PAST SHOWS & EVENTS
The following is a listing past of
shows and events relevant to the NYC writing community.
recent submissions are at the top. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN, because
submissions are posted as we receive them, so they may not be in
Posting date: 7/24/08
Brighton University, East Sussex, England: July 4, 2008
MARE 139 FREESTYLE ARCHITYPER
Staten Island, New York: Saturday, June 14, 2008
THE ALL CITY BLACKBOOK SHOW
Rally to save the Art of the Peoples Wall
ON SATURDAY MAY 24, 2008 FROM 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM GRAFFITI ARTIST FOR A POSITIVE CAUSE and JAMESTOP PRODUCTIONS, WILL HOST A RALLY TO SAVE THE PEOPLES WALL OF 147th. STREET.
THE PEOPLES WALL IS A GRAFFITI STYLE MULTI MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY OF HARLEM. ESTABLISHES IN 1999 THE WALL IS LOCATED @ 147TH. BETWEEN FREDRICK DOUGLAS BLVD. and ADAM CLAYTON POWELL BLVD.,
IT FEATURES THE WORLDS LARGEST PORTRAIT'S OF MUHAMMAD ALI and MALCOLM X. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS URGED TO JOIN GRAFFITI ARTIST FOR A POSITIVE CAUSE & JAMESTOP PRODUCTIONS IN THIS RALLY TO STOP COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS and HELP SAVE THIS HARLEM ART LANDMARK
REFRESHMENTS and FOOD TO BE SERVED AFTER RALLY
MORE INFO/MEDIA 917-361-5483 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC: Call for artists
I am an Art Director for Pyper Paul + Kenney, ad agency for the ASPCA: www.aspca.org We are currently working on a Spay and Neuter Campaign in New York City, covering all five boroughs. Our targets are inner-city minorities that own large breeds (Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, etc.). We have come up with a concept that includes the work of popular graffiti artists. Anyone interested would be asked contact us and submit a portfolio/samples.
The ASPCA is willing to put a significant PR push behind this initiative. I see them renting a gallery in New York OR, do street painting in Union Square Park OR, in the subway. Plus, we will be having a huge media event to launch. Bios of all participating artists will be featured on the ASPCA website.
We will be buying media all over New York City where the art will be featured. The graffiti campaign is a natural for bus sides, the subway and outdoor...
I know that the ASPCA will be replacing the banners hanging outside on their 92nd street headquarters (Upper East Side) which is right across the street from a housing project. We can even wrap the building if we want to.
This is a great opportunity for artists to "legally" have their work appear in the NYC streets, gain recognition and show their skills to the world.
I look forward to hearing from you and please let me know if you have any questions; my contact information is below.
P.S. Dog lovers only!... Help us out, pass it on!
Senior Art Director
Brooklyn, New York: March 21st - April 20th, 2008 HOT Exhibition!!
LADY PINK AND AIKO
Ad Hoc Art proudly presents...
Brick Ladies of NYC
LADY PINK and AIKO
LADY PINK was born in Ecuador, but raised in NYC. In 1979 she started writing graffiti and soon was well known as the only female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985. She is considered a cult figure in the hip-hop subculture since the release of the motion picture "Wild Style" in 1982, in which she had a starring role. While still in high school she was already exhibiting paintings in art galleries, and at the age of 21 had her first solo show at the Moore College of Art. As a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art, Lady Pink's canvases have entered important art collections such as those of the Whitney Museum, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Groningen Museum of Holland. She has established herself in the fine arts world, and her paintings are highly prized by collectors. Lady Pink continues to mature as an artist, producing ambitious murals commissioned for businesses and creating new paintings on canvas that express her unique personal vision. Lady Pink recently starred in a documentary film (along with Lee Quinones, Zephyr and Futura 2000) entitled Spraymasters, which recently had it's world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan. She will also will be taking part in an exhibition at the Bronx Museum almost simultaneously with her show here at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn and has a vinyl figure coming out through Kid Robot in May of 2008.
Aiko was born in Tokyo and currently resides in NYC. Since powerfully breaking out on the fine art scene she has exhibited in such galleries as Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles), Lineage Gallery (Philadelphia), New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles), Iguapop Gallery (Spain), Revelations (Tokyo),and Leonard Street Gallery (London). Being an immigrant from Japan, Aiko has herself been discovering Americana-type pop imagery and then re-creating it in new and innovative ways. Aiko's work walks that thin, fragile tightrope between acceptance and disdain, beauty and danger, unconsciously mirroring the day to day life of your average Brooklyn resident. Aiko has a vinyl figure coming out through Kid Robot almost simultaneously with her show here at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. She has also been selected to be on a panel at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with the upcoming Takashi Murakami Exhibition.
49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Ad Hoc Art is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1PM til 8PM, and by appointment. www.adhocart.org
TONY SILVER (STYLE WARS FILMMAKER) RIP
Thank you Tony, for your respect, your intellect and all that you gave to all of us.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Silver. He will be missed.
Tony Silver Obituary
Tony Silver, award-winning documentary filmmaker, died of cancer at his home in Los Angeles on February 1, 2008. He was 72. He grew up in and around New York City and was a Ford Foundation scholar at Columbia University.
Mr. Silver was best known as the director and co-producer of Style Wars. The film chronicled the young artists of the graffiti subculture and the early stages of the New York City Hip Hop scene in the early 1980s. Mr. Silver recognized and captured on film the excitement of a new era of urban art and life. The film, a PBS special which won the Grand Prize for Documentaries at Sundance in 1984, celebrated its 20th anniversary re-release to continued acclaim at the Tribeca and Edinburgh Film Festivals. It continues to resonate throughout the worldwide rap and hip hop community as the most important film to capture the original spirit and vitality as it emerged from New York's subways, streets and playgrounds into world consciousness.
His most recent feature documentary film, Marshall Arisman: Facing the Audience, depicts the life and artistic process of the celebrated painter and illustrator. It received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's prize for Creative and Artistic Achievement. Among his other films are Anita Ellis For the Record (1980), which captures the final recording session of a legendary jazz-pop artist; 30 Seconds At A Time, exploring a company's response to employees who are victims of domestic violence; All You Can Be, about the Nursing Program of New York Hospital; and (Out)Law and Order (2005), chronicling a new conflict-resolution program integrating drama, language arts and social studies in Los Angeles middle schools.
Mr. Silver enjoyed a successful career creating theatrical and TV trailers, main titles, special effects and other marketing materials for motion pictures and home entertainment. He won a Clio for the trailer for Oliver Stone's Platoon and many other creative awards for films such as Wings of the Dove, The People vs. Larry Flynt, A Map of the World, Alien, The Shadow, Tribeca, Resurrection, and many others. He directed commercials for IBM, American Airlines, General Motors and the Bronx Zoo.
Mr. Silver served on panels at the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He lectured at universities, colleges and museums across the country. He was a member of the International Documentary Association, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Directors Guild of America and the Scenic and Title Artists Union.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Citron of Los Angeles, daughters Nini Silver of Milton, Massachusetts and Mariko Silver of Scottsdale Arizona, sister Jeanne Silver Frankl of Amagansett, New York, step-daughter, Meghan Tate, and his grandchildren: Duncan Saul Macdonald, and Lily and Niccolo Tate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the non-profit organization, (Out)Laws and Justice, at www.outlawsandjustice.org.
NEW BOOK: FUZZ ONE LAST OF THE OLD SCHOOL
FUZZ ONE takes readers on another adventure through New York City during the 1970s. Last of the Old School picks up on where A Bronx Childhood left off. An amazing read for all those craving for tales of old school New York City writing. Just as FUZZ was a prolific bomber he is proving to be a prolific author. He is currently working on a third book.
To purchase this book please send a check or money order to:
Vincent Fedorchak at P.O BOX 111 Port Jervis N.Y. 12771 Deliveries in the U.S. total $40.00 for shipping and handling. For orders outside of the U.S. total $50.00.
ALL BOOKS WILL BE SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Author also includes original graffiti pieces in each order.
Please contact FUZZ ONE at email@example.com place your order.
For more information visit WWW.MYSPACE.COM/FUZZONE
New York City: February 22nd, 2008
JAMESTOP EXHIBITION: AFROLOGY
James Top will debut his first solo exhibit, Afrology on Friday, February 22nd, 2008, 6pm-Midnight. The exhibit consists of seventeen variations of the 1970's hairstyle, the "Afro", filled with humorous and serious messages about being an African American man through the eyes of James Top.
James Top is a fantastic New York City train muralist who has converted his massive art pieces onto canvas for prestigious exhibits all over the world. Today, he is teaching a very controversial graffiti class at Hostos College in the Bronx. Although James is currently the subject of a county-wide debate on teaching "illegal" art, he is successfully pushing forward on executing his first solo exhibit in New York City.
Afrology will also serve as an example to young aspiring artists, proving that graffiti art can be legal, well-received and above all, respected.
On Friday, February 22, 2008 please come by the Essex Street Gallery, located on 27 1/2 Essex Street, to view Afrology from 6pm to Midnight.
Seeking Artists for June 2008
Street Culture Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
Freelance Curators / Artists Jose and Gwen Mercado Reyes, in conjunction with The Redhouse (Syracuse, NY) are seeking artists working in various media.
Our Mission: This exhibition is intended to bring light to the various subcultures that inspire the youth of our communities, while creating a dialogue and instilling a sense of pride and dedication. We use the term subculture broadly to encompass elements of graffiti, skateboarding, low rider culture, HipHop, to name a few.
The Program: In conjunction with the exhibition, we will be holding Gallery Talks, Live Painting Demos, Spoken Words, Music, Film Screenings and Artist-run Workshops for local youth groups and the community. These will be held throughout the duration of the show.
About the Curators: Jose "Joey" Reyes began doing graffiti as a teenager in the early 90s in Central California. Reyes received his BFA in Painting from San Jose State University. He has worked in the Gallery and Museum field for seven years installing exhibitions and curating shows.
Gwen Mercado-Reyes began her career in graffiti as a young teenager. After a decade of being forced to attend her Mother's Ballet Lessons she rebelled and swapped her pink slippers for a can of Krylon. Mercado-Reyes holds her BFA in Painting from San Jose State University and is pursuing her MFA in Painting at Syracuse University. She also has seven years experience in the Gallery and Museum field conducting Gallery Talks and facilitating Art workshops.
Submission Guidelines: Please send us a web url along with a brief statement, bio and resume via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can also be contacted at www.myspace.com/one20crew
Check out our myspace for updates on the show!
NEW BOOK BY KET: GRAFFITI PLANET
Compiled by KET, a New York-based graffiti artist, Graffiti Planet is a collection of over 100 pieces of inspirational street art from around the world.
Graffiti Planet showcases work by the following artists among others:
Can2 - Munich
Bates - Copenhagen
Banksy - London
Loomit - Germany
CES - The Bronx, New York
Os Gemeos - Sao Paolo
Sento - Hawaii
T-Kid - The Bronx, New York
and many more...
Brooklyn, New York: August 23, 2007
FIRST ANNUAL FIVE BOROUGH GRAFFITI KINGS
Woodstock, New York: August 11 - September 2, 2007
VARGA ART FACTORY PRESENTS
New York City Graffiti
6 - 9pm
We are pleased to announce the first ever Gallery exhibit of the New York Legend "LSD om"
CHAD has always believed that graffiti is an outlaw art and thus resisted going the gallery route before but now the last of the purists has decided to share his art with the world.
FLINT... is proud to be part of this special show which will also show case the talents of
TEAM, KR1, WHISPER.
130 Tinker St. Woodstock NY 12498
Courtesy of exvandals.com
Bronx, New York: July 28
THE JUMP OFF
KET'S LEGAL FUND
Brooklyn, New York: August 1,2007
The Hip-Hop Theater Festival, From Here to Fame Books, Mass Appeal magazine, and
The powerHouse Arena are pleased to announce
THE WALLS BELONG TO US
An Art Benefit for Alan Ket's Legal Defense
On August 1st, 2007, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival will host a silent art auction and benefit for Alan Ket's legal defense entitled, THE WALLS BELONG TO US; at the POWERHOUSE ARENA. THE WALLS BELONG TO US will feature the largest line up of global graffiti, urban art, and photography ever assembled in one space, with over 120 pieces and 105 artists involved. Canvases, sculptures, prints and silk screens from world-renowned artists including, Martha Cooper, FUTURA 2000, Lee QuiÐones, Lady Pink, Jamel Shabazz, GHOST, Grotesk, DELTA, Guy Gonzales, IZ THE WIZ, Jose Parla, Henry Chalfant, REVS, ZEPHYR, Shepard Fairey, EWOK, Joe Conzo, DAZE and Brett Cook Dizney.
In addition, THE WALLS BELONG TO US auction will play an instrumental role in raising funds to combat social injustice. Presently, Alan Ket [MaridueÐa] is the defendant in three cases in New York City. He has been accused and arrested for alleged graffiti crimes stemming from an October 2006 search of his home and office. In March 2007, police arrested him after a five-month investigation. He is charged with over a dozen felony charges [all graffiti-related] that if convicted could place him in prison for over ten years. Alan Ket has no prior criminal record. He is being represented by Daniel Perez of the law firm of Kuby and Perez LLP.
Since 1986, Alan Ket has documented the New York City graffiti art movement and been an active participant as a painter and supporter. From launching STRESS (1995) and COMPLEX magazines (2001) to serving as an art curator for the 2006 video game 3Marc Ecko1s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure,2 he has made sure that graffiti art is recognized as an important and legitimate art movement by documenting its pioneers and its protagonists. Traveling to universities nationwide, Ket has been an outspoken advocate on graffiti history, criminalization, and issues concerning public art. Today, as US publisher of From Here to Fame Books, he publishes books that celebrate Hip Hop, street movements and graffiti history.
ABOUT THE AUCTION:
The open-invitation fundraiser will feature an open bar with beer and cocktails, music, a silent auction, and art raffles of books supplied by From Here To Fame. Alan Ket1s friends and supporters are donating works exclusively for this auction event to support his legal defense and to show solidarity to a fellow artist.
A preview of the exhibition will commence on July 25th and run through until the actual auction close date, August 4th, 2007. In addition, art patrons can visit: www.supportket.org/to view and/or bid on pieces featured in the auction starting on July 25th as well. The auction will be held online with select pieces being auctioned exclusively at the fundraiser event on August 1st.
Admission is $30 (minimum donation). Capacity for this event is limited and pre-registration online via credit card is strongly encouraged to guarantee admittance. Admission at the door is cash only and will be on a space-available basis. Pre-register via www.supportket.org/starting July 9th.
THE WALLS BELONG TO US, an art benefit for Alan Ket's legal defense
August 1, 2007; 6-9 PM
Music by DJ Soul
Exhibition Preview starts July 25th, at:
POWERHOUSE ARENA in DUMBO
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201-1021
The line up includes: FUTURA 2000, Lee QuiÐones, MICO, COCO 144, Jose Parla, Lady Pink, SMITH, Joey Krebs, Steve Marcus, Jamel Shabazz, GHOST, Joe Conzo, STAK, ESPO, Barry McGee, Grotesk, MICKEY, COPE2, Erni Panicolli, T-Kid 170, SONIC, Rob-O, Machine, MILK, SENT0, Henry Chalfant, VEN, WOLF, TEAM, VEEFER, Chris DAZE Ellis, CRASH, ZEPHYR, DONDI, Martha Cooper, MIN ONE, CORNBREAD, FREEDOM, TOOFLY, QUEEN ANDREA, PURE, NOAH, WANE, DOC, WENT, SABE, CAVE, FRAME, PERSUE, RISKY, Jani Tolin, EWOK, MARE 139, KEL 139, POSE2, WEB, ATOME, BATES, BLUSTER, CERN, CES, MED, DELTA, CYCLE, EZO, FREEDOM, FUZZ, GANO, WEN, Eric HAZE, Guy Gonzales, IZ THE WIZ, HENCE, HEWS, JA, JON 156, NYC LASE, KAVES, Matt Doyle, Joshua Griffler, MAC Crew, Mai Lucas, MERES, Ruedi One, REVS, PART, QUIK, Ricardo Cortes, SEAK, Shepard Fairey, SKUF, VIRUS, WEST, DUEL, OVIE, ZEKIS, KOE Rodriguez, Jim Prigoff, Inspector Collector, PEAK, DIVA, SPACE YMI, JAES, POSE2, NOXER, Brett Cook Dizney, DALEK, SMASH 137, LUNAR, SP ONE, MUCK, SEK 3, INK 76, BLADE, KR and a few additional surprises.
For more info please contact: Sara Rosen, Publicity Director, powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Tel: 212-604-9074 x105, sara@powerHouseBooks.com
Images are available upon request.
Sponsorships are available. Please contact Joanne Carolino, Associate Publisher, Mass Appeal magazine, (718) 858-0979 ext.110, email@example.com
New York City December 2, 2006
The Dollar Internet CafZÿ Gallery & JamesTOP Productions Presents
THE EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN GRAFFITI CREW:
Graffiti is an original American art form that was
nurtured, cultured, and developed in NYC. For over 30 years, TOP has
been recognized as; one of the most legendary subway graffiti crews in
NYC. This crew has taken their subway beginnings and transcended in to;
Television, Fine art gallery shows, Community art inspired activism,
Fashion, and Web based commerce.
All are welcome on Dec. 2nd, to the Graffiti event of the year! View
premier works from the legendary Top crew members; JamesTop, Special
Guest, & Doms. Other artist to include: Two, Oui, Part, King Bee, Sago,
Chris Questel, Grimmis, and Truth.
P C1s will be available for
gallery visitors to log on and view additional artist works, sponsorship
presentations & other graffiti web sites! By combining this urban art
culture and the internet were creating an atmosphere of communication;
by promoting the constant interaction of people, internet and the
Also on display will be works from original TOP members; MICKEY, HURST,
JEE 2, IN 1, DONDI, and Special Guest.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2006
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Music by: DJ Junking
After Party: TBA
There will be raffles and
Location: The Dollar Internet CafZÿ:
1687 Amsterdam Avenue between
143rd and 144th Streets
Directions: Take the # 1 train to 145th Street and walk up to Amsterdam
Avenue, A, B, C, D Trains to 145th StreetSØWalk up to Amsterdam
Take the M 101, M 100 to 1687 Amsterdam Avenue (143rd and 144th) (The
bus stops in front of The Dollar Internet Cafe)
For more information contact:
Tyesha Sims: 718-213-4677
Brooklyn, New York October 13 - November 19, 2006
NO SLEEP 'TIL BROOKLYN
A powerHouse Hip Hop Retrospective
Event Programming at The powerHouse Arena During VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Week: October 13-16, 2006
Exhibition Open Daily to the Public: October 13-November 19, 2006
Sleep 'til Brooklyn: A powerHouse Hip Hop Retrospective
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
information, please call 212-604-9074 x100
No Sleep 'til Brooklyn is
a 30-year retrospective of hip hop culture documenting its humble
beginnings in the South Bronx through its glorious rise to global
domination. The group exhibition represents every element of hip
hop†from the breakers, graffiti writers, emcees, and djs to the
photographers, writers, personalities, and fans who have made hip hop
the greatest single force in pop culture. But this is by no means a
story of celebrity, fame, and mass-market names. As KRS-One said, 'Rap
is something you do, hip hop is something you live.' And so we dedicate
No Sleep 'til Brooklyn to the people and to the streets, paying tribute
to the founders, the innovators, and the next generation.
The show will feature works by artists including Charlie Ahearn, Janette
Beckman, Peter Beste, Le Bijoutier, BLADE, Boogie, Martha Camarillo,
Henry Chalfant, Vincent Cianni, Claw Money, Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper,
CYCLE, DAZE, Martin Dixon, DR.REVOLT, (c)ELLIS G., Delphine
Fawundu-Buford, Carol Friedman, William "NIC ONE" Green, JAMES TOP,
Hamburger Eyes, Lisa Kahane, Brenda Kenneally, Brian Kenny, Seth
Kushner, LADY PINK, Maripol, Slava Mogutin, NATO, Charles Peterson, Mark
Peterson, Ricky Powell, QUIK, Lee Quinones, Carlos "MARE 139" Rodriguez,
Randy "KEL 1ST" Rodriguez, Thomas Roma, RUEDIONE, Q. Sakamaki, Jamel
Shabazz, STAY HIGH 149, Peter Sutherland, TEAM, TOOFLY, Craig Wetherby,
Dondi White, David Wong, David Yellen, and a very special guest!
Friday, October 13, 2006, 6:00-10:00 pm Film Screening: Hip Hop: By All
Hosted by Mass Appeal
Drinks courtesy of
Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI Water
New York premier screening of the
first documentary film by acclaimed photojournalist Brenda
The film is a graphic and gripping journey inside the rap
game. Featuring the members of the MMO clique based in Brooklyn,
including Big Trigg, Sha, Skinny Minnie, and Foogie, the film travels
around the city and across the country to explore how young black youth
are hustling hop hop as a way to make something of their lives. But this
is by no means a sugar-coated story; the film opens with a young man
killed by the police; it takes you on stage with Ol1 Dirty Bastard at
one of his final performances; it shows life in the projects as they are
lived. Hip Hop: By All Means Necessary includes appearances by
Brooklyn's own MMO clique; Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys), Kurupt (Tha Row),
Ol' Dirty Bastard (Wu Tang Clan), LA Confidential, New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Funkmaser
Flex, and Kanye West, among many others.
featuring MMO clique members Big Trigg, Foogie, Sha, Skinny Minnie, and
others to follow.
Saturday, October 14, 2006, 6:00-10:00 pm
The Fun's Not Over Yet!
Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI
Film Screening: Trailer for the upcoming documentary film
Patti Astor1s FUN Gallery (Robert David Films)
The world famous FUN
Gallery was the epicenter of the early-80s East Village cultural
explosion. The first gallery in that then-tenement neighborhood was
founded in 1981 by underground film star Patti Astor and Bill Stelling.
It showcased the works of artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Lee
Quinones, Keith Haring, Dondi White, ZEPHYR, Kenny Sharf, FUTURA 2000, A
ONE, FAB 5 Freddy, and DR.REVOLT. The gallery provided many artists with
their first solo shows and introduced countless others to the
established art world for the first time. In 1983 then-Citibank art
advisor Jeffery Deitch stated in People magazine that the Fun Gallery
was 3one of the hottest galleries in the city.2
FUN! The True
Story of Patti Astor, her first book, to be published by powerHouse
Books, relates her escapades at that pioneering storefront space along
with the unique FUN Gallery crew of graffiti artists, rock, rap, and
movie stars, uptown collectors, scheming SoHo dealers, and neighborhood
kids and hipsters.
The FUN Gallery panel will be moderated by
Patti Astor and features some of the influential and original members of
the FUN Crew:
FAB 5 Freddy on the landmark coming together of uptown and downtown for
which he was the chief ambassador.
Diego Cortez, who curated the
first "outlaw" art shows, Batman, Grutzi Elvis, and the groundbreaking
New York New Wave on bringing this art to a larger audience.
Astor will introduce each panelist by reading short excerpt from her
book. The panel will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Film Screening: Wild Style
For those craving the true roots of rap,
Wild Style captured the hardcore South Bronx scene at its birth. The
stars of Wild Style form the pantheon of hip hop1s pioneers: DJ1s Grand
Master Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, D.St.; rappers Grand Master Caz and
The Cold Crush Bros, The Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Double Trouble,
Fantastic Freaks and Rammelzee, and b-boy champions The Rock Steady
Crew. Beat Music by legendary Blondie guitarist Chris Stein and Fred
Brathwaite. Wild Style stars the legendary subway artist LEE Quinones
and the queen of the graffiti scene, Sandra PINK Fabara. Graffiti
Masters DONDI, ZEPHYR, and DAZE also bombed for the movie. Patti Astor
stars as Virgiina, the downtown reporter who comes uptown to dig the
scene. Fab 5 Freddy, who along with writer/producer/director Charlie
Ahearn, helped create Wild Style, shines as the smooth hip hop
impressario Phade. Wild Style follows the outlaw artists through the
train yards to the rap/breakin' clubs. The movie culminates at a massive
outdoor jam, definitely the most famous hip hop party in history!
Sunday, October 15, 2006, 4:00-7:00pm
An Afternoon with Jamel
Shabazz and Joe Conzo
Hosted by Wax Poetics
Drinks courtesy of
Since the 2001 publication of his first monograph Back in
the Days, hip hop culture1s premier street photographer and
documentarian Jamel Shabazz has inspired a new generation to learn their
history and celebrate their heritage. Possessing a vibrant record of
thirty years of urban culture, Shabazz is devoted to teaching
documentary photography to the youth in various communities both here
and abroad. Complementing his work is that of photographer Joe Conzo,
who intimately captured the birth of hip-hop as it came up on the
streets of the South Bronx. Conzo became the The Cold Crush Brother's
exclusive photographer, and also shot legendary groups including
Treacherous 3, Fearless 4, and Fantastic 5 in famed venues such as The
T-Connection, Harlem World, Ecstasy Garage and The Roxy. Committed to
preserving the community and uplifting the people, Shabazz and Conzo
will host an afternoon talk featuring a selection of the music that
inspired their work, a slide show and lecture exploring their vast
archives, host a Q&A session, and screen a trailer from the forthcoming
documentary film 1 Love, on Shabazz, Conzo, and photographer Ernie
Monday, October 16, 2006, 4:00-7:00pm
Women in Hip Hop
conjunction with Black Girls Rock
Hosted by Brooklyn Bodega
Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and FIJI Water.
All too often,
women are overlooked, marginalized, or just flat out insulted in hip hop
culture. This event is designed to give women their due while creating a
forum for critical discussion and pro-active and positive approached to
problem solving. Featuring a panel discussion with acclaimed female
artists and writers, Women in Hip Hop will discuss the challenges they
have faced as women setting out to make their mark in a traditionally
male-dominated culture, providing both inspiration to young women and
girls, as well as offering insight of their struggles with the men and
boys with whom they work, love, and live. The event will also feature a
performance from local Brooklyn songstress Maya Azucena, who most
recently performed at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, as well as a PSA
from Black Girls Rock, and a multi-media presentation for We B*Girlz,
the first book of female breakers around the world today by Martha
Cooper and Nika Kramer.
The Women in Hip Hop Panel discussion will be moderated by powerHouse
Book Publicity Director and No Sleep 'til Brooklyn curator Miss Rosen
and will feature a broad range of women whose work has influenced hip
hop for the past three decades including:
co-founder of FUN Gallery
Janette Beckman, photographer of some of
the most iconic album covers of the 80s
Beverly Bond, Founder and
President of Black Girls Rock
Martha Cooper, legendary hip hop
Delphine Fawundu-Buford, street photographer and
LADY PINK, legendary graffiti writer and artist
Morgan, author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
young urban muralist
Violet, old-school b-girl and founder of KR3Ts
Short Film Screening: Redder than Red
Celebrated photographer Martha
Cooper and writer Nika Kramer make their directorial debut with the
story of Hanifa "Queen" Hudson, aka Bubbles, the pioneering female
breakdancer who rose to fame in the early 80s with breakdance crew The
B-Boys, via appearances on TV and in early hip hop films Electro Rock
and Bombin. Widely acknowledged as the first female breaker to compete
with men in the almost exclusively male, emerging hip hop culture,
Bubbles remains an inspiration to b-girls all over the world. Bubbles
became famous through a line in Electro Rock when the host says: "Check
out the one in red†it's a girl!" Combining vintage and recent footage,
the film explores the life history of a talented, now-37-year-old,
Jamaican-British girl who got caught up in the excitement of hip hop in
the early 80s, attained a measure of fame, was virtually forgotten, but
has recently re-entered the scene. In the intervening years, Bubbles
married, had a son, divorced, and converted to Islam, changing her name
to Hanifa. The film captures the excitement of the early days of hip hop
as it arrived fresh from the Bronx to England in the 80s. The film's
highlight is a reunion of Bubbles1 crew, the B-Boys, in the local
community center, where they dance together for the first time in nearly
Tuesday, October 17, at 9pm ET/PT
VH1 Hip Hop Honors will honor
Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie
Boys, and Eazy-E. The week of events kick off Thursday, October 12 and
will run through Tuesday, October 17 at 9pm ET/PT, when viewers can tune
in to VH1 and see Ice-T host the broadcast of the 3rd Annual Hip Hop
Paris, France: September 23 - October 14, 2006
HENRY CHALFANT "BURNERS"
After "Art is not a crime" in 2004, Henry Chalfant is back in Paris for
"Burners", his new exhibition at the Willem Speerstra gallery. Is it
necessary to introduce the artist ? Co-author of Subway Art [Henry
Chalfant and Martha Cooper, Subway Art, Thames and Hudson, 1984] and
Spray Can Art [Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff, Spray Can Art, Thames &
Hudson, 1987], co-producer of the movie Style Wars [Tony Silver, Style
Wars, 1983, published on DVD by Plexifilm], he is the man who has
revealed New York Graffiti to the world. "Burners" are forty
photographies of window down burners [pieces painted under the windows]
taken by the photographer in the beginning of the Eighties in New York
and selected from the hundreds that form his collection. Some of them
were never exhibited before.
His selection is simply astonishing. Every style is represented, in an
explosion of flow and colours adorned with tags, commentaries and
dedications to discover on the cars. The master's photographs, which
give a fantastic reproduction of the subways' patinas and, on some of
them, let see the rhythm of the environment, are magnificent. Thanks to
Henry Chalfant, once again, it is a considerable part of the Graffiti
adventure that is given to us to see and admire. A rare moment, not to
Extracts of the text written by Emmanuel Moyne for
the upcomming catalogue: Henry Chalfant, "Burners".
Supported by GRAFF IT! PRODUCTIONS
4/6 rue du Perche
75003 PARIS / FRANCE
tel: (33) 01 42 77 60 99
New York City: June 24, 2006
NEW MARTHA COOPER BOOK
Photographs by MARTHA COOPER
Introduction by MARE 139 (Carlos Rodriguez)
Photography / New York
Hardcover, 9.44 x 9.44 inches
100 duotone photos
Brooklyn, New York: June 30 - September 3, 2006
GRAFFITI AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Media Preview Thursday, June 29, 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Brooklyn Museum presents Graffiti, an exhibition of twenty
large-scale works from such influential artists as Michael Tracy ("Tracy
168"), Melvin Samuels, Jr. ("NOC 167"), Sandra Fabara ("Lady Pink"),
Chris Ellis ("Daze"), and John Matos ("Crash"). Graffiti explores how a
genre that began as a form of subversive public communication has become
legitimate -- moving away from the street and into private collections
Graffiti is organized by Charlotta Kotik,
Curator and Chair, Department of Contemporary Art.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11238-6052
New YorkCity: June 10, 2006
ROCK TILL YOU DROP
B-Boy Battles and Graffiti Show.
Sponsored by B-BOY NYC and INFURNO ENTERTAINMENT
Come check out some of today's freshest B-Boys Battling for there top
spot for some serious cash. With indoor Graffiti Bombed walls, set up by
NIC ONE and The Aerosol Kings Crew and friends. It's all happening at
one spot for one night only. And it's all going down at:
CHAMELEON STUDIOS 353 BROADWAY NYC
Between Canal and Chambers
Take the R, W, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E.
4 Blocks South of Canal
st, 4 blocks North of Chambers.
B-Boy Battles will be judged by STRECH and KEN SWIFT EXHIBITION WORLD
BY THE 7 GEMS ROCK DIVISION. GRAFFITI CURATED BY NIC ONE
Graffiti by: NIC ONE, STEM, FUME, JASH, MES ONE,
ZIMAD, MERES, KEZAM-AK TPA, SYE -TPA , BREAK -TPA, LUST -TPA, SP-ONE,
EZO -TPA, SPAR ONE, KID90, REVOLT, STAY HIGH 149, SNIPER
Note: The graffiti will be on the walls already, there's no Live
graffiti exhibition. All markers will be removed at the door. Peace.
For more info contact ROB: Robert@bboynyc.com
New York City: June 24, 2006
A NYC MANIACS PRODUCTION
On June 24, 6-12am
RIST.1.TOP Proudly Presents:
DREW'S PLACE 100 Forsyth St, (NYC) corner of Grand St.
Artists: RIST.1.TOP, DUROCIA, REBEL.NSA, REK. NSA, SONIC002, BAD,
JAMESTOP and ERO's Private Collections w/ works by: Martin Wong, Mark
Kastabi, Jean- Michel Basquiat and LA2.
Brooklyn, New York: June 9 - 26, 2006
COPE 2 PRESENTS:GRAFFITI ART OVERDOSE
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 9, 2006 7-10pm
COPE2 T-KID DELTA2 INK76 SONIC FLITE PART ESPO EWOK
CES EAZ DENZ TILT ZORI + DEC KLOR + SCIEN OVIE JAES JEZ BEEN3
INDIE TOOFLY DEMER ACET + THEMO
McCaig + Welles Gallery
129 Roebling Street Suite B
Elemental Magazine + Sierra Nevada
KINGS DESTROY / KILLA DOGS / KIDS DESTROY /
KILLA DIVAS / KNOWLEDGE DOMINATES / KOOL DEMONS
Brooklyn, New York: June 25 - July 29, 2006
PROPAGANDA: The Dissemination of Ideas E
A group exhibition of legendary graffiti artists and graffiti
documentarians, SLANG TYRUE, ERNIE PANNICIOLI, PETER SUTHERLAND, and
JAMESTOP. The opening reception will be held Sunday June 25 from 3-7pm
and will feature DJ Dundee spinning classic 80's records in homage of
the graffiti genre. There will also be live performances by Keswa and a
b-boy circle hosted by WESTROK. The exhibition will be on view through
July 29. Propaganda examines contemporary political and social issues
through the lens of contemporary graffiti artists and graffiti
documentarians. Graffiti has existed since the days of ancient
civilization and many will attest to its prehistoric origins. The
evolution of the art form can be traced back to cave painting, believed
to be the work of elders and shaman. Propaganda presents graffiti's
progression and social pertinence, exhibiting exciting imagery that
challenges the imagery of the status quo.
SLANG TYRUE, renowned Chicago graffiti artist, blends traditional
graffiti lines and arrows with figure drawing and cubism. Slang refers
to his carefully designed and expressive style as "slangism". On display
will be large-scale paintings that address how Americans are unwitting
slaves to mass consumption.
Famed Hip-Hop photographer ERNIE
PANNICIOLI, will showcase 15 photographs of graffiti and graffiti artist
taken over a span of 30 years in various locations ranging from New
York's five boroughs, the American South and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The
series is a vivid documentation of graffiti's history and development.
Noted filmmaker and photographer PETER SUTHERLAND presents work from his
published book Autograf a series of obscure portraits of New York City's
graffiti artists. Sutherland artfully documents graffiti as a cultural
phenomenon, "capturing all the gritty glory and glamour" of graffiti
artists, a.k.a. anonymous outlaws.
JAMESTOP, a legend and a
leader in the graffiti community, presents a montage of self portraits
embellished with multi media-collage. Though polished in presentation
this work retains much of its authentic street flair. James calls to
mind imagery from the Black Panther movement of the 60s -- with its
stylized depiction of the strong African-American males.
join us for this compelling exhibition, which allows the viewer to take
a deeper look at the political and social heart of contemporary graffiti
and the artists who make it!
v Gallery hours are Saturday noon to
6:00 p.m. and by appointment 718-638-8416. Located on the Clinton Hill,
Brooklyn, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery is easily accessible by public
transportation. It is a short walk from the G train to Classon Avenue or
the C train to Clinton/Washington Station.
334 Grand Avenue, Clinton Hill Brooklyn
For more information please visit us at www.rushphilanthropic.org
New York City: November 26th, 2005 - January 7th, 2006
James TOP Productions in association with Exhibit 1A Gallery
GRAFFITI UPTOWN: YOU CAN'T SHUT US DOWN 2005
October 24, 2005, New York, NY: Graffiti has been around since the
early 70s in New York City. Subways were the primary canvas used to
express ideas, political statements, anger, fame and love. As the MTA
changed its strategy to combat this art form, graffiti artists had to
adjust and find new ways to express themselves. Enter the gallery
On Saturday, November, 26th, 2005, James TOP Productions in
association with Exhibit 1A Gallery present "Graffiti Uptown: You Can't
Shut Us Down 2005". In its seventh year, this series is a collection of
some of the best graffiti artists, new and established, New York City
has to offer. This gallery exhibition is Harlem's consistent and only
ode to the world of graffiti and its accomplishments throughout the
years. Expect beautiful art, powerful statements and a taste of history
from graffiti artists DURO, OUI, STAY HIGH 149, KING BEE, PART, DOMS,
KEO, MERES, TROOL22, JamesTOP, STEM, SAGO, DASE, HOPE391, TWO, NZ,
JAYRA, DIAL167, DUCE, REE MTA and many others.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 26th, 2005 7pm-midnight
Place: Exhibit 1A Gallery, Corner of 147th Street and 8th Avenue
Music by DJ Broadway and DJ Junking
Performances by MC Tone
Vigilante, M.O.R. (Men of Respect) and many others Directions: A,C,D,B
trains to 145th Street or 3 train to 148th Street
Exhibit 1A Gallery is the first all-graffiti art gallery in New York
City. Gallery owner Roland Wilson has supported graffiti events in the
past by providing the space and accommodations needed to bring graffiti
to the community of Harlem.
New York City: October 27 - December 2, 2005
TOUR DE LEE: LEE QUINONES HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORT BIKE
Press Release Source: Boys and Girls Clubs of America;
Artist Lee Quinones to Ride Bicycle from NYC to
Miami for Hurricane Katrina Relief, Send-Off Press Conference with
actress Rosie Perez Monday October 24, 12:57 pm ET
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ --
SOURCE: Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Fosse Media
WHAT: Press conference to start Tour de Lee -- the New York-to-Miami
bike ride by artist Lee Quinones to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of
America Hurricane Katrina Relief
WHO: Academy Award nominated actress Rosie Perez, Brooklyn Borough
President Marty Markowitz and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia
WHERE: Continental Army Plaza (aka Valley Forge Monument) Park Enter @
corner of S. 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn
(Base of Williamsburg Bridge - adjacent to bridge onramp on the Brooklyn
WHEN: Thursday, October 27th, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m.
Lee Quinones, world-renowned contemporary painter and star of the 1981
classic film Wild Style, will embark, starting October 27th, 2005, on
Tour de Lee, a 5-week, 1,500-mile bicycle trip from Brooklyn to Miami,
to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Hurricane Katrina
Relief Fund. Lee will depart for Miami at the conclusion of the press
conference after his receipt of a Proclamation from the City of New
Upon Quinones' arrival in Miami, the custom made B.M.W. bicycle -- which
Lee will paint during his ride -- will be auctioned off at an exhibit,
with music by DJ Jazzy Jeff, at Buck15 on December 2, 2005 during the
Miami Art Basel. Lee will then present BGCA with 100% of the monies
raised through Tour de Lee to ensure its distribution to needy children
affected by Katrina.
Tour sponsors include: Boost Mobile, Adidas, Buck15, Complex
magazine, Miguel Paredes, Red Stripe Beer, Brooklyn Machine Works, A
Bicycle Shop, Red Jacket Orchards, cviscusi.com, Futura Laboratories,
Nema International, Recon, Tool Shed, Caputo's Fine Foods.
Lee Quinones was born in Ponce De Leon, Puerto Rico in 1960 and raised
in NYC. He is an inductee of the permanent collection at the Whitney
Museum of American Art (NYC), and has exhibited at The New Museum of
Contemporary Art (NYC), Museum of National Monuments (Paris, France),
Institute for North American Studies, (Barcelona, Spain), among others.
Lee has been featured in periodicals including The New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, Art In America and The Village Voice. Lee currently
lives and works in NYC.
Additional information: www.tourdelee.com
CONTACT: Amber Fosse
New York City: October 29, 2005
GREG "PC KID" SESSOMS REST IN PEACE
The Family of
Gregorio Lawrence Sessoms, AKA PCKid,Graf Artist Extraordinaire,
(11/29/63-10/19/05) regretfully announces the passing of their beloved
PC KID passed away at his home in East Elmhurst Queens, Wed
October 19. He was born on November 29th, 1963.
He is survived
by his mother Rita Gonzalez, his father, his younger twin brother
William, his older brother Michael, eldest brother Jeffrey and his
His commitment to the world of art was unquestioned, and
we are grateful for the acknowledgement of his genius and generous
contribution to the artistic community. Please join the family in the
celebration of the life of our beloved son.
Date: Sat Oct 29th, 2005
Location: Cobb's Funeral Home
East Elmhurst NY,11369
New York City: November 3, 2005
Mark your calendars: A new show
of paintings entitled "Writers Convention: A Collaborative Study of
Pigments" will open with a reception at the Eyejammie Fine Arts Gallery
on Thursday, November 3 from 6 until 9pm. The show opens to the public
on Friday, November 4"
Writers Convention" is the brainchild of Sacha Jenkins (SHR), who is
better known today as one of the ego trip posse of writers than as a
graf writer who painted New York subway trains once upon a time. But it
was as a graffiti artist and poster artist that Jenkins (SHR) first
began to express himself creatively during his youth in Astoria, Queens
in the mid-Eighties. (He published his first 'zine -- Graphic Scenes
and X-plicit Language -- at age 17.)
For "Writers Convention,"
Jenkins (SHR) reached out to 11 notable painters, many of whom have
roots in aerosol art. He collaborated with each of them to create a
series of 36X36-inch canvases. The artists include: CHINO BYI, CLAW,
CYCLE, DAZE, Maceo Eagle, FREE 5, HAZE, KAVES, SP ONE, MINT and SERF,
and Jose Parla.
Eyejammie is located at 516 W.25th Street, Suite 306, New York,
Check us on the web @ www.eyejammie.com
New York City: September 2005
NEW BOOK: FUZZ ONE- A
Fuzz One A Bronx Childhood
Testify Books, 2005
FUZZ ONE is the staggering true story of a raucous and wholly
unsupervised childhood in the Bronx of the 1970's. Vincent Fedorchak
here hilariously narrates a wild tale rife with adolescent braggodocio
and deadpan period details, taking us on a rough ride through a
deteriorating Bronx jungle/wonderland where property value was
plummeting and kids ruled the streets. Whether executing a gonzo
graffiti mission in another borough with the insanity of a special ops
soldier, fearlessly tracking down satan worshippers camped out in the
old castles in Van Cortlandt Park, or being the first white boy inducted
into the infamous Ebony Dukes street gang, Vinnie never flinches. Don1t
miss this epic tale of youth gone awry that captures an important era of
cultural upheaval in New York City's history. www.amazon.com
New York City: September 9 - 30, 2005
HISTORY IN THE MAKING PART III: GRAFFITI GOT GAME!
Featuring new basketball themed works of over twenty graffiti artists.
Chelsea-based Aurora Gallery (515 west 29th street (10th-11th)
Basketball, the keystone sport of Graffiti culture, is the
subject of new works on canvas by over twenty metropolitan area Graffiti
The third installment of Aurora Gallery's proposed
four shows to showcase over 20 old school and emerging Graffiti Artists,
"Graffiti Got Game" will include Canvases from:
TDS, MERES, PC KID, JAMES TOP, DURO, OUI, VASE, PHEM9, GEAR, DOMS, TOO
FLY, NAK 143, NZ ONE, ZEKIS, DYRECT, SADE, ERO, MAZIKE, Artist JAY EES
and many others...
Photographer JONATHAN SINGER for the first
time will be presenting large scale Graffiti images printed with Giclee
on Canvas featuring works of DAZE and WEST
ERNI and CYCLE
CREW Production "Graffiti hall of fame 2005"
Curated by Lady K-FEVER
In addition to H'ors D'oeuvres and beverages, the 7 pm opening reception
on September 9th, 2005 will feature musical entertainment by DJ GRIMACE
and Silent auction of a NY KNICKS signed jersey (proceeds will be
donated to Charity)
515 West 29th Street (between 10th - 11th Ave) 2nd floor HOURS: Tuesday
-Friday 11am - 5 pm, SATURDAYS: By appt only
SUBWAY: A C E 1 2 3 to 34th street/Penn
MARC ECKO'S "GETTING UP" BLOCK PARTY
Getting Up went on as planned.
New York City: August 2005
ANIMAL MAGAZINE RESPONDS TO CITY'S ATTACKS ON "GETTING UP"
Posts Mayor Bloomberg's telephone number to voice protest. www.animalnewyork.com
New York City: August 17, 2005
MARC ECKO: OPEN LETTER TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK
recent days, certain members of New York's City Hall have raised
significant concern over an outdoor art exhibition scheduled to be held
on Wednesday, August 24, on West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th
Avenues. The City has gone so far as to revoke an event permit we have
had in hand since July 18, 2005.
Unfortunately the spirit of the event, as it was originally conceived
and as it has been presented to the appropriate civic groups and
government officials since November 2004, seems to have been lost in the
haste to stereotype all graffiti-style artists as "vandals" and to brand
this event as a "promotion of crime."
At its core, this is an
event designed to celebrate an art form born from the streets of New
York over two decades ago as a means of creative self expression,
allowing the public a unique chance to experience the workmanship and
skill that go into creating a piece of art fine enough to hang on the
walls of any traditional gallery or museum. Upon completion, a 48 foot
mural will be donated to The Point, a Bronx-based nonprofit youth
development organization, while the remaining nine will be placed
throughout the city for public display.
This is my tribute to
the 20 participating artists whose works now command top dollar across
the globe, as well as to an art form powerful enough to permeate
virtually every moment in our lives, from the ads and music videos we
watch on TV to the products we wear and consume.
I am not, for the record, here as a graffiti artist. My style pales in
comparison to people like PINK, COPE 2, and T-KID. I am, however, here
as a by-product of their sense of style and their truly unique aesthetic
language, drawing influence from their work in every one of my business
ventures and surrounding myself at night with their canvas, photographs,
I am well aware that drawing graffiti in public
places is a crime, and I do not condone or encourage it. At the same
time, however, graffiti is a legitimate and historical part of the great
art history of our city. The visual dialect is alive and well, and
contrary to the opinion of certain elected officials, just because you
draw on paper that way doesn't mean that you are writing on walls. That
is the dialect that these artists and others like them dream through,
that informed their creative energy so early on and helped them to go on
to become a muralist, a film maker, a story teller, and even a clothing
We are, as we have for nearly 10 months, continuing
our dialogue with the proper authorities to reach a mutually agreed upon
means of hosting this event on August 24 as planned. I have retained
legal counsel who will vigorously and zealously represent my First
Amendment interests, and those of my fellow artists and the community at
large. In the meantime, I will continue to focus on what promises to be
an enjoyable day of free art and music for the city that is home to my
operations and that so generously embraced our "Save the Rhinos" benefit
concert in Central Park less than two months ago.
- Marc Ecko
MARC ECKO'S "GETTING UP" BLOCK PARTY
Marc Ecko's Getting Up Block Party brings graff from the tracks to the
streets of NYC, featuring live art demonstrations, live DJ's (DJ Kool
Herc, DJ Prince Paul, DJ Roc Raida, DJ Sinbad, DJ Avee, DJ 3D, DJ IXL)
and surprise guest appearances (hosted by D-Stroy) in celebration of the
golden age of hip hop.
Throughout the day, ten 48 foot long by 8 foot tall replicas of the
city's legendary ""Blue Bird" subway cars made by Metal Man Ed will be
transformed into contemporary urban works of art by over 20 renowned
graff writers (Dash, West, Ket, Cope2, Tkid, Ces, Sonic002, Iz The Wiz,
Min, Duro, Tats Cru, Wane, Wen, Dero, Cycle, Smith, Pink, Doc, Kel 1st,
Crash, Daze, Ghost)
This historic event will be from Noon to 8pm on 22nd St between 10th and
11th in Chelsea. www.ecko.com
New York City: June 28 to end of summer 2005
JUXTAPOZ ART AND CULTURE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: pARTy
93 2nd Ave
East Village, NYC
10pm till closing
Featuring Live Music and Giveaways
DJs STEVEGREEN & PATRICK O'(tm)DELL
JUXTAPOZ art and culture
magazine is pleased to announce the launch of pARTy, a series of summer
parties at Lit Lounge. pARTy begins Tuesday, June 28th, 2005, and will
continue at Lit Lounge every 4th Tuesday of the summer months.
pARTy will culminate in an exhibition of READER ART and JUXTAPOZ will be
accepting submissions every night of pARTy for the show. We hope to see
Philadelphia, PA: June 23, 2005
NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY ARTISTS IN
KR.ONE and TEAM of New York BIRD and CENSE of Philly and
The Traveling 40 Oz. Show
Opening Reception: Friday June 24,
Held at Jinxed Clothing
620 S. 4th Street
South and Bainbridge)
Refreshments while they last!
For more information log on to www.jinxedclothing.com.
London, England: September 8, 30, 2005
The Paint Club and The Outside Institute
"Ol' Skool Legends"
The art of graffiti writing.
A collection of Graffiti art on canvas,
brought to you by the founding fathers and revolutionaries of graffiti
linguistics. This group of artists will enlighten any and all who are
interested in having a closer look at the art of writing.
BLADE. The all time king of Graffiti in New York. The king
of the trains.
COPE 2. The modern day king of New York.
CORNBREAD. The first known Graffiti writer to put his name on a
wall in the streets of Philadelphia in the late 60's. This act spawned a
art culture which now spans throughout the world.
The Soul Stoned Brothers Prez and founder of Killem in the early
IZ THE WIZ. The original Master Blaster. One of the Godfathers of the
Graffiti/Hip Hop movement. Probably the person who has written his name
more times than any other writer on trains and walls of New York.
METAL MAN ED. Original metalwork from San Francisco with a
PULSE. The Godfather of the British graffiti
scene. You don't get better than this writer either on trains, walls or
SEEN. The worlds most famous Graffiti writer. Style
STATE OF ART. A pioneer of the 80's London
Graffiti/Hip Hop scene, and co-owner of the world renowned Airheads.
STAYHIGH 149. A early Graffiti innovator in the late 60's. With
his signature Saint stick figure smoking a joint, which became his
TRACY 168. One of the first generation Graffiti
writers in New York in the late '60s. The founder of the Wild Style
crew. A legend and a giant in the art of writing.
September till 30th September 05.
Address: The Outside Institute, 27
Junction Mews, London W2,1PN.
Tel: 020 7262 5513 Fax: 020 7262
International: Deadline: September 1, 2005
CALL FOR STREET ART
Deadline: September 1, 2005
SAW (streetartworkers.org) is seeking
posters for an international street art campaign about land and the
effects of globalization. We want you to design and submit posters that
will be printed and wheatpasted in cities across Europe and North
America. The strongest designs will be published as a mass produced,
newsprint poster collection. This will be a 24 page, 2-color newspaper
which will include up to 30 posters. SAW will pay for the printing, and
volunteers will distribute the posters. The majority of posters will be
wheatpasted in public by participating artists and folks who just want
to paste up their city.
For examples of similar projects, see:
WHAT IS SAW?
Based in the U.S., SAW is a network of printmakers, stencil artists,
graffiti writers and painters who use the streets for art and activism.
We are taking back our cities and towns from the businessmen, cops and
politicians who define public space for their own benefit. As a
volunteer-run group, we make street art for political campaigns and post
each other's work across North America. Since 2001, our projects have
talked about prisons, the mass media and utopian ideas for the
2005 CAMPAIGN: LAND AND GLOBALIZATION
SAW wants to look at how
globalization has affected our lands and how people are fighting back.
How has it affected land in the cities - especially housing? How has
globalization impacted land and workers in the countryside with farming,
mining, drilling, logging and other resource extraction? What are the
connections between land struggles in the global south, indigenous
nations and the industrialized north? How are workers, farmers and
campesinos resisting the impacts of globalization? What organizing
strategies have worked and which ones have failed?
We want posters that build connections between international struggles
and actual organized projects with high profile publicity. We
especially want to see multilingual submissions and work from the
perspective of women, Third World communities and indigenous/First
Nations. Although it's not required, we encourage artists to
collaborate with grassroots, social change organizations of their
choosing to make posters. We want work that is both imaginative and
relevant to "on the ground" organizing around issues of land, housing
mail: Josh M./SAW, PO Box 476971, Chicago, IL
For more details and submission process: www.streetartworkers.org .
Brooklyn, New York: June 11, 2005
Urban contents programming illbrew.com in association with NSPYouth.org
and Educated Voices of Hip Hop presents
The 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop History Celebration (BHHHC).
The yearly assembly respectfully salutes the history, culture and
integrity of Hip Hop with emphasis on Brooklyn's contribution to the
ethnology. BHHHC '05 will esteem the classic Hip Hop artistry of
Newcleus, Count Coolout and Stafe during its opening night ceremonies.
Newcleus officiated their place in music history with they're hypnotic
techno-fused groove, "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) which has
been immortalized unfathomably on mixed tapes. When rap music was making
its initiatory emergence, Count Coolout was one of the pioneering
skills-men of the genre. His "Rhythm Rap Rock" pounced on the scene with
fury; viciously igniting the dance floors and blazing a permanent mark
on the major music charts like Cashbox and Billboard. The boisterously
funky party anthem "Set It Off" has been around for at least twenty
years and is credited to the artist known as Stafe. This monstrous club
classic is still setting off parties today with its infectious eternal
groove. These artists will be honored with a Brooklyn Hip Hop History
trophy during the awards ceremony.
A stunning urban fashion show will also grace the stage, along with a
ferocious B-Boy / B-Girl competition hosted by recording artist Sonja
Blade with breaks by King Uprock. Guest DJ is Brooklyn's Jasey Jase on
the remarkable wheels of steel. Opening night awards and gala kicks off
at 8:00 PM on Friday, June 10th at BRIC Studios, 57 Rockwell Place in
Brooklyn, New York. A donation of $10 will cover the evening, of which
proceeds will benefit the Educated Voices of Hip Hop Summer Youth
Academy. Student discounts are also available. Brooklyn Hip Hop History
celebreation also invites you to an Art Exhibition featuring DURO,
JAMESTOP, DOMS, MERES, and STEM on Saturday June 11th, 7PM (free)
at Solomans Porch, 307 Stuyvesant Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
For media passes to the events and more information on 7th Annual
Brooklyn Hip Hop History Celebration, please call:
For more information visit www.illbrew.com .
York: FALL 2005
NEW RICKY POWELL BOOK FROM MISS ROSEN EDITIONS
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New York City; Los Angeles, Ca - May 27, 2005
FILM: RELEASE: BOMB THE SYSTEM
Bomb the System is
the first feature in over 20 years to delve into the world of graffiti
art. The film, shot entirely on the streets of New York City, is the
feature debut of 23-year-old writer/director Adam Bhala Lough.
For more information visit www.palmpictures.com/videos/bombthesystem.html.
New York City: 2005
NEW GRAFFITI DVD SERIES: The
History of Videograf Productions: Volume One
Carl Weston & Graffitivideos.com are about to release the first
in a new Dvd series called "The History of Videograf Productions: Volume
One" coming March 2005. Videograf Productions was founded in 1989 and
was the first company to do graffiti videos. No other company has
produced as many graffiti videos as we have. VGP has produced a total of
12 videos between 1989 and 2004. Before we release OverSpray 1.0 later
this year we wanted everybody to know, especially new graffiti writers
who started the whole graffiti video game. Videograf Productions is
about to unleash their 16-year archive. It's about time...
For more information visit www.whosup.net .
New York City May - August 13, 2005
ONE MORE THING
BY BARRY MCGEE
A museum scale exhibition of new work by Barry
McGee! Deitch Projects is the third venue of a project that began at the
Rose Art Museum in April 2004 with an exhibition curated by Raphaela
Platow. Barry McGee works cumulatively folding one body of work into the
@ Deitch Projects
Address: 26 Wooster Street
Through Aug. 13th
For more information
visit www.deitch.com .
New York City: 2005
DONDI WHITE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
The DONDI WHITE ESTATE proudly offers, for the first time, the
Dondi White Prints. Taken from four rarely seen canvases painted by
Dondi White, the "Style Master General". The Dondi White Prints come in
a 4 piece 162x 202 set. Each set is masterfully printed on Archival
Somerset watercolor paper; packaged in a handsome 242 clear tube, with
the official Dondi White logo emblazoned on the outside. Also enclosed
with each set is a six-page collector1s brochure with color photos of
each print and a list of galleries throughout the world where Dondi
White exhibited. This four-piece exclusive collector1s set will be
offered only one time in a printing of 100 sets, numbered and embossed
with the seal of authenticity of the Dondi White Estate.
To pre-order your set of the Dondi White prints Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit www.durocia.com/dondi_white_estate.htm
York, March 12 - July 1, 2005 2005
The Bohen Foundation will open its latest
commissioned project, a site-specific installation by Michael Elmgreen
and Ingar Dragset
End Station transforms the entire lower level of the Foundation into an
abandoned, ghost-like subway station. After crossing the existing
grating and descending the metal staircase, viewers turn a corner to
find themselves standing on the platform, looking at the tracks, benches
and signage of a typical New York City subway station, but one that has
been stopped in time. Incorporating subtle hints of a bygone era such as
a 1980s poster or tags of graffiti, End Station toys with our memories
of a former New York, one that is familiar but indefinable.
COCO 144 and GHOST appear by special arrangement with Martinez Gallery
Open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 12-6.
The Bohen Foundation
415 W 13th St
New York, NY 10014
New York City May 7 - August 31, 2005
Project in the Projects will be viewed by
appointment at an unspecified location in manhattan's lower east side
through August 31. Photos and live webcast at www.martinezgallery.com
Opening reception Saturday, May 7, 6-8 PM. After Party from 8:00 PM.Two
day preview Saturday and Sunday May 7 and 8 from 12 Noon - 6:00 PM at
Storefront for Art and Architecture located at 97 Kenmare Street in
Soho. Symposium Saturday, June 4, 6-8 PM at Bluestockings Bookstore at
172 Allen Street on the Lower East Side. For more information about
PROJECT IN THE PROJECTS, please contact Martinez Gallery at
718-706-0606. Artists: Bama, Case 2, CoCo 144, Earsnot, Flint 707,
Ghost, Giz, Kez 5, Nato, Rate, Msÿsco, Tracy 168, and VFR Curator:
Antonio Zaya Design: Kaptein Roodnat Editor: Ken Bensinger
For more information visit www.martinezgallery.com .
Network Television Broadcast: February 24, 2005, 9:00 PM EST
NBC's THE APPRENTICE: THE WRITING ON THE WALL
Donald Trump enlists video game giant Sony Computer Entertainment
America for one of the most colorful "Apprentice" tasks this season
(February 24, 9-10pm ET). Trump challenges the candidates to create a
graffiti billboard promoting "Gran Turismo(tm) 4, the fourth installment
of the worldwide blockbuster-selling Gran Turismo series, available
exclusively for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system.
Teams interview and then hire a graffiti artist to paint a 20-foot wall
in Harlem but each team is responsible for the overall vision of the
mural. Both Sony Computer Entertainment executives and a focus group of
18-34 year old gaming enthusiasts judge the finished graffiti wall.
"Nowadays there is a new form of urban advertising. It's called
graffiti," says Trump. "I'm not thrilled with graffiti. I don't like
graffiti but some of it is truly amazing."
At the beginning of
the episode, one candidate has an emotional breakdown and candidly
confronts her team members. During the task, one team begins painting
their billboard before deciding on a concept while the other team
struggles with personality conflicts.
The winning team is
treated to a personal photo session with renowned photographer Patrick
Jill Cremer, VP of Development for The Trump Organization, replaces
Carolyn Kepcher in the boardroom for the second consecutive week.
Carolyn will return to the boardroom next week.
"MAGNA": Stephanie, Bren, Erin, Kendra, and Alex
"NET WORTH": John, Audrey, Angie, Tara, Chris, Tana, and Craig.
Week 6 Exemption: Tana
Bronx, New York: February 10 -20, 2005
PRESENTS: MAD DASH
Opening Reception is on February 15th, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
NIC ONE will be having his first One Man exhibition show, in the place
where it all started for him, The Bronx. Nic has been an active graffiti
artist and music industry photographer and graffiti documenter within
the Hip Hop culture for many years now. His artwork is in several books
and he's been published is several publications. He has been an active
photographer for Video Graf Productions since 1989. Nic was also one of
the lucky few that were documenting the New York City Subways from 1985
to 1989. Now his show titled, MAD DASH will be held at The HAVEN
The show will be up from the 10th to the 20th of February.
Directions: take the number 4 or 5 trains to 138th Street. Walk
towards Canal St and Ryder Avenue turn left at the corner of Canal
Street and then walk up to East 141st Street. The gallery in located
between Canal St and Ryder Street.
The HAVEN Gallery
Located at 235 East 141 Street, Bronx, NY,
New York City: February 15 -23, 2005
CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP BOOK EVENTS
February 15, 2005, 7:30PM
Barnes and Noble-Astor Place (NYC) 4
Astor Place Near NYU and Cooper Union
February 16, 2005, 7:00PM
Asian American Writer's Workshop & Asian
American Legal Defense Fund Event and Panel Discussion (NYC) Reading,
Signing and Panel Moderator: Joseph Patel, MTV News Panelists: Serena
Kim, Features Editor, Vibe Magazine Janet Tzou, Publisher, Mouther.com
And your boy too Asian American Writers' Workshop 16 West 32nd Street,
Suite 10A New York, New York $5 suggested donation A benefit for Asian
American Writers' Workshop, and Asian American Legal Defense and
February 17, 2005, 6:00PM
NYU Panel with Bakari Kitwana and Raquel
Z. Rivera (NYC) NYU's Urban Studies Speaker Series Panel discussion with
Raquel Z. Rivera and Bakari Kitwana! On Hip-Hop Scholarship and Urban
Studies Kimball Lounge 246 Greene Street
February 20, 2005, 1:45PM
Brooklyn Public Library (NYC) With MARTHA
COOPER, Pioneer Hip-Hop Photographer Celebrating the releases of both
Can't Stop Won't Stop and The Hip-Hop Files A Joint Multimedia Lecture
Second Floor Auditorium Grand Army Plaza Park Slope, Brooklyn NY Back in
the old 'hood!
February 22, 2005, 6:00PM
Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe (NYC) 2319
Frederick Douglass Blvd Between 124th and 125th Streets More info on the
event here. Click to their website here.
February 23, 2005, 7:00PM
New York City Book Release Party with DJ
Kool Herc! A Special Bronx Museum of Art & Tools of War Event (NYC) A
Very Special Book Release Event A Tribute to The Bronx In The 70s
Featuring DJ Kool Herc, Benjy Melendez of the Ghetto Brothers, the
Original Jazzy Jay and Popmaster Fabel! It's free!
book and get the Can't Stop Won't Stop mixtape, plus a dope tote bag
from Triple 5 Soul and assorted swag, while supplies last! More details
TBA. Check out: www.cantstopwontstop.com
Orlando, Florida: February 17-19, 2005
Twenty of the worlds best artists to hit Orlando, CHAD, CHAIN 3, BERTO,
DISCO 3yb, DEE DEE, DES, IF ONE, KENSKIi, LADY K FEVER, OUI, MERES, NC
ONE, NOIK, REE 2, RIFF 170, RODNEY, RIOTR and ZORI 4. Urban art is there
message and the walls of the world are their original canvass. Now they
will be here (Orlando) for three days of creativity.
Armed to T with their paint, brush1s and their aerosol cans, they will
transform Church St. into a world of urban art. But that is only one of
the pieces of their puzzle. Artist and gallery owner R.V. (Robin Van
Arsdol) along with curator Steven Valle (DISCO 3yb) have put together a
collection of activities.
While the artists are creating their works on the walls outside, inside
an exhibit on Urban Art( Keith Haring and the N.Y.C. Street Art
Movement) will accompany a slide show of the history of street art.
Music will be played through out the event. But not just music, there
will be '70s and '80s (break dancing), a live Country band a Latin band,
Rappers, and much, much more. On this day nothing will be left
untouched. Caulk art will adorn the sidewalks. And the smell of food
will compliment it all. To close every day there will be a live
New York: Feburary 26
THE WRITTEN WAR
New Exhibit @ The Starlight Gallery
Brooklyn, New York-February 26th,2005-Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
Corporation announces the Skylight Gallery's opening of "The Written
War", an urban expressionist exhibition from a prolific New York City
graffiti based crews called "CIA " and " TOP ". Members include DONDI
CIA, DURO CIA, KEL FIRST AND JAMES TOP, also in the show are MARE 139,
MIN RTW, CRIME 79.Curated by Carl Hixson. On display from February 26th
to April 16th.The exhibit showcases the works of this Brooklyn based
Graffiti Crew who for more than 20 years self-promoted and transcended
the Hip-Hop culture visually, from the train yards to the galleries and
museums thought out eastern Europe and across the United States.
As the first element of Hip-Hop. since the beginning ,Graffiti has been
the absolute form of urban _expression . The CIA and TOP CREW has
transcended ,survived and exhibited worldwide. They have become one of
the most influential and most respected group of this movement. Led by
the late " DONDI WHITE " who is recognized today as one of the most
inspiring artist of his generation..
DURO CIA: Vice President and Founding member of the crew. He has held
and maintained the crew with leadership and vision into the 21st
century. Duro curated numerous art exhibitions and been a strong voice
in the culture. Through the years he has appeared in numerous
publications and documentaries. Currently working on his autobiography"
EXPRESSION OF OPPRESSION".
KEL FIRST: One of the early members of the crew who helped maintain and
elevated CIA'S statues on the BMT and IRT Subway lines. Instrumental in
the development of transcending the art form to the World Wide Web. His
works have moved on to designing jewelry for such artist as
Madonna,Busta Rhymes and Kelis.
CARLOS" MARE 139TH" RODRIGUEZ: One of the youngest member of the
CIA crew whose graffiti-relief sculptures is indicative of the Wild
style writing experience that he adopted as a writer. Commissioned by
BET to design and create the BET MUSIC AWARD. Recently has launched the
new "Style Wars " website in collaboration with web site developers"
Code & Theory ".
JAMES TOP: Original member of TOP INC. Self taught artist from
the East New York section of Brooklyn and who has continued as the
co-founder of "Graffiti Artist for a Positive Cause". Today he is the
host of "Inside Graffiti" which is shown on channel 57 Manhattan.
Currently he is the Director of Art at the Harlem YMCA.
MIN ONE: Who together with DURO CIA began a rampage on the New
York City Subway System and was THE true legend who kinged all lines of
the subway system. He is best known for his appearance in the Hip-Hop
Documentary "Style Wars" for his quotes. There are still many HIP-HOP
historians that quote his words today.
CRIME 79: Inspired by the earlier members of the CIA TOP crew
and later developed his own style and created numerous whole cars on the
BMT lines. His experiences in the earlier years has led him into the
graphic design/ printing industry where he has most recently opened his
own printing company. Other credits include the HUSH mural in LL COOL
J'S newest music video .
Special Guess: DJ Lou, DJ Q, Star Ftw, and, PopMaster Fabel Rock
Steady Crew, also a Break Dance Battle for $500.00 price award to the
winners between "Break Cru" VS (to be determined).
Plus a raffle of a Duro CIA canvas worth $1800.00 (tickets $2) Two of
Dondi White canvas will be on Exhibition.
Limited seating available. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am -7pm
and Saturday 11 am -5pm
Suggested donation is $2 "TOOLS OF WAR" GRASSROOTS HIP HOP NEWS LETTER
Contact: Carolyn Butts,Associate,Director of Center for the Arts &
@718-230-0693 Fax: 718-623-1118
January 6, 2005
JEFF CHANG'S Can't Stop Won't Stop
Web site Launches
And (yes, finally)
Available on February 1st...
Can't Stop Won't Stop:
A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Introduction by DJ Kool Herc
New York: January 22
GOOD FUC*IN LUCK
No cover art/graffiti/video show
After party with FREE Alcohol
or email: email@example.com for more
New York: January 21 -February 3, 2005
THE MAKING PART II
celebrating graffiti art from the trains to the streets. opening
January 21, 2005 6 pm - 10 pm
CRIME 79, JAMES TOP, SADE, ERO, LA 2, PART TDS, DOMS KOC, STEM YNN,
MUCK, K-FEVER, ZORI 4, DEC, DEMER, MUSE, PHYME, JACK 1 NCB, PRIZ 1 TSF,
STAN 1 TSF, PC KID, BOM 5, NAC 143, RD, SD, MERES, De La Vega and many
opening night reception music by DJ Brassknucles aka SOE and DJ K-
sah-Rah aka ERO.
New York City - October 27, 2004
Duro CIA and
Marcoart Gallery in Associaton with JamesTop Present:
JAMESTOP, MARCO, MIN RTW, DURO CIA, STAR TMB, FDT
56, REE MTA, BEM, KEO, CRIME 79, ACEPT, STIM YNN, MERES, JAYRA, DOMS,
MUCK, QA, PART TDS, TROOL 22, SKETCH, BEEN 3, DEMER, HOPE 391, SPAR,
FEVER, HYG-G, NZ, TRUTH, CERN.
ON THE WHEELS DJ GRIMAS AND DJ JONKING
Marcoart Gallery 181 Orchard St. NYC 10002 (between E. Houston and
New York City - November 17, 2004
STYLE WARS WEB SITE PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH
When: November 17,2004
Where: Apple Store in Soho 103 Prince Street,
NY NY 10012
After Party at The Green Room, 286 Spring Street just off Hudson St.
From 9pm -till
Join Carlos "MARE 139" Rodriguez as he presents Code and Theory the
design firm behind the Style Wars Website. There will be a presentation
of the website as well as a question and answer session with the Code
and Theory followed by a preview of Style Wars and a Q&A with the
Director of the film Tony Silver and producer Henry Chalfant.
Brought to you in Association with Ecko Unlmtd.
New York City - November 13, 2004
The Chelsea Art
Museum Presents: HOLLYWOOD TO THE STREET: FROM THE POSTER TO
On the occasion of its second anniversary The Chelsea Art Museum, Home
of the Moitte Foundation in collaboration with The Italian Cultural
Institute of New York has pleasure in inviting you to the opening
Hollywood to the Street:
From the Poster to
November 13-January 29, 2005
Featuring the work of Mimmo Rotella, and graffiti artist JosZÿ Parla
On Saturday, November 13, 6-8pm
The evening will also celebrate
The publication of GRAFFITI WORLD (Harry N. Abrams)
Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street at 11th Avenue
212-225-0719 * www.chelseaartmuseum.org
Hours: Tuesday through
Saturday, Noon to 6 PM; Thursdays Until 8 PM
New York City - October 24 - November 24, 2004
JAMESTOP ONE MAN EXPO
Recept Sun, Oct 24 5pm - 9pm
Homesweet Harlem Cafe
7th & 8th Ave.
C & B train to 135th
2 & 3 train to 135th
New York City - October 27, 2004
Duro CIA and
Marcoart Gallery Proudly Present: 100 TOKENS 100 TAGS
IF YOU BOMBED THE LINES BACK IN THE DAY IN NEW YORK CITY DURO CIA AND
MARCOART WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A GALLERY SHOW AT THE MARCOART
GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN IN THE END OF OCTOBER- FOR COMPLETE
DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT: DURO: firstname.lastname@example.org MARCO 646 479 2264
DON1T DELAY SPACE IS LIMITED-ARTISTS WILL BE CHOSEN ON A FIRST COME,
FIRST SERVED BASIS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MARCOART AND DURO CIA PROUDLY PRESENT
100 TOKENS 100 TAGS
THE ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION OF 100 SUBWAY ARTISTS TO THE MTA IS RECOGNIZED
ON OCTOBER 27th, 2004 NYC'S SUBWAY CENTENNIAL
On October 27th
2004, the artistic contribution of 100 legendary subway artists to the
MTA will be recognized on the 100th Anniversary of New York City's
Subway system. Each artist will embellish a Subway Map and a poster
will be made of all the cards and mailed to Lawrence G. Reuter,
President MTA New York City Transit as a small token of their artistic
contribution to the 30 missing years of MTA history.
100 Tokens 100 Tags celebrates these artists revolutionary application
of their creativity to the surfaces of the transit system permanently
altering the face of the MTA and the Art world forever and allowing many
of the artists to embark on artistic careers which for many of them have
enabled them to achieve a legendary status and receive worldwide
Each artist's embellished Subway Map will be framed and mounted and will
be available for $100.00ea the night of the event and for the duration
of the show which will run for approximately 3 weeks.
Marcoart Gallery 181 Orchard St. NYC 10002 (between E. Houston and
New York City - August 27, 2004
Duro CIA and
Marcoart Gallery Proudly Present: BLADE
BLADE: King, master, visionary. Blade is more than a graffiti artist. A
remarkably pivotal figure in the history of graffiti. Blade's successes
as a graffiti artist are myriad. Blade's artwork has been extensively
collected and exhibited for over twenty years and has participated in
over 60 select solo and group gallery exhibitions throughout the world.
Blade has also been involved in numerous symposiums and appeared in
hundreds of articles, television features, magazine and journal
publications and catalogues. At the forefront of the subway graffiti
movement in the 1970's, Blade's work is not only recognized as
significantly influential, but his lengthy career as a professional
artist has warranted his worldwide notoriety and fame. Painting over
5,000 trains and evolving to new levels of subway and canvas graffiti,
Blade has had exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (2000), Cleveland's
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000), a 1991 show at the Musee National Des
Monuments Fran?ois (Paris France), numerous shows at the Groninger
Museum, and dozens of shows in Europe and Asia. On October 28, 1994,
Blade was invited to the Groninger Museum to meet Queen Beatrix of the
Netherlands, as she was attending the prestigious institution's
re-opening. His work is highly collectable.
Press Media Reception Thursday August 26th, 2004 6-9pm RSVP a must 646
479 2263 e mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception Friday August 27th, 2004 7-10pm
Marcoart Gallery 181 Orchard St. NYC 10002 (between E. Houston and
New York City - July 10, 2004 - July 31, 2004
LIVING ENVIOUS STYLES PRESENTS: "PIECES OF THE PAST"
Saturday, July 10, 2004 6:00-10:00 pm
Living Envious Styles embodies the classic flavors of NYC street
culture. "Pieces of the Past", their current tribute celebrates the
cultural contributions of old school subway artists.
Featured artists: AZ ONE, CHAIN 3, DIAL 167, DURO CIA, FARGO,
FDT 56, LED/SPAR, PAID 3, REE 2/OPEL
"Pieces of the Past" will
showcase photographs of classic subway paintings juxtaposed with
contemporary interpretations of the paintings rendered on canvas and
Curated by SPAR ONE and DIAL 167
Living Envious Styles
Location: 172 Allen Street (F train to 2nd
Avenue and Houston Street)
New York City
New York City - June 12 - June 30, 2004
Opening 7 pm June 12th @: Aurora Gallery/ Wet Paints. 515 W. 29th st.
MUSE, DEMER, PHYME, BEEN 3, LADY PINK, COPE 2, TATS Cru, MAD ONE, CRIME
79, and others...
Produced under the auspices of its Wet Paints division, Aurora will
through June 30th display the sprayed, splotched and splattered results
of more than 25 artists creative energies. Utilizing its unique vast
outdoor annex in the shadows of Chelsea's historic "Highline", The
opening celebration will showcase graffiti spin off art forms including
live music, break-dancing and spoken word performances. The gallery
tapped into locations such as Grand Central Station, Penn Station and
Union Square to secure these additional artistic talents, maintaining
the underlying theme of giving a voice to their underestimated urban
genius. New BET show "The Next" will be on site all day documenting this
groundbreaking event to be aired later in the month.
Rios has slated a trilogy series for this summer: "Shut-up and Paint"
opens on July 8th to July 29th. The series will feature three artists
from New York pushing the limits of technology and providing commentary
on pop culture. "Grow-up and paint" showcases thirty emerging artists
(August 7th- 31th). A revealing documentation by Victor Bockris and
David Schmdlapp of never before exhibited Andy Warhol photo shoot with
Mohammed Ali is scheduled to fire-up Aurora's fall season on September
Brooklyn NY: June 11, 2004
Cliquecalmbooks.com and Nspyouth.org Presents Push's 6th Annual
Brooklyn Hip Hop History Celebration 2004
Art, Music and Battles Friday June 11th,
Opening Art Reception
Saluting 30 years of Subway Art Legends; T.O.P. (The Odd Partners) Crew
T.O.P. Crew made Graffiti history in the 1970s by dominating the INDs
and BMT subway lines.
Artist's statement: "Ultimately use my gifts to get graffiti art in
prestigious museums and galleries nationally and internationally"-
Reception 6pm-9pm Free
Featuring: JAMESTOP, DURO, REE MTA, FDT 56, K56, PRIZ,STAN TS5, DAIL
167, JACK 1, PAID 3, MERES, DOMS, KEO JAYRA, KROOK BEM, BRACE, MEEK,
SONIC, SAGO, KC ONE, ACEPT
Hosted by spoken word artist Poppy BR>
Music by DJ Kwest, King Uprock and The Legendary Pete "DJ" Jones DJ
University & DJ Sin of H2k Radio Detroit
Music & Battles
Hosted By Young Supreme & J Crush
Sonya Blade, Buddha Monk of the Brooklyn Zoo, ÒReggae Recording artistÓ
KC Jockey , Cozmo D of "Jam On It", Professor X (X Clan), Freedom
Williams (C and C Music Factory), Mack Mama and DJ 50 Grand (Notorious
B.I.G. DJ), Super Natural, Strafe "Set It Off On The Left", Chic Delevic
representing for the late Notorious B.I.G, Mental Supreme, Divine
Sounds, DUST 7Ds, Cutmaster DC
Breakdance battle hosted by King Uprock and The Dynasty Rockers, Tron of
the Circuit Breakers, Shock A lock, Fast Break, K-won, Cris Cross of the
Brooklyn Street Dancers
Break dance competition begins at 10pm sharp
@966 Fulton Street
C train to Clinton and
For further information contact 212.574.0974 / 347.232.3313 or email@example.com
Brooklyn, New York: June 5 - July 1, 2004
ANIT-GRAFF (WEST ONE
solo U.S. debut)
Exhibiting a collection of paintings that explore "the secret life of
Influenced by early abstract expressionists and the action painters of
the 1950's, this collection features work entirely in black and white
and uses raw canvas, oil sticks, gesso, latex, charcoal, and a host of
other mediums to create large-scale abstract paintings that preserve
only the thread of the letter form commonly seen in graffiti.
Along with a small group of other New York based artists West remains at
the forefront of the 'Post- graffiti' movement, exploring new realms and
presenting new challenges to the regimented folk art of graffiti.
West's recent exhibitions have included the 'Miami Vices' exhibition
during Art Basel in Miami, the 'Hive Sound System' show at Lump Gallery
in N.C., the Altoids 'Wall of Fame' project in Brooklyn, and
'Experimental Surf Shop' at the Dyezu Space in Tokyo, Japan. West
frequently travels to Japan where his designer clothing brand, And Suns,
is sold. He also co-founded PNB Nation, an urban market clothing line in
1992. West currently lives and works in New York City.
McCaig-Welles Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Monday -Friday 11-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 -7 pm
Reception: Saturday, June 5, from 6-10 p.m.
York: June 4, 2004
COPE 2 TRUE LEGEND (Show and book
OPENING PARTY June 4th 7pm to 11pm
*After party info to be
disclosed at the show
Music by White folks and Wiley
$4 Sake and
For more information:firstname.lastname@example.org
125 Havemeyer street ( btw S1st/Grand)
Brooklyn, NY, USA
L train to Lorimer
J, M or Z train to Marcy
York: May 6 - June 10, 2004
(NEW BOOK) AUTOGRAF: New York
City's Graffiti Writers Photographs by Peter Sutherland
The powerHouse Gallery
68 Charlton Street
between Varick and
Hudson Streets, New York City
Featuring old-school legends FUTURA, STAY HIGH 149, LADY PINK
and DOZE, as well as COPE 2, KAWS, CYCLE, CLAW, VFRESH, KR, EARSNOT,
SERF, NATO, NET, RATE, SACER, UFO, SEMZ, 323, and DSENSE, among many
others, each one of the fifty-three portraits is authentically tagged by
the individual writers using the same paint markers that brought them
fame. Autograf is the only photography exhibition to showcase New York
City's graffiti scene as it was created and defined by some of the most
prolific artists of our time.
Autograf: New York City' Graffiti Writers features 42 four-color and 11
black-and-white 11x14 inch photographs. Although the exhibition prints
are not for sale, The powerHouse Gallery will offer made-to-order prints
in your choice of 11x14 or 16x20 inch photographs. We offer a full
selection of "Un-Autografed" (unsigned by graffiti writers) prints. We
are also pleased to announce a special selection of "Autografed" (signed
by graffiti writers) prints of LADY PINK, EARSNOT, SERF, MINT, NATO,
CLAW, NET, 323, SEMZ, MERZ, and KORN.
Peter Sutherland is a filmmaker and photographer who was born in Ann
Arbor, Michigan in 1976 and raised in Colorado. A move to NYC in 1998
prompted his first feature documentary, Pedal, a film about N.Y.C. bike
messengers that is currently airing on the Sundance Channel. Sutherland
also worked as director of photography on Stoked: The Rise and Fall of
Gator, a documentary about Gator, a famous skateboarder who was
convicted of murder in 1991. Directed by Helen Stickler, Stoked
premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and was released
theatrically by Palm Pictures in August 2003. Sutherland is a
contributing photographer to magazines including i-D, Vice, Tokion, and
Nylon and has done commercial photographic work for Nike and Vice
Records. He has shown his work at the Rivington Arms gallery and at 255
Elizabeth Space, both in New York. Sutherland lives and works in New