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For the past year I have been working on ideas on how to present drawings or art for sale for the simple reason that many people are constantly asking me to sell them something or to make a canvas for them. I have usually declined these offers because the art or the graffiti that I make is not for sale as it is outdoors either on the street on a wall or on the side of a train. Its the way that I do my thing and you can’t really sell that (unless your Banksy).
Anyway, This year I have been inside a whole lot raising a new child and drawing more than ever. It’s been during this time that I have come up with a way to make something that I like and that I feel I can actually sell. One of the things that I have come up with are photo prints of historical images I have photographed. The other are drawings of pieces, slogans, words on newspapers. These drawings are created on articles and newspaper images that I find and that I feel are relevant to share. Most are clips from articles about the war or social unrest around the world - things that move me and that are part of the times we live in. Other times it might be poignant images that I can manipulate. In order to make these pieces less fragile I mount them on heavy paper and then typically frame them. I am quite happy with the outcome and continue to make more as I am still experimenting and still working indoors.
I’m glad to share these drawings some of which I have shared previously on my Instagram account. They are fun to do and a new way to make something that I can share. If you are interested in purchasing them they are on my new site 9for a limited time). They are priced to go into the collections of writers: http://ket.bigcartel.com/
Thanks for the continued support!
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday December 04, 2013
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For all you art and graffiti collectors, the incredibly talented PURE TFP has released a new print. Get it now before they are all gone.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Monday December 02, 2013
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Remember Video Graf 3? Yeah, me too. After over 20 years this video still gets circulated and I still get people repeating some of the dumb things I said in those teen years. Anyway, besides all the shit talking, they were the best of times. Recently Spraygang.com sent me a cool set of Gifs that were inspired by the crazy platform mission that Sed, Gkay, and I were on in the video. Here they are….
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Saturday September 21, 2013
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Celebrating the art and style of Part One TDS.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Sunday September 15, 2013
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If you are in Paris today check out the opening of the prolific Doze Green at Openspace. It is his first solo show in France and all of Europe and is sure to be remarkable.
The show opens on July 6, at 5PM, at Galerie Openspace, 56, rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Paris.
The exhibition is called New Works, it’s part of the exhibition cycle Graffuturism Paris organised by the gallery since April.
New Works is running untill july 31. For more info : https://www.facebook.com/events/329903827142753/
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Saturday July 06, 2013
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A rainy day wall in Far Rockway captured by Serringe. Big ups to Reid for hooking up the wall.
ELEMENT TREE Presents: KET x PURE x KNOWS from SERRINGE on Vimeo.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 18, 2013
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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.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday May 29, 2013
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Here is a new video highlighting a recent exhibition by the artists Entes, Pesimo, and Conrad in Peru.
Entes, Pesimo y Conrad from mira_a_mire on Vimeo.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday May 29, 2013
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There is ongoing unrest in Egypt as we all know. This video discusses how graffiti was used as a form of protest. Powerful!
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Thursday May 16, 2013
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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.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday April 23, 2013
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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.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Saturday March 23, 2013
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My good friend Pure TFP has released a new print. They are signed and numbered, hand pulled screens.
To order go to:
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Friday March 22, 2013