If you're in The Left Coast area tonight this show should be off the chain!
KRUSH, RETNA, REVOK, RIME, AUGOR and EWOK and our hometown hero POSE and more throwing it down, don't miss this one!
Canvas Gallery 8-11pm
441 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
28 February 2009
If you're in The Left Coast area tonight this show should be off the chain!
We has joined The Twit Cult. Stay up on every time Frank steps in piss on the subway or where Ghetto P is drinking his beer!
This time is ours, I'm going to Love you.
Upset Magazine we is susceptible.
27 February 2009
Art Show tonight at that spot Ad-Hoc again!
This time it's Cycle and Morning Breath
Should be fresh if you're not all art-ed out. 7-10
Morning Breath & Cycle
February 27th through March 22 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th 7-10pm
CYCLE was born in 1971. He grew up writing graffiti and skateboarding. CYCLE received his BFA from George Washington University in Washington DC and then his Masters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He makes his living producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design. When not producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design, CYCLE enjoys graffiti and skateboarding.
Morning Breath, Inc. is a creative studio focusing on visualization, illustration, and design. Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto’s works break through the clutter by delivering fresh and innovative creative solutions targeted to the youth culture. Their collective history and experiences in graffiti art, music packaging, and skateboard design is the driving creative force of Morning Breath. In all of their creative works, Morning Breath continually strives for the balance of art, design, and advertising.
26 February 2009
Martha Cooper's latest book release for Going Postal hosted by Ad Hoc Gallery was a huge success. Economy be damned, people were buying art and stickers, slanging, and exchanging all night long like it was some kind of Russian black market. A good time to be had by all. The cops camped outside wished they could come in!
Friends in front of artwork by Overconsume, Cosbe, Stain, and Faust--all artists featured in Going Postal.
Martha's book published by Mark Batty sold out.
Photo prints from the book by Martha.
Martha's vest was insane!
This little one's a go-getter.
Faust and Aiko
The stickered panels hung near the ceiling circa 1999 were donated for the show by Art Crimes in Philly. Old school stickers of Twist, RIP Dondi, and more.
Aiko bunny sticker in edition of 30 sold out.
More stickers for sale.
And pizza with egg to celebrate.
Martha now has a blog at 12 ounce's website. Peep more flicks from the set up of her show.
International street artsits Zbiok (from Poland) and Remed (from France) are both known for their large scale street art--we're talking four-story high wheat pastes--and they're taking over Brooklynite gallery beginning this Saturday. I'm sure they'll do it up big!
"It Hurts" by Zbiok and Remed
Opening: Saturday, February 28th 7-9 PM
@ Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd (A to Utica Ave.)
Photo of a Remed piece in Prospect Heights, BRKLYN courtesy of Brooklynite Gallery
25 February 2009
24 February 2009
22 February 2009
Metagraffiti is a book/DVD that collects more than 20 short films from all over the world. With two long essays about graffitifilm and a running time of over 120 minutes Meta Graffiti is a vibrant testimony of the development of today’s graffiti art. These short films are about and featuring graffiti. Humour and playfulness are in focus.
21 February 2009
20 February 2009
Book Release Party for Martha Cooper's Going Postal
Opening Reception: Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm @ Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY
For Going Postal, Cooper has compiled a collection of photographs shot in numerous cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tokyo, Berlin and Amsterdam, featuring postal-sticker art created by FAUST, STAIN, C.DAMAGE, GET2, COSBE and many more. Tonight's sticker show showcases these artists plus many more!
Here's a preview:
Martha loves stickers.
Surprise from Art Crimes in Philly
Behind Scout's tough exterior is a cat who's ready to party.
Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Show on view through Sun Feb 22nd (1-8pm)
17 February 2009
From PowerHouse books: "The recent release the book Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004 has caused consternation throughout the global graffiti community with charges that author Joseph Rivera is profiting off the very criminals he spent his career incarcerating." (Um, he is profitting off of them and so is PowerHouse books, $35 a book is a bit much, but nevermind.)
"In response, the powerHouse Arena will host a conversation between former members of the Vandal Squad and the graffiti writers, the first such event of its kind. With the intent of providing an open forum for public discussion to discuss the issues regarding the methods that the Vandal Squad employs and their impact on the lives of the writers themselves. Panelists include Vandal Squad author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2, graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G. The event will be moderated by cultural consigliere Sacha Jenkins SHR."
Think there will be a throw down? Or a stimulating conversation on vandalism and the law?
Thursday, March 19, from 7–9pm @ powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
15 February 2009
13 February 2009
By Nicky Paychecks
It has been said that "music cures the soul", however all things capable of delivering greatness are just as effective dispatching evil. Music is like all forms of art is bipolar. Here is my top ten Country songs dedicated to every ex-girlfriend I have. (Well except you Kristin, we can still make it work. Hit me up after the 14th.)
10. I Hate Every Bone In Her Body But Mine
9. I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With an Ugly Woman But I Woke Up With a Few
8. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me
7 I've Missed You, But My Aim's Improvin'
6. Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight 'Cause I Know She'd Win
5. I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like You're Still Here
4. Piss Up a Rope and Watch that Piss Dribble
3. She Took My Ring and Gave Me the Finger
2. It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed My Ass All Day.
And the #1 Country & Western song is...
1. She Broke My Heart, I Broke Her Legs
EWOK's mom would always have to hide her pens and pencils cause he'd be drawing on any and every paper material available. Check out his video as he talks about how he was introduced to graffiti, getting back to oil painting, and the crew and artists that have inspired him. >
10 February 2009
Update: Shepard Fairey has gots lawyers
The NYTimes reports: In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama.
Mr. Fairey’s lawyers contend in the suit that Mr. Fairey used the photograph only as a reference and transformed it into a “stunning, abstracted and idealized visual image that created powerful new meaning and conveys a radically different message” from that of the shot Mr. Garcia took.
Manny Garcia, the person who actually took the photograph said, “If you put all the legal stuff away, I’m so proud of the photograph and that Fairey did what he did artistically with it, and the effect it’s had.”
Fairey was arrested in Boston a few days ago.
09 February 2009
Andy Samberg Killing it again!
Just when you thought he couldn't top last years hilarious hit "I C*m In My Pants" with cameo by Mr. Timberlake, he takes it to some next level ish with "I'm On A Boat!" featuring T. Pain!
08 February 2009
07 February 2009
This is Arrest #15 for Fairey. The Boston Globe reports:
"Shepard Fairey, the controversial street artist riding a roller coaster of publicity with his red, white, and blue posters of President Obama, was arrested in Boston last night on his way to deejay an event kicking off his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Fairey, 38, who is known for his countercultural style, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and was being held, according to a police official with knowledge of the arrest who requested anonymity.
Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, police Officer James Kenneally said Saturday."
Read more here.
All That Glitters is Gold: A group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig Welles and Cope2
February 6- March 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm
McCaig Welles Gallery
129 Roebling Street, Suite B
06 February 2009
Last year Carhartt sponsored The Big Geezers Tour, a journey that put talented young artist like Galo, The London Police, Bo130, Microbo, Will Barras, Joska, Wayne Horse, and Jeremy fish on a bus to ride around Europe, spread some love and share the color, characters and all the energy that has made each of them iconic and acclaimed visual artist each with their own unique aesthetic language.
BOOK & DVD OUT NOW
Captain Chesley Sullenberger, pilot of the airliner which made an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York last month, has given his first interview about the incident on 60 Minutes.
'I knew immediately it was very bad.'
He said his initial reaction was one of disbelief. Capt. Sullenberger was hailed as a hero after ditching his plane safely. All 155 people onboard survived.
Investigators have now confirmed that a large flock of birds collided with both of the engines of Flight 1549 shortly before it ditched, on January 16th. Authorities released a recording of communications between air traffic controllers and the pilot this week.
Capt. Sullenberger is heard calmly telling controllers the aircraft had been struck by birds. Asked if he was able to return to the airport, he answered: "Unable."
In the last of his messages, he said: "We're gonna be in the Hudson."
Watch the video here: cbsnews.com/Capt. Sullenberger
Read this article in NYMag about how great pilots like Sully may be a dying breed.
Will Ferrell is taking his hilarious George Bush impersonation to Broadway.
For six short weeks appearing in what he calls the “faggy theater district,” Ferrell spot on portrays our previously dumbfounded president in You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush, a one-man Broadway show, representing the TV and film star's Broadway debut, will open Feb. 5, 2009.
To read more about the show and buy tickets click here: playbill.com/You're Welcome America
05 February 2009
It's great to find suprises in least likely of places. Masstransiscope is idea of the artist and filmmaker Bill Brand, who along with the public art organization Creative Time asked the MTA in the late 1970s to let him transform the tracks themselves into art.
He created a mass-transit version of a zoetrope, the earliest motion picture device, by constructing a long slitted light box alongside a subway track with a series of paintings inside so that, when a train passed, riders experienced the illusion that the painting was moving. The 228 hand-painted panels recently been been repainted and can be seen in the abandoned Brooklyn Myrtle Avenue subway station on the B/Q Manhattan-bound line.
Everyone knows NYC stinks: Hot garbage on the sidewalk in summer, the peculiar fishy smell of Chinatown, poop on the subway. But maple syrup?
Newsday reports: "A maple syrup smell that has mysteriously wafted through New York City numerous times over the years has been traced to a New Jersey facility that processes fenugreek seeds for flavorings. The sweet odor has drifted through swaths of the city off and on since 2005, perplexing New Yorkers and city officials."
Fenu-what? The mysterious scent has finally been linked to a NJ facility that produces the chemical which is used in caramel, maple, and vanilla flavoring. Most smell complaints have come from Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Writing this reminded of the NYC Subway Smell Map from Gawker a couple years ago.
Molotow Distribution, the company that designed its own spraypaint brand, has come out with it's own range of High Solid Premium Paint ink and markers.
The brand-new ONE4ALL™ Ink and Markers. ONE4ALL™ .
04 February 2009
03 February 2009
The International Meeting of Styles is one of the biggest and best graffiti jams in the world. Taking place all over the globe, The Meeting of Styles provides a great venue for graf artists to come together, literally allowing different styles to meet and develop.