The dynamic duo Chef Sam “Sammy D” Demarco of First Food & Bar and celebrity designer Antonio Ballatore of HGTV’s Antonio treatment, bring Manhattan’s Lower East Side vibe to their new urban eatery on the Las Vegas strip. A culinary and artistic collaboration that features unbeatable burgers, signature shots, and exciting art installations by the country’s top street, graffiti, and photographic artists. This new venture is sure to be a bustling hub of street culture, New York-style nightlife, and imaginative cuisine.
Rattlecan is bringing some of the highest quality street artists in the world under one roof on the Las Vegas Strip. The array of awe-inspiring work by renowned artists RIME, AIKO, HOW and NOSM, KRINK, KING RUCK, DEFER, Buck Wild, Martha Cooper, Kenneth Cappello, Curtis Kulig (LOVE ME), and Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples create the boldly unique interior of the restaurant.
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.
The exhibition explores the visual culture of the “other D.C.,” demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America’s capital city. In the midst of notorious problems with drugs and corruption, D.C. gave birth to an infectious visual culture captured in the exhibition through posters, graffiti, graphic art, archival photographs, and ephemera. Pump Me Up tells a local history from a local point of view, while providing a framework for the contemporary surge of interest in street art and underground graphics.
Pump Me Up traces the history of graffiti in Washington while emphasizing its inextricable ties to the burgeoning forms of local music. The exhibition highlights the vibrant scene that sprang up around Go-Go, a local form of funk pioneered by Chuck Brown and others, including the stripped-down “Go-Go graffiti” style. Started by neighborhood “crews,” this style became a hallmark of the D.C. style of graffiti writing. Around the same time, an underground hardcore and punk scene sprang up in venues like the Wilson Center and the 9:30 Club.
Ephemera, photos, flyers, posters, records, newspaper clippings, stage clothes, instruments, video loops, and much more, all made largely between 1980 and 1992, will fill the Corcoran’s Atrium and Rotunda, bringing the era to life. The exhibition includes sections on graffiti writers (notably the work of COOL “DISCO” DAN), the D.C. punk, hardcore, and Go-Go scenes, concert posters made by the Baltimore-based Globe printing press, and visual culture from the drug wars.
Pump Me Up is curated by Roger Gastman, who began writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland. Since then, he has founded and published the pop culture magazines While You Were Sleeping and Swindle, with Shepard Fairey, and authored a dozen graffiti art books including The History of American Graffiti (with Caleb Neelon; 2011). In 2011 he curated, with Jeffrey Deitch and Aaron Rose, the exhibition Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Gastman’s film production credits include Banksy’s Exit through the Gift Shop and the graffiti documentary Wall Writers, and he is currently directing a documentary for Sanrio/Hello Kitty on the history of the brand and its fans.
Skupe, Tubs, and Mr.Knows working on a piece of the full block production
while Spen throws up some of the local killer animals of Florida. Along with
the DADE Familia starting a tribute wall for the master of handstyles Bernie
“Crude Oil” Perez.
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Flip the Script (Gingko Press). A 10 year project about graffiti styles in America. Help me take it back to the 8 originator cities!
Donations will be used to book and fund travel of the author, Christian Acker to the cities showcased in the book, to create educational lectures and workshops with artists and students of all ages of typography, calligraphy and graffiti, elevating the art and culture for the next century.
Check out the Kickstarter page for some great donation-rewards by some great artists connected to the project
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Dabs & Myla, together with 30 other international artists and several local talents, attended the 4th edition of Pow Wow Hawaii.
We had the opportunity to share with them a beautiful house in front of Sunset Beach, in O’hau North Shore (courtesy of Pow Wow organization) and this interview is just a resume of the great time we spent together.