This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Month, 2 weeks, 3 days, 14 hours, 8 minutes ago.
Myself and a few friends recently contributed a few drawings to the new online show of black book drawings at Dirtypilot.com
There are some great new and old works from legendary writers like Dondi, Crash, Noc167, Futura, A-One, Zephyr, Part One, Skeme, Ghost, and others. Check it out before the show sells out.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Sunday January 19, 2014
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago.
My good friend and OG Klass’ graffiti was born of East Harlem “the Gates of the Ghetto” as the main partner of Shaker 179 RTW TFA TDS.
Together, they bombed streets, highways and subways throughout the city starting in the early 80’s before retiring briefly in 1988. 1990 was a comeback year for him and a new generation of TDS artists who were painting large scale illegal walls mostly in Harlem. A neighborhood so rich in graffiti history. He has painted with the best of the best of NYC writers like Dr. Revolt, Zephyr, Quik, Shaker, Part 1, A-One, Toxic, Ezo, Smith, Tracy 168 to name a few. He was partly responsible for a historic comeback of “Zephyr” in the early 90’s when they painted many walls, highways, and freight trains pretty hard with Lady Pink and Smith, Omni 156, etc… Klass was also a friend of the late great Rammelizee since the early 80’s and holds down 2 letters in the alphabet of the iconoclastic master… P1 and F1…
His newest exhibition is live on the online gallery Dirty Pilot:
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Sunday December 22, 2013
This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes ago.
JLove Calderon has directed a beautiful new short film on the amazing b-girl (more like B-Woman) Asia One that is a must see. Its great to see these two old friends coming together and sharing this.
ASIA ONE Expect the unExpected from JLove Calderon on Vimeo.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday December 18, 2013
This article was posted by Alan Ket 3 months, 2 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 3 months, 4 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 5 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 17 hours, 56 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 5 months, 3 weeks, 19 hours, 33 minutes ago.
Celebrating the art and style of Part One TDS.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Sunday September 15, 2013
This article was posted by Alan Ket 8 months, 2 days, 29 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 8 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 3 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 9 months, 1 week, 2 days, 10 hours, 54 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.
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday May 29, 2013
This article was posted by Alan Ket 9 months, 1 week, 2 days, 15 hours, 11 minutes ago.
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
This article was posted by Alan Ket 9 months, 3 weeks, 1 Day, 20 hours, 57 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!
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Thursday May 16, 2013