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As Spotted in…

A car I painted back in ’06/’07 spotted in a photo in the Boston Globe (some story about The Big Dig) recently…

Here’s a better pic of the car…



“Everything …but the Girl”
November 15, 2011, 8:00 am
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“Everything but …the Girl.”
pen on free paper
2011



“Locked” zine out now

Featuring the art of graffiti and street artists while they are locked in the system from 1996–2011.

8.5″ x 5.5″
2o+ full color pages stapled with a thick cover.
Each issue is signed and numbered by Alone One in a limited edition of 100.

Contributing Artists:
Alone One
Caype
Grins
Kurse
Lost
Okto
PosterBoy

Smear

Grab a copy at one of these locations in Boston, NYC, or Los Angeles or directly online over at AloneArt.com

Or get one here by making a $10 donation*. Free shipping (include your address in the Paypal comments/notes).

–   S  O  L  D   O  U  T   – 

*All of the proceeds go directly to the contributing artists’ defense lawyers and commissaries. These crazy graffiti writers lifestyles require legal funds. So support the cause and get a great collection of art at the same time. Any size donations appreciated, larger donations get larger thank yous! So (speaking for all of us) thanks in advance for your support.



“Silver Lining”
September 5, 2011, 8:45 am
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“Silver Lining”
oil on canvas
12″ x 36″ x 1 1/4″

Shown at HOURGLASS‘s art show “Royal Flush”


…every cloud has one.



“ROYAL FLUSH” Art Show at HOURGLASS Tattoo and Art Gallery, Cambridge MA



“ROYAL FLUSH” Art Show

HOURGLASS Tattoo and Art Gallery
1680 Mass Ave (2nd floor)
Cambridge MA, 02138

OPENING:
August 20, 2011
8 – 12 pm

Art by:
ALONE
ANDRE CHEKO

COAST
HELZ
THE ROYAL KINGBEE
MOUSE
TENSE
TOMB

The show is up until late September.



“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!!



“The State Of NY vs…”
May 26, 2011, 7:58 am
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“The State Of NY vs…”
pen and paint on collaged court papers
8.75″ x 12″
2011

(click image and click it again to make it bigger)




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