The first two episodes of Paynt Boyz.
Greg Lamarche has a fresh new print available in his webshop, as well as a new show happening up in Winnipeg at Graffiti Art Programming.
RETNA at MOCA Grand Ave.
by Selina Miles
“This release is a collectors item for book lovers, graffiti haters and opinionated people”
A new zine by Austin McManus
“The project “Partner in Crime” challenges gender-based stereotypes commonly associated with vandalism, while offering an alternative perspective on the physical act of writing graffiti. By recruiting first-time female participants, I hoped to capture a playful side and a certain innocence, something I don’t think could have been achieved if the subjects were not inexperienced.”
15″ x 17″
edition of 50
Powell St., 1995
Basquiat: The Show Must Go On by Glenn O’Brien
I met Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1979 when he was 19 years old. I had been curious about SAMO©, whose rude and amusing graffiti had recently popped up around downtown Manhattan. People who made graffiti were then referred to as writers, but SAMO© was the first one who actually wrote more than a name. He was a poet and a provocateur, writing cryptic messages marking himself as a sort of a metacritical institution. Kilroy was here…and then there was Samo. If this was graffiti at all, it was something quite different. Graffiti had been almost a sport, a way for young urbanites to publicize their existence in a world of corporate logos by marking out territory, a practice so primal that a dog would understand.
Parallel Rails: ICHABOD by Caleb Neelon
Through an article in the New Yorker, a freight train legend learns that he’s been living with Asperger’s.
Dave Schubert, MQ rally
Paired with a slideshow TWIST created for his 2012 mid-career retrospective at BAM / PFA.
Also, if you haven’t read it yet; Twenty People Offer Fond Memories About Barry McGee on the Occasion of his Mid-career Survey Show at the Boston ICA
Here is the full short film “based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art during his time at Rhode Island School of Design from 1989-1992.”