New Zealand Herald Talks to Askew About Making Auckland the Mural Capital of the World

By - Monday, January 23rd, 2012

{image-1} I just read this interesting article published Saturday in the New Zealand Herald newspaper titled “Auckland could become world’s mural capital.” In it, the author speaks with graffiti artist Askew, who along with his TMD crew-mates really succeeded in putting New Zealand on the map as far as graffiti is concerned and are also painting some of the most progressive and influential pieces around making the most of the qualities of Aerosol paint. The author of the article, Janet McAllister, muses “Murals as landmarks can be as powerful as bridges and buildings.” She continues, “Meanwhile, Askew’s bigger vision is to turn Auckland into ‘the mural capital of the world’ The aim is not to make Auckland into an extra-large version of historic mural town Katikati – God forbid – but more like the street art and graffiti-based Wynwood Walls Project in Miami, where dozens of international artists have turned a rundown warehouse neighbourhood into an outdoor art space which now attracts visitors the world over.” The article is worth checking out, and so is a visit to Askew’s website, where we constantly return to stay up to date with his latest work. We posted his latest piece, a wild style burner, that to call fucking ridiculous would be an understatement. Read the full article from the New Zealand Herald here. Source: Askew

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