Thursday, April 7, 2011

UK, London: April 7, 2011: H2TK

Hail to the King

Opens 7pm at Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal green, London, E29RF


NJ, Trenton: April 8, 2011: Soul of the Message

NY, NYC: until April 30, 2011: It's Alive

Urban Folk Art Gallery presents
Graffiti Icons Group Art Show

Brooklyn, NY- Adam Suerte and Omar Sanchez, the founders and curators of Urban Folk Art Gallery are pleased to announce their Spring Show “It’s Alive”,  A collection of Old School Graffiti Icons. On March 11, 2010 at 7pm Brooklyn will be able to see how this form of art work began and in turn transformed pop culture. “Graffiti is a marketing tool now.” says Suerte.  “It’s used to sell anything from fashion to toys; these guys helped start this movement before it was acceptable and mainstream. They were the ones who inspired us when we were young  graffiti writers. We want people to see where this movement began; this gallery is the perfect forum for that.

The show will include works from such notorious artists as Dr. Revolt, Mark Bode, Stan 153 and Jean 13.  Dr Revolt is one of the founding members of The Rolling Thunder Writers (RTW) and is infamous for taking over the 1 subway line with his signature graffiti  style. Stan 153, who got his start on the corner of 153rd Street and Eight Avenue defined the landscape of Harlem in the dawn of graffiti history, the 1970s. He has been documented in The Faith of  Graffiti  by Norman Mailer. Jean 13 who also gained fame in Harlem during this time, was one of the few  writers  on the first Graffiti Wall of Fame. Mark Bode, son of the legendary comic book artist, Vaughn Bode, has developed quite the following for taking his family legacy and applying it to the comic and tattoo worlds. He is also well known for his tribute murals to his father’s notorious comic characters such as Cheech Wizard.

The show will also be selling  one of a kind limited edition t shirts, silkscreen prints and mini comics created by Bode, Stan153 and Dr. Revolt specifically for the “It’s Alive” show.

Urban Folk Art Gallery
101 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Australia, Melbourne: April 14-25, 2011: DOES

CA: Los Angeles: April 17-Aug 8, 2011: Art in the Streets

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art. The exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Following MOCA’s presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view March 30,2012–July 8, 2012.

Art in the Streets will showcase installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, including Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition will feature projects by influential local artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Dr. Dax, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK.

A special emphasis will be placed on photographers and filmmakers who documented graffiti and street art culture including Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, James Prigoff, Steve Grody, Gusmano Cesaretti, Estevan Oriol, Ed Templeton, Larry Clark, Terry Richardson, and Spike Jonze. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photography, video, and ephemera will provide further historical context for the exhibition.

Art in the Streets will feature several shows within the show. There will be a special section dedicated to the Fun Gallery, which connected New York graffiti artists with the downtown art community in the early 1980s. Co-curated by gallery founder Patti Astor, the Fun Gallery installation will feature the work of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the graffiti artists who shaped the gallery’s history. A section dedicated to the seminal film Wild Style (1983), co-curated by the film’s director Charlie Ahearn, will document its influence on the global dissemination of graffiti and hip-hop culture. The exhibition will also feature a memorial presentation of Battle Station, a rarely seen work by legendary artist and theorist RAMMELLZEE, and a display of graffiti black books and other historic works from the Martin Wong Collection presented in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York. A highlight of the exhibition will be a Los Angeles version of Street Market, a re-creation of an urban street complete with overturned trucks by Todd James, Barry McGee, and Steve Powers.

The exhibition will open with a skate ramp designed by pro-skater Lance Mountain and artist Geoff McFetridge. Skate demonstrations by the Nike SB skate team will be held onsite for the duration of the exhibition.

Art in the Streets will be the first exhibition to position the work of the most influential artists to emerge from street culture in the context of contemporary art history,” said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch.

This quintessentially urban and dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and MOCA began with the 2005 Brooklyn-organized exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the consummate American street artist of his generation; continued with the MOCA-organized ©MURAKAMI in 2007, defining critical elements of worldwide street art; and now culminates with a groundbreaking exhibition devoted entirely to street art and graffiti,” said Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold L. Lehman. “The partnership has, in itself, provided a major record of public art over the past half century.”

Art in the Streets is organized by Jeffrey Deitch and associate curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose. Gastman is the author of The History of American Graffiti, which will be released in April 2011, and was a consulting producer on the film Exit Through The Gift Shop. Rose curated the exhibition Beautiful Losers and directed the related documentary film. Ethel Seno, editor of Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, is the curatorial coordinator of the exhibition. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation will be organized by Managing Curator of Exhibitions Sharon Matt Atkins.


A comprehensive catalogue on the history of graffiti and street art published by Skira Rizzoli and edited by Nikki Columbus, former associate editor of Artforum, will accompany the exhibition. The book traces the birth and dissemination of styles through the stories of graffiti writers and street artists all over the world. It features a foreword by Deitch and essays by Carlo McCormick, Greg Tate, and Diedrich Diederichsen. It also features interviews and discussions with influential street artists about wild style, cholo graffiti, and the art that emerged from skate and punk subcultures. Additional contributors include Fab 5 Freddy, KET, Caleb Neelon, Lydia Yee, Kathy Grayson, Cheech Marin, Bill Daniel, and Hiroshi Fujiwara. The book was designed by Conny Purtill, whose previous projects include Barry McGee: The Buddy System and Beautiful Losers.

An extensive program of educational and community workshops will complement the exhibition. As part of its exhibition sponsorship and ongoing community collaboration initiative, Levi’s® will host the Levi’s® Film Workshop at MOCA, offering a diverse schedule of programming that celebrates the craft of filmmaking and explores the exhibition’s subject matter. Access to the Levi’s® Film Workshop’s resources is open to all and free of charge.

Special versions of Associate Curator Aaron Rose’s Make Something!! educational project will also be presented at Culver City High School and at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in conjunction with Nike SB. Art in the Streets will include a graffiti and street art film festival presented in collaboration with the Cinefamily, and music and dance programs featuring some of the originators of hip-hop and break dancing.

Art in the Streets is made possible by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Sydney Irmas Exhibition Endowment.

Major support is provided by Levi’s®. Additional support is provided by Mandy and Cliff Einstein, Nike SB, MOCA Contemporaries, MOCA Partners, and Montana Colors.

In-kind media support is provided by Ovation, Los Angeles magazine, and KCRW 89.9 FM.

Saturday in the Streets is presented by Ovation.

Saturday, April 16, 7–10pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Join us for another legendary opening party at MOCA as we premier Art in the Streets, featuring performances by the stars of the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style—Busy Bee, Cold Crush Brothers with Grandmaster Caz — and the award-winning B-Boy crew from Los Angeles, Killafornia. Cash bar.
INFO 213/621-1794 or
FREE for MOCA members, $25 for additional guests

FL, Miami: April 8t - May 1 2011: Lost and found

Lost and found: freedom in post-graffism

The first Post-graffism show by the Surface Merchants collective; deriving inspiration fromthe discontent originating from the current economics of life in modern day America. The Surface Merchants collective is comprised of Miami artists Raymond Adrian, Alex Yanes, and Daniel Fila.

All works showcased in “Lost and Found” will be collaborative pieces from all three artists, blending their individual distinctive styles to create a unique experience for the viewer.

On Friday April 8th at 8:00 pm, the show will debut accompanied by a short film presentation showing the Surface Merchants creative process. The show will run from Friday April 8th 2011 to May 1st 2011, the venue will not be open on Sundays.

PRIVATE SHOW: Fri. April 8th, 7pm-11pm-RSVP REQUIRED
OPEN RECEPTION: Sat. April 9th, 7pm-11pm

Cafeina Lounge 297 NW 23 ST.
Miami, Fl. 33127

RSVP: | 305.438.0792
For more information contact:

NJ, Trenton: Graffiti Art Class

NY, NYC: until April 16, 2011: JOSÉ PARLÁ


Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parlá’s exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parlá’s works that are both inspirational and revealing. 

NEW YORK, NY 10011
T 212 243 8830

NY, NYC: until April 16, 2011: JOSÉ PARLÁ


Walls, Diaries, and Paintings features fifteen new paintings, that chronicle Parlá’s exploration of the diverse places and cultures he has traversed. From Istanbul to Havana, from Tokyo to New York, the colors and textures of the neighborhoods and alleyways have found a forceful and moving resolution in Parlá’s works that are both inspirational and revealing. 

NEW YORK, NY 10011
T 212 243 8830

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NY, NYC: April 7, 2011: KingBee

Opening will be on Thursday, April 7th, 9pm-4am. The one night only solo event will exhibit RARE works by The Royal KingBee.  ‘RARE TIMES’ features works with various types of mediums. You can expect to see his trademark “Bees” and also some new RARE paintings. Besides the original RARE paintings, there will be 25 limited edition, numbered and personally signed Professional Endura Supra Lustre prints 11” X 14“ of KingBee’s latest Bee’s on Canvas. For you sticker lovers, there will be DieCut Custom Screen Printed Stickers/White Vinyl 4“ x 4.6”. Come on out and join us on this Thirsty Thursday.
Visit for more info....

Opening 9pm-4am

243 East 14th Street
(Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
P. 212.253.2112

Street Parking Available
Train: 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, L
Bus: M14

The Royal Kingbee UW, AKA Kbornik Acid, AKA Kborne, was born in Harlem NYC, and raised in the Bronx in the early 70‘s. Kingbee began his illustrious career painting graffiti on walls until gathering recognition and eventually being commissioned to perform his artistic abilities for numerous businesses, public and private all throughout the city of New York. Some being Youngland, Bacardi, and RiteAid just to name a few. Highly talented, respected, eccentric and probably the most underestimated underground artist of our time. Kingbee continues to create art in all mediums and categoríes including body art, canvases, logos, and clothing. Kingbee has influenced other well known artists and continues to impress new upcoming artists in the art world. You can find more information and see exclusive shots of Royalty at its greatest at this Summer 2010.

NY, NYC: June 11, 2011: *KR.ONE* QUEENS TOUR 2011

NY, NYC: April 16, 2011: *KR.ONE* QUEENS TOUR 2011

MN, St Paul: April 9, 2011: A night of art and dance

AZ, Tempe: April 8, 2011: Sticker Phiends 4

NY, NYC: April 7-18, 2011: Cope2 Solo Show

Cope2, Transition
TT Gallery is proud to present the exhibition of COPE2, Transition, from April 7th – 18th, 2011. Opening Reception - Thursday April 7, from 7pm-10pm.

Transition, a solo exhibition of new works on canvas by Bronx based artist COPE2. As his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Transition, features canvases with various types of mediums reflecting on graffiti aesthetics synthesized with fragments of street art elements. These new chapter of paintings arise from the obstruction of producing graffiti pieces in the streets paradigm to a permanent transfixed surface. COPE2 integrates color and texture to translate his raw energy, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags, into abstract compositions on canvas.

Among the original paintings on exhibition will be 100 limited edition giclée print on archival paper titled Most Wanted, 18” x 24”, 2011.

COPE2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and auctions throughout the United States and abroad. He is a self-taught artist who is a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style. In recent years COPE2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine and designed a set of sneakers for Converse and a full clothing collection for Adidas. He has worked with Steiner Sports collaborating with the New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter producing graffiti on memorabilia. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games such as Mark Eckos: Getting up and Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV. He has also delved into curating successful group art exhibitions. Today, you can catch COPE2 in the studio creating art on a daily basis. COPE2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.

COPE2 (Fernando Carlo, Jr.) was born in 1968 in Manhattan, NYC. He currently lives and works in the Bronx, NY.