Rome with the GRIM TEAM

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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Saturday September 28, 2013

Mr. Kaves Exclusive Designs for Gretsch Guitars

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Mr. Kaves was recently approached to paint 3 exclusive designs on some classic Gretsch guitars, to be featured at their annual Gretsch Day event in Brooklyn. Each was featured at Street Sounds in his hometown of Bay Ridge, which happens to be the largest Gretsch dealer in the U.S. All 3 were sold to the same collector, afterwhich, Kaves customized them with the names of the buyer’s family members. He has now been commisioned to design another dozen guitars for the company, to be avilable later in 2013. Peep it.

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Thursday July 11, 2013

TONIGHT at the New York Public Library—SKIN GRAF Design & Style Series Event

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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.


Order a copy of SKIN GRAF:Masters of Graffiti Tattoo now from!

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Wednesday April 24, 2013


This article was posted by Kaves 1 Year, 9 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 4 hours, 57 minutes ago.

I’m happy to announce that two of my closest friends, Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, have a very cool book coming out tomorrow, April 9th called The Merciless Book of Metal Lists. The book is full of dozens of insane lists related to the history of Heavy Metal since Black Sabbath dropped their debut back in 1970, to the present, and throughout its heyday. Tons of great exclusive photos too. Some of the lists were contributed by guys like Kerry King (Slayer), Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly) and a bunch more. Definitely worth checking out, and congrats to them on the release.

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Monday April 08, 2013

The Shoemaker at the SOHO Film Festival

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Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston Street, New York, NY
For Tickets:

Check out the reviews:

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Friday April 05, 2013

Lordz of Brooklyn 25th Anniversary Show

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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Saturday January 19, 2013

KAVES x JAGUAR Music Video - Khaled feat. TI, Lil Wayne & Future Ace

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Models and Bottles Music Video featuring Kaves Painted Jaguar

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Wednesday November 21, 2012

Permanent Graffiti

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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Tuesday October 23, 2012


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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Monday October 08, 2012

Name in lights

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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Sunday July 22, 2012

Young Kaves - Vice boyz - Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant - World of Photography

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© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Saturday June 30, 2012

Ride The Lightning Part 2 - Orion Music Festival 2012

This article was posted by Kaves 2 years, 7 months, 3 days, 5 hours, 15 minutes ago.

Ces, Med, Samp, Kaves and mug by KR1. Thank you to Metallica for having us down. Big shout out to Randi, Tats Cru, Bailey and C3.

© Kaves & 12ozProphet - Sunday June 24, 2012