Filed under: Art, Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: Atlanta, Bombing, Boston, Chicago, D-30, Detroit, Fill-ins, Graffiti, Houston, Los Angeles, MSK, NEKST, New York, New York City, NYC, Philadelphia, R.I.P., Rest In Peace, Saint Louis, San Francisco, St. Louis, Subways, Trains
The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of
Houston CA NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…
“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**
* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com
** stolen pic from ?
Filed under: Inspiration, Music | Tags: Gil Scott-Heron, Inspiration, Music, Poetry, Poets, R.I.P., Rest In Peace
Revolutionary poet, author, musician, spoken word pioneer, activist, all around legend and amazing inspiration to me, Gil Scott-Heron, best known for his 1970 work “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, died May 27th at a New York City hospital at 62 years old.
Best known for…
Filed under: Art, Graffiti | Tags: 156, ATM, Brooklyn, Graffiti, HAA, New York, New York City, NYC, R.I.P., Rest In Peace, Sure
Just heard that SURE (ATM, HAA, 156), half of the duo “SURE + FAUST”, has been killed while in the line of duty in Afghanistan at the age of 25. If you’ve been around lower Manhattan (or all of New York for that matter) in the last few years, you’ve surely (no pun intended) seen his over saturation of stickers. And these aren’t the (so trendy right now) printed vinyl stickers, these are all hand done with some of the dopest handstyles in the graffiti world. I met him briefly last year (He actually caught me getting up. Classic.). We talked for a minute and exchanged some stickers. Seemed like a genuine cool dude. He’ll definitely be missed. Rest In Peace.
Filed under: Art, Inspiration, Music, YouTube | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Fisher Price, G.G. Allin, GG Allin, Lil People, Music, R.I.P.
Punk rock legend/ rock-n-roll messiah/outlaw scumfuck GG Allin died 16 years ago today.
Love him or most likely hate him, you’d have to admit he had quite an extraordinary funeral..
“At his funeral, Allin’s bloated, discolored corpse was dressed in his black leather jacket and trademark jock strap. He had a bottle of Jim Beam beside him in his casket, per his wishes (openly stated in his self-penned acoustic country ballad, “When I Die”). As part of his brother’s request, the mortician was instructed not to wash the corpse (which smelled strongly of feces), or apply any makeup. The funeral became a wild party. Friends posed with the corpse, placing drugs and whiskey into its mouth. As the funeral ended, his brother put a pair of headphones on Allin. The headphones were plugged into a portable cassette player, in which was loaded a copy of The Suicide Sessions.”* (*from his Wikepedia page)
Rest In Piss fucko.
Filed under: Graffiti, Inspiration | Tags: Graffiti, Iz The Wiz, Legend, New York, R.I.P., Rest In Piece
Yesterday the art world took a big hit. 1970′s graffiti legend IZ THE WIZ passed away from heart failure after suffering years of kidney damage from aerosol fumes. He was 50 years old. Rest In Piece.
(pics stolen from Iz’s MySpace page and Martha Cooper)
Iz had one of the longest reigns in graffiti, starting in 1972 and still painting up till the past week. Last Friday his solo art show at Tuff City Styles opened in the Bronx. There will be a memorial there this Sunday, June 21st at 1pm.
check out his website.. IzTheWiz.com