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TenderTrap/ Frontal Labotomy display

A few pics from the TenderTrap/ Frontal Labotomy display…

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On display until TOMORROW, August 2nd.
Go check it out at TenderTrap, 66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NYC. Open 4pm- late.



Happy Halloween

AloneOne-2015-Halloweencarved Blue Hubbard…Squash
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Alone1-Halloween2015…on display this afternoon at:

“La Marina x The L.I.S.A. Project NYC‘s Pumpkin Carving & Painting Event”

La Marina
348 Dyckman Street
NY, NY 10034

Kid’s pumpkin carving contest 11am-2pm.



“FUCK THE NYPD” Collaborative piece by ALONE ONE, BEHR Paints and HOME DEPOT (FREE Prints!)

=====================   R.I.P. ERIC GARNER   =====================

(Forced) Collaborative with BEHR Paints released today*.  Grab one for FREE at (involuntarily) participating Home Depots near you**…

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Alone1-Behr-HomeDepot-FuckThePoliceBlue(b)“‘Fuck The NYPD’ Blue”
colored pencil and marker on BEHR color sample cards
3″ x 6″
2014

* While supplies last. (No need to ask Home Depot employees for help locating these in the store; if you can’t find them in the obvious location, you’re too late.)

** IF you are near Nostrand Ave/ Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.



“It’s Not WHAT you Know…”

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“It’s Not WHAT you Know…”



“Flip The Script” Book Release Party & Art Show… NYC, Tonight

I got a piece in…

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Flip The Script” Book Release + Art Show
at…

REED SPACE
151 Orchard St
(Lower East Side) NYC

Thursday, April 4th. 7-10PM.

UPDATE: Some follow up photos from the night HERE.



20 years ago… Digable Planets – “Pacifics”

“NY is a museum with its posters and graffiti 
If you’re in the city
on Sunday 
come check me”…

– “Pacifics” from Digable Planets

20 years after being released, this song is still one of my favorite hip-hop tracks to just straight up CHILLLLL out to.



Just a few tunes for the winter…

Slow blogging season. More soon. For now, a few classic tunes..



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”…

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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

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“RELIEF” Benefit Art Show to support New York Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy, TONIGHT ONLY!

I got a new piece in…

Making Deals Zine and Trumbull Studio presents:

RELIEF:
Benefit Art Show to support New York Residents Affected by Hurricane 

@ Trumbull Studio
143 Roebling St #5 (3rd Floor)
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, November 9th, 2012
TONIGHT ONLY!
Silent Auction & Raffle begins at 6 pm – Final Drawing at 9:30 pm

 

A huge group of established and emerging urban artists will have work for sale, and all proceeds will support LOCAL charities. Our goal is to help our fellow New Yorkers who have been hardest hit from areas like Far Rockaway, Staten Island, Breezy Point, and Red Hook.

Artists who have generously donated work for sale include:

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“The Hunted and the Hated”: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy
October 10, 2012, 5:30 am
Filed under: Politics, Ramblings | Tags: , , , , ,

Old news if you live in New York City’s hoods…

“I wanted to help people. But civililian Population are being hunted. Instead of being protected by us, they are being hunted, and we are being hated” –  honest NYPD cop (11:29)…

Out of 684,330 stops in 2011, roughly 1% are caught carrying weapons.



SubCulture #1: Can It
August 22, 2012, 9:00 am
Filed under: Books, Graffiti | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Appears I got a little shine on the cover of the new zine “SubCulture #1: Can It”. Good looks.

From their site:

SubCulture #1: Can It

Introducing SubCulture, a new zine about art and culture in the subway. The first issue, entitled “Can It,” is all about the old style trash cans in the subway. These cans acted as a canvas for graffiti writers up until they were discontinued in 2011.

The handmade zine includes 32 pages (including the color cover) of images and text on the topic. Each one comes with the following: one numbered copy of SubCulture #1: Can It, an unique envelope that mimics the design of the subway trash cans complete with a mini CAN IT FOR A GREENER PLANET sticker and handmade mini stickers by over 15 different artists, a Subway Art Blog business card and vinyl sticker, and at least one other assorted sticker.

The zine is limited to an edition of 100. SubCulture is now available at the Subway Art Blog store at: subwayart.bigcartel.com



“HELLO KITTY” Bathroom Mural
August 15, 2012, 8:28 am
Filed under: Art | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Hello Kitty/ New York City inspired bathroom mural I did last year…

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acrylic, spraypaint, enamal and glitter make-up on bathroom wall
12′ x 4′ (approx.)
2011



Kevin CYR “In Praise of Rust”

Cool oil painting by Kevin Cyr. A NYC van, complete with rust, dents, and graffiti. And upon close examination… ALONE and NET marker tags (under a paint tag) on the door. Haha.. New York City!

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“In Praise Of Rust” by Kevin Cyr


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Here’s a few more of his paintings…


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from JonathanLevineGallery.com

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2012) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

In Praise of Rust 
features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color.

The neglected appearance and utilitarian function of these vans carry a bit of nostalgia. Once ubiquitous in large urban cities, they have now become far more rare, replaced by heavily branded box trucks. In the artist’s words, “painting them is my way of documenting a grit that is slowly disappearing from New York. In a culture where people are lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find so much character in derelict vans. I have always been interested in painting vehicles that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.”

On the subject of his exhibition title, Cyr says “Rust serves as a good metaphor for this series, a symbol for deterioration and decay. The meaning also changes slightly when used as an adjective, as in: to become ‘rusty’ or impaired through inaction or disuse.”

Common themes in Cyr’s larger body of work have included mobility, sustainability and self-reliance. Referencing consumer culture and the fuel/energy crisis, these paintings offer a subtle commentary on how rapidly the technology of our generation becomes perceived as obsolete, amid an increasingly unstable and uncertain climate of economic and environmental issues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. In March 2012, Cyr’s work was the subject of an article in The New York Times. Cyr was recently interviewed by fellow artist Dan Witz for a feature that will appear in the May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, and the May 2012 issue of NYLON Magazine will include a story on Cyr, as well.



“Snowblind” group show


Awesome group show featuring Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Jesse Edwards, Mike P, Ian Reid, Alexander Richter, Steven Siegel, Michael Fales, Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg and Bob Barry.

And while you’re there pick up a copy of  Carnage #2,  “Making Deals”, “The Old New York”  and  “Locked” zines (while they’re still available).

 

Klughaus Gallery
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002

 



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…






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