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This article was posted by Chino 2 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 10 hours, 35 minutes ago.

I recently had some of my photos published in A Love Letter to the City, by Steve Powers, and


in the Monacelli Presses book Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography by Steven Heller and Mirko llic, which features a diverse collection of type and letter based; murals, design, architecture, construction and landscapes from around the globe.

 

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 10, 2014

Under the Bridge: The East 238th Street Hall of Fame

This article was posted by Chino 2 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 11 hours, 33 minutes ago.

Paul “Cavs” Cavalieri shares his experiences under the Bronx’s East 238th Street bridge, through an astonishing photographic diary chronicling four-decades of graffiti.
Order   here

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 10, 2014

RIME MSK X MTN WATER BASED 300

This article was posted by Los Montana 2 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 1 hour, 22 minutes ago.

There are quite many graffiti writers who have a more artistic angle and fame due to their restless type of creativity.

This is why our MTN Water Based is the perfect tool when you want to combine different aspects of painting with aerosol, basically the advantages of using water based paint.

We accompanied Rime MSK during his exhibition “Reaction Lines” over at Galerie Wallworks in Paris, and we open a new line of videos, which together with MTN Water Based, allows us to get closer to the work of some of graffiti-art’s most important names.

© Los Montana & 12ozProphet - Saturday June 07, 2014

RIME MSK “REACTION LINES” VIDEO

This article was posted by Bates 2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 20 hours, 33 minutes ago.

MTN WATER BASED X RIME MSK Studio Works (eng subt.) from Montana Colors on Vimeo.

There are quite many graffiti writers who have a more artistic angle and fame due to their restless type of creativity.
This is why our MTN Water Based is the perfect tool when you want to combine different aspects of painting with aerosol, basically the advantages of using water based paint.
We accompanied Rime MSK during his exhibition “Reaction Lines” over at Wall works in Paris, and we open a new line of videos, which together with MTN Water Based, allows us to get closer to the work of some of graffiti-art’s most important names.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Thursday June 05, 2014

ULOVLIG KUNST 1987

This article was posted by Bates 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 3 hours, 27 minutes ago.

Ulovlig Kunst (1987) from Andreas Vingaard on Vimeo.

Old Copenhagen Graffiti Documentary film from 1987
ILLEGAL ART
Featuring: Kin, Bomb, Rezq, Toys crew, Soe, Shoe, Joker, Sketzh
Cosmic crew, Karen Thisted, Secher, Mode2, Jap, Dst, Bates, Reace
Juice, Decoy, Jest, Joy, Metal, Egon Weidekamp…

(Danish language only)

Læs interview om Mads Brüggers første dokumentar her:
http://www.atlasmag.dk/node/672

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 04, 2014

Stations of the Elevated

This article was posted by Greg Lamarche 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago.

APD’s Cinema Conservancy program is excited to announce the World Premiere of the restored Stations of the Elevated (1981), a 45-minute independent documentary directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot over the course of 1977 on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City’s gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, the film is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.

On Friday, June 27 BAMcinemaFest will present the world premiere of APD/Cinema Conservancy’s new restoration of Stations of the Elevatedon the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater. The event begins with a live performance by legendary jazz ensemble the Mingus Dynasty, the original Charles Mingus legacy band. The first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles’ death in 1979, this acclaimed orchestra continues to interpret Charles Mingus’ more than 300 compositions, and will perform as a prelude to Kirchheimer’s jazz-inflected documentary.

Tickets are now on sale here.

The first-ever documentation of graffiti on film, Stations of the Elevatedcaptures the height of the 1970s graffiti movement in New York, featuring the work of early legends including Lee, Fab 5 Freddy, Shadow, Daze, Kase, Butch, Blade, Slave, 12 T2B, Ree, and Pusher. In a period when the graffiti covering New York’s subway system was largely dismissed as vandalism, with mayor Ed Koch threatening “if I had my way I wouldn’t use dogs, but wolves [to keep writers out of the train yards],” Kirchheimer explored graffiti as a form of self-expression and a reaction to New York’s social and economic conditions, an artistic counterpoint to the “legalized vandalism” dominating the city’s visual landscape in the form of corporate advertising. Juxtaposing the colorful imagery of ‘tagged’ cars with shots of carefully hand-painted billboards depicting hamburgers and bikini-clad women, Stations of the Elevated forces audiences to ask: “What is urban art, and what role does it play in the daily life of a city?”

The film premiered at the 1981 New York Film Festival, but lacking appropriate music licenses, Stations of the Elevated was never theatrically released in the United States. In the 30 years since its completion it has been rarely screened, developing a cult amongst cinephiles and jazz- and graffiti-lovers. After two years of working to secure appropriate licenses for its soundtrack, APD’s Cinema Conservancy program will finally make this crucial cultural document and cinematic experience available to the public in 2014 with a theatrical run.

Filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer (b. 1931) immigrated to New York with his family as a child, escaping Nazi Germany to settle in Washington Heights. After studying at Hans Richter’s Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New York, he spent many years working in the film industry while self-financing his own independent films. A long-time professor at the School of Visual Arts, Kirchheimer has documented New York with an observant, sympathetic eye for decades, in films including Claw (1968),Short Circuit (1973),  Bridge High (1975) and We Were So Beloved (1986). He is also the director of TALL: The American Skyscraper & Louis Sullivan (2004), Spraymasters (2008), Art is…The Permanent Revolution (2012) and the recently completed Canners (2014).

APD is thrilled to be bringing this new restoration of Stations of the Elevated to fresh audiences; look out for details about the film’s theatrical run in the coming months.
For sales and booking inquiries contact:
Jake Perlin – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For press information about
Stations of the Elevated, please contact Adam Kersh
at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 917.551.5853

For press information about BAMcinemaFest, please contact Lisa Thomas
at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 718-724-8023

Press Kit and Stills Available for download here
Stations of the Elevated (Running Time: 45 minutes)
An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy Release, in association with agnes b., of a Streetwise Films Production

Produced, Directed, Photographed, Edited by: Manfred Kirchheimer
Music by: Charles Mingus “Amazing Grace” sung by Aretha Franklin
with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir
Featuring Art by: 12 T2B, Blade, Butch, Daze, Fab 5 Freddy, Kase, Lee, Pusher, Ree, Seen, Shadow & Slave

“Exquisite… Stationsunspools for long, glorious stretches without dialogue, following the rails alongside its stars—colorfully tagged subway trains—as they glide through both urban terrain and lush countryside”
— Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly
“…a cinematic tone poem of great beauty. Brilliant…proof that you don’t need to make a speech to make a political statement of cogence and incisiveness.”
– WNYO, New York

“…an astonishingly beautiful film”
–– New York Film Festival

The theatrical release of Stations of the Elevated is supported by the School of Visual Arts
Cinema Conservancy is the releasing program of Artists Public Domain, a New York-based non-profit production and distribution company.  Cinema Conservancy helps to ensure the legacy and public availability of
crucial works of American Independent cinema.  Previous Cinema Conservancy releases include
Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, the John Hubley Centennial, Nothing But a Man, Little Fugitive, Northern Lights and The Color Wheel. APD’s recent productions include Towheads, Another Earth, and
The Forgiveness of Blood.

© Greg Lamarche & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 04, 2014

NEWLY RESTORED “STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED”

This article was posted by Bates 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 7 hours, 19 minutes ago.

Stations of the Elevated (1981) Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer
Released by Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy

World Premiere New Restoration
Friday, June 27 BAM Harvey Theater
BAM Cinemafest 2014
Tickets: http://www.bam.org/BAMcinemafest

For more information on Artists Public Domain, visit:
http://www.artistspublicdomain.org

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 04, 2014

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

This article was posted by Handselecta 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 15 hours, 35 minutes ago.

To celebrate the release of the Handselecta Black Book Series, we are pleased to announce a two man art show and book release party featuring original works and signature blackbooks by our first collaborators in this series, artists, GOREY (Paris/NYC) and CURVE (New Haven/Philly/NYC)

June 20, NYC
RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

© Handselecta & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 03, 2014

CONTEST - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

This article was posted by Handselecta 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 16 hours, 3 minutes ago.

To celebrate the release of two new books by artists, GOREY and CURVE, 12ozProphet and Handselecta have partnered to kick off a handstyle contest, offering two lucky winners the chance to win a cool prize pack we’ve put together. To enter, pen “Practice Makes Perfect” in your most stylish hand with a shout out to “12oz” and post the photo to your Instagram account along with the following hashtags and handles: #12ozhandselectacontest #practicemakesperfect2014 @12ozprophet @handselecta NOTE: You must also be following both @12ozprophet + @handselecta You’re free to submit more than one entry, but limited to one entry per day while the contest is running. Prize packs can only be shipped within the 48 states of North America, however anyone is encouraged to enter. The winners will be chosen by GOREY and CURVE and will be displayed on both @12ozprophet & @handselecta Instagram accounts as well as receive the prize pack advertised. Contest Ends June 20th at midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winners will be announced the week of June 23rd, 2014.



© Handselecta & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 03, 2014

FOTO BOMBING

This article was posted by Jamil GS 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 18 hours, 31 minutes ago.

2 times.
This thursday in Copenhagen the Young Stringers will introduce their creative experiment to an audience of 160.000 commuters, everyday for 10 days.
With no formal prior knowledge and equipped w nothing more than their dedicated willingness to learn and explore, these young bucks have taken to the streets of North West Copenhagen with a few Canon dslr cameras and trotted their way forward into the unknown of the creative abyss.
In a very short time and with just a little guidance these dudes have made great progress and I am proud of them.
Besides exhibiting in the subway/metro, they are showing at the Red Square, in Norrebro, Copenhagen, should anyone happen to be in this neck of our planet. This all goes down during Copenhagen Photo Festival
“Nate dogg(rip) said smoke weed everyday, I say create everyday. Suit your self.
One love.

© Jamil GS & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 03, 2014