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World class Graffiti artists to Sälen, Easter season in Sweden
Skistar is hosting a fantastic week in Easter with fun events for all guests who travel to Swedish Sälen. One of the news is that we will have the world’s foremost urban artists performing graffiti and street are on snow. This in combination with famous Swedish artists like Petter, Panteoz, Nanne Grönvall, Robert Wells, Adrian Lux and the kids favorite Mojje will be just amazing.

During the Easter week all guest have the possibility to experience street art - and graffiti live from some of the world’s most famous urban artists. The show will take place on large snow- walls and exhibitions but also graffiti corner for kids. The artists that will be attending are Inkle - Bristol, Amara Por Dios - London- Bates- Copenhagen and Flesh from Gothenburg. All the artist are working with the Swedish art gallery Urban Artroom who is hosting the event together with SkiStar.

“Urban art is well on its way into the established art scene and use untraditional channels to reach out to its audience. Our ambition is to be in the forefront and to created new experiences for our guests. The cooperation with Urban Artroom is perfect and we are very excited to have this experience for our guests in Sälen. It will be fun to be able show something unexpected like modern art and culture in combination with our traditional skiing experience “says Fredrik Ryden Marketing and Event Director SkisStar Sälen.

“This fits well into our strategy of going beyond the traditional art gallery and uses other means like design and events for reaching out to collectors and our public. It is fantastic we can bring the graffiti and street art legends like Inkie and Bates as well as new young talents like Amara Por Dios and Flesh to Sweden and Sälen. This will be something new and links back to the SkiStar mission of creating memorable experiences for its visitors” says Viktor Byhr, Managing Director Urban Artroom.

Read more about the live event with Urban Artroom in easter and other events on

For more information:
Fredrik Rydén, Marketing & Events Director SkiStar Sälen
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Mob: +46 70 311 82 83

Viktor Byhr, Managing Director Urban Artroom
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Mob: +46 76 170 8113


© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday April 15, 2014


This article was posted by Bates 2 weeks, 2 days, 15 hours, 52 minutes ago.

Thank you all who made it out Friday night for the opening of Bates’ solo show “Still Going Strong 1984 - 2014” at Le Fix Gallery.
A bunch of installation shots will follow later, and for those who didn’t get a chance to make it down to the exhibition yet, the show will run until April 9, 2014.

Big shout out to:
Sketzh, Shame, Goon, Cmpone, Romance, Zenith, Nicolai Seebach, Street Mads, Desire, Jab, Rest, Zusammen, Olivier tcb, Spyo, Emil, Niels Bjørndahl, Marie, Allan, Thomas, Cem, Dj Power, Bomr, Monika, Yoshi, Henrik Haven, Long Pede, Benny Bee, Valdemar Kludt, Zoro, Ouie, Tiws, Vibeke, Søren, Kisse, Margot, Double M, Taine, Jakob, Noiz, Mikkel Grønnebœk, Jes Brinch, Jeppe, Graffiti Galleriet, Male, Fres17, Become One, Pheo, Zone, Dj Whores, Anderscph, and my family!

Extra thanks goes out to my Dj of the night: Dj Power (The Man Of The Hour)

Interested to buy some of the artwork from the Bates exhibition? Its online here:

Bates limited T-shirt for sale here:

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday April 04, 2014


This article was posted by Bates 2 weeks, 2 days, 16 hours, 19 minutes ago.

I’m writing to share the photo coverage of Bates’ major new solo show “Still Going Strong 1984 - 2014”, which opened last Friday at Le Fix Gallery in Copenhagen (around 500 people attended the opening, it was packed!).

The coverage is divided into three parts: Installation shots (incl. a few from the installing of the show), shots of selected artworks (there’s in total 72 pieces on display in the show: paintings on canvas and hand painted signs and photographs - plus a limited t-shirt made for the occasion by Bates for the clothing brand Le Fix) and a bunch of shots from the opening night.

Photo credit this time around is Henrik Haven and Mr. Yoshi (the guy who also took the photographs which are on display in the show).

The show will run until April 9, 2014 at Le Fix Gallery, Kronprinsensgade 9B, 1114 Copenhagen.


© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday April 04, 2014


This article was posted by Bates 2 weeks, 2 days, 16 hours, 26 minutes ago.

Ben Eine - Amusement Times from Pawan Tangsritrakul on Vimeo.

Famed artist Ben Eine has a bright new mural in San Francisco
at the 8 Octavia construction site in Hayes Valley.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday April 04, 2014


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Jukebox Cowboys from Tino Rieger on Vimeo.

JBCB in the yard, kind of…

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday April 02, 2014


This article was posted by Bates 2 weeks, 6 days, 5 hours, 54 minutes ago.

REACTION LINES is the first solo exhibition in France by famous American graffiti artist RIME of MSK crew.
At the Wallworks Gallery (4 rue Martel - Paris 10) his new works on canvas and paper…

Opening : Thursday, April 10, 2014 (19h-22h)

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday March 31, 2014


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TOP SPRAYER™ X THE GRIFTERS: SAME SAME™ from Teh Grifters on Vimeo.

SAME SAME™. A book by Taps & Moses™. Limited edition of 500 copies only.
Available exclusively at from 21 April 2014, 10:00 A.M. (GMT + 01).
© Music: r.roo - source of evening impermanence.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday March 31, 2014


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Puppetindustries peint au MUR - mars 2014 - from Laux laurence on Vimeo.

Mr. Puppet doing the famous wall “Le Mur” in Paris France
March 2014…take a look!

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Sunday March 30, 2014


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DabsMyla - POW WOW Hawaii from LRG Clothing on Vimeo.

For those of you who weren’t able to make it out to Oahu recently to POW!WOW! HAWAI’I , check out the work of Dabs & Myla, who teamed up with their good friend, Misery, to contribute a surreal seascape mural to this year’s event. The mural can be found the corner of Koula and Auahi streets in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday March 28, 2014


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Futura Talks Converse and Customization at the Fader Fort’s Chuck Hack from Nice Kicks on Vimeo.

Legendary graffiti artist Futura has designed sneakers with Nike in the past, but during SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX he hooked up with fans to help them create their own Converse Chuck Taylors. Making a special appearance at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse, the artist took part in an on-site demonstration of the Converse Chuck Hack, a creative project where anyone can take the iconic silhouette and make it their own. While helping participants personalize their pairs, the OG graffiti pioneer took the time to give us the inside scoop on his sneaker history and artistic evolution, while also customizing a unique Chuck Taylor just for us. Check out our exclusive, in-depth interview with Futura, and also see him in action producing our 1-of-1 Nice Kicks speech bubble Chucks in the video spot above.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday March 26, 2014


This article was posted by Bates 3 weeks, 5 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes ago.

STASH was born in Long Island, New York in 1967. He is considered one of New York’s graffiti legends, pivotal to the East Village scene of the early 1980’s. He exhibited his first canvases alongside Pop art pioneers Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat when he was only 17.

While his contemporaries turned to Pop art, Stash stayed true to the subway, working on trains until 1987 when he created his last underground piece alongside Zephyr.

His early works on canvas demonstrate a loyalty to his early career in the use of subway map collages and signature bold outlines and clean shapes. By the late 1990’s, Stash had pioneered the use of graphic elements of graffiti on streetwear through high-profile collaborations with companies such as Nike, Burton, Medicom toy and A Bathing Ape.

The move ensured his work reached a much wider audience than the gallery visitor and played a key role in the widespread understanding of and eventual public acceptance of graffiti.
Stash is now widely regarded as an innovator in the world of urban design. His fascination with the urban environment is evident in his perfectly executed photographic work, which features a combination of city motifs alongside the latest lighting and printing techniques.

Reebok Classic and The Seventh Letter proudly present

Opening reception: March 29, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: March 29 – April 12, 2014

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036
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© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday March 25, 2014


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Here is the last movie in Montreal Canada with Zek, Fluke and Shadow
Ashop’s Montreal backyard mural March 2013

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Sunday March 23, 2014