Remix at Carmichael to May 7 - Part 1
This article was posted by Martha Cooper 2 years, 3 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours, 57 minutes ago.
When Elisa and Seth Carmichael invited me to have a show at their gallery in Los Angeles to coincide with the big MOCA Art in the Streets exhibit, I thought it would be fun to ask artists I’d met over the years to make pieces based on my photos. I asked them to choose any photo they liked and to reinterpret it in their own style. In the end the remixes spanned 40 years from Aiko’s choice of a tattoo photo I’d taken in Japan in 1970 to a photo from Baltimore from 2010 chosen by Blanco. The artists were from 13 countries and 5 continents reflecting the universal spread of graffiti and street art.
If you’re in LA in the next couple of weeks, try to stop by Carmichael Gallery in Culver City, 5795 Washington Blvd. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 - 6:00PM and by appointment.
There are over 50 artists in the show so I will post more remixes soon. The participating artists are:
Aeon, John Ahearn, Aiko, Bio, Nicer & B-Gee, Blade, Blanco, Mark Bode, Burning Candy, Victor Castillo, Cey, Cekis, Claw, Cosbe, Crash, Dabs & Myla, Duster, Anton van Dalen, Daze, Dearraindrop, Jane Dickson, Dr. Revolt, Shepard Fairey, Faust, Flying Fortress, Freedom, Fumakaka, Futura, Gaia, Grotesk, Logan Hicks, How & Nosm, LA II, Lady Pink, Anthony Lister, Loomit, The London Police, Mare 139, Barry McGee, Nazza Stencil, Neckface, Nunca, José Parlá, Quik, Kenny Scharf, Sharp, Skewville, Chris Stain, Subway Art History, Swoon, T-Kid, and Terror161
Jane Dickson Anthony Lister and Skewville all chose the photo of Lil Crazy Legs from the cover of Hip Hop Files.
Aiko chose this photo from Japan from 1970. Dokument in Sweden is publishing a little book of this tattoo series called Tokyo Tattoo 1970.
Blanco picked a 2010 photo from my ongoing Baltimore series.
The Remix opening was a success!
People were actually looking at the art
Dabs and Myla at the opening with their piece based on a Seen train photo from 1981.
Lady Pink remixed a photo of herself in the yards with Skeme and Agent.
Fumakaka is a crazy crew from Peru.
How and Nosm transformed these cops from a 1981 photo.
Terror 161 decided to paint directly on the photo of white trains.
Revolt designed and painted the original Wild Style wall with Sharp and Zephyr.
Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, and Patti Astor remixed. All were at the MOCA opening in person.
Gaia chose a 1978 photo of HE3 with his pigeons. HE3 first introdyced me to Dondi.
I met Flying Fortress from Germany at Venice Meeting of Styles 2010. That's Dez aka DJ Kay Slay with bat on left and Daze on right.
Nazzareno Stencil from Argentina transformed a spraying hydrant into a spraycan.
TATS CRU's Bio, Nicer & B-Gee created a tribute to Big Pun, Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Frosty Freeze, dressed in the clothes in the photo.
Chris Stain has been remixing my photos for a while and his work was one of my inspirations for the show.
Faust painted a tribute to his writing partner, Sure R.I.P.
Me, Duster n' Kenny Scharf. Duster showed up and quickly painted a piece on a subway map based on his memorable Duster Lizzie train.
Kenny Scharf remixed a photo of one of his early tags from the '80's.
Cey remixed himself from 1983.
Victor Castillo chose a photo from Manhattan's Lower Eastside in 1978 where the kids are pretending to service a car.
Daze chose two photos to remix, one with his original character on the left appears, 30 years later, on the upper right.
Jeffrey Deitch and me at the opening in front of Jose Parla's piece based on Futura's groundbreaking "Break" subway piece.
© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Wednesday April 27, 2011