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NYC BOX TRUCK: RIME & TOPER

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 5 days, 9 hours, 45 minutes ago.

Graffiti giants like Rime and Toper made Staten Island their stomping grounds during their New York City come up. And even if it is a place known for welcoming transitory residents (see some notable members of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan) or cats from Jersey— since the Bayonne Bridge connects to the Garden State— Staten Island breeds them hard. This is probably why powerhouses like Rime and Toper don’t find it too hard to “regulate” on walls and surfaces like they had to commandeer growing up writing together.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 25, 2014

MTN SHOP SEVILLA & EYC, 3D ANNIVERSARY

This article was posted by Los Montana 3 months, 5 days, 12 hours, 7 minutes ago.

To round up the month of celebrations for the 3rd anniversary of Montana Shop Seville the andalusians joined forces with Estilo y Cojones, and they are also celebrating their birthday. A big mural with a exclusive line of invited writers which process can be seen in this following video, all in the name of the 3rd year of existence of both the shop and the magazine. Three years of putting Seville on the map.

If you want to see the pieces click here.

© Los Montana & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 25, 2014

NYTimes article on Graffiti Sculpture

This article was posted by Mare 139 3 months, 6 days, 6 minutes ago.

David Gonzales of the New York Times wrote an article in Mondays paper about my new installation for the No longer Empty Project opening this Wednesday in Sugar Hill Harlem. We discuss my history as former writer and sculptor and he interviews Doze Green as well a good friend who has seen my work evolve over the years. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/nyregion/mastering-the-art-of-three-dimensional-graffiti.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

Jan Kalab pop up art show this Thursday in NYC

This article was posted by Alan Ket 3 months, 6 days, 4 hours, 43 minutes ago.

Alan Ket presents Art in Public, a new project by Jan Kaláb. The exhibition showcases the multi-disciplinary artist’s recent paintings created while residing as a visiting artist in New York City.

Jan Kaláb’s minimalist geometric paintings are bombastic, colorful, and energetic evoking the warmth, sounds, and excitement that have been his recent experience in New York. To see his paintings is to witness the depth of loneliness, color, transience, and power that exists in New York City at any given moment. Painting has been long at the core of the artist’s practice and here we see how he captures the city’s whimsy and life.

Challenged with presenting his work in the vast art landscape of New York City the artist choose to take his paintings outside, documenting their brief and temporary existence outside of his studio walls. The new paintings stand out as vibrant beacons among the huge skyscrapers and gray streets of the city. These art actions further pushed the artist’s engagement with the city as he enlisted strangers to assist in the photo documentation of his paintings.

Art in Public was chosen as an ironic statement since the artist comes from a graffiti background where years ago everybody painted outside in the streets and the gallery world didn’t exist for the artists while today graffiti artists and artists in general solely seem to care about the galleries and sales. As a reaction the artist choose to take his paintings outside again.

Jan Kaláb belongs to the oldest active generation of graffiti writers in the Czech Republic. Not only does he engage in classic graffiti, with a talent for dynamic, colorful and playful compositions with the nickname CAKES but he also creates many objects and sculptures of various formats in public spaces with the pseudonym POINT. He does not fear experimentation and thus successfully pushes the boundaries of the field. On canvas he has reduced his sweeping graffiti style to a concentrated minimalist geometry. This is signed by his civilian name KALAB.

In recent years Jan Kaláb has repeatedly garnered attention thanks to his astonishing works and public murals. He has exhibited internationally with solo shows in Buenos Aires, Bucharest, Prague, Sofia, and Opava in the Czech Republic.

Jan Kaláb, born 1978 and living in Prague, presents his first solo exhibition in New York City at 103 Allen Street on June 26th, 2014 at 6pm.

© Alan Ket & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: WANE

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 6 days, 6 hours, 55 minutes ago.

Mention the Bronx in a few places around the globe and you’re likely to get one of two responses from those that know— intrigue or dismay. Both stem from the same source, the borough’s infamy. Infamy for the sheer poverty that has historically plagued it, and ironically, created the conditions that birthed one of the most revered pockets of early, bourgeoning hip hop culture. Ask Wane COD and he’ll probably tell you firsthand what his esteemed borough meant to him and his style in the early ‘80s, when he dived headfirst into the language that’s taken him around the world— graffiti.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 2: BRONX WITH WANE

This article was posted by Grotesk 3 months, 6 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes ago.

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 1: STATEN ISLAND WITH RIME AND TOPER

This article was posted by Grotesk 3 months, 6 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes ago.

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

ART ALLIANCE PRESENTS PROVOCATEURS GROUP SHOW

This article was posted by Cope2 3 months, 6 days, 10 hours, 21 minutes ago.

http://www.artalliance.com/

© Cope2 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

Vintage logos

This article was posted by Chino 3 months, 1 week, 3 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes ago.

My man Saviour over at MG & HKM is killing it with these awesome vintage logo embroidered patches, tees and snapback caps. To order yours, or to check out the rest of his fine line of products visit: http://www.mgandhkm.bigcartel.com/


Limited Embroidered patches

Flo-Master tee

LIMITED Rusto Scotty snapback

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Friday June 20, 2014

WATER BASED STUDIO WORKS X C215

This article was posted by Los Montana 3 months, 1 week, 4 days, 4 hours, 18 minutes ago.

C215 has become a celebrity within European urban art thanks to his original stencil technique of overlapping layers of bright colors to create his amazing effects. His works, both in the street and the studio, show that aerosol is his main tool. This is why a product like MTN Water Based fits perfectly for his indoor creations.

C215 has always been very discrete about the process of his technique, but this time, thanks to this video made for the MTN Water Based Studio Works series, the french artist hands us the opportunity to come inside in his studio in Paris during one of his sessions.

© Los Montana & 12ozProphet - Thursday June 19, 2014