“Barry doesn’t need to be in a gallery that will put him into a program of street art, that’s a context he’s entirely uninterested in.”
Photo by Dave Schubert
WHY. I HATE. GRAFFITI by Bob Nickas
Mr. Green @ Art Basel ft. Rime, Wen, Chocolatte Lady and Mr. Do or Die.
Check the Seventh Letter’s new video Miami Nights, Scandalous Times With Party People after the jump.
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Wild Style. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the special edition of Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree retelling the story of the cult classic.
Graffiti writers have the best handwriting, and this new book by Christian Acker of HANDSELECTA fame locks down that claim. Tracing the origins of handstyles across the continental USA, FLIP THE SCRIPT showcases and dissects the penmanship from some of the finest in the craft. A must have for every creative bookshelf.
On view now at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is Roger Gastman’s gift to what was once Chocolate City. Tracing the history of the underground scenes in Washington, D.C., during the 80s, the exhibition is heavy on rare, cultural artifacts from the worlds of Go-Go music, graffiti, and a world famous punk and hardcore scene… as well as in-depth look at notorious “Mayor For Life” Marion Barry. A must see.
There are a series of events coinciding with the exhibition you should check out as well.
Also: We’ve re-uploaded NEKST’s Sound Advice. Get that.
“The first time I meet JA, he skates up to me wearing Rollerblades, his cap played backward, on a street corner in Mahattan at around midnight.”
“The sheets were laying on the floor of this Police station for 10+ years until I came along and rescued them. The city should have done a better job at securing or destroying these records. Shit was found in an abandoned police station that has since been demolished. This art cures relationship woes. Guaranteed to make you single.” – RIME
Gagosian is putting on a Basquiat show tonight FYI.
A film by David Em about 1970s Los Angeles graffiti artists.
Charlie Ahearn’s legendary 1983 film.