Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paris / Berlin: Nov / Dec, 2010 - Matox - Abstract Calligraphy

NY, New York: Oct 2-24, 2010 - Crash

Opening party on the 7th

USA: Wisconsin - Scholarships for the arts - W.A.V.E.

The inaugural First Wave cohort of fifteen students began their UW-Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are forty-five spoken word and hip hop artists on full-tuition scholarship in the First Wave Program. We are currently looking for the next group of motivated students to join the First Wave Learning Community’s 5th Cohort in 2011.

How to Record the Cops-A guide to the technology for keeping government accountable

NY, New York: Oct 5-9, 2010: Mare139 at HHTF

Retna on Sunset: Photos (via Revok)

I should just run a feed for Revok's blog through here. One day, a blogroll.

Retna on glass - exquisiteness

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Australia, Melbourne: Sept 14-20, 2010: Just Another Group Show

Opening Sept 17

France, Paris: Oct 5-28, 2010: Dize

France, Paris: Oct 21-24, 2010: Slick.10

CA, Los Angeles: Oct 2-30, 2010: Faces of Skid Row

Please join Crewest and Curator Luna George for the opening of their upcoming Exhibition
Faces of Skid Row

Faces of Skid Row is a fundraiser and exhibition to bring awareness and to benefit those currently living homeless in the Skid Row area in Downtown Los Angeles.

The exhibition’s artwork aims to open its viewer’s eyes to the people living on Skid Row and the issues they face. The exhibition is a call out to all those who have a concern for humanity and want to help those living on Skid Row.

LA Graffiti Artists, Photographers, Sculptors, Street Artists, Illustrators and Fine Artists have all come together as one to bring you an exhibition full of sincerity, hope, reality, essence and core issues created through eye-catching and meaningful art.

Opening Reception will take place Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 from 6pm to 9 pm and will feature a live spoken word performance by Mike the Poet who has written a piece exclusively for the show. His words are powerful and will affect the mind. Exhibition runs through October 30th, 2010.

Exhibiting Artists:

Bob Motown, Branded, Dash, Dave Kawano, Dytch, Else, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Estevan Oriol, Euth, Ezra, Graham Walzer, Gregg Stone, James Gillette, Juan Balandran, Lalo Alcaraz, Man One, Mike Street, Oscar Magallanes, Philip Lumbang, Preston Craig, Shing Yin Khor, Sims, Smear, Two Rabbits

If you would like to request further information or would like to be included in the fundraising efforts, please contact Curator Luna George at

UK, London: Oct 14-17, 2010: Moniker International Art Fair

Germany, Berlin: Oct 7010, 2010: Stroke.03

Article: 1st International Biennial of Graffiti Fine Art São Paulo: JungleDrums Magazine

Photos from Subsurface 2010

CA, San Francisco: Oct 9 - Nov 6, 2010: Kofie

White Walls Presents

Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism

New works and installation by Augustine Kofie

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 09, 2010 7-11 PM

White Walls is pleased to present Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Augustine Kofie. The artist examines the dynamics that emerge when new elements or techniques are built upon existing material. The exhibition will include a series of wood triangle collages, medium-sized assemblages on wood, acrylic paintings and an installation. The opening reception for Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, will be held at White Walls on Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 7-11 PM. The exhibit will be on display through November 06, 2010 and is free and open to the public.

With a deep interest in process and structure, Augustine Kofie creates works of intense detail centered on the order of balance. The precision of Kofie’s “drafted” art is strongly inspired by modern architecture as well as the form and shape of typography. In his quest for balance, Kofie harmonizes opposing and contradictory dynamics in his work by setting futuristic compositions against vintage earth-toned palettes, and creating organically complex formations through meticulously structured line-work and layering. Active in the Los Angeles graffiti scene since the mid-nineties, the artist’s work reflects his ever-growing influence of street culture, the craft of deconstructing lettering, contemporary music as well as 1960’s-70's iconography.

Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, Kofie’s debut solo exhibition with White Walls, continues his exploration of the process of organization, deconstruction and form while adhering to a controlled and tuned uniformity. In this collection the artist poses a broader range of color set against his signature earth-toned palette. The works conveys a ”push and pull” movement through the composition of the shapes and through the enhancement of classic or found material treated with newer counterparts. The works for the exhibition are comprised of acrylic and spray paint on canvas, found paper and mixed media on wood, and found-wood sculptures and installations.

Augustine Kofie is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. He has shown extensively worldwide with highlighted shows in New York, California, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project Room and Studio Voice.

UK, London: Sept 24-Oct 3, 2010

[painting by SheOne]
The Architects

In the 1980s the words art and graffiti were rarely seen in the same sentence. Young people, inspired by the Hip-Hop and graffiti scene from across the Atlantic, picked up aerosol cans as a means to express themselves but were quickly labelled as vandals and criminals. Now, 20 years on, things have changed with street artists being given well-deserved recognition for their talent and message.

Keith Hopewell aka Part2ism is one of the UK's leading contemporary street artists and when approached by newly established gallery AtomRooms to curate an exhibition, he decided to go straight to the root of his influences.

His group show "The Architects" features some of London's most important artists who emerged from the original generation of graffiti artists in the 1980s. The show will highlight how Pride, SheOne, Prime and Fuel have bridged the gap from their early days as graffiti artists to their current status as fine artists with works ranging from charcoal, metalwork, graphic illustration to paint and aerosol on canvas. AtomRooms will offer for sale original works, together with fine art giclée prints, posters and postcards.

Open to the public from 24th September 2010 to 3rd October 2010, the exhibition will look at these four individual artists who have always pushed the envelope and at where their new work bridges the gap between what they created in the past and the fine art they produce today.

Errol Donald (Pride) was a founder member of The Chrome Angelz (TCA), widely acknowledged as the UK's most prolific and influential graffiti crew. In the mid-'80s they transformed Covent Garden and presented London's first-ever graffiti art exhibition as part of the 'Freestyle 85' Hip-Hop event. Pride was one of the first artists to exhibit professionally and undertake commercial commissions and has since established himself at a senior level within the both the creative and educational sectors. Metalwork installations and letter-based illustrations will feature within the exhibition.

Born James Choules in London 1969, SheOne has been producing art for over 20 years and now specialises in spectacular black and white abstractions three of which he will present for this show. These are based on typographic expression, rooted in '80s new wave graffiti, and tied brilliantly to space. They work just as well on canvas as they do on city walls. Over a twenty-year career, SheOne has offered his unique painterly style to a variety of surfaces. As an exhibiting gallery artist, his work has been shown in Asia, Australia, and Europe. SheOne's installations garner a reputation for their innate ability to tackle difficult spaces. His reputation has also grown through collaborative efforts in product development.

Matthew Bradford (Fuel) represents the type of artist who reacts to the world around him. His early years, set against the backdrop of Thatcher's government of privatisation and the promotion of individualism in the '80s, created for Fuel an unhealthy obsession with expressing himself on trains. Wanted on Crimewatch as one of London's most notorious graffers, Fuel has created an outstanding back catalogue of work in the most dangerous of circumstances. When security became stricter he was left mourning trains and has now moved his attention to contemporary fine art creating dramatic and enveloping abstracts on canvas.

For over two decades, Mark Sinckler (Prime) has been known as one of London's leading graffiti writers, combining the dynamism of street art with a style and execution that encompasses a wide range of creative, political and cultural influences. In 2008 Prime began working in charcoal as a basis for new work, stripping away the layers of his previous creative process to form a connection to the primal and ancestral through large-scale drawings. In his latest series, he explores how classical religious iconography and the structural actuality of modern urban living may merge, forming surreal expressions of landscape, scenes and portraits as a critique of the paradoxical state of belief.

The Architects will re-unite for a private view on Thursday 23rd September 2010 at AtomRooms, 328 Portobello Road, London 6-9pm and the exhibition will be open to the public from 24th September - 3rd October 2010.

For more information, contact Georgia Dussaud or 07889 177 422.

Bolivia, Santa Cruz Sept 23-Nov 8 & Cochabamba Nov 15-29, 2010

CA, Los Angeles: Sept 20-25, 2010: MA’Claim

The GOETHE INSTITUT LOS ANGELES, in collaboration with LA ART MACHINE and supported by the GERMAN FOREIGN OFFICE, is proud to present
featuring German graffiti legends MA’Claim (AKUT, TASSO, and CASE).

This historic art happening is two-fold. Arriving on Sept. 20, MA'Claim will begin a large-scale mural installation on the side of Boombang, a cutting edge, boutique design firm on the corner of Motor and Palms Ave, in Los Angeles. They will continue the mural through September 24. map it!

Then, on Sept. 25, a live art installation will take place at the Goethe Institut followed by a panel discussion with MA'Claim, L.A. artist RETNA, and infamous Swiss journalist and rabble-rouser, Tom Kummer.

September 20 through 24
3459 Motor Ave.
L.A., CA 90034

Wall Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and sponsored by the German Foreign Office, Montana Paints, and Boombang.
View Trailer for BAD BOY KUMMER

Live Art Happening and Panel Discussion
September 25

5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100
L.A., CA 90036

2:00 – 6:30 p.m. Live Painting
7:00 p.m. Conversation with Ma’Claim, Retna and Tom Kummer

Tel. +1 323 5253388
Fax +1 323 9343597

KY, Louisville: Oct 15, 2010: Cope 2

NY, New York: Call for Artists


RE:FORM SCHOOL is a big group art exhibition and event series.  We’ve brought together hundreds of amazing artists for a huge show in New York City designed to send a loud message that the time has come to fix our ailing Public Education System.  As you know, the problem is bad - one out of three students don’t graduate High School in the United States. In many communities that number is almost one in two. We can not allow this to continue. Our children deserve better. We MUST fix this.

Our venue is going to blow minds. We couldn’t have dreamed up a better venue- a recently closed catholic school in SoHo. As in Gymnasium, Cafeteria, 4 floors of classrooms, playground completer with hop scotch & tetherball, globes, chalkboards... The whole kit and caboodle.

We’ve got a really impressive and passionate group of artists aboard, including: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Chris Johanson, Jo Jackson, Faile, Elbow Toe, Ron English, Maya Hayuk, Gary Baseman, Friends With You, HunterGatherer, iO Tillett Wright, Ernesto Yerena, Andrew Bannecker and over a hundred more.

With the support of REDU, a new mecca for all things education reform (, we have gathered together an equally passionate array of partners on the project:  CAA Foundation, bing, The Hole (our gallery partner & the former Deitch team), The Brooklyn Guild, The Wooster Collective, tokidoki, ComicCon, The Cultyard, GOOD, Urban Arts Partnership, Karmaloop ... and many more.  We’re always looking for people to help carry the message and for whom we can carry a torch, so don’t hesitate to reach out with ideas and engagement opportunities.

We have invited artists to join our show through an online art contest. Artists will not only have a chance to hang there work at RE:FORM SCHOOL along side these famed artists, but also have their works reviewed by a stellar panel of judges from the arts and education fields, including:

Russell Simmons (Def Jam Records)
Shepard Fairey (Artist)
Rosario Dawson (actress)
Annelle Miller (Director, Society of Illustrators)
Davis Guggenheim (Director, "Waiting for Superman" & “An Inconvenient Truth”)
Wendy Kopp (Founder, Teach for America)
Robert Lynch (CEO & President, Americans for the Arts)
Brett Littman (Exec. Director, The Drawing Center)

5 Grand Prize winning artists will have their work hang with nationally recognized artists at the RE:FORM SCHOOL NYC Gallery space. 30 Second Prize winners will be selected to join the online exhibition. Submissions will be accepted through September 30th, 2010.

TX, Houston: Oct 2, 2010: Graffiti Art Foundation

Graffiti Art Foundation
Sat, 10.2.10
7pm - 11pm

Aerosol Warfare Gallery
2110 Jefferson, Suite 113
Houston, Texas 77003

The Graffiti Art Foundation is hosted by Aerosol Warfare, presented by The Graffiti Gala Houston (GGHTX) Team and curated by SKEEZ181. Graffiti Gala Houston (GGHTX) event is postponed due to GONZO247’s upcoming artistic and awesome opportunity in Africa.

Please join GGHTX Team members on October 2, 2010 for The Graffiti Art Foundation event; a night of introduction, information, opportunity, presentation and an incredible display of graffiti art! Obtain information on how to be involved in Graffiti Gala Houston (GGHTX) 2011, learn about the team members, sign up to volunteer, and more! The Graffiti Art Foundation event will feature a full wall-to-wall graffiti art installation curated by SKEEZ181, include video projections, light painting video by FrenetiCore, Laser tagging, a fully furnished graffiti art bedroom set by GONZO247, a debut of Aerosol Warfare’s Online Gallery featuring the 2010 Year-Round Exhibition, music, drinks and much more!

Special thanks to our active GGHTX team members 29.95, Aerosol Warfare, CKC StART Street & Urban Arts, Elaine Dillard, GONZO247, MTN Colors, Shoot.Edit.Sleep, Zulu Creative and all the exhibiting artists.

IN, Hammond: Call for artists: Deadline, Oct 1, 2010

Seeking Artists, Entertainment, and Sponsors for CISA Gallery’s 3rd Annual “Arte Muerte: Day of the Dead Exhibition”
Info: or or

“Arte Muerte” is CISA Gallery’s annual Day of the Dead altar exhibition. The exhibit will run from October 22, 2010 through November 5, 2010 with a festive reception on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Starting at 7 p.m. We are currently seeking artists, entertainment, and sponsors.

Location: CISA Gallery/ Studio, LLC.
Address: 6725 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, IN
Phone: 219.803.7095

October 1st: Deadline for submissions
October 8th: Artist / Altar assignments
October 18th: Begin Installation
October 21st: Installation Deadline
October 22nd: Opening (light beverages & snacks)
November 2nd: "Arte Muerte" Reception! (Traditional Food, Refreshments, Music, Art and Dance).

We are looking for for artists to install traditional altars as well as contemporary visions of honoring our deceased ones. Our deadline for submissions is Friday, October 1st, 2010.

We are looking for entertainment to provide a festive atmosphere during the November 2nd reception. We are open to ideas and welcome contemporary approaches in honoring this day.

We recognize the economy has limited the dollar amount many can use to sponsor. Our objective is to include as many as we can in the art of making a successful reception. Sponsorship is available in many ways. In the past sponsors have: contributed to our huge banquet that’s free to the public, sponsored individual artists with monetary contributions, and larger businesses have purchased wall space for their business logo. If you are interested, please contact CISA Studio with the contact information provided in the press release.

About the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos)

The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Soul’s Day (November 2). Although the date was set by Pope Urban II in 1095, the celebration dates back to pre-hispanic Mexico. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two actually have little in common. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration, where partying is common.

About CISA Gallery:

CISA Gallery opened its door in February 2007. CISA Gallery is an extension of CISA Studio, a Creative Art Services company. CISA Gallery objectives include:

Providing a platform for emerging & established artists to showcase their work
Expanding the local network of artists
Showcasing new perspectives and ideas in art
Play an integral role in establishing a vibrant art community in the Tri-City area.

Askew's photos of Los Angeles

Reso sculptures

In close cooperation with the CGI-designer Dennis Norheimer,  RESO created his very first sculpture. The first object is simply called "object one". It´s available in a limited edition of 10 signed and numbered pieces, which are made of a high-strength infiltrated synthetic material that looks like stone and feels a little bit like wood. (37 x 14 x 6 cm). Using this material is the only way to get a sculpture this filigree and solid at the same time. There will also be ONE big "object one" (3-4m long).

Shown: One image of the small object and one simulation of the big one. 

Videos: Painting technique - tutorials by Vogue

Tempt and EyeWriter on Kickstarter - almost funded!

Tempt One - EyeWriter - now on Kickstarter
Help kick it over the edge (the pledge goal must be met in order for the funding to go through at all) and get a font, t-shirt, print, poster, or a custom style of your name.

James Powderly's other projects

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CA, San Francisco: Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 2010: Greg Lamarche & Aaron Noble

CA, Los Angeles: Sept. 25-Oct 16, 2010: Victor Reyes - War Paint

CA, San Francisco: Sept. 10-Oct. 16, 2010: Classics

China, Shanghai: Sept. 11-12, 2010: SH Contemporary

This year 18Gallery is happy to be present at Sh Contemporary with a set of amazing projects including a special full project room by Yang Yongliang, a new thrilling piece by Maleonn and artworks by Zhang Dali, JonOne, P. Nicolas Ledoux, Miss Van, Laurina Paperina and Icon Tada.

Dates & Hours :
Preview (by invitation): Wed. 8 Sept. 5-7PM
Vernissage (by invitation): 8 Sept. 7-10PM
VIP days (by invitation): Thurs. 9 & Fri. 10 Sept. 11AM-6PM
Public days (entry ticket): Sat. 11 Sept. 11AM-6PM and Sunday 12 Sept.11AM-5PM

Venue Address and map (PDF)
Shanghai Exhibition Center

1000 Yan An Road (Middle)

Sweden, Orebro: Sept. 11-Oct. 17, 2010: SubGlob II

SubGlob II - Peace and Democracy

The ultimate goal of Street art movement is a common language for all people.

SubGlob II would focus on the trend in the art world we can clearly see and have seen over a longer time, namely that more and more artists working outside the established intitutions, whether they are galleries, schools, art galleries or other accommodation in the art. It is a simple difference. Indoors or outdoors? The trend will greatly increase over the coming decades, for the simple reason that there is an outdoor audience. Outdoors, the conversation involves everyone.

SubGlob II presents six artists working in two different fields of public expression today. The one based on painting as a language and the other based on the idea. It is unlikely that these two meet, despite their shared history and claim the folksiness. The artists will present their work, both in Örebro Konsthall, partly out of Orebro city. The focus of the exhibition lies entirely on the invited creative artists. The artists have worked together on the exhibition site in Örebro weeks before opening.

The artists:

Nuria Mora, Spain,
Brad Downey, Berlin,
Dismal, Malmo,
Fefe Talavera, Sao Paolo,
Anxiety, Stockholm,
Mark Jenkins, Washington,

Orebro Art Gallery
Olaigatan 17
70 361 Orebro
tel 019.21 49 00
tel 019-21 48 95 / art gallery

Brazil, Sao Paulo: Sept 3-Oct 3, 2010: Graffiti Fine Art Bienal Inernacional

India, Delhi: Sept 6 - Oct 8, 2010 - XENZ

Viet Nam - The World Tour

Witnes AWR Artist Statement, Paris, France from Viet Nam The World Tour on Vimeo.

More great video (don't miss Tony Transformer's freestyle):

NY, New York: Sept. 12, 2010: Ron English - Status Factory

More than 100 new works! 
Private view is the 11th 6pm. (may be invitation only)
Public opening is Sunday Sept 12, 3:00 pm. 
382 West Broadway

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rappers needed: Hack is Wack = Snoop Dogg + Symantec

UPDATE: Embarrassingly for them, Symantec's website was Rickrolled with an XSS crack, and is apparently down for maintenance. Expect more rounds of that.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WA, Seattle: Sept 21, 2010: Andrew Morrison

WA, Seattle: Sept 4, 2010: Just 2 Natives

CA, Oakland: October 3, 2010: Estria Invitational Battle at Life is Living

Germany, Munich: Sept 10-Oct 14, 2010: Daniel Man

Daniel MAN "Ohne Ende, ohne Titel" 

Eröffnung: 10. September 2010, 18 bis 21 Uhr, 
Open Art: Samstag & Sonntag, 11. & 12. September, 11 - 18 Uhr 
Ausstellung: 11. September - 16. Oktober 2010 
Öffnungszeiten: Di - Fr 12-18 Uhr, Sa 12-16 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung 
PHONE + 49 89 22 18 75  

Chicago billboard improvement

CA, San Francisco (Berkeley): Sept 18-Oct 30, 2010: Easside Wesside

Vintage spray paint project: Cap Matches Color

Cap Matches Color (CMC) is a joint project between Meal (UK) & Slyle (USA), UTS.

The primary goal of CMC is to document individual writers’ history and knowledge of vintage spray paint, as well as preserve spray paint cans (originally intended to be discarded after use), through well researched “digs,” pictures, and collections. CMC is committed to making this information available to the masses via the Internet, and eventually through a wide-scale publication.

Since the start of the project, CMC has received support from many pioneers in the graffiti world, including: Bates AIO, Bio TATS, Giant, Risky WCA, Skore TRC, Web TC5, and Zebster to name a few, as well as exclusive pictures made available by Martha Cooper.

Think back to the days before specialized paint brands dominated the market. Graffiti consisted of trial and error, experimenting with much treasured racked caps from household cleaners, mixing colors through a variety of techniques, and racking missions from smaller independent stores–practices, all of which, for the most part, have been lost. This knowledge is our quest: Preserving spray paint history so that the next generation has access for reference and historical purposes.

CMC Facebook: (sign up for new updates)

CMC Web:

CMC Email:

CA, Los Angeles: Sept 18-Oct 16, 2010: The War of Art

Opening: September 18th from 7-11pm

CA, Los Angeles: Aug 21-Oct 10, 2010: Bad Habits


"Bad Habits" group show

Bad habits die hard.  Solid Gallery One proudly hosts "Bad Habits", a group show illustrating all of our compulsive behaviors.  New works by a killer lineup of over 25 artists from L.A. and across the U.S., spanning the mediums of paint to chocolate and all in between.

Clint Carney, Macsorro, Axis, Loic Zimmermann, Erika Jane, Hip Hop Chocolate, Astek One, Zee Myers, Michael Baylis, L.G., Em Scott, Matthew Ryan Sharp, Saku, Eyesr, Justin Lewis, Crystal Sylver, Felipe Urteaga, Ricky Evans, Jason Brown, Bosco, Zerk, Owie, Bryce Nadeau, Sue Zola, Bloodshovel and Miss Wendy.

Hours: Thurs.- Sun.:  by appointment

for info. and directions visit:


Tattoo Studio / Art Gallery
334 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
tel:  323.939.3003

NYC: Sept 10, 2010: XMEN - Homeless boys and girls school benefit

Join us at Capicu Poetry as we partner with XMEN Graffiti Crew & Gods Funky Children to bring you an incredible show, featuring Poetry, Comedy, Graffiti, R&B and more!!

* Live Break Dancers!* Live Airbrushing by Sienide *
 the new WAR PAINT Art competition!

$10 Donation. All proceeds from the door will support the Coalition Of The Homeless "Project: Back to School", which aims to help many of NY's 15,000 homeless boys and girls get the school supplies they need to succeed.

Adonde? (where @)?
Friday September 10th
Doors Open @ 7 PM
**Showtime starts between 8 pm- 8:30 pm**
CASA Capicu @
Notice Lounge & Cafe
198 Union Avenue (between B'way and Montrose)
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY 11211
$10 Contribution

Right across from the 90th Precinct

By Train:

G Train to Broadway (on the same block)
J train to Lorimer (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

From Bronx/ Manhattan: 2,3,4,5,A, or C train to Fulton St./ Broadway Nassau station, transfer to J or M train to Lorimer St. (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

From Jersey: Path to 14th Street and transfer to the Brooklyn bound L train.
Get off at Montrose Ave. Walk up Montrose 6 blocks and make a left on Union.
PATH to WTC, Walk to Fulton Street Train Station (3 short blocks) and take the J or M to Lorimer. (Lorimer/Bway exit, walk straight up B'way, right on Union ave)

CA, Los Angeles: Sept 11, 2010: Bua "POPS"

BUA, the legendary urban artist, proudly introduces his newest collection of original art, entitled BUA "POPS", as well as showcasing some of his classic works on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Hold Up Art, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' Little Tokyo district. For BUA, POPS represents more than just popular cultural representations and iconography or the style of art made famous by the likes of Warhol and Haring. Known as the artist "for the people, of the people, by the people", POPS continues BUA's message as an homage to the artist's fan base as well as creating pervasive hip hop imagery recognizable across cultures.

BUA is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art works and prints--"The DJ" being one of the most popular selling posters of all time. Born in NYC's untamed Upper West Side and raised between Manhattan and East Flatbush, Brooklyn, BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. BUA's distinct style born on the city walls and subway trains -- "New Urban Realism", captures the essence of contemporary culture as expressed through the memories of BUA's turbulent youth, navigating the streets and underground worlds of the urban jungle and the birth of the hip hop scene. Following in the footsteps of the great masters, BUA represents the lives of both the revered and the marginalized, the heroes and the underdogs of our time.

In addition to the artist appearance and exhibiting the BUA art, Hold Up Art will also present an exclusive limited edition BUA silkscreen for sale, a live DJ, street performances, and refreshments.

Date: Saturday, 9/11/10
Time: 7:00-11:00pm
Address: 358 East 2nd Street; LA CA, 90012
Telephone: 213.221.4585


Facebook BUA Event Page

CA, Oakland: Sept 11, 2010: Purveyors of Style

Purveyors of Style

September 11th an amazing art show is going to be displayed at Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery from 8pm -12am. This exhibition is going to be the examination of the whole alphabet A to Z. We are proud to be working with such distinct artists from both coasts. We have gathered accomplished artists such as Diet, Curve, Renos, Pastime, Ces (NYC), Yes2 (NYC), Ivory (NYC), Keb and Wand.

It is going to be a great showcase and a we have a lot of great companies supporting this event such as: Vitamin Water, Clout Magazine, Montana Spray Paint, 4Gs Magazine and Art Crimes. Come through, it will be a great show with a lot of fun plus Vynal Ritchie will be spinning all night.

Old Crow Tattoo
362 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94650
(877) 206-1588
(510) 834-CROW (2769)

(usually by appointment only)

UK, London: Sept 10-Oct 1, 2010: Made in Britain / Mesh137

London Miles Gallery Presents two exciting exhibitions opening this September:

‘Made in Britain’ a Themed Group Show featuring all new 24 x 24 inch artworks from the best of emerging British talent. Located in the main Atrium area of Westbourne Studios.

‘Visual Splendor’ a solo exhibition by David Marsh a.k.a MESH137
Located in the main Atrium area of Westbourne Studios.

Both exhibits on view: 10th September till 1st October. 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, 10th September. 7pm to 11pm.

‘Made in Britain’ 

London Miles Gallery personally invites you to our upcoming themed group show ‘Made in Britain’ showcasing a refreshing selection of artists from throughout the UK which have come together to
celebrate all things wonderfully British. London Miles Gallery has hand selected a group of emerging artists to portray their representation of their home country with a 24” x 24” art piece that has been visually inspired by a British tradition, iconic figure or historical memory of theirs.

The show features a unique range of artistic styles from the likes of illustration artists Alex Young & Mr. Penfold, prolific street artists Ink Fetish and Inkie, realist painters Paul Sontag & Chloe Woodgate as well as cut out artists Maddy Sargent and Kevin Wayne.

'Made in Britain' opens to the public on Friday September 10th in Westbourne Studios, home to London Miles gallery. The opening reception will celebrate everything quintessentially British and on display will be a selection of vintage mini’s supplied by the London Mini Company, tasty cider thanks to Brothers and Firefly’s union Jack health drink. The evening reception will include the showcase of more
than 30 artworks, music and a room filled of the UK's best emerging artists.

Exhibiting artists include:

Phil Coleman
Studio Diablo
Michael Forbes
Astrid Foreman
Mr Frivolous
Mr Penfold
Mike Hall
Timmy Lee Hung
Ink Fetish
Ben Jensen
Darren John
Nom Kinnear King
Thomas Knowles
Zack Mclaughin
Andrew Rae
Carrie Reichardt
Claudia Sabe
Maddy Sargent
Paul Smith
Paul Sontag
Alec Strang
Rourke Vandal
Parisa Walklett
Xue Wang
James Ward
Kevin Wayne
Chloe Woodgate
Alex Young

Opening night details:

September 10th 2010 7pm-11pm
Westbourne Studios
242 Acklam Road
London W10 5JJ
(Nearest Tube: Westbourne Park Station)
Show closes on Sunday 1st of October.

‘Visual Splendor’

Also opening on September 10th at London Miles Gallery:
Visual Spendor, a solo show by David Marsh aka MESH137.

London Miles is proud to announce the first solo exhibition of London based illustrator DAVID MARSH aka Mesh 137. Visual Splendor is an exciting showcase of what the talented young artist David Marsh has to offer; the exhibition will feature more than 30 individual works of art creating a literal visual feast for the eyes.

David Marsh, a pattern artist from the UK has a truly incredible eye for the most intricate of details. Going by his alias Mesh 137, he created a name for himself originally through his love of using the streets and building facades as his canvases before making his transition into exhibiting indoors in art galleries. He draws inspiration for his artwork from various counter culture movements such as music, graffiti, tattoo art and pulp comics. His larger compositions involve minute patterning hundreds of individual crystals and meticulous finishes which often require hundreds of hours of careful craftsmanship. His illustration work consist of vibrant interpretations of everyday objects like vibrant teapots cupcakes or quirky characters such as pinup ‘pop art’ girls. His artworks are made up using mixed media such as paint pens, spray paints, metallic and acrylic paints and crystals. The main focus of his work is to make paintings which his audience will enjoy looking at and since his recent graduation he has successfully won the hearts of art lovers and serious collectors alike.

David Marsh is an explosion of colour, energy and boldness, his playful character and eagerness to just have a good time is truly infectious. London Miles can guarantee love at first sight with the new collection of artworks presented on September 10th in David Marsh's solo show, Visual Splendor. To read LMG David Marsh interview and to see a little taster of his work, please visit

To sign up for an online preview which goes live on the 6th of September please send your e-mail to

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