The Burning of Kingston

This article was posted by Chino 12 hours, 4 minutes ago.

Mass Appeal has teamed up with Red Bull to bring you “The Burning of Kingston“ – a live graffiti exhibition and battle on a real NYC subway car.

The competition will feature world-renowned graffiti artists; T-Kid, CES, Doves, Ribs, Dero, Bio, Doc TC-5, Revolt, Dmote, Cope2 and YES 2. Eight of the artists will be split into two (4 man) teams, going head to head on opposite sides of the train. Curated by Sacha Jenkins, Creative Director of Mass Appeal, and noted artist, author and historian David “Chino” Villorente. This FREE family friendly event will also feature local vendors, live music and a books signing by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins in support of their new book, Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now.

The Burning of Kingston

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
The Trolley Museum of New York
89 East Strand,
Kingston, NY


© Chino & 12ozProphet - Friday August 29, 2014


This article was posted by Chino 2 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago.

Chino / Keo, Afro Punk Festival, Brooklyn. 

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Wednesday August 27, 2014

Extreme home makeover

This article was posted by Chino 2 weeks, 10 hours, 56 minutes ago.

The house we painted in Miami last year recently served as the backdrop to a pretty awesome photo shoot. Photo by Jose Guerra, model Daphne @badasshaitian19.  Check out the rest of the “American Graffiti” photos at:

SE3 (Haze), Chino, Skid, Trim, Bae and Jick.

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Friday August 15, 2014

Stations of the Elevated screeening

This article was posted by Chino 2 weeks, 3 days, 9 hours, 19 minutes ago.

I’m back at the MCNY this Thursday for the screening of Stations of the Elevated, and a short post-film discussion with director Manny Kirchheimer.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:30pm.
Museum of the City of New York,
1220 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Order tickets online at: or call: 917.492.3395.

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday August 12, 2014

Blade book signing event: Kingston, NY

This article was posted by Chino 3 weeks, 3 days, 23 minutes ago.

Please join the Trolley Museum of New York and Mass Appeal for a live painting/book signing event with the legend himself.
Blade will be painting a to-scale train facade in the Trolley Museum’s outdoor rail yard. Co-author Chris Pape will be on hand to conduct a conversation with Blade. Books will be on sale and Blade will be happy to sign your copy.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Trolley Museum of New York
89 East Strand Street,
Kingston, NY

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday August 05, 2014

Scrap Yard NYC: sale

This article was posted by Chino 3 weeks, 3 days, 39 minutes ago.

My good friends over at the Scrap Yard NYC have a special on Black line German Montana spray paint. Buy 5 cans get one free. Offer Expires 8/15/2014. The Scrap Yard is one of the last remaining vestiges of old New York, faithfully serving the graffiti community here in New York City for the past 25 years.

Scrap Yard NYC
300 W Broadway,
New York, NY

P: (212) 343-2557

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday August 05, 2014

Cruel Summer

This article was posted by Chino 3 weeks, 4 days, 1 hour, 7 minutes ago.

Cruel Summer group exhibition curated by Roger Gastman.

Featuring: Ben Venom, Blade, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Cope 2, Dabs & Myla, eric Haze, Finok, Freedom, Horfe, Huskmitnavn, Mark Bode, Maya Hayuk, Mike Ballard, Mike Giant, Niagra, Pose, Revok, Rime, Risk, Same Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Tim Conlon and Victor Reyes.

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

557C West 23rd Street: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
529 West 20th Street: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Monday August 04, 2014

Today’s New York Post

This article was posted by Chino 4 weeks, 15 hours, 33 minutes ago.

It appears as if this MTA worker is admiring my tag at the top of the door. Unfortunately he was actually in the process of removing it.
The photo is from today’s New York Post. They originally ran this image as a spread back in 1986, just as the MTA began eradicating graffiti from the A and C line. 

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Friday August 01, 2014

Timebomb: Three Decades of Style Writing

This article was posted by Chino 1 Month, 1 week, 1 minute ago.

Friday, JuLY 25, 2014 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

Urban Folk Art® Gallery
101 Smith Street,
Brooklyn, New York

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Wednesday July 23, 2014

New York Observer

This article was posted by Chino 1 Month, 1 week, 16 minutes ago.

The recent panel I moderated at the Museum of the City of New York got a nice write up in the New York Observer.

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Wednesday July 23, 2014

NYC Box Truck

This article was posted by Chino 1 Month, 2 weeks, 5 days, 2 hours, 51 minutes ago.

Here’s a fun project I had a chance to work on back in March.


© Chino & 12ozProphet - Friday July 11, 2014

Beneath the Streets: book launch tomorrow

This article was posted by Chino 1 Month, 3 weeks, 45 minutes ago.

Beneath The Streets: The Hidden Relics of New York’s Subway System, reveals a world that until now has only been seen by a handful of transit workers, daring explorers and graffiti artists. Although it provides service to over 5 million riders every day, the subway is for most a sealed system. Very few of its patrons are aware of the extent of this vast underground infrastructure, the danger that exists below ground, and the age-old graffiti preserved within New York City’s underbelly. For the first time, this riveting documentary work opens up this subterranean maze, including over 600 miles of active track as well as abandoned sections and disused stations.
    Beneath The Streets features insights from Bill Brand, Chris “Freedom” Pape, Cope2, Curve, Espo, Haze, Hence, Host 18, Ket, Martha Cooper, Mesh one, Smith, REVS, Risk9, SP.One, Taboo, Toper, Wane, Web, Yes 2, myself and many others…

Lecture, Q&A and book signing with author Matthew Litwack. Doors open at 6:45. No RSVP needed.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY

Available now on Amazon, and bookstores worldwide July 11th! Follow @beneaththestreetsnyc for more!

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Wednesday July 09, 2014