RIME aka Jersey Joe 1XRun ltd Prints.

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 2 months, 1 week, 6 days, 17 hours, 13 minutes ago.

This has to be one of the most clever print series Ive seen in a while.

WHAT: Artist RIME aka Jersey Joe from the infamous MSK and Seventh Letter crews makes his print debut with his custom Arrest Sheet sets exclusively on 1xRUN.

Felony Arrest Sheets - Embellished Edition of 30 - (5) Double Sided 8 x 8 Inch Archival Pigments Prints in Custom Arrest Sheet Folder with Hand-Embellishments + Unique Drawings from RIME -
Misdemeanor Arrest Sheets - Standard Edition of 20 - (5) Double Sided 8 x 8 Inch Archival Pigments Prints -
Original 8 x 8 Inches Artwork created with Pen, Marker & Gouache on Found Police Arrest Sheets -
Promo Video - View The “WRAP SHEETS DETROIT FANTASTIC”  at The Seventh Letter
Interview With RIME with Process Photos + More at http://blog.1xrun.com/rime-rewrites-the-wrap-sheet/

WHEN: Friday, February 8th 2013 at 12PM EST on http://1xRUN.com this release will be available for one week or until the edition sells out.

WHERE: This print, images, artist Q&A and additional information available on 1xRUN at http://1xrun.com/runs/Arrest_Sheets

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I came across the Highland park arrest sheets in 2011, a year before the Detroit Beautification Project began. Revok had recently moved to Detroit and invited Roids and I out to make art for the 2011 Perseverance art show. While on that trip we came across the police station before it was torn down. Then the portfolio sets and sheets were finalized and everything was assembled and embellished over the past 2 months. I usually work on 10 to 15 drawings at a time, kept in a stack. I would flip through and work on one until I hit a wall, then flip to the next and so on. With these it would take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks to complete one. ” - RIME

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday February 05, 2013

Revisiting the WU

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 3 months, 1 week, 2 days, 9 hours, 33 minutes ago.

Digging through the archives I found a bunch of imgs from my 2006 participation in the Outsides Project in Wuppertal Germany - http://www.outsides.de where along Os Gemeos, JR, Blu, Zeus and others we illegally installed art throughout this small town in Germany. The Wu StyleWriter is among one of my favorite works and has become a signature sculpture in my oeuvre.

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday January 10, 2013

Revisiting the WU

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 3 months, 1 week, 2 days, 9 hours, 33 minutes ago.

Digging through the archives I found a bunch of imgs from my 2006 participation in the Outsides Project in Wuppertal Germany - http://www.outsides.de where along Os Gemeos, JR, Blu, Zeus and others we illegally installed art throughout this small town in Germany. The Wu StyleWriter is among one of my favorite works and has become a signature sculpture in my oeuvre.

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday January 10, 2013

Carlos Mare Istanbul 2012

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 3 days, 15 hours, 4 minutes ago.

Currently Im in Istanbul for an ART/Islam Roundtable with US and Turkish Scholars, Art Historians and Govt officials to discuss building a cultural bridge between the nations. Its been a really informative and enlightening experience and while learning lots about Turkey and its history its people are incredibly interesting, talented and diverse.

There is a real Graffiti scene here and my new friend Turbo S2K has been instrumental in filling in the blanks and gifting me his book on its history. The style writers here give a run to any other in the world yet little is known about them, I will soon post imgs and text about the scene here. Im happy to be an Ambassador for our culture especially in areas of the world like this where there is a wealth of talent and hunger for knowledge about the scene in America.

If you follow me on Instagram #carlosmare you will see many imgs of this trip.

The historical sites are abundant and breath taking. I feel I need a year to really tour this country.

Enjoy

AYASOFYA MOSQUE ISTANBUL

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Sunday December 16, 2012

US Cultural Ambassador Carlos Mare

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 1 week, 9 hours, 54 minutes ago.

I had the pleasure to serve our community at the request of the US State Department as a Cultural Ambassador to Uruguay recently. It was a terrific opportunity to visit a country that lies at the very end of Latin America. Although very distant it is very much a country with a thriving economy and creative community. My role was to bring my experience to students and professors at the Art and Design, School of Architecture,
​University of the Republic as well I joined my good friend Henry Chalfant, Dister from NYC and Emmanuel Audelo Enriquez from Mexico for presentations at the SUBTE Art and Exhibition Center.

I was recently interviewed by Dan Feral regarding the position-

CM- I believe there have been other writers in this position, to mind Daze Ellis was just an Ambassador to Ecuador. Its not a permanent position but an opportunity to represent America abroad for cultural exchange. The U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies worldwide regularly work with famous musicians (i.e. Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Mary Wilson), sports figures (i.e. Bernie Williams), journalists, and film producers/directors (i.e. Ron Silver).

CM- It is not partisan nor a permanent post, it is in fact one of the more brilliant things this country does in the form of cultural diplomacy. We have a deep history in this regard but its been a broken link in our policy which President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been mending. 
 
DF- What lead up to your appointement? (who recommended you? how long was
the process leading up to it?)

CM- I was appointed by the Ambassador to Uruguay Jullisa Reynoso who I met several years ago at an informal dinner through a mutual friend writer/activist Raquel Cepeda. It came as a surprise to me but given that I have been talking with several embassies in the Middle East about Ambassadorship it was a destined opportunity in a way. Most meaningful that it is comes from a Latin nation.

DF- What does the job entail in terms of structure and duties? (is this a
full time position? how long is the appointment for? wil you have an
office somewhere? will you be moving to washington DC or going there a
lot? who will you be answering to? do you do press releases and promote
things)

CM- Its not a permanent appointment its an opportunity to represent the artistic culture of America, in this regard ‘Graffiti’ and Hip Hop which is a world culture so I represent not just me but our global community. It is specific to ‘Graffiti art” which I think is unique as it allows me to provide more insight to both the policy makers and educators so they can better understand the underpinnings of potential emerging artists in their communities or as I call them “cultural equity”. I will not be a policy wonk nor hold an official post, perhaps more traveling through the State Department and other foreign embassies. They continually promote art as part of American goodwill and cultural exchange.


DF- What is the purpose of the position? (what is the intent of the
ambassador? what is the message and who is the audience? is there a
difference in the governments reason for the post and what you will want
to do with it?

CM- The purpose is clear, the world has changed and Americas image has been tarnished a bit, that said we still have more of what other countries lack and that is cultural capital, it has been our greatest export for so many years but since art and government have not been particularly good bedfellows it has suffered in recent years. By being able to represent the culture abroad I can present a compelling argument not for vandalism or solely graffiti but for the defense and promotion of living and supporting a free and expressive life. One must remember that Uruguay where I begin my mission had gone through a serious censorship period of text based graffiti during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s-80s, this graffiti was political and considered a serious crime, yet in some small part it transformed the country, it was the voice of the people. So if we can harness the voice of the children creatively imagine what transformations can occur.


DF- Will you be lecturing about the history or agressively
promoting graff as a valid form of expression? explain and justify the
significance of graff to non-believers? will you be dealing with the
issue of vandalism or just focussing on the aesthetics and other
cultural manifestations such as murals, fashion, etc. will you be
dealing with or defending writers that are in trouble here or in other
countries? is it the governments attempt to throw spin when there is
negative backlash to graffiti or to agressively promote it as a postive
cultural expression?)

CM- I will be speaking broadly about the topic but focusing on ‘potential’ -the creative power of the culture and the social and economic opportunities for young artists. I want to see more Latino artists engaged in arts in their community, academy and the art market. These areas where we are largely under represented and marginalized by a system of economics, class and race, need to be addressed by explaining the repercussions of this underrepresentation, I hope the message of ‘cultural capital’ gets understood. Art is not just for the rich, white or privileged its a universal experience and by product of many many people across many continents and herein lays the power of the graffiti/hip hop culture where the lines of color amalgamate to form a loose knit community of common interest in arts.

 
DF- Will you be creating your own agenda or are there things already set in
motion that you will be dealing with? (do you have goals in mind that
includes certain artists, groups, locations or issues?)

CM-I will be addressing university students and Diplomats Im sure. 
 

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday December 13, 2012

US Cultural Ambassador Carlos Mare

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 1 week, 9 hours, 54 minutes ago.

I had the pleasure to serve our community at the request of the US State Department as a Cultural Ambassador to Uruguay recently. It was a terrific opportunity to visit a country that lies at the very end of Latin America. Although very distant it is very much a country with a thriving economy and creative community. My role was to bring my experience to students and professors at the Art and Design, School of Architecture,
​University of the Republic as well I joined my good friend Henry Chalfant, Dister from NYC and Emmanuel Audelo Enriquez from Mexico for presentations at the SUBTE Art and Exhibition Center.

I was recently interviewed by Dan Feral regarding the position-

CM- I believe there have been other writers in this position, to mind Daze Ellis was just an Ambassador to Ecuador. Its not a permanent position but an opportunity to represent America abroad for cultural exchange. The U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies worldwide regularly work with famous musicians (i.e. Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Mary Wilson), sports figures (i.e. Bernie Williams), journalists, and film producers/directors (i.e. Ron Silver).

CM- It is not partisan nor a permanent post, it is in fact one of the more brilliant things this country does in the form of cultural diplomacy. We have a deep history in this regard but its been a broken link in our policy which President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been mending. 
 
DF- What lead up to your appointement? (who recommended you? how long was
the process leading up to it?)

CM- I was appointed by the Ambassador to Uruguay Jullisa Reynoso who I met several years ago at an informal dinner through a mutual friend writer/activist Raquel Cepeda. It came as a surprise to me but given that I have been talking with several embassies in the Middle East about Ambassadorship it was a destined opportunity in a way. Most meaningful that it is comes from a Latin nation.

DF- What does the job entail in terms of structure and duties? (is this a
full time position? how long is the appointment for? wil you have an
office somewhere? will you be moving to washington DC or going there a
lot? who will you be answering to? do you do press releases and promote
things)

CM- Its not a permanent appointment its an opportunity to represent the artistic culture of America, in this regard ‘Graffiti’ and Hip Hop which is a world culture so I represent not just me but our global community. It is specific to ‘Graffiti art” which I think is unique as it allows me to provide more insight to both the policy makers and educators so they can better understand the underpinnings of potential emerging artists in their communities or as I call them “cultural equity”. I will not be a policy wonk nor hold an official post, perhaps more traveling through the State Department and other foreign embassies. They continually promote art as part of American goodwill and cultural exchange.


DF- What is the purpose of the position? (what is the intent of the
ambassador? what is the message and who is the audience? is there a
difference in the governments reason for the post and what you will want
to do with it?

CM- The purpose is clear, the world has changed and Americas image has been tarnished a bit, that said we still have more of what other countries lack and that is cultural capital, it has been our greatest export for so many years but since art and government have not been particularly good bedfellows it has suffered in recent years. By being able to represent the culture abroad I can present a compelling argument not for vandalism or solely graffiti but for the defense and promotion of living and supporting a free and expressive life. One must remember that Uruguay where I begin my mission had gone through a serious censorship period of text based graffiti during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s-80s, this graffiti was political and considered a serious crime, yet in some small part it transformed the country, it was the voice of the people. So if we can harness the voice of the children creatively imagine what transformations can occur.


DF- Will you be lecturing about the history or agressively
promoting graff as a valid form of expression? explain and justify the
significance of graff to non-believers? will you be dealing with the
issue of vandalism or just focussing on the aesthetics and other
cultural manifestations such as murals, fashion, etc. will you be
dealing with or defending writers that are in trouble here or in other
countries? is it the governments attempt to throw spin when there is
negative backlash to graffiti or to agressively promote it as a postive
cultural expression?)

CM- I will be speaking broadly about the topic but focusing on ‘potential’ -the creative power of the culture and the social and economic opportunities for young artists. I want to see more Latino artists engaged in arts in their community, academy and the art market. These areas where we are largely under represented and marginalized by a system of economics, class and race, need to be addressed by explaining the repercussions of this underrepresentation, I hope the message of ‘cultural capital’ gets understood. Art is not just for the rich, white or privileged its a universal experience and by product of many many people across many continents and herein lays the power of the graffiti/hip hop culture where the lines of color amalgamate to form a loose knit community of common interest in arts.

 
DF- Will you be creating your own agenda or are there things already set in
motion that you will be dealing with? (do you have goals in mind that
includes certain artists, groups, locations or issues?)

CM-I will be addressing university students and Diplomats Im sure. 
 

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday December 13, 2012

Art Basel Miami 2012 Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes ago.

Heres a preview of todays work. Im in Miami participating in a group show with fellow studio mates Ket, EZO, Klass, QA, Alice Mizrachi, Phetus @ Miami Light Project and the Free Agents
Present PREMIERE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4,  2012 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Mural Unveiling: Saturday, December 8,  2012 8:00pm
featuring Mr. Pauer
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33127

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday December 03, 2012

Art Basel Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 11 hours, 24 minutes ago.

Heres a preview of todays work. Im in Miami participating in a group show with fellow studio mates Ket, EZO, Klass, QA, Alice Mizrachi, Phetus @ Miami Light Project and the Free Agents
Present PREMIERE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4,  2012 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Mural Unveiling: Saturday, December 8,  2012 8:00pm
featuring Mr. Pauer
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33127

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday December 03, 2012

Art Basel Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 4 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes ago.

Heres a preview of todays work. Im in Miami participating in a group show with fellow studio mates Ket, EZO, Klass, QA, Alice Mizrachi, Phetus @ Miami Light Project and the Free Agents
Present PREMIERE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4,  2012 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Mural Unveiling: Saturday, December 8,  2012 8:00pm
featuring Mr. Pauer
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33127

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday December 03, 2012

Really Vintage Spray Paint

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 5 months, 3 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes ago.

I met up with my man Jay from capmatchescolor.com and I was blown away! A true enthusiast and Spray Paint Scholar. I will let the photos speak for them selves. Jay and his boy Jay S blessed me with a few gems and a vintage metal spray nozzle! Thanks for the inspired post Daze.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday November 16, 2012

RIP Carmela ZEE Mrs. Rammellzee

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 5 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes ago.

With the passing of the late Rammellzee two years ago those of us who were friends and fans mourned the lost of a truly unique African American artist at the young age of 49. A few days ago I got wind that his wife, devoted long time companion and sole conservator of his entire art collection has passed in a freak accident. Details still pending, it is truly unfortunate and saddening.

Carmela Zagari supported her husband with unflinching commitment and with her passing the estate and the legacy of Rammellzee remains in the balance. She did manage to organize the exhibition at Suzane Geiss Gallery and the most recent at the New York Childrens Museum of the Arts- http://www.cmany.org/event/therammellzeegalaxseum/ (open now until February). It will likely be the last time we get to see a comprehensive exhibition of his works in this manor. Once the art world maggots, lawyers, and hedgers get done with the remains I suspect it will be spread out between NYC and Europe.

Rammellzees greatest fear was about the pariahs of the art industry and Carmela was his last hope to insure his legacy, I hope there were stipulations in place to preserve his work respectfully and with a worthy institution.

I am at a lost for words really, but this I can say on the heels of an important Archiving and Preservation conference I participated in last week, we as artists and a community must learn the ways of preserving our works and insuring its ongoing legacy either through our families or cultural institution for higher learning. We are losing many of the greatest artists of our time too soon and more importantly a direct link to our history.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday October 26, 2012

Remi Rough LA Show Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 5 months, 3 weeks, 6 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday October 23, 2012