29 June 2008

Margaret Kilgallen (R.I.P.) & Barry McGee

A Biography interview from PBS series Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century (2001).

27 June 2008

OS GEMEOS OPENING @ DEITCH NYC

OS GEMEOS presents: "TOO FAR TOO CLOSE"
June 28, 2008 — August 09, 2008

Os Gemeos (pronounced “ose zhe’-mee-ose.”) are two artists from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo were born in 1974, identical twin brothers whose pseudonym, Os Gemeos, translates to “the twins” in Portuguese.
In Too Far Too Close, they will be transforming the gallery into a fantastical cityscape with houses, doors, and passageways, all brought to life with their signature style of imagery. Building upon a group of artworks created for the Museum Het Domein in the Netherlands, this show features new paintings, sculpture, and installation bringing all the magical moments of their work together in one tightly knit dream world of an exhibition.
Deitch Projects
* Opening Reception Jun 28th 6-9pm
Address: 18 Wooster St NYC
Info: 212.343.7300

The New York Times, Os Gemeos Cavaliero Marginal

Bast Art Show in Brooklyn

Bast presents: "Nose Candy" at Brooklynite Gallery up until July 12

Brooklynite Gallery is located in the Bedford-Stuyveseant section of Brooklyn.
Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 1-7pm

26 June 2008

20 June 2008

19 June 2008

ABOVE, Sign Language Tour

Above visited twenty six countries on a five month tour across Europe. Along the way he was busy throwing up his trademark double-sided arrow statements. Heads up.


goabove.com

14 June 2008

Chicago Street Artist Killed in Weekend Violence, R.I.P. Solve

Prominent renegade Chicago street artist, Solve, was one of four homicides registered in Chicago this weekend, raising even more the already large number of violent crimes and shootings in the city this year.

Only twenty-five years old, Solve, A.K.A. Brendan Scanlon, was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest at 3032 W. Palmer Blvd. at 2:40 a.m.

A suspect has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Brendan Scanlon

The murder Of Brendan Scanlon delivers a overwhelmingly saddening blow to the art and graffiti community of Chicago. Solve was a major influence and participant in the emerging and struggling Chicago street art scene in a city with one of the strongest anti-graffiti laws and tactics in the United States.

This rise in violence in Chicago continues to grow.
Over the past few months, Chicago has seen an increase in gun violence. In the month of April 2008 alone, approximately 40 people were shot and 12 people died in Chicago. Most of the killings happened in just one weekend, where 36 people were shot and 9 were murdered. Most of the shootings were from stolen guns and assault weapons. The majority of the shooters were young men who were under 21 years of age.

Mayor Daley blames the availability of guns for contributing to the violence. Reports are that the police in the city will soon be armed with assault rifles, so that they can match the firepower of the street gangs.

Brandon will be surely missed and never forgotten for his dedication to his artwork and his unselfish acts of sharing them.
R.I.Power Brandon 'Solve' Scanlon.


T.V. placed on Chicago blue line by Solve 2/ 13/ 2008

Video Interview

www.middlemindproject.com/solve
flickr.com/photos/solve
www.chicagotribune.com/solve
Interview with Solve on Gapers Block.

L.E.S. Captured


Was lucky to catch the world premiere of the independent film Captured, the amazing story of Clayton Patterson, prolific photo documentarian of the turbulent Lower East Side for 30 years.

Screened by Rooftop Films (movies on a roof with a view on a beautiful summer night!), Captured has incredible footage of the Tompkins Square Riots in the late 80s and touches on the nearly overnight change the hood has seen--from being once a slum of junkies with a gritty underground street culture to becoming a gentrified mini-Disneyland for newcomers to NYC. Most importantly, the film shows the need to document local art and cultural movements on camera before they get lost to history, or worse, lost to the the wrecking ball of condo developers.

11 June 2008

Underground Photographer: Sean

Urban Exploration Photographer

08 June 2008

04 June 2008

O.I.L. OUR ILLEGAL LIFESTYLE REPORT: NO MORE HUMMERS!



GM announced that it will be closing SUV and pickup-truck plants, and likely stop making the Hummer H-1.

GM stated that it would close plants in Oshawa, Canada; Moraine, Ohio; Janesville, Wis., and Toluca, Mexico. Several thousand jobs will be affected. Those plants are responsible for pickup trucks and SUVs such as the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Envoy and the medium-duty Chevy Kodiak and are expected to end production no later than the end of 2009.

GM also said that it expected to stop building the H1, flagship of its Hummer line.
The Hummer gets an average of 15 miles per gallon, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. it costs more than $150 to fill up the H1's two gas tanks, which together hold 51.5 gallons.

About 12,000 H1s have been sold to the public, including 4,000 by GM, which bought the marketing rights to Hummer from AM General in 2000.

"Today's news is a painful reminder not only of the challenges America faces in our global economy, but of George Bush's failed economic policies. For eight long years, we've had an energy policy that funds both sides in the war on terror without promoting fuel efficiency or helping make our auto companies more competitive," said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.


myspace.com/natecraig

01 June 2008

Get your sketch on


In a bid to increase the quality and quantity of graffiti,
The Fakeproject Corporation of America has issued a coloring book, free of charge, which allows graffiti artists to practice their tags before application in a real world situation.

Check it out here:www.fakeproject.com/Graf_Paper
Download the PDF here:
www.fakeproject.com/Graf_Paper/FPCoA_graffiti_coloring_book.pdf