Remembering Brooklyn in the 80s and 90s

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 8 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 20 hours, 34 minutes ago.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn today is fully gentrified and totally changed from the neighborhood that I once called home. Growing up as a kid in Williamsburg and Bushwick (two neighborhoods in Brooklyn) was colorful for many reasons - the people, the sounds, and of course the walls. There was lots of crime and lots of tags and other art on the walls everywhere, it made quite an impression on me so much that I ended up wanting to do the same. In the 1980s ATOM aka ATOMIC LOC was the undisputed king of the walls with pieces while OE3 had the gates and everything else saturated with his tags and throw ups. Bushwick was different and was where you saw writers from the WR and BSK crews up. Anyway, I thought I would share some pictures of those days - the 80s and early 90s.

Atom 1984

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday August 07, 2012

Entes and Pesimo

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 8 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 4 hours, 45 minutes ago.

Entes and Pesimo are two writers from Lima, Peru whose work I particularly enjoy seeing. They have been traveling a bit lately and getting more recognition for their style and work ethic. About a year or so ago I painted with Pesimo in my hood on the wall that is now causing such uproar. It was a much tamer theme but fierce nonetheless. Below is a recent video of some art they created in Argentina.

Entes y Pésimo / Street Art - Subtitled from Pura Vida TV on Vimeo.

Jade, Ket, and Pesimo, Inwood, NYC, 2010.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Friday July 27, 2012

Murderers mural

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 9 months, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago.

Last week I got together with Noxer and Tres to paint a wall uptown in Inwood that I paint occasionally with friends. Every year or so however I decided to turn it into more of a protest wall and collaborate with friends to share a message that I feel is pertinent and that the community should think about. In the past they have mostly been focused on the wars that the US has been involved in but this time I wanted to point out that the war isn’t always abroad but its also actually here.

Today I received a call from the business where this is painted telling me that the police showed up and asked them to please have the painting removed. Go figure. Let’s see what happens tomorrow when I approach the local precinct for an explanation and a reversal of opinion.

And here I am thinking I would add some more names to the top (FBI, CIA, etc.)

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Monday July 23, 2012

Apex Black Light experiments

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 9 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 17 hours, 53 minutes ago.

Just received this link from Apex. It’s always nice to see experiments going on especially when they are shared in video with spray paint, black light, and a good track.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday July 03, 2012

Stayhigh149 funeral fundraising

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 10 months, 1 week, 3 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes ago.


As you all now know our friend and legendary writer Stayhigh 149 passed away a few days ago. His family is asking for his friends to help them with the funeral costs. The total costs are $10,000 and they have $6,000. I just spoke to the funeral home, Unity Chapel in Harlem, where SH149/Wayne Roberts will be viewed on Monday and they can take credit card payments tomorrow as of 9am. All money should go directly to them in order to make up the remaining funds that his sister Pauline needs to pay for the funeral. It’s easier for the family to do it in this manner.

Please speak to Ms. Jackson at the funeral home tomorrow if you are able to make a payment with credit card to help out.
The info again is:
Unity Chapel

The viewing is on Monday from 3-8pm.
Address is:
Unity Chapel
2352 8th avenue bet 126/127
Harlem, NY

thanks again

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 13, 2012

EZO paintings

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 11 months, 5 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes ago.

Last night I co-hosted a presentation of Ezo’s recent paintings. Ezo is an active painter and bomber who goes back to the subway era when he painted in Queens. Many of us are familiar with his throw ups around the city done with Peak. Most recently I have caught sight of his poster bombing around town which has been a nice break from the boring ads that are normally featured in the streets around the city. His studio work like some of his posters channels the darkness sometimes surround us in the streets and in the people that we cross in our day to day existence. Themes of urban decay, humanity, war and peace are covered in his vivid paintings and is a testament to the troubled times we live in today in a country at war. It’s my pleasure to share some photos of a selection of his works with you all. All paintings are for sale. Please reach me if there is any interest, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Friday May 18, 2012

Slick’s Black Book Party

This article was posted by Alan Ket 1 Year, 11 months, 1 week, 1 Day, 11 hours, 25 minutes ago.

Glad to see the homie Slick and his Dissizit brand doing it up in LA.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday May 16, 2012

Graffiti Tattoo 2

This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 1 Month, 1 week, 3 days, 5 hours, 39 minutes ago.

Graffiti Tattoo Vol. 2 is an extensive and well-researched reference work that documents the transition graffiti artists are increasingly making into the tattoo world. With their eye for color and mastery of lettering and wild styles, these spray paint virtuosos are changing the face of the tattoo business worldwide. They use a language filled with graffiti style burners and characters that go far beyond the standard tribal designs and sailor styles. While the first book allowed a rare glimpse into this movement, this much larger successor provides a full-blown compendium of this fantastic art on the most difficult canvas of all: skin.

More than 65 of the best artists and international stars of the scene are featured in this book: Adrian 1 aka Exez, All One, Bezerc One Imok, Big Sleeps aka Enemy, Billy »Flip« Mccoy, Carlos Fahrina, Cees, Ch2, Charlie Shazer, Chez 1, Circle, Crome, Crone aka Rossano Rossi Roncelli, Dan Gold, Daniel »Dufo« Grunditz, Deno, Dorian Serpa, Eaz One, Eric Holmstrom, Fel3000ft, Fibs, Fishero, Franz Jäger, Frog, Fuzi, Jesus Cuesta, Juan Carlos, Juse1, Keet D’Arms, Kev Grey aka Pise , Kinjal Mitra, Leets, Live 2, Logan, Los aka Done, Luis Mendonça, Marco Wagner aka Sheas, Mario Desa, Mark 1 , Marode, Maze & Jeks, Mr. Went , Notch 56, Posk, Ques, Richard Sorensen aka Rase02, Sabe, Scotty 76, Serione, Seve aka Doing, Siren, Sky, Smog One, Špendlo aka Kasa, Stigma One, Super Timor , Swok aka Martijn Van Steenwijk, Tim, Timmi Mensah, Turbo, Turkesa, Veiz and Zeyo.

Written by myself and Don Stone it is for anyone who is a fan of tattoo art and graffiti in general. Next time you consider getting a tattoo consult this book or the first one I did, Graffiti Tattoo, at:

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday March 14, 2012

Tracy168 Timelapse drawing

This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 1 Month, 2 weeks, 16 hours, 23 minutes ago.

I caught up with graffiti pioneer Tracy168 and shot a short video of his unique wild-style.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Saturday March 10, 2012

Femme Fatal - Teal and Evol tonight in LA

This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes ago.

If you are in LA tonight come out and support the homies Teal FC and Evol and buy some art.

A painting by TEAL.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Saturday January 07, 2012

Supe is Le Team Manager

This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 9 hours ago.

Big Ups to my boy Supe FMK crew for the release of his book and his exhibition in Paris. Supe is one of the coolest and craziest cats in Paris.

I had to throw a wall in.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Wednesday December 28, 2011

Atome photo blog

This article was posted by Alan Ket 2 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes ago.

Like many of us, Atome (one of Australia’s most renowned writers) takes a LOT of photos. He’s decided to upload over 800 random photos he’s taken, all on random play too.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday December 27, 2011