Posts by Bates...

  • Video: Vandals Exhibition

    After eight years in the making and journeys taking him across the globe, Nils Müller just published his second photo book Vandals which takes the illegal and dangerous activity of graffiti on trains to a more personal level, one that is more detailed and yet, more abstract, too.

    ©12ozProphet - Friday May 31, 2013

  • Video: Bates’ Hall of Fame

    At a sand factory in Sweden, Bates’ personal hall of fame has been taking shape over the course of years. Check out this amazing yard and hear his thought process behind the decade long project.

    ©12ozProphet - Monday May 20, 2013

  • Video: Eine “Extortionists X Protagonist”

    London’s Eine talks a bit about his work, street art vs. graffiti, and the hurdles of shipping spray paint to the U.S. Check out the video after the jump…

    ©12ozProphet - Wednesday May 08, 2013

  • Video: Vandals– The Book Trailer

    Nils Müller is a former graffiti artist who taught himself photography. His work elevates graffiti to a sophisticated visual language that thrills because of its illicit nature and aesthetic value…

    ©12ozProphet - Wednesday May 01, 2013

  • Video: Dabs Myla Double Feature

    Bates recently posted this video from LRG’s Artist Driven series featuring the Dabs and Myla show All Good Things...

    ©12ozProphet - Thursday April 25, 2013

  • Video: Victor Reyes at Bayshore Elementary

    Victor Reyes paints a mural at Bayshore Elementary School in Daley City, California. Check out the video after the jump…

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday April 16, 2013


    In 1990 a second battle took place behind a furniture store in Los Angeles between Hex and Slick. Take a trip back to the 90’s and check out the rad VHS copy after the jump….

    ©12ozProphet - Tuesday April 16, 2013

  • Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s at the Corcoran Gallery

    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, curated by Roger Gastman at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

    ©12ozProphet - Saturday March 16, 2013

  • Tag & Throws Interviewed by Bates

    In an unconventional twist, Bates interviewed the Swedish flick takers behind the Tags & Throws website about traveling around the world to photograph graffiti and their distinct preference for tags and throws over pieces.

    ©12ozProphet - Sunday January 13, 2013

  • Video: Bates Paraphrase 2012

    Check out this video as Bates Rounds up 15 random common folk to recreate a ‘Bates’ pieces as part of a challenge showing anyone can pretty much be a writer.

    ©12ozProphet - Friday October 26, 2012