New in street art

January 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

 

STREET ART

New pics in STREET ART gallery, click the red button above and view

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Blackbooking in Queens, NYC

August 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

So I had to wake up super early for my flight to New York City, and that’s fine, I’m a trooper and can take it. The flight from Los Angeles was cool, it just sometimes goes by quick and sometimes slow. this time it felt like forever. Off the plane I had to get swooped up by my boy 4sakn, then he was off to work. I walked around Jersey City and took pics of street tags and stickers for a couple of hours, then at 6:00pm I took the train in to NYC and linked up with Hoacs. This is where it gets funny.

So at this point I have been up since 4:00 am, and I’m starting to feel it a little. I have been lugging my backpack and travel duffle with me everywhere all day. I figured me and Hoacs would smash some food and I would crash out. Hoacs tells me that he understands if I’m tired, but RF from WSK, TMR is having a Blackbook session with a bunch of heads and we were invited to stop by.

Now I should let you know right now that one of my all time favorite NYC bombers was Saint TMR. When I was 17 in 1989 and working in NYC for the summer, Saint TMR had the city on lock! Saint TMR had smashed it, and TMR was a feared bombing crew that NYC heads kept the look out for, so they wouldn’t get caught and catch a righteous beating!

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Uglar collective coming soon

July 31, 2013 at 12:46 am

The transition from graffiti to gallery artist has been ripe with trash talk and side-busting since artists started making money. It can be a slippery slope with haters at every turn trying to tear you down for “selling out”, not “keeping it real” and my favorite, not “paying dues.” Why am I bringing this up? Because I’ve been talking with the collective Uglar and I’m truely amazed at how much of an impact they have had on the streets, and now in galleries and musuems and even the tattoo world. I feel, personally, no one will hate on what they have accomplished in the past, and what they are doing now. It was true and real then, and is true and real now. I think this article will be something all will enjoy. I know some in the Los Angeles area may know of Uglar, but I hope to shed more light on them to the rest of the country and maybe even world.

I look forward to giving you the full article soon, but for now enjoy this quick sneak peek, thank you.

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Graffiti Scrolls Enter the Getty’s Canon by Ed Fuentes

July 23, 2013 at 12:40 am

This article was originally posted on KCET by Ed Fuentes. Im reposting it because myself and many friends of mine, as well as a large part of the Los Angeles graffiti community were in the book. I think it’s a great write up and I still want to go down and enjoy the book first hand.

Tempt's page in "L.A. Liber Amicorum." | Photo: Getty Research Institute.

Official Neighborhood Love artists at it again

May 31, 2013 at 1:43 am

Sege in Chicago and Hoacs in New York City.

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