It happens on Saturday, September 1st at The Hole Shop in NYC, and is Fuzi’s first-ever trip to the United States. The tattoos will be provided to the public for free, courtesy of Citizens of Humanity. If you’re interested in a chance to win an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Futura’s got a show called ‘Future Shock’ opening up September 6th in NYC.
We’ll be back on Tuesday, or maybe late Monday.
Courtesy of Citizens of Humanity, Fuzi will be tattooing people free of charge on Saturday, September 1st. We’ll be previewing some of the flash later this month, but for now, email email@example.com for a chance to win one of the appointment slots.
A rare TV Profile of Keith Haring from the mid ’80s.
A lot of good people involved in making this. Watch the trailer after the jump, and give it a little kickstarter action if you can.
In the northernmost reaches of Norway lies a small coastal fishing village named Vardø. For the past 20 years, residents have been leaving the village, decreasing the population from 4000 to 2000. Over the past few weeks, a group of internationally acclaimed artists have been visiting the town to paint murals in a hope to breathe some life back into the abandoned buildings and homes that have been left vacant by residents moving away. The concept for the event came from the mind of a man named Pøbel, who spent the past year tying up all the loose ends and curating the festival.
Revok has new show opening up this Saturday at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. This nice video by Noah Banks goes through the artist’s process in putting it all together.
art by Banksy
If you’ve got some time, watch this documentary on freight train graffiti by M. Nielsen.
“As the 1980′s came to an end so did the graffiti on New York City’s subway trains. During this same era graffiti writers were just beginning to discover the possibilities of painting America’s freight-train system.
In 1992, filmmaker M. Nielsen began documenting this phenomenon. For this video he has captured hundreds of classic works from coast to coast recorded interviews with the likes of T. Favin and Yen 34; and documented live ‘missions’ with such writers as Monk, Keot, Ewok, Rehab and Kon. Shot in color and B&W Super 8 film, Hi-8 video and 35mm photographs; Tales From The Rails is a presentation of the ‘Freight Movement’ filmed over an 8 year time span and shot in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Some of the artists whose works appear in this movie are: Sane, Smith, Lady Pink, Sento, Sien 5, Key, Cavs, Poet, Hush, Free 5, Muze, Monk, Spone, Ryze, Alert, Kept, Ewok, Yen 34, Much, Cycle, Power, Gkae, Haze, Bles, Porn, King 157 and many more! Music excavated by A. Broder.”
We close out WYWS week with the first interview ever published in the magazine in 1997, featuring an all-time favorite, ESPO. If you haven’t bought the book yet, do it. There’s almost 500 pages of entertainment in it.
Interview by Roger Gastman
Is Elvis still alive today?
Elvis is dead. But the cool thing about Elvis is I think he is reincarnated into people. I think his soul is still around, and I think he is just taking people over, moving from host form to host form. That’s why all the Elvis appearances. He could take over your body and you could turn into Elvis. You might look the same when you look in the mirror, but when you’re walking down the street people see you as the King.
Daim: ”6 hours to build, 30 minutes to destroy.”
If you were unlucky enough to have not seen Roger Gastman’s original magazine while it was print, here is The Worst of While You Were Sleeping; 496 pages dedicated to graffiti, girls, midgets, child celebrities, serial killers, people’s naked sisters, and so on.