A rainy day wall in Far Rockway captured by Serringe. Big ups to Reid for hooking up the wall.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 weeks, 6 days, 22 hours, 31 minutes ago.
Your financial help is needed to fund this amazing project. Basma Hamdy & Don Karl are the curators of Walls of Freedom. For the past one and a half years they have been working on this project collaborating with 50 photographers, 30 artists and 20 authors. Since the beginning of the revolution, they have been involved in Egypt’s thriving urban art scene working closely with a network of its leading artists on mural projects, events and exhibitions. They started to work on this book in order to professionally document the Egyptian Street Art explosion. The amazing artworks of the two and a half years pieced together, tell the whole story of the Egyptian revolution.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 3 weeks, 2 hours, 48 minutes ago.
Here is a new video highlighting a recent exhibition by the artists Entes, Pesimo, and Conrad in Peru.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Month, 3 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes ago.
There is ongoing unrest in Egypt as we all know. This video discusses how graffiti was used as a form of protest. Powerful!
This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Month, 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 19 minutes ago.
Recently, Cornell University’s library launched the first exhibition of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. I was invited to contribute some notable tags/signatures from my ever growing tag collection. They are now on display at Cornell along with lots of interesting items from their collection. The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to collect and make accessible the historical documents of Hip Hop culture, and to ensure their preservation for current and future generations. Since arriving at Cornell in 2007, the CHHC has grown to include more than 50,000 items. “Now Scream!” is its first comprehensive exhibition. On view are rare and classic vinyl records, photographs, event flyers, live performance and interview recordings, artwork, ephemera, and more, along with many unique Hip Hop artifacts on loan from artists, supporters, and friends.
Exhibition on view:
April 4, 2013 – February 4, 2014
Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, Carl A. Kroch Library
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
Some images of the tags on display which includes: Case2, StayHigh 149, Lee, Futura, T-Kid 170, Bio, Veefer, MICO, Coco144, Quik, Part One, Strider, Jon One, BT, Skeme, Doze, SaneSmith, Cope2, Ezo, Noxer, and many others.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 15 hours, 33 minutes ago.
Lima, Peru is a bombed desert city filled with more noise pollution than any human should ever have to bear and it never rains! That last fact along with the tremendous amount of cars and the rock/dirt mountains that surround the city make for a dirty city. Dirty and polluted. Nevertheless, its an interesting place filled with great writers and some cool people. Sure, crime is high but beer is cheap. Getting around is fairly easy and if you can avoid getting robbed you can have a great time.
I ventured about a bit in between painting huge walls and was able to capture a little bit of the writing activity and the flavor of the city. Here’s a brief look.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 21 hours, 15 minutes ago.
My good friend Pure TFP has released a new print. They are signed and numbered, hand pulled screens.
To order go to:
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 Day, 16 hours, 28 minutes ago.
Last week I had the honor and privilege of attending the Latido Americano graffiti/mural jam in Lima, Peru. The event was organized by two of Lima’s most respected writers, Entes and Pesimo, and celebrates its second year this year. Apart from being hosts, organizers, and muralists as well the duo brought together great talent from across Latin America with a few guests from other continents as well. The line up included Guache (Colombia), Super (Peru/Germany), Hes (Chile), Fisek (Chile), Charqui Punk (Chile), Tiws (Denmark), Soten (Denmark), Benas (Mexico), Toxicomano (Mexico), Saner (Mexico), Sego (Mexico), Bien (Mexico), Inti (Chile), Saile, Jeanvi, Pau, Steep (Ecuador), Cuore (Argentina), Fog, Jade (Peru), Meki (Peru), Yuin (Australia), Oz Montania (Paraguay), Phetus (USA) and many other writers from Peru.
The events walls were in the Centro Lima section of the city which is known for its high crime rate, loud cars, and of course government buildings and museums. Phetus and I found ourselves painting our first wall on a very hot block known for document forgers and other hustles. We ended up becoming friends with the local thugs and for three days we painted with the locals watching while cracking jokes and offering us plenty of booze and other stuff. We painted the same block as Hes and Fisek, two style writers from Chile who really painted some detailed burners.
The event was a non-stop paint a thon for us all and many of us didn’t get a chance to meet each other until a week into the event because we were spread out around the city and on a hectic pace to finish. Since Phetus and I painted quickly and with less detail than most we squeezed in a few spots and some night action as well.
I spent time photographing as much of the event and the city as I could. Here is the first installment of photos from my trip to Lima.
Thanks again to Entes, Pesimo, and the whole production team in Lima.
Ket and Phetus
didn’t catch the name of this artist.
Oz Montania from Paraguay
Inti from Chile
Soten, Fisek and Tiws
Guache in front of a section of his mural
Sego from Mexico
This article was posted by Alan Ket 4 months, 1 week, 3 days, 4 hours, 41 minutes ago.
Received news from my Danish and Finnish friends about Sabe’s first solo show. The information and a preview is below. Its not to be missed if you are in Helsinki and no matter where you are the pieces are fantastic and a good addition to any collection or home. Check it:
Europe’s most legendary graffiti artist is arriving to Finland! It’s not enough for SABE to paint on a sunny Sunday, he paints like armageddon is coming, while the sun rises. His passion towards painting almost reaches the brink of insanity, this drives him still after a active 27 year career to the Copenhagen train yards. The result of this is, he has become one of Europe’s most followed and respected graffiti writers.
MAKE YOUR MARK Garage / Gallery have the honor of being the first gallery to display a SABE solo exhibition. He last visited Finland with his good friend Ghost and noticed how passionate the Finns were towards the graffiti culture, because of that, he also wanted to have an exhibition at our gallery. Mixed media has been used in the displayed artwork. (spraypaint, airbrush, markers…etc)
Sabe: Still around.. Vernissage: Friday, 8.2.2013 from 18 to 21 o´clock
MAKE YOUR MARK
Garage / Gallery
Kaasutehtaankatu 1, rakennus 6.
+358 45 20 41779”
This article was posted by Alan Ket 4 months, 2 weeks, 18 hours, 49 minutes ago.
Last summer Bruz, Sin, Skinz, Noc167, and I got together to paint a rooftop. After some negotiation I was able to convince everyone to make a statement. Here’s what we did.
This article was posted by Alan Ket 4 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes ago.
Aindriais Dolan aka PURE TFP aka Andy is a well known New York City style master with over 30 years of experience bending letters and producing beautiful graffiti. I first came across his work while in high school and riding trains and they were in the form of his PU throw ups. They were big, solid, juicy and proper. Later I saw Ven rocking a Pure painted jacket to school and was very impressed by the letter style and color technique. It was a great jacket. Soon after at Henry’s I saw images of his handball courts in the Bronx and Ven showed me his early trains on the 1s when he painted with FBA. The man had a great style.
Fast forward many years later and we are good friends and crew mates. His styles range from simple to complex mechanical swirl and his color usage and decorative techniques are the most impressive. The man can rock bubbles like no one else. He truly is a Bronx stylist of the highest degree and every time he paints he comes correct.
Most recently he has taken to painting on canvas and creating abstract ink drawings. I truly enjoy seeing them and was moved to purchase a painting. Since they are so new and such a rare treat to see I am sharing some here. For those of you who would be interested in buying/commissioning one you can contact Pure directly through his website. I always say why have a poster print on your wall when you can have some great original art?
Pure as NOB, Bronx, NY 2011
This article was posted by Alan Ket 5 months, 1 week, 3 days, 17 hours, 20 minutes ago.
Niro from Stockholm has released a new print on http://www.scamgallery.com Its a.n edition of 50, all signed and numbered. It makes a nice addition to any existing collector of prints and letter styles. For those that don’t know Niro is a very respected and well known writer from Sweden who has been putting in work for over a dozen years. He is a member of the WUFC and SDK crews and has don tons of work on transit over the years. In other words in Sweden he is the man.