Releasing the new Artist Driven video from LRG covering our show
‘ALL GOOD THINGS’ at Metro Gallery in Melbourne earlier this year.
Sada Okwsa by Takeshi Terauchi and The Bunnys
Flood’s New Light by Thee Oh Sees
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Michael “KAVES” McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins - Skin Graf - Design and Style Series Event
Wednesday April 24, 2013 - 6-8pm
New York Public Library
5th Ave @ 42nd Street NYC
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf. He explores the relationship between graffiti and tattoo art, delving into their deep connection and highlighting some of the most cutting-edge artists in the community today. Fellow experts Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins also join Kaves for a conversation.
Graffiti and tattoos are now firmly entrenched as mainstream art forms. Over the past few decades, these raw products of street culture have converged in a unique visual aesthetic definitively documented for the first time in the compelling and inspirational book Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo (Prestel 2013). Famed graffiti tattoo artist Kaves and tattoo documentarian Billy Burke introduce, one by one, the masters of graffiti tattoo art, their personal stories, and their diverse handiwork. Each chapter contains an in-depth profile, a personal statement, and fascinating photos of studios and clients. Readers learn about the “skin graffiti” process, view brilliant “flash” drawings (design sketches for patrons to choose from), and come away with a new understanding of and appreciation for an art form that transforms the human body into the ultimate canvas for self-expression.
Copies of the book are available for purchase and signing at the event after the audience Q&A.
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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 The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to collect and make accessible the historical documents of Hip Hop culture, and to ensure their preservation for current and future generations.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.
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NIce feature on TATS CRU who have had a huge influence on the NYC graffiti scene for many years now. Outside of their commercial work each member has developed as masterful style writers in their own right.
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MEETING OF STYLES is an annual series of worldwide graffiti and Hip Hop festivals. United by their passion for art, an international network of graffiti artists and enthusiasts stage these gatherings in cities around the world, making Meeting of Styles the biggest event in global graffiti culture. More than 130 Meetings of Styles have been launched and attracted over 150,000 spectators across cities such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico DF, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Madrid, Liverpool, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Antwerp, Minsk and many more. The resulting graffiti art is staggeringly amazing, both in quality and quantity. ‘Meeting of Styles—Volume 1’ is the first part of a two-book collection documenting this international graffiti explosion. Dangerously jam-packed with pieces and productions by hundreds of the best graffiti artists, this book is very close to needing a hazardous contents warning label.