Archive for the 'Graf' Category
Here’s a quick visual recap of the Red Bull and Mass Appeal Write of Passage exhibit and lecture series celebrating the language of graffiti and the culture that spawned it. Includes commentary from Sacha Jenkins, Claw Money, Mike 171, Chino BYI, Henry Chalfant and others.
Previously: EASY in Mass Appeal
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Previously: EASY in Mass Appeal
I used to write my name on other people’s property. I’ve been mostly retired from street bombing (I won’t pretend I was an artist) for years now, but I still casually follow graf and it will be embedded in my soul forever. I’m in my 30s with kids now and most people I know to this day still call me “ESKAY” which is a variation of the tag I wrote for so many years.
EASY is a legendary NYC street bomber who was one of the true kings of the 5 boroughs in the 80′s and 90′s. At some point during this period (late 80s early 90s) him and his partner, the late and equally legendary JOZ, came through my hometown of Yonkers on an epic bombing spree that me and some of my friends who grew up writing still talk about to this day. They came straight up South Broadway, the city’s main strip, and destroyed store gates and walls on both sides of the street, all the way to Getty Square at the center of town. Back in those days, the buff was slow and those tags ended up running for years. As a young kid discovering graf in the late 80s, I can’t begin to tell you how influential that one bombing run was on me.
Karmaloop tags along with King COPE as he does a couple of fill-ins in the Bronx. He speaks on how he got his name, his craziest graf beef and the 3 colors he would want if he could only have 3.
It’s Friday so that means it’s time for another thisismyNYMinute segment from Media Gasface. In this clip, German graf artists HOW and NOSM talk about how the TATS Cru repped for Pun on the day of his passing by painting their now famous memorial mural at 163rd and Rogers in the Bronx.
All white guys don’t look the same :
these two are twins > german-made twins!
So along with cars and weapons, Germany provides great graffiti artists as HOW and NOSM.
Better be great to reprezent the legendary Tats Cru, from the Bronx.
HOW recalls 2000, feb 7th : the day Big Punisher passed away, the whole Tats Cru took their cans out in the snow, and did The Bronx Legend a fitting Memorial.
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Here’s an extended trailer for Exit Through The Gift Shop, the upcoming documentary from filmmaker Terry Guetta about notoriously reclusive street artist Banksy.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed.
Bombing footage like that in the beginning of this clip always makes me want to come out of retirement. Exit Through The Gift Shop opens in theaters April 16th.
I didn’t realize this was out, I’m gonna have to check it out. The documentary features never before seen footage of the artist from the 2 years prior to his untimely death.
Directed by Tamra Davis.
World renowned tattoo artist Mister Cartoon is joined by legendary bombers COPE and SEN 2 to destroy the front windows of a couple of Metro PCS stores in the Bronx and Harlem. It’s no secret that corporations have been using graf in marketing campaigns for years now, but I can honestly say that I never thought I’d see the day that they’d let writers demolish their shit like this. I love it.
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