland: June 24, 2010: Art Party

FRESH ART composed by the hands of: Vaquero, Raskoe, Ajust One, Sektr 1, delo MFK, & Kauz

DOPE MUSIC selected by: ComputerFAM & Mr. Wu (Rhythm Rhino)...Sponsored by SPUN Academy

and free spirits courtesy of Integrity Spirits (The NW's first distillery to make ABSINTHE).

Now of course, you'll need to be 21 and over to partake in tasting, but the doors will be open to ALL AGES! $5 entry, priceless fun!!!


Provenance Gallery
4943 NE MLK Jr. BLVD - Portland, Or 97211

next to Sweet Thing Bakehouse on the corner of MLK & Alberta

France, Boulogne: June 23-July 7, 2010: Quik

Green Flowers Art
61, rue Chateau 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
metro: Boulogne, Jean Jaures

CA, Los Angeles: June 25, 2010: Rendition 2

Hold Up Art presents 

Curated by Eyeone | Seeking Heaven

Featuring work by

Andy Rios
Christine Villa
Eric Gallegos

Opening Reception
Friday June 25, 2010 | 7-10 PM
Show runs June 25 through July 12, 2010

Hold Up Art Gallery
358 E. 2nd Street
L.A., CA 90027

Arabic Calligraphy / the Labelmaker

Video: 7 Deadly Sins, day 1: Pariz One & Mr.Dheo

Video: The Soul Artists

via Dutch Damage

Interview: Skrew

Interview: Mone.RIS

RIP: Angel (Seattle)

Angel was murdered in November 2010.

You can see some of his trains and walls on City Slums

Rest in peace.

Free (awesome) art magazine: Bones and Robots: Paper Futures

CA, Los Angeles: July 8, 2010: Sweet Things

July 8th, 2010 – August 1st, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to announce SWEET THINGS, on view from July 8th, 2010 through August 1st, 2010 and curated by INDIE 184 and Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea”. Sweet Things is an all female urban art group show focusing on canvases, prints, photography, illustration and merchandise of emerging female urban artists, as well as legendary, internationally-recognized female artists. Explorations of graffiti, urban illustration, tattoo art, portraiture and fashion will be emphasized. Large, major paintings, smaller works, drawings and photography will live together. The opening night will feature live mural painting with characters, pieces and calligraphy by Curator Queen Andrea and Artist Muck alongside the popular DJ Phyz Ed. In conjunction with the exhibition, Crewest will feature an eye-popping installation by their July Featured Artist, Sherm.

In the Featured Artist Room, Sherm will be creating an installation featuring a variety of new and recent works that range from sweet to dark, mixed in with spiritual & symbolic themes; and whatever occupies the female psyche (from the point of view of the artist).

The exhibition promises to be a bold exposé of urban art from a female perspective, highlighting new works by a synergistic group of talented, kick-ass female urban fine artists and photographers.

Exhibiting Artists: Aiko, Martha Cooper, Gillian Goldstein, Motel7, Koralie, Mickey, Jules Muck, Klor, Queen Andrea and Indie184.

Opening Reception and Artwalk Event
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
6pm to 10pm
During the Downtown Artwalk, with live mural painting by Curator Andrea and Artist Muck. Atmosphere enhanced by the sounds of DJ Phyz Ed

Curator Website Links:
Queen Andrea

Featured Artist Link:

Exhibiting Artist Links:
Martha Cooper

Canada, Montreal: July 7, 2010: Graffiti sur Toile

Interview: Justin Boland - The indie hip hop game

Read this great interview about hip hop and independent artists with Justin Boland, AKA Wombaticus Rex, AKA Humpasaur Jones, AKA Thirtyseven of
Audible Hype: DIY promo for Broke Rappers, DJs and Musicians

Video: NSA crew (Rome, Italy): No Way


Italy, Cotona: July 30-August 2010: DAZE

Australia, Fortitude Valley: June 27, 2010: Hell Yeah Magazine

To celebrate the release of Hell Yeah Magazine Issue 2 - The Pop Art Issue, we are throwing a super-fun, Pop Art/ Warhol's Factory themed party at Zuri in the heart of Fortitude Valley for a Sunday sesh to be remembered!

Beats supplied by DJs- KATCH, DNO, FLUENT JB, ERTHER, JANE DOE and TASH playing stoner rock, funk, jazz, disco, reggae and soundtracks from 1965-1975.
Prize packs from Married to the Mob, Ironlak, Jeepney, GOMA, Vanguard and Grand Scheme for the best dressed. Thanks to Adidas Originals we also have 5x $100 gift vouchers to giveaway on the night!

Think 60s Factory Girl meets Velvet Underground meets Studio 54, 70s disco-chic! Dress-up in theme and you will be photographed and featured in the party pics for Issue 3. Don't dress-up, just sit back with a drink and watch the hotties and we will STILL show you an un-pretentious, good time also- coz that's how we roll!

ENTRY: $10. Everyone on the night will receive a copy of Issue 2, Hell Yeah Magazine.

* The magazine will be available in stores around Australia and from our website mail-order from Monday the 28th June.

TX, Houston: June 25, 2010-February 1, 2011: Aerosol Warfare

Friday, June 25th 2010 7pm –11 pm

“Aerosol Warfare’s 2010 Year-Round Exhibition”
“(HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM?) KING157 is Only in Town for 1 Night”

featuring various local and national graffiti, street, urban and low brow artists.

Aerosol Warfare sent out an open invitation to artists of all urban backgrounds, experience and age groups to display up to three pieces of artwork in between the gallery’s larger quarterly exhibitions and installations. The response was phenomenal!

Aerosol Warfare has such a diversity of visual pleasure on the walls. The artwork ranges in prices from reasonably affordable and up! We have artists from our home town Houston, Corpus Christi, Chicago, and more.

Some of the featured artists include GHOST TOWN, ROMEWON, CAKES, MACK, GONZO247, Sarah Gish, PLAN B, Y.E. Torres, COLOR ONE, Nate Nash and many more!

The exhibition is currently up through February 1st, 2011.

The Grand Opening reception for this exhibition is June 25th, 2010 from 7pm – 11pm, featuring a visit from legendary guest artist KING157 who will showcase his talents, art and products for one night only!

NY, New York: July 8-29, 2010: Michael Alan

Harmonious Opposites
A Drawing/Video/Performance Exhibition
524 West 19th Street, between 10th and 11th
New York, NY 10011
(646) 944-6197

opening Thursday July 8th 6pm-8pm

Tanja Grunert and Klemens Gasser are pleased to present a drawing/video/performance exhibition by Michael Alan.

Michael Alan creates moments in time that overlap drawing, painting, sculpture, music and video. They inspire live performance and installation happenings. All of his work begins with drawings. These drawings serve as the foundation for his installations, performances, and videos. Working with a team of performers, Alan assembles living installations where all these creative elements merge.

Harmonious Opposites is about the beauty of balance in a state of extreme cultural and artistic change. It includes large and small works on paper and wood panel, a video installation, and on the closing night, Thursday July 29th, a 6 hour Living Installation performance entitled, "Cleaning the Clouds". The public is invited to come watch, participate, draw, and write at this performance.
A celebration of movement, Harmonious Opposites explores the act of occupying and embodying multiple spaces at once, without confusion. The creative process behind it reflects this idea. Pushing the boundaries of drawing, painting, and performance, it dissects and amplifies, samples, and distorts media and bodies with a touch of pretty.

Alan lives and works in New York City. His work has been featured in 5 New York solo shows and over 200 group shows. His work has been discussed in over 200 publications, books and media sources, including the New York Times (video & print), NBC’s Today Show, Marie Claire Italia, The New York Post, Fox Channel 5, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, the New York Press, and the cover of ShowPaper.

NY, New York: June 26-27, 2010: 4th Annual Rapathon



New York, NY-- The Rap Phenomenon is back, are YOU ready to ROCK the MIC? Every May the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem (currently known as H2C2) hosts a non-stop cipher-showcase featuring 100+ emcees but this year it’s going down in June. The Annual Rapathon is one of the truest Hip Hop experiences you will ever come across. H2C2’s devotion to create a platform for artists has allowed emcees all over the Tri-State Area, Cuba, Lithuania, and Sweden to spread their message. Since 2006 the Rapathon has been our most significant event and has grown accordingly. Every year an hour is added making the duration of the 4th Annual Rapathon a massive 27 hours of continuous rap without any profanity.

The 4th Annual Rapathon will feature a one hour segment dedicated to Big Pun and his impact on Hip Hop. Emcees will note his achievements, memories, and impact on Hip Hop through freestyle. The perk of this year’s Rapathon is that it will be documented by the legendary Ralph McDaniels. He is the Hip Hop pioneer, entrepreneur, and visionary who created Video Music Box, the first music video show focused exclusively to an urban market-broadcast on public television. In addition, Ralph will be broadcasting the entire 27 hours of the 4th Annual Rapathon live via his internet show.

The countdown begins Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 4:00 pm and ends Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The Rapathon is open to rappers with the ability to rhyme for 90 seconds straight without cursing. H2C2 also wants to acknowledge the DJ’s who hold us down in this non-stop cipher-showcase feat. We need the wheels of steel to keep spinning so if you got skills and can hold us down for 3 hours straight this may be your chance to shine. DJs and emcees who want to perform or just want to be down with the Rapathon movement be on the lookout for auditions/rehearsals starting the last week of May. There is no registration fee for participants.

H2C2 is a facility that conducts Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, art exhibitions, fashion shows, and corporate special events. We are located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2nd Floor of the Magic Johnson Theater in the heart of Harlem, along 125th Street shopping district. We are accessible by A, B, C, D, 2 and 3 trains.

For more information pertaining to the 4th Annual Rapathon, please contact Natassia Seward at 212-234-7171 or Also, check out our website for updates.

CA, Bolinas: June 19-August 1, 2010: Barry McGee and Clare Rojas

True School NYC Park Jam Series 2010 - video

The Tools of War True School NYC Park Jam Series returns for its 2010 edition with an impressive lineup of world renowned DJ's, turntablists, cratediggers and selectors.

Backed by a Noisemaker Media production, this Mark Carranceja filmed and directed edit highlights week one of the Park Jam Series. The series sets off at Spanish Harlem's White Park as breakers, DJ's and true school enthusiasts alike gather at the Park Jam to revive Hip Hop tradition.

For June 2010, the Park Jam Series visits White Park in Spanish Harlem on 106th Street between 3rd & Lexington every Thursday from 4pm-8pm. Tools of War invites you to listen to the sounds of Bobbito, Grandwizard Theodore, Grandmaster Caz, PopMaster Fabel, DJ Dollar Bill, EverReady, DJ Spivey, DP One, Lean Rock, Forest Getemgump and many more.

True School NYC Park Jam Series | Spanish Harlem Hop | Week 1 | 6.3.10 | Filmed and Edited by Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media | Music Produced by Snake Eyes | Photos Courtesy of Joe Conzo, Francisco Reyes and Tools of War.

True School NYC Park Jam Series:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Video: Rhymefest Talk My S* Graffiti Video

Chicago train footage, a very rare treat indeed (footage is rare, not Chicago trains).

Turn the sound off if some words still upset you.

Thanks to D. for the tip.

Friday, June 11, 2010

PA, Philadelphia: June 12, 2010: B Boy BBQ

Switzerland, Basel: June 16-20, 2010: Vox Humana

L.A. ART MACHINE and Rivera & Rivera Gallery are proud to present
at Volta 6, Basel

Curated by Bryson Strauss, VOX HUMANA is a live art performance by legendary Los Angeles street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna, and El Mac that will take place at VOLTA 6 in Basel, Switzerland, June 16-20, 2010.

Street artists work on the fly and in the open to create works of art that change the way we see, feel, and interact with our urban environments. The VOX HUMANA happening will provide an opportunity for VOLTA patrons to witness how street artists work and watch the live unfolding of “pieces” within the context of an international fine art fair.

For the five-day run of the fair, these four artists will create large-scale (up to 3.5 meters x 7 meters) pieces in their signature styles using acrylic and aerosol paints. VOLTA attendees are invited to witness the completion of these monumental works on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 2 PM, and participate in a closing celebration.

This project is of unique art-historical value, as it represents a major shift in not only contemporary aesthetics, but in the public perception of street art generally. These artists, who grew up on the streets of one of the toughest cities in the world, carved a name for themselves as artists through dangerous illegal activity. Over 25 years, however, they have gone from being criminalized by their community to being celebrated for creating one of the most challenging and sophisticated contemporary art forms.

Don't Miss it!!
call us: (001) 323.702.3594


Street Art at Scope Basel - Mear One, Kofie, Retna & El Mac

During Scope Basel 2010 Willem Kerseboom Gallery will present artworks created by legendary street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna and El Mac. Simultaneously there will be a live performance by these artists at Volta 6. Working with various media, each in their own style, this group of artists have transcended street writing and evolved their work into one of the most challenging and sophisticated contemporary art forms. Please visit us at Scope Basel, booth D14, from June 15-19!

Germany, Ingolstadt: June 11-13, 2010: 60 writers, 250 meters

June 12th+13th 2010, Ingolstadt / Unsernherrn, Hall of Fame

For two days in June, La Grande Schmierâge networks the international Graffiti-scene. After the huge success of the first Schmierâge in 2007, the Hall of Fame (railway underpass Unsernherrn, Klein-Salvator-Str. Ingolstadt), that is accepted for Graffiti since 1995, will again be completely designed over a period of several days.

Friday, June 11th 2010
- starting 8 p.m.: warm-up at Café Tagtraum

Saturday, June 12th 2010
- 9 a.m.: Graffiti action (all-day), Hall of Fame
- 3 p.m.: official opening
- starting 10 p.m.: aftershowparty at suxul Club

Sunday, June 13th 2010
- starting 9 a.m.: Graffiti action
- 4 p.m. official end

Amongst the 60 sprayers are internationally renowned Graffiti artists like LOOMIT, WOW123, SatOne and DEMS from Spain. SUIKO is the one with the longest journey - he comes from Hiroshima / Japan. You will find the complete list and photos at:

supporting programme
Overwhelming sun (in planning stage) and DJs in the middle of the underpass are part of the standard programme as well as the vespertine aftershow parties at suxul club - this year: please welcome DJ Mirko Machine and DJ Coins.

documentation and exhibition
The volatileness of the artworks through repaint can be depicted as quite normal within the graffiti scene and the Hall of Fame´s daily grind will also cover the Schmierâge-works by and by. But Schmierâge 2 will live on as it will be attended by photographers and a camera crew and subsequently will be presented in an exhibition at the foyer of Sparkasse Ingolstadt. The date of the exhibition opening will be announced soon.

Organizers are: Stadtjugendring Ingolstadt, Youth House Fronte 79 and xhoch4.

Visitors are very welcome!

AZ: Tempe: June 25-July 21, 2010: Mad One

Mike "Mad One" Neely a local street / gallery artist has been an active contributor to the local scene in Arizona and has presented multiple art events that have assisted Arizona in getting on the map in more ways than one. This go around "Mad One" will be showcasing works of his art from past to present (ten years) presented by Cartel Coffee Lab in Tempe, opening night will be June 25th. The artist will be showing and of course selling his creations: stencils, screen printing, stickers and many other mediums.

"Mad One" known for his infamous "Mob Boss" characters will be pulling an array of styles from his sleeve for all to see and purchase at an affordable price.

So come on out meet the artist and have a cold or hot drink while looking at remarkable art at one of the valley's best coffee houses in town.

Opening night, June 25th from (7pm-10pm) will be an all ages show with LIVE music and if you can't make it then, the art will be hanging until July 21st.

Cartel Coffee Lab
W. University Dr.
Suite #101
Tempe AZ 85281

Billboard art competition in Poland: Deadline August 10, 2010

We would like to invite you to take part in a billboard art competition. The invitation is addressed to all interested artists and students worldwide. There is no entry fee.

The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland in September/October 2010. The author of the winning entry will receive the Main Award in the amount of PLN 7000 (approx. EURO 1750, $2200).

The competition accompanies the 3rd Festival of Art on Billboards, Art Moves.

The artwork is supposed to be a creative response to this year's competition theme:
"Together or apart?"

This slogan can serve as a kind of a metaphor of the processes taking place in the contemporary world. Both individuals and the whole societies are faced with such a choice. Do they want to live together, contribute, collaborate and, as a result create shared value, or do they want to lead a separate, individual life of their own? Is it better to be single or in a stable relationship? Is being a member of a larger organization, like the European Union better than staying apart? Is it better to feel a part of your nation or rather an individual citizen? The possible interpretations are multiple. So, together or apart?

The entries can be sent by email until 10 August, 2010 to the following address:

Find more information about the Competition and Festival at: