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300 original photos taken within city limits over many years to help preserve the mediums aesthetic. The following is a small window into this temporary world that's constantly being revised in a flux of new symbols. Some of the work only existed for a day before it was written over by other artists or removed by the city.
http://seattlestreetart.com/300 original photos taken within city limits over many years to help preserve the... more
I self published a book last year that was an original photographic document preserving the aesthetic of Seattle Street Art.
I'm publishing volume two of the book using the Seattle street art photos that I've taken in 2012.
If you want to be part of Seattle Street Art Volume Two book project... back the effort on Kickstarter (and get some great perks too).
I will be publishing it this summer.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.Thank you for your support!I self published a book last year that was an original photographic document... more
Wonder how much they are paying this guy...http://www.kirotv.com/news/28481010/detail.html Wonder how much they are paying... more
Aside from its rain and coffee, Seattle, Washington is known for many things subversive, from Grunge music to the activist driven WTO riots. This region of America raised the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee. Today, there is a culture here that is only represented anonymously in the reclaimed public spaces of the city. Images dot the urban landscape in the typical street mediums that are used across the globe; spray paint, stickers, paste-ups, stencils, wheatpasting, posters, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing, installations, post-graffiti, mosaic tiling, murals, wood-blocking, LED art, reverse-graffiti and yard bombing.
You will see that these are not commercial enterprises or vandalism graffiti, but individual creative statements... something we can all relate to. Street art as a medium has been popularized internationally by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Banksy, D*Face, Paul Insect, Swoon, Twist, Neck face, Faile, Space Invader and WK Interact. It can take on many purposes and sometimes involves activism, phenomenology, repetition, attention capture, culture jamming, direct action, guerrilla messaging, propaganda, subvertising, decoration and territory claiming.
The following is a small window into this temporary world that's constantly being revised in a flux of new symbols. It's a snapshot of work on the Seattle streets over about a 3 year period, a visual capsule in time, not a comprehensive representation of Seattle street art and the people involved over the years. Some of the work only existed for a day before it was written over by other artists or removed by the city... a reminder that nothing is permanent, and control is an illusion in the chaos of a city. Enjoy.
http://seattlestreetart.com/Aside from its rain and coffee, Seattle, Washington is known for many things... more
Artist NohJColey uses the streets of New York City as his canvas. His latest work Sprayed N Stone is a tribute to three well known graffiti artists who passed away before their time. Tie was a San Francisco teenager who brought so much energy to the world of graffiti that artists across the country paid tribute to him when they learned of his untimely passing at 18. When you talk about Sace, all you can say was his whole life was art. Millions of kids lived vicariously through the photos that graced the pages of Vice magazines for years. He was just starting to be taken very seriously in the international high art world when he tragically passed this summer. And finally Iz the Wiz is an artist that inspired a generation, from trains to streets Iz was the definition of old school New York graffiti. NohJColey has created this tribute to these 3 artists to remind us of their contributions and to pay homage to those that provided inspiration.
This work is a linoleum print and acrylic wash on paper with seven color paper subtraction pasted on a metal wall.Artist NohJColey uses the streets of New York City as his canvas. His latest work... more
Citing a lack of evidence, a Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate yesterday rejected some of the vandalism charges Boston police are trying to bring against celebrated graffiti artist Frank Shepard Fairey, Fairey's lawyer said.
The clerk-magistrate said that seven of the 17 charges police wanted to bring against the Los Angeles-based artist should not go forward in criminal court because there is not enough proof he committed the acts of vandalism, said Fairey's lawyer, Jeffrey Wiesner.
"The evidence has to be virtually nil for a clerk to do that," said Wiesner, who is based in Boston.
But Fairey, 39, who gained acclaim for his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama, has not seen the last of Boston law enforcement officials. He still faces 17 other counts of vandalism.
Today, he is to return to Boston Municipal Court to face the 10 other charges of vandalism.
Wiesner said in court that Boston police are needlessly going after Fairey because stickers bearing his images have been posted on stop signs and guardrails throughout the city. Those stickers have been mass-produced, are sold on Amazon.com, and could have been posted by anyone, the lawyer said. The Institute of Contemporary Art, which is exhibiting Fairey's work, has distributed some of the stickers for free, Wiesner said.
But prosecutors said that one of the charges stems from the Jan. 24 discovery of a 6-by-8 foot mural painted on a condominium on Massachusetts Avenue that took "time and knowledge."
After the hearing, Fairey did not comment on the charges, but smiled wanly and offered this: "This is a fun process, I'll say that."
About a dozen residents from Mission Hill and the Back Bay, neighborhoods plagued by graffiti, were in court yesterday to witness the proceedings.
"We want the judge to know the community is here and wants something to happen, wants for this to be taken seriously," said Kathleen Alexander, cochairwoman of the Graffiti NABBers for the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay.Citing a lack of evidence, a Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate yesterday... more
Stick 'em Up! is a documentary that takes an in depth look into the over shadowed world of wheat pasting in Houston, Texas. You will not only get a candid view of the daily life of several street artists but we will also focus on the other perspectives & opinions from city officials, art critics and everyday citizens.
This blog will take you through the progress on the documentary. We invite anyone to contribute to the project via comment, opinion or in-sight.
Stick 'em Up! is a documentary that takes an in depth look into the over shadowed... more
This pod is a glimpse into the feature documentary, 'Dansk Stil.' The film, which runs 76min. long, is available for festival and theater screenings. Contact WLemkepropadatafilmscom
This short delves inside the Danish hip-hop wold, featuring DJ Noize, the 1996 DMC World Champion. As rapper Per Vers puts it, "hip-hop is not a way out of misery here, it's a way out of meaninglessness." Out of this search for meaning, though, emerge some sick beats and rhymes.This pod is a glimpse into the feature documentary, 'Dansk Stil.' The film,... more
Texas Street Artist 'Give Up' talks about who he is and the message behind his work. Give Up's work is currently showing at Aerosol Warfare Gallery in Houston, Texas.
video by PR!MOTexas Street Artist 'Give Up' talks about who he is and the message behind... more