On July 21st, 1971 the headline ‘Taki 183′ Spawns Pen Pals appeared in the NY Times. On May 13th, 2009, Taki 183 got a website. The first two lines of the Times article read as such “Taki is a Manhattan teenager who writes his name and his street number everywhere he goes. He says it is something he just has to do.” I didn’t want to pay for the rest of the article but, you can (or if you’re smart, download it from his site or peep it after the jump.) I am more concerned with spending my money on one of the spraypainted prints that are for sale on his website. Yes, that tag above is original, and spraypainted by Taki himself. True graffiti history.
He takes nice photographs, have a look.
We kind of have a thing for Marci Washington, maybe after seeing this print you will too. Available for $20 through Tiny Showcase, this print is worth every cent. There are only about 30 left from the edition of 100, so act soon!
Ladies & Clowns features new paintings and video by Marion Peck and it opens tonight (May 13th).
These iconic Steve McQueen essentials will get you laid…. well, if you can afford to buy them, you better be getting laid. The auction includes McQueen’s Von Dutch 1929 Scott Super Squirrel Bike, probably one of the coolest looking bikes ever. A Rolex Submariner, and his famed Heuer Monaco. Source / link
I forgot how much I like Vice’s Do’s and Don’ts. The scary thing this one was under “Do.”
“Quitting cigarettes is easy. But wings? Those fuckers are impossible to resist, so don’t even try. Just accept it and be proud.”
Stedham’s been railsliding for 3 decades…(photo from the 2008 party). Don’t miss the 09 Protec pool party on Fuel TV May 16th. Check out some interviews here as the skaters prepare for the event. via: here
Photographer Hugh Holland from Angels: Street, Skate, Seventies, summer is so close.
Two exhibitions, one name. Taking it’s title from a Tracy Emin piece, With You I Want To Live are two shows at the Museum of Art | Ft. Lauderdale that display the vast collections of Gordon Locksley + George T. Shea, and Francie Bishop Good + David Horvitz. That’s a Banksy above ^^^
V Magazine has an interview with the Museum’s executive director Irvin Lippman.