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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
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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
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday March 20, 2013
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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”
© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Thursday February 07, 2013