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Cold Grillin’

Just a few pics from a new Tumblr I put up. Nothing too serious. Collllld Grillin’


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Har-Mar SuperStar

A little drawing I did of Har Mar SuperStar

Alone1-2013-HarMarSuperstar“Har Mar SuperStar”
pencil on paper
4″ x 6″
2013

And a few photos of him at his show last night at GlassLands/Brooklyn…

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NEKST MSK D-30 R.I.P.

The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of Houston  CA  NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…

ImageNEKST – Spring and Bowery (NYC)

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“MSK” by NEKST, seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

kgibbs-61391“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)*

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“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**

Nekst-truck“NEKST” (S.F.) **

Image“NEKST” (the Bronx, NYC) **

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“NEKST” MBTA Red Line (Boston) **

* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com

** stolen pic from ?

 



“STUCK” Zine #1

New zine out from CarnageNYC. Thick 60 pages of pics and interviews, stickers, and dope  silkscreened covers (frameable pieces themselves). Check em out…

“Stuck” No 1 consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers plus interviews with BASER, ALONE, MINUS and CRASTY. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The cover image was screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers are available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

More info and pics at CarnageNYC.

Get a copy here.

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( * pics stolen from Juxtapoz, words snagged from Carnage.)


DEPOE!
May 13, 2012, 6:53 am
Filed under: Art Show, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Oldie but goodie flick I took of my homie Depoe One in action on a mural 20 feet up…

Depoe… on a ladder, on scaffolding, on cynder blocks, on a picnic table. Brooklyn, 2009 FTW!

And speaking of Depoe, if you’re in NYC today check out my homie Depoe’s show  opening today…

Crossing Art
136-17 39th Avenue (Btwn. Main St & 138th St)
Ground Floor
Flushing, NY 11354 
www.crossingart.com



NYC/ Brooklyn Gang Graffiti
January 14, 2012, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Graffiti, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

After aborting my Los Angeles relocation a few years ago, I thought along with the gang driven drive-by shootings and talk of “colors”, I’d also be leaving the accompanying  graffiti. Well, maybe not so quick. Seems that New York has been getting its fair share of gang turf wars as evident on the streets of Brooklyn…





And You Wonder Why I’m Motherfuckin STRESSED??
January 13, 2012, 8:38 am
Filed under: Art, Photography, Politics, Ramblings | Tags: , , , , , ,

…more free drawing paper.



PosterBoy and Aakash Nihalani (Street Art Co-existing With Graffiti)

If street artists want to co-exist and be accepted by the graffiti world, there’s an old graffiti rule that they should understand. “DO NOT GO OVER OTHER PEOPLE.” ESPECIALLY if it’s bigger, better, or old. Sure those tags and those filled in “throw up” letters DO make a nice looking background to your street art. But that graffiti was there FIRST. It might not seem like much, but those letters were done on the spot with risk of arrest, possibly by someone from another city/country , a king, or even a RIPed writer’s last artifact. Undoubtedly potential historic pieces in the graffiti world. You CAN NOT go over them. Go BEHIND them? Hmm.. Maaaybe? ..If it’s done respectfully. This is a pic I took in Bushwick back in 2009..

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Posterboy and Aakash Nihalani playin by the rules.

“Give respect, Get respect.”



“History Of American Graffiti” by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon

This book came out about a month ago. I meant to do a comprehensive review on it, but with about 400 PAGES a proper review would take months for me to write. And I don’t want to reveal too much of the book. Here’s a small preview…

First, the cover. Take off that paper one that it came with and reveal the (MUCH doper, in my opinion) vintage spraycans cover hiding under there.

Then get ready for a Graffiti History 101 on the history of over 25 cities. Just check out the Contents pages!..



Instead of starting with the expectected Cornbread and Taki 183 stories, it starts earlier with other forms of graffiti.



Of course any history book is bound to overemphasize certain people and events and omits others (REZENT! LOST!). However the Boston and New York sections are pretty accurate and no way as biased as it could have been. I’m not so knowledgeable on the other cities, but hopefully they are just as accurate.




In addition to the individual city chapters, there’s profiles on some very influential writers such as Cost, Revs, Twist, and others.


Then to top things off, they’ve even included info on spraypaint, blackbooks, tagbanging, freights, the list goes on..


I was very pleased to see the Boston chapter giving just credit to the X-men, Jayrock, Remote, and of course the much justified write up and photos of Alert (OD. KBN. 5AV) and Ryze (5AV KBN.) in the Boston chapter.


The OD crew gets their mention. I get a mention and some quote. And a photo (not one I would have chosen.. guess I should have submitted some of my own.) of an “AN” I did on the Porter MBTA tracks in 1993. Yup, the “Star Market wall”.

They also go on in the Denver section about Alert and Hel (OD KBN) relocating out there and hooking up with SWS.

Overall, this is a great book that will undoubtedly (like it or not) be used as THE first and foremost account of 20th century graffiti and will be studied for centuries to come. Grab a copy while you can still get an original first pressing.

*** Oh yeah, BIG THANKS to Caleb and Roger for hooking up me up with a copy of the book!!



Rooftops
June 9, 2011, 11:00 pm
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Weather it’s up the back fire escape at a stranger’s party or sneaking/breaking into buildings and up the stairs, I always seem to find my way up… to the rooftops.



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Forest Hills MBTA station 1980’s

Before Boston’s MBTA Orange Line went into the trench in 1987 it was (arguably) a beautiful elevated trainline. Forest Hills station would become my “ground zero”. Here are some pics from the late 70’s/ early 80’s, but looking very similar to the Forest Hills I knew going to school in 1986-1987…


West elevation Forest Hills station – looking East across site of former New Haven Railroad station.

View underneath Forest Hill station along the surface platform looking North.


View of upper level platform at Forest Hills station – looking North.
Interior view Forest Hills station showing the intermediate level stair platform which is suspended from the main structure.


View of concrete covered portion of elevated Mainline Structure (Section F-6) – looking Northeast along Washington Street at intersection of Arborway. Arborway overpass crosses overhead at left. In the background is the start of Section F-5. Arborway yard is at the center in the background.


View of elevated Mainline structure – looking North – along Washington Street at juncture of Section F-5 and Section F-6 (the concrete enclosed portion of structure). Remaining stub of the former incline that led down to the Arborway storage yards is at the right.

*All pics and descriptions taken from here.



Martha Cooper’s “Name Tagging” – Sneak Peak










If you weren’t lucky enough to get an early copy at the book launch party, it’s now available at Amazon.com or your local book store.



Workspace
July 1, 2010, 9:03 am
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Martha Cooper’s “Name Tagging” Book Launch, Saturday, NYC
May 14, 2010, 10:45 am
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“For nearly a decade I’ve photographed hand drawn tags and street art on stickers. My best finds are now published in a little book called Name Tagging. It launches this Saturday at the OBEY pop up store at 151 Orchard Street from 5:00pm-8:00pm. If you come with stickers, you may be able to trade with some of the elusive artists featured in the book.”  – Martha Cooper

 

If you’re in NY this weekend, check out the book release and meet the photographer, Martha Cooper.

And be sure to check out her blog over at 12 oz.

 




Buffed Walls – Maryland
January 21, 2010, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, Photography | Tags: , , , , , ,


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Buffed Graffiti, Maryland, 2009




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