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* Worldwide 2009

Int. Meeting Of Styles 2009 - Beyond Materialism

Schedule of cities and dates

* Melbourne FL: November 28, 2009

Art at Large

The Park at Melbourne's 3rd annual "Art @ Large" graffiti battle will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ The Park of Melbourne.

There will be no entry fee but you must pre-register. This year's theme will be drug awareness and the art will be donated to local schools and libraries. There is no limit to how many people can paint so please give us a call. 1st place prize is $500.

For more info contact us @ 321-726-8075 or stop by 2405 S. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, Fla 32901

* London UK: November 19 - 22, 2009



RareKind presents the first London solo show by Italian graffiti artist, Hunto. Best known for his cubist influenced canvases and delicate line drawings, Hunto introduces a unique quality to the graffiti art scene, marrying non-conformist 20th century art characteristics to the equally non-conformist medium of graffiti art.

The London show, hosted by RareKind from 19th – 22nd November 09 at the Rag Factory on Heneage Street, East London, is a culmination of his canvas, sketch, screen print and sculptural work, with a strong theme based around the human figure and that most beguiling of subjects, sex.

Born in Brindisi, South Italy in 1982, Hunto started his career as a graffiti artist in 1996 and explored many themes and painting genres. Massively inspired by the work of Picasso and Braque, he honed his style to give a retro twist to graffiti art and thus, his characters and designs became well known and loved on the streets of Italy.

Hunto moved to Rome in 2004 and whilst still concentrating on street painting, he turned more to canvas and sketch work after his first exhibition at the Brindisi based “Aleandrew Show” in 2006 and has been invited to paint all over the world to great acclaim.

Now for the first time in London, Hunto demonstrates with this stunning new show that Graffiti art has a validity and adaptability, which never ceases to surprise and delight.

Exhibition runs from 19th – 22nd November 2009 at the

Rag Factory
(off Brick Lane)
16-18 Heneage Street,
London E1 5LJ

Private view Thursday 19th November – RSVP

The artist is available for press interviews and will be painting live at the Rag Factory on Sunday 22nd November.

* Brazil: November 21 - December 15, 2009

Escrita Infame

Exposição coletiva com trabalhos de artistas mineiros e paulistas feitos sobre painéis de tela ou madeira. O evento sugere um olhar sobre o grafite como arte e transgressão, expressão artística contemporânea, ao mesmo tempo escrita e ação do meio urbano.

* Berlin Germany: November 13 - 27, 2009

SMASH 137 – Art Exhibition / Kunstausstellung

Common Ground Gallery

Vernissage & Book Release Common Ground Gallery 13. November 2009 / 19:00 Smash book

When you talk about SMASH 137 you talk about the art of writing. The style of this Swiss artist has heavily influenced the international writer scene for years. Driven by his obsession for letters and western calligraphy he is today one of the most active and famous writers in the world. Alongside his conquest of urban space, SMASH 137 has refined the conceptual side of his art which he has presented on various mediums and as installations in numerous successful solo exhibitions on the international gallery circuit.

Wenn man über SMASH 137 spricht, dann spricht man über Schriftkunst. Der Style des Basler Künstlers hat die internationale Writer Szene seit Jahren stark beeinflusst. Angetrieben von seiner Obsession für Buchstaben und westlicher Kalligraphie ist er heute einer der aktivsten und bekanntesten Writer der Welt. Seit längerem arbeitet SMASH 137, neben seiner Eroberung urbaner Räume auch erfolgreich mit neuen Konzepten seiner Kunst, die er auf verschiedenen Medien und als Installationen bereits in zahlreichen Soloausstellungen in internationalen Galerien präsentierte.

Common Ground Gallery
Hip Hop Stützpunkt
14. November – 27. November
Mo – Sa / 14:00 – 19:00
Marienburger Str. 16 A
Gewerbegelände / Backyard / Industrial lot
10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Title: SMASH 137 – smash proof
Series: ON THE RUN BOOKS # 5
Author: Amber Grünhäuser
Pages: 128, full color, ca. 220 photos & Illustrations
Format: 23,5 x 16cm (9.25 x 6.3inches)
Language: English edition

Price Paperback: US $ 14.95 | 9.95 € | 9.99 £
ISBN Paperback: 978-3-937946-56-6

Limited collector’s edition:
Price Hardcover: US $ 19.95 | 14.95 € | 14.99 £
ISBN Hardcover: 978-3-937946-57-3

* Los Angeles CA: November 11, 2009 - January 4, 2010

Upper Playground and Fifty24LA Gallery Present

"Brave Souls Illuminate"

A Collection of New & Existing works by Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo

November 11 through January 4, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: November 11, 2009 7-9:30 P.M.
( part of: PUBLIC ART WALK November 12th )
FIFTY24LA Gallery
125 East 6 St. Los Angeles, Ca 90014

* Westlake Village CA: November 7, 2009 - January 2, 2010


Tradition is proud to present :Critical: a 2 person art show featuring the artwork of Mear and Yem, two of LA's most prolific graffiti writers. :Critical: examines the nature of these two legendary graffiti writers and their approach to fine art.

MEAR ONE: examines the aspects of content that accompany any piece of art. He is literally working on communicating some of what we as a society have forgotten or are unable to see.YEM: navigates through a multi-media platform where information (data) and art intersect. The result is a visual experiment that tests the icons of the culture industry. His work involves a participation in which Theodor Adorno claims that it goes under the name of terror in mass culture. He is a pioneer of the Los Angeles graffiti/urban art movement and has shown through out the US and Europe. He is self taught. :Critical: opens November 7th, and runs through January 2nd.Opening Reception is November 7th from 7-11. Drinks and music provided.

2895 Agoura Rd
Westlake Village, Ca91361

* Los Angeles CA: November 7 - 29, 2009

Top of the Dome

In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, Crewest Gallery brings further excitement through art with it’s newest exhibition “Top of the Dome IV” featuring ceramic skulls designed by Gregg Stone and transformed by the imagination of today’s hottest tattoo artists, painters, sculptors, graffiti artists, muralists, graphic designers and fine artists. This year’s Top of the Dome promises to bring an extreme level of creativity meant to inspire and stir the curious nature of the roaming soul in search of interesting and intriguing artwork to call their own. Top of the Dome is not just an exhibition but rather an experience you do not want to miss.

In conjunction with the exhibition, featured artist and painter Gregg Stone makes an impact with his collection of eerily beautiful multi-media paintings that reveal his travels thru the avenues and byways of border region Hispanic communities. While the socio-economic underbelly of these locales clearly captivates him, Stone is also keenly aware of the cultural and architectural treasures that often incongruously share space alongside the hybrid flotsam of class inequity, urban anarchy and increasing globalization. Stone transposes this uniquely south-of-the-border visual, along with his sensitive portrayal of people inhabiting it, into the vivid tapestry of images that forms the sum total of his art.

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph | 213-627-8272

* Toronto ON Canada: November 6 - 29, 2009

Wild Side Story

C215, Logan Hicks

Show & Tell Gallery is proud to welcome world-renowned international stencil artists C215 (Paris) & Logan Hicks (NYC) to their first exhibition in Canada. The show titled “Parallel Universe” is a unique look at stencil art, a subculture of graffiti that can be traced back over 30 years. Through their medium of choice both artists aim to capture the essence of city life. Logan creates highly detailed renditions of cityscapes, focusing on architecture, alleyways, and scenes that might not be easily recognized as beautiful. C215 on the other hand aims to capture human emotions and feelings through the subjects he chooses to paint, with his focus mainly on homeless, anonymous, and people who are generally rejected by society. The juxtaposition of both artists style is really something special, while they are close friends and work in a common medium their artistic styles vary significantly. “Parallel Universe” marks the first joint show between the pair and will feature several collaborative works as well as pieces that are inspired by one another.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday November 6th between 7pm-11pm. "Parallel Universe" will be on display from November 6th - November 29th 2009.

Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3

* Portland OR: November 6 - December 1, 2009

Augustine Kofie

A Progress Report: Recent works on canvas and wood

Report Lounge
1101 E. Burnside
Portland, Oregon 97214

Friday November 6th, 2009

Music: Rev. Shines [Lifesavas] & King Tim 33.3

From the artist:

A Progress Report will mark my first time showcasing both my collage and canvas works in the city of Portland and my first trip to Oregon. Since initially booking the show I have been selectively working on pieces that would reflect both my larger painting as well as my mix media style.

The venue is not your typical gallery setting, it's a Lounge serving the community with various well drinks, ales and a variety of music throughout the week and is actually a nice change of pace right now. I realized I may have an opportunity here to display my works in an environment set in a more casual tone. Works may be viewed in a space where the art can be secondary, yet still provoke curiosity and interest from its patrons.

On display will be 11 mix media works on wood ranging in mid size square to rectangular shaped pieces. All of these works contain my signature collage and multi print techniques as well as my technical painting and aging aesthetics. Found wood and imagery make up a large percentage of these works, all finished off with a mahogany stained trim to tie in all of the works. Natural earth tones are prominent in each of the pieces including hints of blues and burnt reds, giving into a glimpse of my transitioning palette.

On top of these wood pieces I will be including seven large, raw & unstretched canvases in the show. Five painted within these last few months and two painted earlier in the year. There is a slight difference in my larger works to my smaller wood panels. The fact is that larger works are painted on a vertical wall surface and are more physically challenging to produce, so a looser, wispy style comes into play. Again, my works deals strongly with shape and structure, layering and form, and my canvas work really gives me a chance to let loose with color and strokes.

* Truro, Cornwall, England UK: November 6 - December 12, 2009

Style Never Dies

The scandalous adventures of ErmOne

Premier solo show from English graffiti writer and artist, ErmOne.

Opening Party: Friday 6th November / 17:00 - 21:00


Phone: 01872 278135

The Soup Gallery
106 Kenwyn St Truro
United Kingdom

* Melbourne Australia: November 6 - December 28, 2009


* San Jose CA: November 6 - 31, 2009




7PM TILL 12 AM...


CALL 408-903-0616

* Dundalk, Ireland: November 5 - 30, 2009

Fresh on Every Surface

Kube and Omin

* San Francisco CA: November 5 - 27, 2009

Unfurling: This Land

Mark Bode sez:

This will be the first time i've shown the new Cobalt 60 story in its pencil state for a glimpse into the future of the cobalt 60 saga Im up to page 46 we will see how far i'm to finish by the time of the show. Isabel does a diary type strip that is on a 400 foot roll of paper and Mike Dingle does collage on a large level..

The Soma arts building is huge so I am doing a big canvas of Cobalt 15 x 15 ft for the show... DJ CUBA will be spinning and others for the opening...and yes that's my fathers image on the flyer we must pay homage to the original to keep the spirits happy, so on with the story.

Hope to see ya there. Mark

SOMArts Cultural Center
Curator | Gallery Director
+1 415-863-1414

* Los Angeles CA: November 5 - December 3, 2009

Thursday November 5

Dark Doings

Dan Witz

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5th, 2009

"It was Dan Witz who, back in 2003, first showed us how powerful street art could be. Each summer Dan's projects take street art to new levels by adding elements of "surprise and delight" into the city landscape. For us, Dan Witz is the consummate street artist. He's provocative. He's dedicated. And most of all – He has absolutely wicked skills."

– Marc and Sara Schiller Wooster Collective

Carmichael Gallery is proud to present Dark Doings, a solo exhibition of new works by Dan Witz. This is the Brooklyn based artist’s first US west coast solo exhibition.

In Dark Doings, Witz will showcase a selection of pieces from his expansive summer street project of the same name. Created both for the street and gallery, the subtle, haunting images of human and animal faces trapped behind dirty glass windows are inspired by a recent visit earlier in the year to the red light district of Amsterdam.

In speaking about the philosophy behind this body of work, Dan explains, “I’m trying to exploit our collective tendency towards sleepwalking by inserting outrageous things right out there in plain view that are also practically invisible. My goal is to make obvious in your face art that ninety‐nine percent of the people who walk by won’t notice. Eventually when they stumble upon one or find out about it I’m hoping they’ll start wondering what else they’ve been missing.”

Artwork at the show will comprise of mixed media on digital prints on plastic, presented either framed or mounted to wood doors, the latter serving as both canvas and contextual framework through which the work can be viewed. A selection of photographs depicting the Dark Doings series in situ will also be exhibited at the show. They will be displayed alongside the piece with which they correspond.

About Dan Witz:

Dan Witz is one of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City today. With a career that dates back to the 1970s, he continues through each project to refine his technique and style, yet never loses sight of his original aesthetic and ideological goals. Acknowledged as one of the most important voices in the history of the movement by critics and peers alike, he both defines and challenges what it means to be a street artist.

Witz was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1957. He was educated at Cooper Union and Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include New Works, Addict Gallery, Paris, France (2009), New Street Works, Sid Lee Collective, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009), Night Paintings, Stolenspace, London, England (2009), and In Plain View, DFN Gallery, New York, USA (2008). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Carmichael Gallery is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, on the SW corner of La Brea and Fountain, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website, email or call 323.969.0600.

See more "Dark Doings"
And more of Dan Witz's street projects (1979-2009):

* London UK: November 4 - 29, 2009

Other Side of the Wall

Live painting by underground graffiti artists at Mile End’s slick new Arts Pavilion.

‘Other Side’ Live Graffiti Event in East London November 2009

Silhouettes with spray-cans glinting in the darkness have long journeyed through the East End to the austere walls of the rail arches in Mile End, an underground showcase of underground art.

Now, in broad daylight, the elegant new Mile End Arts Pavilion opens its doors to some of the most notorious graffiti artists in East London.

This unique venue offers the opportunity for you, the viewer to observe from behind glass or get down and dirty with the artists painting LIVE! (Protective masks are available on the door)

Each week will feature a new wave of artists, sourced locally with a smattering of special guest painters.

Show is open each Wednesday to Sunday from 12-6 pm

Wednesday 4th November - Sunday 29th November.

Press Day Saturday 8th November

Stik, Elate, Milo, Spat, Teddy Baden, Run, Fuel, Snoe, Smaki, Grems, Stenzilla, Suns, Roots.

* Duesseldorf Germany: now until November 27, 2009

Sparkle and Fade


Pretty Portal
Brunnenstr. 12
40223 Düsseldorf
Peeta EAD FX

* Somerset UK: October 31 - December 12, 2009


Elms Lesters has been invited to curate an exhibition at the acclaimed Atkinson Gallery at Millfield School, Street, Somerset.

The Atkinson Gallery's mandate is to promote and support young, aspiring artists, but also bring art of an international calibre to the South West Region of the UK.

Located in the grounds of the prestigious Millfield School it has hosted a number of museum quality exhibitions featuring the work of luminaries such as Mark Quinn, Andy Warhol, Gillian Ayres, Bert Irvin, Sir Anthony Caro and Lynn Chadwick.

'NATURAL SELECTION' will be a non-selling exhibition including works by Adam Neate, Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Anthony Lister, James Marshall (DALEK), Futura, Mark Dean Veca, Ron English, Stash, WK Interact, Snug and Andrew McAttee.

A beautiful 48 page soft cover limited edition catalogue, compiled by Fiona McKinnon and designed by Iain Cadby of World's Design, is being produced to accompany the exhibition and will be for sale at the Atkinson Gallery, along with a selection of Elms Lesters' renowned publications.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 31st October, but there will be a private reception between 7 - 9pm on Monday 2nd November.

Please contact Atkinson Gallery directly for private view invitations: 01458 44291

Atkinson Gallery
BA16 0YD

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Directions: Travelling from the North or South along the M5, Millfield School is 15 miles from exit 23 in Street.

Travelling from the East or West along the A303, Millfield School is 9 miles from the Podimore roundabout, exit B3151 in Street.

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: October 25 - December 13, 2009



* Bridgeport CT: October - November 19, 2009

Off the Grid

The Gallery at Black Rock is proud to present Off the Grid a show featuring local graffiti and street artists. In keeping with The Gallery at Black Rock’s mission to bring art to everyone in Bridgeport, we have decided to produce a show that celebrates Street artists. Like it or not street artists are here amongst us and have survived and flourished in the withering economy.

Bridgeport has long had a street art culture under the radar of many. There are talented artists who prefer to share the work they do for free most of the time. The gallery is working with local artist to give a voice to these artists in a more appreciative environment, and to provide options for them to show work.

The shows will be hung in a visual assault style and will seek to speak to the environment that these artists often work in.

Off the Grid will feature the work of Equip, Sketch, Greg Brown, and Snook among others. Special thanks for curation assistance goes to Keith Rodgerson and Liz Squillace.

*** Bridgeport Folks Win a piece of original art from the show, Virtual Scavenger Hunt at Blackrockarts blog. How Many Bridgeport sights do you know??

Thursday November 5th from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm The Artists will discuss graffiti culture, Graffiti code and techniques.

Following the discussion the artists will be available to customize your T shirt or any article of clothing you bring. Some T shirts will be available for sale at the Gallery The Artists will also do your name or sentiment graffiti style. Suitable for framing. This will make unique and beautiful gifts Custom work $25

The Gallery at Black Rock
2861 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06605

* Terre Haute IN: October 2 - January 2, 2009

Heartland Graffiti: Writers from the Midwest

Swope Art Museum
25 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
tel #812.238.1676

Reception Date: October 2nd
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Curator Talk by Ish Muhammad @ 8 pm

Artists Include: Erik "Risk" Debat, Slang, Flex, Rooster, Traz, Argue, Eighter, Kuaze, Sacred, Cents, Rapes

Normal Museum Hours:
Tuesday thru Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-5pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Admission FREE

* Paris France: until - November 29, 2009


Cartier Foundation

* New York: March 6 - December 18, 2009

Martin Wong's

Downtown Crossings

* Houston TX: November 7, 2009

Life Is Living Houston Kickoff

Saturday, November, 7th, 2009 11 am – 3:00 pm

At Discovery Green Park 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas

The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts reunites with explosive spoken word poet/choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph to present the Houston launch of “Life Is Living,” a national campaign exploring the changing perspectives on environmental justice.

The kickoff will feature:
- Rap artist MC Lyte
- Performance by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
- Live graffiti making with GONZO247 of Aerosol Warfare
- Kid friendly graffiti workshops with CKC stART Street and Urban Arts
- Soccer games, dancers, and more with Youth Advocates
- Slam poetry from Meta-Four Houston and the Brave New Voices Green Team
- Dance performance from HAVIKORO
- Film screening of Houston's Third Ward Stories
- Performance from The Global Movement
- Music from DJ ILL-SET
- Fresh produce from Last Organic Outpost
- Art and sustainable gardening from Project Row Houses

The event launches a two-year residency engaging Bamuthi with Houston’s Third and Fifth Ward neighborhoods and University of Houston students. The residency will culminate with a presentation of “red, black, and GREEN: a blues,” a performance incorporating hip hop, poetry, dance, film, visual art and music created from “Life Is Living” festivals across the country.

Presented in collaboration with Discovery Green, Houston Arts Alliance, and Youth Speaks.

More info at and

To learn more about the national Life Is Living initiative, visit

* New York: November 7, 2009

LASK ONE, ON 2 and present:


Featuring subway and street legends from all five boroughs.


Saturday, November 7, 2009
NYC Arts Cypher
12 Broad Street Staten Island
Doors open 6:00 pm sharp
Admission $10

Artist gallery, two floors of music and graff hosted by ON 2
Fresh Style Rockers on the turntables
Also performing live The Bandulos hip hop band

* Frankfurt am Main, Germany: November 6 - ?, 2009



Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Dienstag - Samstag 10 - 18 Uhr

nationale suisse hochhaus
Neue Mainzer Strasse 1
60311 Frankfurt am Main

* Amsterdam NL Holland: November 6 - 7, 2009

Spray the Can

Friday 6 November 2009

SPECIAL GUEST, the famous old skool graffiti writer: BLADE (king of kings NYC)

21:00-01:00 @ Fusion / hiphopcafe4elementz, Marnixstraat 285

Spray the can, graffiti battle.

Show your skills on the spray can

During ‘Spray the can battle’ 20 competitors are going head to head in a graffiti/ graphic art battle. All competitors will receive an empty blank Montana spray can, which will be used as the canvas. They have to paint, write, tag, sticker or shape the can as creative as the human mind allows it possible. Montana will provide the spray cans and a broad selection of markers. Any other items such as stencils, stickers or paint are the competitors own responsibility. The spray cans will be judged by a professional jury and the winner receives a goody bag and a cash price of €150,-. During the battle, dj’s will spin the dopest and phattest rap, soul and funk.

First prize

Blade (King of Kings, NYC)
Letty (rollin'peas/ graphotism)
Oscar (GO Gallery)

Billy bad ass
Dynamite soul dj team (sounder, phase & rebel#1)

Host: shockwave

The rules:
* Every competitor will receive a blank spray can, provided by the organization.
* The spray can will remain property of the organization after the battle and may not leave the building.
* The organization will provide a broad selection of markers.
* Competitors are urged to bring their own decoration, like stencils, stickers, paint etc.
* Paint can not be sprayed inside the building.
* Sign up at for a guaranteed place in the battle. You can sign up on the evening it self, when there is place left.
* The entrance fee is €3,00. Competitors who signed up in advance have free entrance.
* More info on


Saturday 7 November 2009

21:00-01:00 @ Fusion / hiphopcafe4elementz, Marnixstraat 285

BLADE book release, "Blade - King of Kings" and signing.

From 1972 BLADE has ruled the New York graffiti scene, assuming the title King of Kings. He quickly became the No.1 Subway Train painter, and maintained his status through the "Die Hard" era when the NYC authorities severely clamped down on Graffiti. With the release of his brand new book, "Blade - King of Kings", Blade's reputation as one of the greatest artists of his generation is consolidated even further. Blade himself says :"It is a tremendous honour to have a book dedicated to my career, celebrating my contribution to graffiti and art, available now, in my own lifetime." We invite you to come and secure a copy of this EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION (only 1000 Copies printed) beautifully illustrated full colour reference volume.

Due to the limited amount of books pressed, we were lucky enough to secure 50 books for the Amsterdam signing. This is a very rare and limited edition, it is first come, first serve. The price of the book is 45 euro, 1 per person ,cash only. Doors open at 21:00 for the selling of the book. Afterwards is a book signing, a lecture by blade and dj’s will play the dopest funk and soul of 45. Info about the book, please contact

21:00 Doors open for the book selling 22:30 A lecture by Blade about his new book 22:45 Q&A 23:00 Book signing and party 01:00 Closing time. More info:

FUSION Marnixstraat 285 Amsterdam (holland)


* Bristol UK: November 5 - 9, 2009

Burning Candy

This Bonfire night Burning Candy, the UK's foremost Savant Garde autistic spectrum graffiti crew, come together to set aflame and pay respect to the memory of Guido Fawkes.....the guy with the right idea.

Expect fireworks, sweet stuff and some jazzy painting.

If you like looking at slightly creepy artwork, or you've ever admired that enormous skull, tooth, crocodile combo atop Wetmoreland house, come along.

Bring some sparklers!!!

BC, or Burning Candy, or Before Chrome comprises old school writers, lovers, fighters, anthropologists, ice cream rocking queens, Royal Acedemicians, film makers and anarcho croc rockers.

Born in bombed out East London, BC has spread across the world, from Sweden to Bombay and from Paris to Bangkok, bringing a new, colourful and free visual aesthetic to the world of graffiti.

Collected by Saatchi, hung in the Tate modern, still smashing the streets. 2009 BC

The Emporium
37 Stokes Croft

Opening Night - Nov 5th, 6- 10 pm then daily 12 - 7pm till Nov 9th

* Los Angeles CA: November 1, 2009

Seeking Heaven 20 Year Anniversary

Mid-City Arts Presents A Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Sunday November 1, 2009:

SEEKING HEAVEN CREW 20 Year Anniversary Art Exhibit, Installation & Live Painting Exhibition.

Asylm, Eye, Modem, Panic, Relic, Swank, Acme, Precise, Bash, Kozem, Dcline, Dre, Cloud9/Odin, Nerv, Pride, Quest, Ware(WR), Sed, Size.

This Event Is Free & Open To The Public. Doors: 2pm - 8pm

Mid-City Arts Gallery / 33third Los Angeles
5113 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles Ca. 90019
(310) 694-3460

* New York: October - November 19, 2009

New York City Black Book Masters and Ket Present
NYC Black Book Masters
A collection of Drawings

The black book is an extremely personal document which provides insight into the mind, patience and skill of the artist. Inspired by Ket's NYC Black Book Masters, and viewing friends personal black books, my first thought was simply Amazing!! What gems. How can I see more? How can I include some in my graffiti collection?

Well, here you go, over 90 pieces, by some of NYC Master Black Book artists including: EZO, Ghost, Cycle, Sye, Ces One, Part One, T Kid, Lady Pink, Smith, KR. ONE, IZ THE WIZ, Crime 79, DAZE, Noc 167, Quik, Roz One, Fuzz One, Cern YMI, Noxer, Min and more..

"NYC Black Book Masters " Print Portfolio


Each print Hand Signed and Numbered by the Artist.
Buy all 5 in portfolio for $300

"NEW YORK CITY BLACK BOOK MASTERS PORTFOLIO 5 prints total, each print is 13 x 15.75 inches. Printed on Moab 300 gms fine art paper with a hand deckled edge. Each archival pigment print is from an edition of only 40 with matching numbers and each print hand signed by the artist. Portfolio also comes in a corrugated folder with custom label.

For More info Contact Dirty Pilot

* Paris France: October 24 - November 21, 2009

From Style Writing to Art

The french art dealer Magda Danysz, publishes in autumn an anthology of the graffiti of about 400 pages "From style writing to art" which aims at explaining the artistic aspect of this movement.

This publication will be accompanied by a group show from October 24th to November 21st in the gallery gathering the bosses of Street Art such with Seen, Crash, Quik, Jonone, Blek Le Rat, Obey, Miss Van, West, Space invader, Zevs, Futura, Blade...

On this occasion the Magda Danysz gallery invites you to an exceptional preview presentation on October 23rd at 4 pm. Come to discover Magda Danysz's book and to meet the artists.

Everyone is welcome!

Exhibition From style writing to art from October 24 to November 21 2009

Magda Danysz Gallery 78 rue Amelot, Paris 11

Opening saturday, October 24, 2009 from 6pm to 9 pm

Informations: tel +33 (0)1 45 83 38 51
Website :

* Brussels, Belgium: October 17 - November 21, 2009



Mr Ego
Steenstraat 29 / Rue des Pierres 29
1000 Brussel

* San Francisco CA: October 16 - November 6, 2009

"Eternal Sleep"

1:AM SF Gallery

Opening reception on October 16th from 7 - 10pm

To commemorate our anniversary year, 1:AM gallery is hosting Eternal Sleep, a tribute to Dia de los Muertos. For this exhibition, we have reanimated our lineup of artists from our inaugural year to haunt our walls with skulls, death, and the celebration of life through their eyes. This will be a mergence of the soul of 1:AM with graffiti artists being displayed alongside fine artists, photographers, sculptors, and custom toy designers. Eternal Sleep epitomizes what 1:AM strives to accomplish, bringing people from different walks of life together.

Mark Bode, Mear One, Twick, Reyes, Lango, Vogue, Bam, King 157, Camer, Jorone, Hyde and more.

Opening reception is on October 16th from 7 – 10pm. DJ Don Kainoa will be dropping the beats with guest turntablist from Abstract Revolver. The opening is a 21+ event.

1000 Howard St @ 6th

* London UK: October 15 - November 13, 2009

'Jesus Help Me Find My Proper Place'

A Major Solo Show by Lucas Price

Black Rat Press

This October, Black Rat Press presents 'Jesus Help Me Find My Proper Place' – a major London solo show by Lucas Price, also known as the acclaimed street artist Cyclops.

Heralded as a new star in the art world, the artist – whose familiar skeletal, giant toothed street art works with painting partner, Sweet Toof, can be seen in high profile spots all over the capital, and the world – will be exploring the fringes of society in a show which tackles narratives of homelessness, dereliction, madness, drugs and redemption.

The show marks Price’s ascension from a life on the streets to one of the UK’s bestselling artists from a graffiti background. Expelled at 15 for daubing the school with graffiti, he later experienced homelessness, drug addiction and jail on two continents. Five years after having kicked his addiction, Price’s much-lauded street and fine art has been recognised by critics, media and buyers the world over, and his works debuted to critical acclaim at auction last year, with pieces including Cease to Exist commanding £15K.

The new body of works on show in this exhibition feature the artist’s irreverent and often politically-loaded satire as well as visual commentary on society’s dark underbelly. Drawing from his personal experiences, the artist questions the ugliness that exists in society and demonstrates the beauty that can be found in even the most abject circumstances.

Price says: “All these references are alive to me. They have beauty within them – I've seen it first hand. The world is wrecked, but it’s still beautiful, and people are so dumb, arrogant, flawed, imperfect yet so capable of good, so full of potential, and that goes for everyone and everything. I'm lucky, so I suppose it's my job to not forget and to show people how it can be.”

Featuring works on canvas and paper as well as a series of thought-provoking installations, this promises to be the most audacious debut show of the year. To underline the show’s narrative, Price has worked with Sweet Toof on a site-specific installation – a wake with a coffin bearing an effigy of one of his street art characters. Price says: “The way I see it, he’s dead and this is a new start.”

Date: October 15-November 13, 2009 (Private View: October 15)

Location: Black Rat Press, Thru Cargo garden, Arch 461, 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY

Tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street Entry: Free

* Los Angeles CA: October 10 - November 7, 2009



Exhibition Features 15 Contemporary Artists, Including Noah Davis, Xylor Jane, Butt Johnson, Chris Natrop and Aaron Noble

group exhibition curated by respected contemporary artist Andrew Schoultz, which explores both the vastness of the infinite and the limitations of the finite. 

Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation Gallery in Culver City will host a laboratory of works that experiment with time, space, technology, mortality and other highly studied and interpreted continuums. Fifteen artists, including acclaimed and emerging printmakers, installation artists, illustrators, muralists, collagists and painters, exhibit their takes on the limitless and perpetual using confined and restricted mediums.

Richard Colman, born in Bethesda, MD and currently working in San Francisco, is a graduate of Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. With a background in graffiti and an appreciation for Renaissance-style portraiture, Coleman shifted to fine art creating paintings and murals of elaborately surreal scenes of geometrically patterned madness.

Andres Guerrero, a champion of the urban art movement, began his career in graffiti art. Guerrero now enjoys working in the grey area between street art and fine art. Formerly co-owner of the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, Guerrero has curated numerous art shows in California and abroad.

Aaron Noble, inspired by comics and superheroes, the LA-based artist practices large-scale, site-specific wall painting and works on paper and canvas. As a fan, collector and wannabe professional cartoonist, his visual vocabulary includes reverent ink link rendering techniques, fetishistic heroic forms and post-human identities. 

Andrew Schoultz, SF-based artist and “Infinity” curator, fills and creates new spaces and times using lines, color, creatures, nature and architecture. His bright and lively murals can be seen throughout the alleyways of San Francisco and in streets and galleries the country. 

More information on this and previous exhibitions is available at

The opening reception takes place on Oct. 10, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Space, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. Many artists will be present and available for comment. The exhibit will run until Nov.7, 2009.

Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, Scion Installation L.A. is a space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. The Scion Installation L.A. Space hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge contemporary artists from across the globe. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and by appointment - 310.815.8840. 

* Los Angeles CA: October 1 - November 5, 2009



ATMOSPHERE by Marcelle Danan is proud to present the Urban Expressionism of KLASS, in the LA premiere of “CUBA WORKS”.  Rooted in guerilla muralism, Cuba Works is like stepping into the chaos, color, rhythm and passion of Cuban streetlife....

ATMOSPHERE by Marcelle Danan
8250 Melrose Ave, LA CA 90046
ph: 323.658.8880

* Paris France: September 26 - November 6, 2009


Du 26 septembre au 6 novembre 2009, après la déferlante de coups de soleil estivaux, la Galerie Bailly Contemporain change de peau. Pour l’exposition Graffiti Art , Hélène Bailly, en collaboration avec Valériane (Taxie Gallery), a choisi de présenter les œuvres de quatre artistes issus du milieu Graffiti. Rien d’étonnant pour une galerie qui s’est reconvertie dans la photographie et le Street Art. L’ambition est grande : le souhait est de mettre à la disposition de Nasty, Sonic, Sydne et Toxic une scénographie unique dans les différents espaces de la galerie du 25 quai Voltaire.

Après les succès de Taguer n’est pas jouer en avril et mai 2008 et de l’exposition Nasty, Mist et Sidne en janvier dernier, la Galerie Bailly Contemporain se démarque avec une exposition authentique d’artistes de générations différentes qui ont marqué et marquent l’histoire du Graffiti et du Street Art.

Charlotte Bouchet / Communication - Relations Artistes

Inform ations générales

Galerie Bailly Contemporain
25 quai Voltaire 75 007 Paris

Tél. : + 33 (0) 1 42 60 36 47
Fax. : + 33 (0) 1 42 60 54 92

Mardi - Vendredi
10h00 - 13h00
14h00 - 19h00
14h00 - 19h00 (Côté Quai uniquement)

video trailer

* Rome Italy: September 20 - November 1, 2009


Aaron Bondaroff, Agathe Snow, Alan Vega, Ara Peterson, Aurel Schmidt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Banks Violette, Barry Mcgee, Ben Jones, Brian Belott, Brian Chippendale, Brian Degraw, Chris Johanson, Cory Arcangel, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, Dearraindrop, Eddie Martinez, Ester Partegas, Evan Gruzis, Francine Spiegel, Gang Gang Dance, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Hanna Liden, Jd Samson, Jim Drain, Joe Bradley, Jules De Balincourt, Katherine Bernhardt, Keegan Mchargue, Kembra Pfahler, Kon Trubkovich, Lizzi Bougatsos, Mat Brinkman, Martha Friedman, Matt Leines, Michael Bell Smith, Michael Cline, Mitzi Pederson, Nate Lowman, Neckface, Nico Dios, Paper Rad, Patrick Griffin, Peter Coffin, Rosson Crow, Ry Fyan, Ryan Mcginley, Scott Campbell, Spencer Sweeney, Sterling Ruby, Steve Powers, Takeshi Murata, Tauba Auerbach, Taylor Mckimens, Terence Koh, Threeasfour, Tim Barber, Tomoo Gokita, Valerie Hegarty, Xylor Jane, Yuichi Yokoyama


New York Minute features sixty artists in and around New York City who capture the drama, danger, speed and savvy of the vibrant and diverse art activities happening in the city today. This exhibition brings together for the first time the best of the downtown community, showing behind the scenes connections and collaborations between artists not only in Manhattan but in the extended network that includes active art spots like Providence, Miami, San Francisco, or Philadelphia. New York is exploding with new talent and though not every one of these artists live in the city, every single artwork nonetheless contains the immediacy and energy packed into a New York Minute.

The expression "a New York Minute" refers to the speed that New Yorkers react to stimuli, with a bit of impatience and a bit of ingenuity and savviness thrown in. Johnny Carson once described a New York Minute as being the time it takes "From the lights to turn green, till the guy behind you starts honking his horn". During the late 1980s crime wave, David Letterman defined a New York Minute as the length of time it took to be mugged in New York City. Or like Chris Johanson's clock that is the show's main image, a New York Minute is simultaneous, constant, crazed and beautiful.

With that in mind, these sixty artists show a rapid and resourceful response to current cultural events and issues specific to their generation. Mostly emerging artists and young artists living in downtown New York, this exhibition explores some of the leading tendencies in new art making such as: updating action painting and abstraction with the toughness of the streets, synthesizing low pop culture into handmade heartfelt hybrids, taking conceptualism to new and absurd ends, organizing into collectives and bands to take all their interdisciplinary art on tour, and bringing a downtown punk attitude to assemblage, collage and sculpture.

One major tendency that comes out of this group uses the dark energy of the streets to make frank, confrontational poppy punk projects whether collage, performance, music or sculpture. They love the danger and lawlessness of the city and make gritty, shitty artworks that capture the condition of being young in the brightest, baddest city in the world. Artists working in this mode include: Dash Snow, Lizzi Bougatsos, Terence Koh, Nate Lowman, Aurel Schmidt and others.

One more colorful but related camp favor prismatic pigment explosions and sincere, humane synthesis over the dark side of the room. Coming from Providence, RI energy and San Francisco energy that privilege handmade, homemade and found materials over the slick and sly, their works radiate an interconnectivity and communal attitude mimicked in how they often organize into collectives and bands. They use graphic and comic influences along with lowbrow pop power to breed new beings and radiant animals. Artists working in this mode include: Chris Johanson, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Paper Rad, Takeshi Murata, and Francine Spiegel.

A third major tendency is for these young artists to explore new abstraction. Whether updating New York School abstraction with the energy of the streets, (like Dan Colen, Gardar Eide Einarsson or Sterling Ruby); or revitalizing outmoded conceptual approaches to abstraction with current digital-era concerns (like Tauba Auerbach, Xylor Jane or Ara Peterson), the new abstract is not cerebrally remote but urgent and immediate.

The sheer variety of this new, energetic art making defies pressing and releasing so the best conceptualization of this show is that all the included artists are indeed in lived reality a tightly-knit group of interconnected and collaborating artists. All these people have exhibited together, partied together, dated, studied together, or painted together at the very most two levels of removal from each other. Collaborative assume vivid astro focus has worked with almost a third of these artists at some point. Downtown New York City organizer Aaron Bondaroff has worked with at least half of them. This exhibition truly represents a cross section of an expanded artist community.

"Downtown Don" Aaron Bondaroff will turn the upper deck of one museum building into a pop-up shop with all the zines, records, stickers, t-shirts, and books this group of active artists have produced along the way. Renowned downtown designer Rafael de Cardenas will be styling both this space and also the overall exhibition design. Tinyvices creator Tim Barber will be curating his own section of the exhibition with contributions from his network of artists and photographers from around the world.

This exhibition is produced by the >DEPART Foundation, Rome in conjunction with the MACRO Museum, Rome and is supported by the Province of Rome, Adidas, Peres Projects, Wallspace, O.H.W.O.W. Miami, and Deitch Projects.

* Munich Germany: September 18 - ?, 2009

Won.ABC and others


galerie richter masset
würmtalstrasse 20
81375 munich

- tattoo ratz aka martin radtke
- wonabc
- david biene
- anselm kiederer

* Heerlen, The Netherlands (Near Koeln Gemany): September 12 - November 1, 2009

Notorious Visuals The Notorious IBE foundation and SCHUNCK* present contemporary art & hiphop.


-international drawing showcase-

ECB Hendrik/Beikirch/Bill Blast/Bitucas/Blade/Crash/Boris 'Delta' Tellegen/ Dran/Dondi/Dr.Rat/Ekundayo/Enes/Erosie/Futura2000/Pierre 'Morbit' Galic/ Barry McGee/Os Gemeos/Harald Nagli/Herakut/Honet/Jesic/Koor/Philipp Konig/Lady Pink/Dave de Leeuw/Loomit/Peter Michalski/Moses & Taps/ Noc 167/Phase2/Quik/Rammelzee/Roa/Seen/Shoe/Collin van der Sluijs/ Swoon/The Dulk/Christine Wurmell/Won ABC/Zedz/Zephyr/Agit

Friday September 11th at 18:00:
Drawing Jam and painting by Won ABC

Saturday September 12th at 14:00:
book signing by MARTHA COOPER

Schunck, Bongerd 18 Heerlen, the Netherlands

* Call for participation - Deadline October 31, 2009


Make Art and Make a Difference.

Public Option Please is calling for entries of visual artwork that use positive messaging to convey and encourage national dialogue around the importance of a Public Option in Healthcare Reform.

Thirty finalists will be reviewed by the public and a panel of qualified judges to include

Arianna Huffington, Aaron Rose,   Robbie Conal, Jesse Dylan, Maraall Ganz, Arlene Holt Baker and others.                              Read more about our judges .

Four Cash Prizes From $500 to $1000

All of the winners will receive national visibility through our grassroots promotional efforts.

Entries for submission to this profound call-to-action are due by Oct. 31st 2009.  

Register and see contest rules for more details  at

* New Brunswick, NJ: October 31, 2009


Wear a costume, bring candy and your paint to the wild Monster Art Jam this Halloween. On October 31, 2009 from 10am to 7pm at the Raritan River Art Walk. There will be plenty wall space for everyone, music and entertainment, art supplies for kids and families, workshops and a lot of fun and smiles.

New mural by Aja Washington, Delve, Luv One and Kasso. Paint with these artists on Halloween Art Jam in New Brunswick, NJ on October 31st. It will be colorful and extravagant art party just like this new beautiful mural. Wear costume, have candy and bring your own paint...

(New Brunswick, NJ) The Halloween Jam is held at he same place as the jam in September - Streets 2k9. The event is an annual gathering of individuals from all over the metropolitan area who spend the day creating artwork on the infamous wall located between Route 18 and the Raritan River in New Brunswick.

* Oslo Norway: Now - October 31, 2009


* Shippensburg, PA: October 31, 2009

National Day on Writing

Graffiti Exhibition at Shippensburg University

October 31st from 1:00PM to 6:00PM.

It will be in the Ceddia Union Building on the second floor.

We will be displaying graffiti art and hosting live artists from Black Diamond Studios (Chambersburg).

If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at this event, or if you need directions, send an email to

Participants will receive a brief audio interview about their pieces. These interviews will be compiled along with corresponding images into a video presentation that will be publicly distributed.

Check out for additional information!


* San Jose CA: October 30, 2009

King 157

* San Diego CA: October 30, 2009

Slugganauts and Persue

El Dorado Bar
1030 Broadway
San Diego CA 92101

* Los Angeles CA: October 30, 2009

Girls Gone Graff presents:


a pre Halloween Party

Friday Oct 30th 2009 8pm - 2am

stage rocking by:

also performing live:
Intuition & Verbs
Late Bloomers
Dee Dub
Tha Process
Deeper than Speech
feat: Poetik Prophets


also featuring the Lovely Models from GIRLS GONE GRAFF

DJs: Otek, Stereotype, Sallam Said, Xs3lr8

Costume Contest, MC & Beat Battle for $$$$

$15 at the door w/ costume
$20 at the door with out
$12 pre sale

pre sale locations can be found online @
GIRLSGONEGRAFF.COM or by calling 714 742 3833

this event is 21+
& going down @

6655 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood CA 90038

* New York: October 29, 2009

Prestel Publishing presents

Piecebook Reloaded: Rare Graffiti Drawings 1985–2005

by Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente

The launch event for the book will be on Thursday, October 29 from 7-10pm at the
etnies Showroom Gallery
29 Greene Street
between Canal and Grand Streets
New York

The event will feature music by Psycho les of the Beatnuts and DOC TC5, as well as appearances by many of the legends featured in the book.

* New York: October 23, 24, 25, 2009

Book signings: Ket and Part

Author and graffiti artist, Alan Ket celebrates the release of his three new books: Graffiti Planet 2, Part One - The Death Squad, and New York City Black Book Masters along with graffiti art pioneer Part One

Saturday October 24th, 2009, from 6pm - 9pm

Revolution books, 146 w. 26th street, New York City



Part One book signing and exhibition

join Part One and Alan Ket on

Sunday, October 25th, from 2pm - 6pm

Da Bakery, 1700 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY

Style master, Part One and book author Alan Ket announce the book release and solo exhibit for Part One and his biography, Part One - The Death Squad,  an intimate look at the artist and over thirty years of his art in the streets of New York City. Composed of personal stores and photographs, along with testimonies and memories of his former writing partners, this collection of stories and never before published photographs, serve as a reminder that Part's legacy as a graffiti innovator and style master can not be forgotten.

Opening Reception, Sunday, October 23, 2009 from 2 pm – 6pm at Da Bakery, 1700 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY. Paintings and drawings  will be exhibited during the month of October. Hours: Daily, 1-6 pm.  

* Los Angeles CA: October 24, 2009

Creature Feature 2

* Los Angeles CA: October 24, 2009

Augustine Kofie

Fall To Pieces 

Recent work on wood, paper & canvas

Public reception:

Saturday, October 24th 2009


NONI Boutique
225 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323 469 3239

* Seine-Saint-Denis, France: October 24, 2009

Hip Hop Dome

A grass roots event consisitng of break dance battle judged by the legendaRY actuel force with prize money for the the best dancer of 1500 euros workshops, exhibitions and a large mural painted by a colaborative group of artists from france ,usa and germany, not to be missed october 24th

Bates: First solo show

* New York: October 24 - November 9, 2009


* London UK: Now - October 25, 2009

One Foot in the Grove

9th Oct - 25th Oct
Fri Sat Sun 2pm-10pm

Under the Westway flyover. Junction of Acklam Rd and Portobello Rd
London W10 5YU
Nearest tube : Ladbroke Grove

SHOK-1 and many others painted under the motorway.

* Venice Italy: Now - October 30, 2009


Dal 10 al 30 ottobre 2009 - Villa Orsini, Via Roma 68, Scorzè Venezia. Post, l'evoluzione dei writers Urban Code Vi invita all'inaugurazione della mostra "Post, l'evoluzione dei writers", organizzata dall'associazione The Drama Club.

Sabato 10 Ottobre ore 18, Villa Orsini, Scorzè Venezia.

All'interno della mostra il progetto di Cyro's e Capo intitolato "Unconventional ID":

L'agire attivo del writer che si propone di attaccare l'orizzonte dei segni standardizzato e ripetuto della città contemporanea elabora la necessità di riscrivere e quindi di porre in evidenza un nu alias, una nuova identità, che diviene essa stessa strumento di interferenza, di rottura. Le nuove identità, non previste e non registrate, vengono impresse proprio sui supporti simbolo dell'omologazione (ad esempio vagoni di metrò o treni) ed attuano quasi una parodia del controllo sociale che proprio in quei luoghi si sperimenta assiduamente, basti pensare alle telecamere installate nelle stazioni e nei centri delle città. Unconventional ID ha lo scopo di comunicare una critica alle retoriche di sicurezza che fanno dell'identità una discriminante sociale. Si ricerca una cosciente fuga dall'omologazione verso la rivendicazione di libertà. Il mio nuovo nome, la mia identità dipinta e non registrata, parla di diritti per tutti e denuncia le contraddizioni delle convenzioni umane quando esse divengono subdolo strumento di controllo e mai garanzia di libertà.

Headlines Project - Cyro's + Capo

* San Antonio TX: October 23 - 25, 2009

Clogged Caps

The South's Largest Live Mural Festival Returns to San Antonio to Showcase the World's Best Artists

The sixth incarnation of Clogged Caps live art festival will feature the world's best photorealistic muralists, Ma'Claim Crew, from Germany, 60+ of the US's top artists plus world famous DJs Cut Chemist (of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli) Shortkut, Apollo & more.

After carving a unique niche & a cult following since its 2001 inception, the Clogged Caps Aerosol Art Festival is back by popular demand for the first time in over three years. This festival has spawned a movie & a never ending buzz. The Prhymemates Collaborative & LAWS Crew continue to redefine the creative limits of the festival by importing the best & brightest aerosol artists from Europe & several major US cities.

This year's featured headlining artists are the world renowned Ma'Claim Crew, a collective of brilliant photorealistic art minds from East Germany who have created some of the most prestigious commissioned walls around the world. Ma'Claim will be joined by German female artist Hera, of Herakut. Clogged Caps 6 will mark their first time ever painting on Texas soil. ,

For a video of Ma'Claim painting a massive mural live in Vlissingen, Netherlands from 2008, click the link below.

Stateside, artists from Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Houston, Austin, San Antonio & other US cities will be painting larger-than-life murals during the weekend festival. There will also be a skateboarding demonstration by the Good Times San Antonio skate team, plus break dancing exhibitions & workshops by Youth Advocates, live music from over 10 of SA's top DJs, children's activities, vendors & more.

The all day live art festival will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Yard (525 San Pedro Ave.,) & will run all day from dawn until dusk. The festivities are free, open to the public of all ages & will be held in a family friendly environment.

The meet & greet pre-party will be held on Friday, October 23rd at Limelight (2718 N. St. Marys St.) & will feature an all star line up of DJs, including Austin's DJ Rapid Ric (Chamillionaire's DJ,) & the Table Manners Crew. This specific event is ages 21+ & doors open at 9pm.

The after party will close out the weekend on Saturday, October 24th at Tonic (5500 Babcock Rd.) & will feature world famous DJ Cut Chemist (Los Angeles, CA,) as well as DJs Shortkut & Apollo from the Beat Junkies & Triple Threat crews (San Francisco, CA). Cut Chemist has toured the world as a member of two influential bands, Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli & alongside DJ Shadow on their Product Placement tours. DJ Shortkut is an original member of 3 groundbreaking DJs crews, The Invizibl Skratch Piklz, The Beat Junkies & Triple Threat DJs. This specific event is ages 21+ and doors open at 9pm. This will mark Cut Chemist's first ever solo performance in the Alamo City.,,

For more information, please contact: Steve Balser Director, Prhymemates Collaborative Efforts Tel: 210-289-4662 Email:

* New York: October 17, 2009

Aerosol Academics

Art Exhibit

F.O.K.U.S. presents “Aerosol Academics,” a free visual arts show and artists discussion that will take place on October 17th, 2009 at Solefood NYC from 7pm until 11pm.

This show features graffiti writers from the ‘80s and ‘90s, namely Crane TMT; Ink 76 Bad inc; Part TDS; Priz TSF; Ree 2 MTA; Sonic 002 Bad inc and Stan-One TSF, many of whom have been featured in the PBS Documentary “Style Wars” and the classic book “Subway Art” by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant; two widely regard looks at the graffiti culture.

“Aerosol Academics” will give the audience a first-hand look at the art from and provide an interactive discussion with the artists to learn about their start and evolution in the art from of graffiti.

Ink 76 BAD INC
INK's dedication to writing spans many generations. During the 1970s he was active with crews like the No Comp Boys and The Master Blasters. INK 76 often wrote under the alias IY 189. His IY 189 throw ups and tags could be seen on all three subway divisions. INK is also one of the most committed members of the crew BAD Inc. (Boys are Down). He has assisted in the creation on many paintings with partner SONIC 002.

Part TDS
TDS was one of the most significant and influential style crews graffiti has ever seen. Their work was mainly seen on the Broadway number 1 line and the 2 and 5 lines. The peak TDS years were late '70s to early '80s. Unfortunately most of the major books and publications overlooked the significance of TDS. The fact that TDS was neglected is quite ironic considering the fact that some of the biggest names in writing were affiliated with it. Hard core members being MR. JINX 174, PART 1, KOOL 131, CHAIN 3, NOC 167, PADRE, PESO, BEAR 167. Other writers to put it up were NIKE, KF 174, MOON 77, REPEL, DONDI, BAN2, FUZZ 1,EZO FLITE, A ONE, SKEME, SLAVE, CASE 2, TEAN 5, KADE 198, MAGOO, ZEPHYR, DAZE, DEZ, JOEY, TOXIC, SCORCH 170, DELTA 2, TORCH and COSE.

TDS was a crew concerned more with style rather than bombing. (Despite that fact they bombed anyway.) Their style contributions to the culture are significant and have been somewhat overlooked as is the case with many style masters. This is due to three factors. One, the natural abstractions of wild style make names illegible to the uneducated eye, therefore the media and general public cannot determine the origin of the work. The second factor being style masters generally write many different names to demonstrate their ability to create a broad range of letter forms. It can be difficult for the writing community to keep up with all the names. The final being, style masters give outlines to other writers, many of which take credit for the style master's work.

Priz TSF
Priz TSF started “solo-bombing” above ground in the late 70’s as a novice street writer. By the 1980’s, he was tagging subway train exterior panels and the IRT Broadway No. 1 line. Influenced by letter flow movement and arrow connections, PRIZ TSF whose name is based on the Prima Font, describes his style as “old school.” He continues to paint legally commissioned murals throughout the five boroughs along side long-time friend and partner STAN-ONE TSF, the current and long time President of The Spanish Five graffiti crew.

Ree 2 MTA
MTA was a crew from the Tremont section of the Bronx founded by CHINO MALO. The MTA crew's peak activity was during 1978 and 1979. They mainly hit the 2s and 5s. They produced many burner whole cars with members they had in common with the TMT crew. REE aka OPEL, was granted MTA leadership after CHINO MALO became less active. REE did many colorful top to bottom whole cars rivaling LEE and BLADE. Partial listing of MTA members: CHINO MALO, REE, BEST, TYBU 2, TAG, RADAR, 2 SWIFT, CRANE, TEAN, KADE, VINE

Sonic 002 BAD INC
BAD Inc. was formed by a writer from Far Rockaway, Queens named SONIC 002 and his friend INK 76. JOE 61 and INK 76 aka IY 189 were prolific members of BAD. BAD's initial efforts were on the As and Cs. BAD Inc. wasn't satisfied hitting locally so they expanded to Js, Ms, 2s and 5s. The peak period of activity for this crew was the late '70s and early '80s.

SONIC didn't let his geographic isolation impede his development as an artist. In fact it worked to his benefit. Without the constant exposure to classic IRT works he developed a style uniquely his own. Folding letters with IND influence and enough energy and movement to hold their own on the IRT. A classic example of his work is seen in the Chalfant/Cooper classic Subway Art. His work along with JOE 61 can also be seen the film Style Wars.

STAN-ONE TSF tagged and painted walls, subway cars and stations on the Broadway IRT No. 1 line in 1979. By the 80’s, he was President of The Spanish Five graffiti crew, also known as TSF/TS5. STAN-ONE TSF, whose name originates from former WWF wrestler “Stan The Man,” disappeared from the graffiti scene in the late 80’s until PRIZ TSF brought him out of retirement in 2001.

* Firenze, Italy: October 17 - 18, 2009

“Female Jam - Le donne dell'Hip Hop in prima linea” - Seconda Edizione

Dopo l’inaspettato successo della scorsa edizione, Firenze torna a colorarsi di rosa per la seconda edizione di Female Jam, l’evento legato alla cultura black in tutte le sue discipline interpretate in chiave femminile! Il 17/18 ottobre 2009 a Firenze ci sarà una due giorni che unirà danza, musica, arte e moda.

Female Jam, ideata da Marina Savarese, ma organizzata con il supporto di Federica Loredan, nasce con l'obiettivo di focalizzare l'attenzione sulla componente femminile del movimento Hip Hop, troppo spesso lasciata da parte negli altri eventi di questo genere.

La Jam sarà strutturata in due giornate di stage di danza ed una “one night” con un grande party.

Le lezioni di danza si terranno nelle giornate di sabato 17 e domenica 18 presso il Centro Squash Firenze, in via Empoli (subito all’uscita della FI-PI-LI; appoggiata dall’Associazione Culturale Giguywassa ( e l’Associazione Immagine danza (

Dance Teachers: Bgirl Cugi (Torino), Federica Loredan (Genova), Serena Ballarin (Pesaro), Vittoria Paccotti (Torino), Olivia Lucchini (Verona), Nadouba Oulare (Guinea), Special Guest Jojo (NY).

La serata verrà fatta allo Space Electronic, storico locale nel centro di Firenze (, in via palazzuolo 37/r.

La serata inizierà alle 22.00, ingresso 10-12 euro. Riduzione in lista. Per essere inseriti nella lista inviare sms al 3396567192 con Nome

La serata sarà così articolata:

Bonnie&Clide Mixed Style Dance Contest: una competizione a coppie uomo e donna che comprende tutti gli stili di danza sia in piedi che a terra. Giudici del contest Bgirl Joolie, Carlos, Sese‘. Contest Djs: Dj Chicca & Leva57. Host “esclusivissima” della serata: La Meli.

DanceShow by Fancy Ladies (Genova), Tina&Melizia (Napoli), Lady Killer (Torino), Envy Noir (Verona), Special Guest Blasfemme Envision. Freestyle “Female Jam” Fashion Show.

MC Live and Host: Rahma (Livorno), Rei (Roma)

DJ Set: DJ Carmela (Napoli), Chicca and the lavander moon (Genova), DJ Leva57 (Roma), Dj Vickee Vee (Firenze)

Writing and Street Art Expo+Sneakers customization by: Elis, Candy, Maze, But, Umas, Acre (Firenze), Vania (Milano)

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* Oakland CA: October 16, 2009

Cantrolled Substances

* Oakland CA: October 10, 2009

3rd Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle National Finals

at Life Is Living Festival
Saturday, Oct 10th, 11AM-5PM

deFremery Park
1651 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607
FREE Family Event

24 of America's most talented Graffiti Artists in live painting battle

Contestants (confirmed to date):

1. Bounce TYS, 2008 & 2007 defending champion
2. Doves FC, 1st place Harlem
3. Vogue, 3rd place Harlem
4. Ckaweeks, 1st place Honolulu
5. Prime, 2nd place Honolulu
6. Ozwego, 3rd place Honolulu
7. Jash, 1st place Chicago
8. Dime, Visual Element
9. Katch1, Judge of Honolulu Battle
10. Refa TNS, Oakland
11. Vyal One, Los Angeles
12. Twick ICP, San Francisco
13. Drama DE, San Francisco
14. Lost ARS, San Francisco
15. Kier, Salt Lake City
16. Tenfold, San Francisco
17. Fury One, OTC , San Francisco OG
18. Gape TCK, Chicago

Additional Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle Activities at Life Is Living:
- Book Signing by James Prigoff & Steve Grody
- Visual Element Blackbook Battles
- Stencil T-shirt Workshop by Nancy Hernandez
- Graffiti Canvas Display

Also: Mighty4 Break Battle, live music, Youth Speaks Townhall on Healthcare, Hood Games, Enviromental Service Learning Initiative with The Natural Builders, Obama For America, health screenings and more.

For More Info go to:

Respect the premises. Security will be enforced.

* Berlin Germany: October 9 - 29, 2009


The time has come for GRAFFITI ARGENTINA to land in BERLIN.

Friday 9th October 19.00 hs- Neurotitan Gallery - Berlin Mitte

For the occasion five of the finest Argentine street artists, JAZZ, GUALICHO, POETA, AIRE and CARU will present artworks and special made painting intervention along with local talents LOOMIT and EL BOCHO.

Live music by TRUE INGREDIENTS (UK).

GRAFFITI ARGENTINA books (Thames & Hudson) for sale and Argentine beer will be on the house!

* Los Angeles CA: October 8 - 29, 2009

The L.A. case

Opening Reception: Thursday October 8 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Please RSVP to

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery invites you to The L.A. case, an exhibition of new works on canvas by German artist case. This is case’s first US solo exhibition and the second time he has exhibited at Carmichael Gallery.

case’s new body of work references imagery from elaborate, self-staged photo shoots using spray paint on canvas. Combining exacting technical expertise with an innovative hint of liberation and irony, he investigates the parallels that exist between the conflicting states of convention and controversy, manipulating beauty in a dark, thrilling and provocative manner.

case is widely recognized as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world. His groundbreaking technique, detailed in the book Ma’Claim: Photorealistic Graffiti, Falk Lehmann and Steffen Petermann, Publikat Verlags und Handels GmbH and Co. KG, Germany, 2006, has set new standards and established a strong international collector base and fan network.

Born in Erfurt, Germany, in 1979, case has exhibited his fine art in galleries in the UK, Germany and US. He achieved his Diploma in Art Restoration and Conservation from Erfurt University Of Applied Sciences. case is also a founding member of graffiti crew Ma’Claim, a group of artists renowned throughout the world for their striking photorealistic murals. He currently lives and works in Frankfurt.

Watch case create one of the pieces for the show in a great video. And watch a slide show of behind the scenes at a photo shoot.

To request an advanced preview of available work, please contact

Carmichael Gallery is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, on the SW corner of La Brea and Fountain, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website, email or call 323.969.0600.

* Houston TX: October 8, 2009

Hamilton Fish Park Branch of the NYPL Presents

Staying Alive: The Next Generation

Nelson Seda

The first in a series of exhibits featuring the talents of today’s young, new graffiti writers, Staying Alive: The Next Generation presents the artwork of Jonathan “Chino” Garcia and Nelson “Chief” Seda.

Since Jonathan “Chino” Garcia left his home in El Salvador for the U.S. three years ago, he has become actively involved in New York City’s legendary hip-hop scene. A multi-talented break-dancer and graffiti writer, Chino has appeared in various videos and is beginning to exhibit his artwork in galleries. His favorite artists include: Blaze, Cope2, Can2, Seen and Mr. Wany. “If it weren’t for graffiti, I would be doing things I shouldn’t be doing,” he says.

A second-generation graffiti writer, Nelson “Chief” Seda is quickly becoming a legend in his own time. “I like old school coloring and new school lettering,” he explains. Both a celebrated B-Boy and writer, Nelson has performed in countless venues throughout the city, and his artwork has been featured in various spaces including the Bronx Museum of the Arts. His talents have recently been highlighted in both local Bronx newspapers and in the New York Times. “Graffiti keeps me alive,” says Nelson. “Even after I die, I will continue to live through my art.”

A reception for the artists, along with break-dancing performances by Chief and Chino and the Lethal Weaponz Crew, will be held on October 8th from 5-7pm. The backdrop for the stage was painted by celebrated Brazilian artist Alex Hornest aka Onesto.

Also on exhibit is Hamilton Fish Park’s ongoing, ever-changing project: From Black Books and Sketch Books.

Coordinated by Lois Stavsky with Aaron Williams aka Kove, the exhibit continues through December 17th. Hamilton Fish Park Branch of the NYPL, located at 415 East Houston Street, is open Mondays & Wednesdays 10-6, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-8, and Fridays & Saturdays 10-5.

For further information contact: Lois Stavsky at 917.562.8468.

Hamilton Fish Public Library
Houston St.
D bus from union square and get off at Houston and walk a block to the library
5-7pm reception

Nelson does customized clothing, tattoo, and other commission work.

* Lüneburg Germany: October 5 - 9, 2009


Leuphana Urban Art Project

Universität Lüneburg

Adam & Akay, Akim, Alex Diamond, Almut Linde, Ash, Ben Eine, Brad Downey, Boxi, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, DTAGNO, Evol, Faith47, Flying Förtress, Herakut, Herbert Baglione, Jay One, Loomit, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Moki & 1010, Pius Portmann, SKKI, Swoon, Tilt, Trica, Tryone, Vitché & Jana, Zevs, Zezao, 56K.

Rund 35 international renommierte Streetart-Künstler sind eingeladen, ihre Werke an verschiedenen Orten in der Stadt und den Universitätsstandorten anzubringen. Die Kunstaktion und die Reaktionen der Lüneburger Bevölkerung hierauf werden nicht ungehört verhallen. Denn die 1.200 Studienanfänger der Leuphana Universität halten im Rahmen der Startwoche 2009 dieses Ereignis in Form von Videoclips fest, die dann auf einer Online-Medienplattform der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert werden.

Der außergewöhnliche Dialog von Künstlern, Studierenden und Lüneburger Bevölkerung sowie von moderner Kunst und mittelalterlicher Altstadt wird von mehreren Fernsehsendern begleitet. Das Projekt erreicht hierdurch eine weitreichende Strahlkraft über die Stadtgrenze hinaus.

Die eingeladenen Künstler weisen unterschiedlichste Biografien, Nationalitäten und künstlerische Ausbildungen auf und werden mit zahlreichen Medien wie der klassischen Wandmalerei, Graffiti Writings, Cut-Outs, Installationen, Skulpturen oder auch Performances das Stadtbild Lüneburgs neu gestalten. Das Urban Art Project verspricht wegen seiner stilistischen, technischen als auch inhaltlichen Bandbreite vielseitig und ereignisreich zu werden – aber auch bedeutend im Hinblick auf die Entwicklung der zeitgenössischen urbanen Kunst. Die eingeladenen Künstler zählen zu den führenden oder aufstrebenden und vielversprechenden Vertretern ihres Genres und ihrer Generation und gelten als richtungsweisend für die Zukunft der künstlerischen Ästhetik. Bereits heute sind sie wichtiger Bestandteil weltweit renommierter Museen und Galerien. Ihre Verwurzelung in der urbanen Lebenswelt sowie dem öffentlichen Raum wird jedoch stets sichtbar.

From 5-9 October 2009 the city of Lueneburg will be transformed into a public exhibition space for leading figures within the international urban art scene. As part of Leuphana University's orientation programme for new students - the so-called Welcome Week - this large-scale urban art presentation will bring together university, city, and art world.

Under the artistic auspices of Rik Reinking, curator and collector from Hamburg, some 35 internationally renowned urban artists have been invited to present their works at different sites around the city and on the university campus. Their actions will inspire, enthuse, astonish, and most of all foster discourse. The 1,200 first-year students at Leuphana University, who will be thematically exploring the arts and communications during their Welcome Week, will participate in this process of urban art creation. The students will be translating the communications concepts employed by the urban artists into video clips. A jury headed by Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale International Film Festival, will evaluate the completed clips, after which the films will be published on Leuphana University's online media platform.

Expanding the potential spectatorship of this event well beyond the city's boundaries, several television stations will document the remarkable dialogue between artists, students, and Lueneburg citizens during this rare presentation of urban art within the context of the city's medieval centre. As part of the Leuphana Urban Art Project, artists from a diverse range of nationalities - e.g. from Europe, North America, South America, and Africa - have been invited to 'conquer' Lueneburg's urban space with their works.

They will be working with various artistic mediums: classic murals, graffiti, cut-outs, installations, sculptures, and performances. With its broad spectrum of stylistic, technical, and contextual forms, the Urban Art Project promises to be a landmark event in the development and presentation of contemporary urban art. The artists participating in this event count among the leading figures in their genre or among a new generation of emerging creative producers - their work being an indication of the future direction of artistic aesthetics. Without compromising their deep rootedness in urban culture and the public sphere, these artists are already being represented by prestigious museums and galleries worldwide.

The following artists will take part in the Leuphana Urban Art Project: Adam & Akay, Akim, Alex Diamond, Almut Linde, Ash, Ben Eine, Brad Downey, Boxi, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, DTAGNO, Evol, Faith47, Flying Förtress, Herakut, Herbert Baglione, Jay One, Loomit, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Moki & 1010, Pius Portmann, SKKI, Swoon, Tilt, Trica, Tryone, Vitché & Jana, Zevs, Zezao, 56K.

The artists will be working in Lueneburg's city centre, in the area Rotes Feld as well as on the University Campus Scharnhorststraße

The Locations

The city centre is within 10 minutes walking distance from the train station.
The busses 5011 and 5012 connect Campus Scharnhorststraße and the train station. The bus 5012 also stops at Kefersteinstraße in the area Rotes Feld.

More Info

Reinking Projekte

Nusser & Baumgart
Tel.: +49. 89. 22 18 75
Fax: +49. 89. 29 21 74

* Reedley CA: October 4, 2009

Event: California Arts Day Festival Presents:

The Art of Hip Hop

October 4th, 2009 (Sunday)

Pioneer Park
Corner of 8th st. and G st.
Reedley, CA 93654

ALL DAY Graffiti Arts Expo
Live Painting (graffiti battle)
B-boy battle
graff supplies
Music, Food, vendors, etc...

Local graff artists bring your products and services.
Network with other artists, sell your products to the general public.

Reserve a space/table to display your work.

To reserve a space or questions:

* New York: October 3, 2009


Third Annual Exhibit Features 40 Female Avant-Garde Artists Who Recycle & Create Art for the Earth -

Back for its third annual show, YOUNITY presents an eco-art exhibition entitled FRESHER!, opening October 3, 2009 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center in the Lower East Side section of New York City. Running until October 23, 2009, the exhibit is not the average “white-wall” art show; the all-female collective will transform the art space into an eco-funhouse of raw materials and street art. Elements such as graffiti, photography, design and construction are used to connect ideas about consumerism, environmentalism, health, and renewable energy. The private press hour from 6pm-7pm will grant access to notable, oft-unseen artists right before the public unveiling of work at 8pm. FRESHER! features main-stay YOUNITY artists such as Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, and AIKO while introducing emerging artists such as China Morbosa and Amanda Lopez. YOUNITY Co-Founders and artists, Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY, continue to push the collective to new levels of creativity.

Exhibiting works will mask the bi-level art space with a range of colorful hand-styles, creative graphics on natural textures such as wood and abstract riffs. Some of the artworks will focus on messages about greening and preserving the earth, including recycling, pollution and even ideas about social issues. A video montage will display the collective’s latest effort to Refresh the Streets –a collaborative effort to beautify a 60ft outdoor mural in Williamsburg Brooklyn with colorful, green-themed street art by selected members of the YOUNITY.  Exhibiting artists at FRESHER! include SHIRO, Diana McClure, Kerri O’Connell, LICHIBAN, Krista Franklin, Kelly Denato, Niz, Paulina Quintana Jornet, and Cece Carpio, to name a few. Only 40 out of 300 female artists were selected to participate in this special exhibit.

About YOUNITY: YOUNITY was founded in New York City in 2007 by artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY. After spending many years involved in the art world, it became evident that urban contemporary women artists did not have a properly organized forum through which to disseminate ideas and showcase work to their contemporaries and the public at large. The confines of galleries were too rigid and staid and the ‘white cube’ did not lend much room for personal expression and individual style. So, Alice and TOOFLY decided to: 1) create a place where females could tell their stories in more universal, down-to-earth voices; 2) build a stable community in which they could teach the next generation of women the process of curating exhibitions and successfully spreading artistic ideas; and, 3) allow members to explore their own flavor while retaining their identity within the context of a collective body. YOUNITY is also committed to the documentation and archiving of itself as a community of unique, autonomous participants through exhibitions, new media and publishing.

PRESS HOUR: 6pm-7pm
Opening Reception: 7pm – 10pm
October 3, 2009 – October 24, 2009
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

* Los Angeles CA: October 3 - 31, 2009

"Graffiti Spirits"

A Solo Show and Retrospective By: MAN ONE 


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 from 6-10pm

Featuring live music by Dj Akaider and special guest Dow Jones (South Rakkas Crew), Live printing by Two Rabbits, Kogi BBQ Truck and other surprises in store!

This marks Man One's first solo exhibit in almost 5 years, the month long exhibition highlights this prolific artists career and makes available many important works rarely seen before and dating as far back as 1992.  

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gallery Hours:
Tues-Thur: Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat: Noon-8pm, Sun: Noon-6pm
Closed Mondays 
Ph: 213-627-8272 

* Barcelona Spain: October 2 - 4, 2009


VIERNES.02 / de 16:30h a 22:00h / INAUGURACIÓN
SABADO.03 / de 11:00h a 22:00h / a partir de las 18:00h sesión de dj
DOMINGO.04 / de 11:00h a 22:00h / último día de puertas abiertas

Toda la info necesaria para llegar está en el flyer.


* New York: October 1, 2009

A Street Art Exhibition

Curated by Ron English
Thursday, October 1
at 6pm

Anthony Lister, Banksy, The London Police, Faile, Bridge Stehli, Stash, Blek Le Rat, Crash, Daze, Futura, Kid Zoom, Lady Pink, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Logan Hicks, Mr. Brainwash, Ron English, Saber, Revok, Shepard Fairey, Revolt

To view all the works, visit

* London UK: October 1 - 18, 2009


Miss Van


PRIVATE VIEW: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 6:00pm – 9.00pm

We are proud to present 'Lovestain' a UK premier solo show from Miss Van. A retrospective as well as a new body of work and taking over two exhibition spaces at StolenSpace, this will be her largest solo show to date.

Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
United Kingdom
P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684

* Portland OR: October 1, 2009

Munk One

Upper Playground PDX & Fifty 24PDX Gallery
23 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR, 97209

* Santa Monica CA: September 26 - October 17, 2009

Robert Berman Gallery Presents

Vagos Y Reinas

Retna & The Mac

Curated by Brett Aronson

Vagos y Reinas marks the first time these longtime collaborators have exhibited in a gallery together.

Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., C2 / D5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

info: or contact Zio, R. Rock Enterprises - 323.669.8819.

* San Jose CA: September 25 - October 15, 2009


Thou Art Funk

190 Martha St. San Jose, CA 95112. 408.903.0616

King 157
Twick ICP
Amend TDK
Fury WON
TMC Crew
Stan 153
Chepy AJmobb
Skul & Star EMR
Duel 8
Antes&Vaster STM

Special Guest
Mark Bode
with work from
Vaugn Bode

* Newcastle UK: September - October 10, 2009

Reality, Fantasy, and The Web

Mode 2

at Lazarides

Flickr photos from the show

* Millville NJ: September - October 10, 2009


Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
September 18th thru October 10th, 2009
Curated by Dr. Debra Miller and Liz Nicklus

Urban art is about uninhibited self-expression, an appeal to the disenfranchised, a new aesthetic that defies academic tenets and captures the harsh realities of the street and the world. The contemporary art of the city, from Pop and Graffiti to Found Objects and Dumpster ping, to designer toys and anime, has transformed fashion, fine art, and popular culture.

Artists: AZMA, Frances Nielah Bradley, Demer, David Foss, Joroko,Will Kasso, Peter Krsko, Karey Maurice, Karen McDonnell and Tony Cortosi, Paper Monster, Leon Rainbow, Vince Romaniello, and Burnell Yow!

22 North High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

* Glasgow Scotland: September 18 - October 18, 2009


Haunted Graffiti


On 18th September, 7-10pm, we're opening a really exciting exhibition. A show from two well-known Scottish Graffiti artists and noteable pioneers who were among the very first in Scotland to begin painting graffiti artwork in the 1980s.

Within their first collaborative exhibition, they plan to take over Recoat by covering the walls and windows with discarded architectural drawings and blueprints, that will act as a canvas for a mural and a backdrop to a series of paintings, drawings and prints.

Elph and Lyken met 16 years ago, and are now close friends, sharing a mutual appreciation of movies, comic books and general geekery. Now that they are formalising their collobarotive artistic relationship there is no doubt that the two artists will create something amazing at Recoat.

The show will run till the 18th October open Tues to Sun 12-6pm.

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
G20 6ND

00 44 141 341 0069

* Paris France: September - October 10, 2009

Etat de Lieux

This is an all-star group show!

* Millville NJ: September 18 - October 11, 2009

Urban Art

Opening Reception:
Fri September 18 6PM-9PM

Riverfront Renaissance Center
22 N High St
Millville, NJ 08332

* Paris France: September 17 - October 17, 2009

Urbain I

  • Arsen
  • Jacques Villeglé
  • Mr Chat
  • Mesnager
  • Psyckose
  • Popof
  • Seen
  • Quik

2, Avenue Matignon-75008 Paris
Tél.: 0033(0)142892683

* Geneva Switzerland: September 17 - October 17, 2009

The Speerstra Gallery "Geneva" presents:


Vernissage le Jeudi 17 septembre de 18 à 20 hrs

en présence de l'artiste / artists reception

Adresse : Grand Rue 13 - 1204 - Genève - Suisse

* Los Angeles CA: September 12 - October 17, 2009



New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192

* Portland OR: September 12 - October 8, 2009

Same Streets / Different Cities

Artists’ Reception:
Saturday, Sep 12th, 6-9pm

DJ + Food + Drink

* San Francisco CA: September 11 - October 18, 2009

Ricardo Richey and Robyn Twomey

the luggage store
1007 Market Street (nr. 6th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Ricardo Richey’s work is informed by letter forms, grafitti, murals and other genres of street art. In his exhibition at the luggage store, Richey’s innovative use of  materials explores three dimensional letterforms and shapes , contrasting them with painting.

Robyn Twomey’s expressions of identity and gender specific roles are addressed in this survey of editorial and personal work. The editorial outtakes focus on male subjects shot on assignment for various magazines including rapper E-40 in his favorite restaurant in Vallejo (XXL Magazine), artist William Kentridge (New York Magazine) and Leslie Ross for a story on DNA technology proving his Cherokee ancestry (Wired Magazine).

A series of personal work focusing on the female subject include selections from a series on Female Rappers, Music Video Models and Former Playboy Bunnies. As a female image maker for mainstream publications, Twomey attempts to explore the feminine role in our daily image consumption. Playboy, the symbolic image of feminine beauty and American sex, is examined by focusing on the women who were a part of the empire more than 20 years ago. As we see an aging Hugh Heffner cuddle up with younger and younger mates, the aging female models are all but invisible.

The Female Rappers are similarly marginalized from our daily image consumption. The Mamaz and Jayda are both Bay Area based rappers. Photographed at home, the Music Video Models are shown outside of the hypersexualized music video. In the same vein as the Former Playboy Bunnies, these images also speak to the friction and overlap of sexual exploitation and female empowerment.

* San Francisco CA: September 11 - October 10, 2009

Tony (Sub) Curanaj

Opens on Friday,September 11th at The John Pence Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

750 Post Street . San Francisco . California 94109
Phone: 415.441.1138 | Fax: 415.441.1178
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm (Mon - Fri), 10 am to 5 pm (Sat)

Tony Curanaj, 35, is a dynamic talent with strong credentials in the art world. As a young boy in New York City, he was explosive is his desire to create art wherever he went. Early on, he became a founding member of the legendary “D.F.” group, graffiti artists who were revered for their audacity, talent, and derring-do. His tag is “Sub”, and he created art for Disney, Nike, Viacom, Mark Ecko, and Flip Skateboards. Eventually he veered course and became a serious student of academic realism, studying at the New York School for Visual Art, the National Academy of Design in New York, and Jacob Collins’s Water Street Atelier and, subsequently, the Grand Central Academy of Art where he has become a senior instructor. His thorough approach to studying with modern Masters has served him well.

Tony Curanaj’s oil paintings are impeccable in their presentation. His precision oriented technique is time consuming and extra rewarding for the viewer and collectors. His subject matter ranges from extraordinarily complex still-lifes, to sublime figures, to compositions and subjects that stun and stop viewers in their tracks as they come to grips with minute details and hidden meaning. He uses color to the fullest – creating emotional canvases that are forever etched in ones memory. Hot reds, cool whites, and textures that seem to protrude from or dig into the canvas. His gifts are ample and he has harnessed his abilities in a most convincing manner. As a mid-thirties artist, he is fast becoming a recognizable force in his myriad art worlds.

The exhibition will feature nearly thirty works that have been completed in the last four years. They range in size from the monumental to the miniscule and each has a distinct Curanaj finish. Few painters devote so much time to each work as he does.

* San Francisco CA: September 11 - October 9, 2009

"Don't Sweat the Technique: Ode to the Spraycan"


Presented by 1:AM SF Gallery, Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle and Montana North America

1:AM SF gallery and Estria are committed to providing a positive outlet for people who want to enrich their lives creatively through street art. True to their dedication, they, along with Montana Colors North America, present "Don't Sweat the Technique: Ode to the Spraycan”, an art gallery exhibition celebrating aerosol art. This groundbreaking collaboration is unprecedented and gives fans and those curious about urban arts a window into the culture on a national level.

For the past five months, Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle (EIGB) has been holding competitions across the nation searching for someone to reign supreme with their aerosol skills. The finals are here in the Bay Area. Before concluding this journey, Estria wanted to kick off the finals in style and invited the talented participants to showcase their impressive and innovative art at 1:AM gallery. They will be paying tribute to their choice of art tool, the spraycan. The killer line up includes:

California: Neon, Bounce, Chez, Vogue, Eon 75, Germz, Vyal, Refa, Natrl

Chicago: Rome, Tsel, Exhaust, Melon, Debl, Like

Hawai'i: Katch, Estria, Eukarezt, Ckaweeks, Prime

New York: Wane One, Doves, Cern, Queen Andrea, Cekis

Whether you are a newbie or veteran to street art, this is the show to educate yourself in the art of the spraycan. The heavy hitters are here to add some color to your walls and flavor to your sketchbooks.

Opening reception is on September 11th from 7pm - 10pm. DJ Don Kainoa, Spinnerty, and Bozak will be dropping the beats. This is a 21+ event. Exhibition will run through October 9th.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the EIGB finals, as part of the Living Word Festival, on October 10th in Oakland!

1:AM SF Gallery
1000 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94127
follow @1AM_SF on Twitter
(415) 861-5089

Battle info
article about the event

* Dublin Ireland: September 10 - October 3, 2009


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John O' Reilly (JOR)

Talbot Gallery, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 (above Graingers Pub).

The pieces are all oil paintings of urban landscapes.

* Los Angeles CA: September 10 - October 1, 2009

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art

The London Police

Brothers in Arms

Opening Reception: Thursday September 10 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

“Brothers in Arms” is a celebration of The London Police’s ten year anniversary. The show features works on canvases, a photographic montage, a site-specific installation and a short film documenting the artists’ creative process. The show’s title reflects both the film (a social experiment about personal space and the artistic and private challenges presented while handcuffed to another person) and the brotherly friendship of partners Chaz and Bob, who have withstood a decade of adventures around the world to present their most focused and exciting body of work yet. This new series of boldly monochromatic pieces pay homage to the city of angels and the classic films of their childhood, such as “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars”. Recognizable imagery is integrated into the symbolic London Police world of smiling characters and futuristic cityscapes. Building upon successful shows in London and Amsterdam during the spring, the collective’s synthesis of high and low culture in “Brothers in Arms” allows for a greater conversation of aesthetics, psychology and globalization.

* Philadelphia PA: August 14 - October 11, 2009

Furious Style!

Asian Arts Initiative debuts a mural in its new home

Opening Reception for Furious Style!
Friday, August 14th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
With Presentation and Open Mic at 7:00 p.m.
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Asian Arts Initiative and MadeULook Productions host Furious Style!, the culmination of an energetic six-week workshop with guest artist Jeff Cylkowski and youth participants, on view from August 14 through October 11, 2009, and the debut of a site-specific mural installation welcoming visitors into the foyer of the Asian Arts Initiative’s new home.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, August 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a presentation and open mic starting at 7:00 p.m.

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia PA
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

On the heels of the energetic Urban Convergence, curated by Jeff Cylkowski, the joyously self-described “unrefined and undefined” Furious Style! merges elements of abstract art with graffiti-style lettering that speaks to the values of today’s young visionaries and tomorrow’s leaders.

Furious Style! features the works of lead artist Jeff Cylkowski, artist apprentice Yachiyo Kaneko, and youth artists Zakarya Banks, Naiem Barber, Brittany “Spike” Brown, Christopher Canan, Lauren “Pete” Chisholm, Kiara Deanes, Cheyenne Detky, Kaitlin Dugan, Alaina Ewins, Joshua Fortune, Ellis Handford, Daylan “DJ” Hill, Michael Lu, Jordan McNeal, Tremayne Nichelson, Ashenafit Sebhatu, Manny Son, Shannon Squirrel, Andrew Tieu, Rebecca Todd, and Tyrell White.

The opening reception will include the unveiling of a mural designed and installed by Cylkowski, Kaneko, and participating youth, marking a meaningful addition to the Asian Arts Initiative’s new location, which it is still working to secure as a permanent home.

Following the reception will be an open mic with a theme of “Community,” featuring a performance by local b-boys Dreamerz Crew and special presentations by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and Iranian Youth Media Workshop who partnered with Asian Arts Initiative during the summer.

Jeff Cylkowski is a Korean American adoptee and Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary painter, muralist, and hip-hop artist. Before receiving a formal art education from the Pratt Institute, he spent years immersed in urban subcultures in cities throughout the U.S., including Philadelphia. The spirit of that experience continues to inform his work today. In summer 2009, he has returned to Philadelphia to serve as an Artist-in-Residence at the Asian Arts Initiative.

Major support for this project with Jeff Cylkowski has been provided by Artists and Communities, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible by major funding from The Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as the National Performance Network’s Visual Artists Network, a program made possible by major funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Big Picture.

Asian Arts Initiative is a community-based arts center in Philadelphia that engages artists and everyday people to create art that explores the diverse experiences of Asian Americans, addresses our social context, and imagines and effects positive community change. We host a range of activities including an annual season of performances, our gallery and exhibition series, and our Youth Arts Workshop and other education programs.

* Houston TX: September 26 - 27, 2009

AW Garage Sale Fundraiser


Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th 10 am - 6 pm Aerosol Warfare Gallery will become AW Garage Sale Fundraiser! Due to the economic slow down over the summer, Aerosol Warfare Gallery experienced a bigger than expected lag in revenue needed to keep the basic daily operations. Please join us for a weekend filled with arts, music, light bites, and raffle items. Aerosol Warfare Crew and many of the gallery's closest friends will be at this weekend long event!

Aerosol Warfare has been a vital part of Houston's unique art history! Since 1990, Aerosol Warfare has done their best to present top quality exhibitions, entertainment, events and more! Over the last two years the current gallery location has shown over 50 artists such as GIVE UP, Reverend Butter, Dirk Strangley, Paper Ballet, Dual, Ack, Weah, Sode, Eyesore, Sloke, Spain and other group and solo exhibitions. Most, if not all, of these events have been Free to the public. Alongside this, Aerosol Warfare has kept an active role in supporting other causes, organizations & events via donations, sponsorships, and volunteering. Aerosol Warfare is Houston's first and only gallery that focuses on exhibiting local and national graffiti, street/urban artists. Aerosol Warfare Gallery is hidden deep within Houston's newly acclaimed EADO district. Aerosol Warfare has shared personal and professional experiences with local, regional and national street and urban artists exhibiting and visiting Houston. Aerosol Warfare strives to be a supportive role in the community to artists who make transitions from train boxcars to art galleries or other professional and personal avenues.

Come browse items from Aerosol Warfare collections and archives such as: original artwork from well-known artists, vintage clothing, music, classic Aerosol Warfare memorabilia and more! The garage salewill also include: new to gently used clothing, furniture, memorabilia, electronics, books, records, artwork, hand made goods, and more! Come get a great deal and support the cause!

Supporters can also purchase raffle tickets and win some exceptional items from local shops and more! Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds will go straight to the gallery to continue its arts community companionship.

Thank you in advance for donations, positive thoughts and help in spreading the word about this fundraising event for Aerosol Warfare Gallery. Aerosol Warfare Crew would not be Aerosol Warfare without supporters and close friends!

Aerosol Warfare has a place in their hearts for all artists in the community who may be going through the same economic lag.

The gallery is accepting donated items through Saturday, September 26th


Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique
2110 Jefferson @ Hutchins
Eado Houston, TX 77003

* Los Angeles CA: September 26, 2009



ARMOgedon 2057 brings his first show of its kind Alta Modern Graffiti to Los Angeles. Armo’s work is a collaboration of typographic elements, sculpture, and exploration with graffiti structure. Armogedon is Striving to blur the line of typography and graffiti aiming to find relationships between the two forms of communication. A underground cutting-edge artist who pushes the boundaries of painting and illustration. A pioneer and leader in the new Alta Modern Graffiti genre.


Opening reception 7-11pm
September 26, 2009

12800 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90066
860 713 4046

* New York: September 26, 2009


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1618 Wierfield St.
Bklyn, NY 11385

Many local graff crews and artists will be in the house selling &/or showcasing: graffiti tattoo art. Posters, canvases, hats, t-shirts, stickers, skateboards, blackbooks, mural services, air brush art. Etc

To reserve a space or questions:
For sponsor inquiries:


* Los Angeles CA: September 26, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Cope2 and Chor Boogie

Date: Saturday September 26, 2009

Time: 7pm - 11:30pm
Cover: FREE
Location: Mid-City Arts/ 33third LA 5113 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles Ca. 90019

More Info:

Contact: (310) 694-3460 &

youtube video - Beauty and the Beast

* Tempe AZ: September 25, 2009


September 25th 2009 7-10PM – Free All Age Event

Street Art, Music, Prints, Custom Tee Shirts & More!

Brand X Custom Tee Shirts

414 S. Mill Ave. - Suite 120
Tempe, AZ 85281


Ph: 480.200.2833

Artists Disposable Hero & Mad One presents a jam-packed art event of critical mass. London, New York, Los Angeles… TEMPE? Names you traditionally associate with a deep rooted art scene. Brand X welcomes back Disposable Hero and collection of local street and gallery folklore to showcase a series of new work. Gathering notoriety for Pandas, Mobsters, Monsters and other characters, the line up boasts a track record of museum and street classics. The inspiration behind the show is art of various scales breaking through the noise of traditions and venues. With various form factors including sculpture, print, spray paint, stencil and digital manipulations the show will be jam packed with something for everyone.  The show is being held at a venue known for pushing through the corporate mold by offering custom tee shirts only constrained by the customer’s imagination, Brand X Custom tee Shirts. There will be a special series o tee shirts made for attendees.

Artists include: Disposable Hero, Mad One, Sikes & HMPH

* Somerville NJ: September 25, 2009

Leon Rainbow "Live and Un-Cut"

September 25 7PM-10PM

Brookside Ave, Bldg 31, Garage #8
Somerville, NJ

For More Information Contact:
Jerome L. Gonzalez
Gonzalez Jerome on Facebook

* Chicago IL: September 19, 2009

Eastern Sentral & Pacific

4th Annual Tri-Coastal Graffiti Showcase

     Guest Star Performances by:
Akbar, Ang13, Steady Serve, Knowmadz
DJ's Fredones, KA, Noble, Marloca, Editcuts

Saturday September 19th, 2009
7pm - 11pm

* New York (Staten Island): September 19, 2009


GETBIZY IS AN ANNUAL FUNKSHUN THAT TAKES PLACE ON THE ISLAND OF STATEN (SHAOLIN) THE HOME OF WUTANG,GANO DEE,THE VAMP SQUAD,THE FABULOUS 5 ,FORCE MCS,SHYHEIM,KING JUST,UMCS,AUDIO2,LASK1.VO5CREW,VGLKINGS,NOWBORNCLICK,THE PARIS CREW,and sooooooooo many other monolithic personalities and talents.This events main purpose is to expose young graffiti artists to the POSITIVE SIDE OF GRAFFITIART OF BLACKBOOKS.A long list of heavyweight talented VETERAN GRAFFITI LEGENDS from all 5 boros will converge on this event to show and expose there level of expertise to all comers.This is also an event in which other elements of GRAFFITI will be showcased such as TATTOOING BY ECHODBC,AIRBRUSHING BY STEMYNN,AND BODY ART MODELED BY VERY GORGEOUS LADIES...








* San Bernardino CA: September 19, 2009

Left My Wallet in San Bernardino


Going down saturday september 19th, 2009 (7:30-11:30)
Gallery West
Westkoast Graphics
696 W 4th St #C.
San Bernardino CA 92410

  • JAS1,
  • & MORE.

Pryvet peepsho live on the vinyl!

Presented by lambda theta phi latin fraternity inc.

* New York: September 18 - 27, 2009

REFASHIONING: "MODA" (a tribute)

Opening reception: Friday, September 18 | 6 - 8

Monday through Sunday, 10 – 6 On Time Security Guard Training School 2803 Third Ave. Bronx, NY 10455 Contact: Hatuey Ramos-Fermín Tel. 646-280-9864

Fashion Moda storefront painted by Crash, 1980's Photo by Lisa Kahane ©

Fashion Moda’s founder Stefan Eins maintains that art “can happen anywhere and that it can be appreciated and made by people who are known and unknown, trained and untrained, rich and poor.”

REFASHIONING: "MODA" is a tribute exhibition created by Bronx-based artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín in response to an invitation to participate in “Avant-Guide to NYC: Discovering Absence , ” a project curated by Sandra Skurvida at apexart (November 4 – December 19), which maps art environment of New York of the twentieth century by reconnecting historic sites to their present functions.

Fashion Moda was an influential art center in the South Bronx, active from 1978 to 1993. The present exhibition takes place at the original first location of Fashion Moda, a storefront at 2803 Third Avenue, currently occupied by On Time Security Guard Training School. At the premises of the School, works by artists will be displayed without interfering with its daily business, mixing the space’s past and present history at the same time. The artists originally involved with Fashion Moda — including Stefan Eins , Joe Lewis , John Ahearn , Lisa Kahane , and Miguelangel (Miky) Ruiz will be presented along with contemporary artists from the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and San Francisco — including Katherine Casado, Fannieka Dawkins , Lady K Fever , Edwin González, Pablo Guardiola , Libertad Guerra , Carmen Hernández, Alí Irizarry , Laura Napier , Haden Nicholl , Miryana Todorova , José Vargas, Ivan Velez Jr. , Aaron Wojack , and Calder Zwicky — in accordance with the ideas of Fashion Moda of mixing geographies, artistic mediums, and generations.

The artist Stefan Eins, with Joe Lewis and William Scott , opened Fashion Moda in 1978. He defined it as “Museum of Science, Art, Invention, Technology and Fantasy.” During the fifteen years’ run, Fashion Moda held iconic group shows and events, such as “Spring Fever” in 1982, and propelled careers of many artists, including Sophie Calle, Crash, Daze, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Spank, David Wojnarowicz, and many others. It was where graffiti makers met painters, musicians, and poets — together, they blurred boundaries between “high” and “low,” art gallery and the street.

We wish to thank Stefan Eins and John Ahearn for their help with research for this exhibition.

* Bogota Colombia: September 18, 2009

Onesto + Bastardilla


* Rockford IL: September 12, 2009

The Covert presents

Grills and Skills 11

All day painting expo @ Ruben Aldeen park North Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107 from 10am - 8pm. There will be Grills w/ hot dog's and burgers, a DJ on site and plenty of wall space to go around.

8:30 the doors open @ Bar3 326 E. State st. Rockford, il 61104 For the official Grills and Skills After Party

Ft. performances from Ryebread, The Freemasons, AVI and Wax, Imperfekt and Case the Joint, Vertual Vertigo, Phillip Morris and a 16 man 300$ cash prize mc battle, and a B-Boy display by the Midwest Monsters, the grills will also be running @ the after party so bring and appetite!

any further questions please direct them to or

* Berlin Germany: September 12 - ?, 2009

Fine Lines - New Works by Cope2

The tag, also referred to as handstyle, urban calligraphy or ‘writing’, is a personal statement or signature: an expression of identity.  The work of many artists starts and ends with the tag. For some the tag represents the basis from which they developed their style into less abstract art forms. For many of these artists tagging is a relevant part of their work, others' entire message is contained within their tag. Reaching across culture, class and age, the tag is a global art form: a pure form of self expression and style. Originating in Philadelphia in the 1960s and New York in the early 1970s, other isolated styles also developed independently including the pixação style in São Paulo. The tag has, for the most part, been either ignored or openly reviled yet for decades it has laid the foundation for a number of related art forms which have developed from the streets to galleries worldwide.  Join us at Skalitzers as we present the first in a diverse series of shows exploring the role of tagging within the world of contemporary art.

One of New York's most prolific writers, Cope2 has achieved international recognition over the past decade for his distinctive style. Born in the South Bronx he began writing in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx throughout the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a legend on the street both in New York and internationally. Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.  Since first putting pen to canvas in 2000 as part of the historic Guernsey's ‘Graffiti at Auction’ event his art has gone on to be exhibited in galleries and museums both in the US and Europe. In recent years Cope2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine and designed shoes for Converse and Adidas. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games 'Getting up' and 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. ‘Fine Lines’ is his first solo show in Europe.

Skalitzers is a new contemporary art gallery located in Berlin, with an international focus on new artists and art forms.

Opening Saturday, September 12th, 19 – 22HR
Exhibition 12.9- 3.10, Gallery hours Thurs-Sat 14-20HR
Skalitzer Str 43, Berlin- Kreuzberg
U-Bahn Gorlitzer Bahnhof

* Lake Elsinore CA: September 12, 2009

White Out


* Los Angeles CA: September 12 - 30, 2009



Painting: AJ Fosik, Alex Hornest, Andrew Schoultz, Asylm, Blek le Rat, Codak, David O'Brien, Edwin Ushiro, Francesco LoCastro, French, J. Shea, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie, Lisa Alisa, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nicholas Harper, Patrick Martinez, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Skypage, Souther Salazar, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Todd Tourso, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto

Photography: Angela Boatwright, Christina M. Felice, Eriberto Oriol, Eye One, Jamel Shabazz, Logan Hicks, Peter Beste, RETNA, Rick Rodney, Saber, Too Tall Jahmal

Video Art: El Yem, Ian Lynam, Peter Glover, Something In The Universe, David Choe

For the fifth year, Scion auctions off an unprecedented collection of contemporary works to benefit charities and non-profits that support independent artistic expression. The Installation 5 Tour collection features literal and non-literal self-portraits of varying cost by international art luminaries, with 100 percent of the proceeds aiding Creative Capital, the premier national artist support organization ( Audiences around the world can begin bidding Sept. 12 when the Installation Tour auction goes live on ArtNet at The auction closes on Sept. 30.

After traveling through Detroit, Art Basel in Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, New York, San Jose, Philadelphia and Portland, the tour concludes at Scion’s 4,2000 square foot gallery in Culver City. The exhibition will be available for viewing and bidding from the gallery on Sept. 12 through Sept. 30. Artwork values range from $100 to $17,000 and bidding will begin at 25% of the art’s estimated worth.

The opening reception takes place on Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the

Scion Installation L.A. Gallery,
3521 Helms Ave. (at National),
Culver City, CA 90232.

The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and by appointment - 310.815.8840.

For more information, visit

* Quito Ecuador: September 11 - 15, 2009

GODS OF PAINT 2009 (festival internacional)

Es un festival de graffiti - strett art que se lo va a realizar en Ecuador con la participacion de dos de los mejores exponentes de graffiti italiano reconocidos a nivel mundial como son WANY Y PEETA. Este festival va a contar con la presencia de los mejores graffiteros ecuatorianos...


INK DA HOUSE HIP HOP STORE (av. Amazonas y Joaquin Pinto) todo en implementos para escritores...
Los premios constaran de:
- 1er lugar 50 caps
- 2do lugar tatoo
- 3er lugar camiseta aerografiada

- placa en reconocimiento a su labor (concedida por los organizadores) 




Para inscribirte manda un mail con tus nombres y apellidos, pseudonino y telefono


VIERNES 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE:Presentacion de videos y una reseña del graffiti Ecuatoriano con la colaboracion de material videografico de colectivos como: mfc, saga 88, gps, borderline crew, colectivo el deposito, qm, sapin, infame, artama2 a fin de dar a conocer el recorrido que a tenido el graffiti en Ecuador Conversatorio de los invitados WANY y PEETA y la realizacion de letras y huellas 2009...
LUGAR: MUSEO CAMILO EGAS (centro de quito calles Esmeraldas y Venezuela)

SABADO 12 DE SEPTIEMBRE: Intervencion donde pintaran los escritores inscritos.
LUGAR: MENA 2 (sur de quito)

MARTES 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE: Intervencion de WANY y PEETA conjuntamente con 3 escritores que designen y la colaboracion de blooky y master.
LUGAR: Sector de los *tuneles de San Juan

COLABORA: CEU, Museo Camilo Egas, La virgen de Quito Producciones, Zero Absoluto, Sonyc

AUSPICIADO POR: INK DA HOUSE HIP HOP STORE (Av. Amazonas y Joaquin Pinto), EC tv canal 48,

*lugar sujeto a cambios por los organizadores




* Los Angeles CA: September 10 - 26, 2009

"Works on Paper by Urban Artists from Iran"

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Opening Reception: September 10th, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
(During the Downtown Artwalk)

Crewest presents From the Streets of Iran, Works on paper by urban artists in Iran, curated by Shervin Shahbazi. This exhibit is the first of its kind in the U.S. featuring graffiti-based works on paper by ICY, SOT, FRZ, MAD, and CK1. These artists have exhibited their work in Europe and Australia, and this is their United States debut.

The artists draw inspiration from Iran’s rich heritage of calligraphy, visual arts, revolution and the state in which they live, as well as their exposure to graffiti and urban art in the West. Their work encompasses a broad range of subject matter—from urbanism and political resistance to scenes of everyday people and the innocence of youth. Each of the artists practices their own aesthetic. In some works, detailed hand styles overlap with spray can imagery; in others, stencil work and careful attention to texture affect a stylized photorealism. However the individual styles may differ, the works as a group resonate with hope and a determination to realize the promise of a better future from the streets of Iran.

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph | 213-627-8272

* Los Angeles CA: September 5, 2009

Curated by Codak

Featuring Legendary UK Artist Shok-1 in his 1st Los Angeles Painting Exhibtion


14 Artists Cradled Uniquely

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To discover (Something hidden, lost, or kept secret) by investigation. This definition perfectly describes the up coming show Un:earth located at the Mid-city Arts gallery. The show focuses on 14 artists from outside of California and from all over the United States and Abroad. In an effort to shed some light or rather "Unearth" their talents in the California art community while focusing on a common thread, in a background of "Graffiti/Street Art". Many have transitioned into other mediums from design/illustration to sculpture and print all the while maintaining a foothold in the street level ethics and approach that got them where they are today. So take a second and come discover a showcase of artists from a different vein, pushing boundaries in their respective communities and now getting some shine in Los Angeles.

  • Shok1 (United Kingdom)
  • Michael (Carpenter (Tennessee)
  • J.Shea (Oregon)
  • Task (Louisiana)
  • Dmise (Texas)
  • Jim Mahfood (Missouri)
  • Quisp (Missouri)
  • Illias Panayiotou (Hong Kong)
  • Enks (Texas)
  • Jeva (Louisiana)
  • Ben Moss (Tennessee)
  • Grail (Louisiana)
  • Sixxx (Oregon)
  • Will Dixon (Tennessee)

Date: Saturday September 5, 2009


Cover: FREE

Location: Mid-City Arts/ 33third LA 5111 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles Ca. 90019

Contact: (310) 694-3460 &

* Decatur IL: September 4 - 29, 2009

Street Art


Decatur Arts Council

* Montreal Canada: September 4 - 6, 2009

Meeting of Styles and TC5 30th Anniversary

"Our influence is derived from the fact that we are the keepers of the style. Many of our members are direct or indirect students of style masters... like Case2, Dondi, Part1, Chain3, Butch2, Noc167, Riff170, Phase2, Slave and many others. What we do has not been diluted by perception; we had the facts and we passed it on to the world."
Interview: DOC TC5, August 2009

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce the fourth edition of Meeting Of Styles Montreal, a event celebrating the 30th anniversary of legendary New York City based crew, The Cool 5ive (TC5).

Art collectors and followers of this creative culture are welcomed to join us in Montreal from September 4th to 6th 2009.

On September 4th at 5pm, at 251 St-Catherine East (Underworld shop), The official TC5 30th anniversary artshow will open in Montreal. Selected, exclusive and original paintings by crew members will be on display. As the project is primarily an online artshow, the works will be availble on The crew has none the less accepted to hold an exclusive opening with us, here in Montreal.

For the occasion, fifteen members of the collective have confirmed their presence. This is a unique opportunity for clients, fans and peers to meet and exchange.

New York, during the mid-1980's, was an amazing time for graffiti writers. Trains were an open canvas and styles were running in abundance. TC-5 was one of the main crews at the forefront of this thriving graffiti scene. Crew president SEEN shaped the crew with some of the freshest writers of his generation such as BEAM, JUICE, DOZE, DOC, LADY PINK, as well as expanding the crew primarily from the Bronx into a true All-City force. TC-5 rocked the number and letter lines hard with some of the freshest cars pulled out on the NYC Subway system, and has continued to push the boundaries of contemporary letter and character styles over the past 30 years.

The artshow, in Montreal for one night only, shall turn into a party until the early morning. Well established and respected Montreal club DJ’s Truspin, Maysr and Sagewondah are on the bill as selectors for the night.

September 5th and 6th, all day at 1825 Cabot (Papiers MPC, Ville-Émard), the immense outdoor murals will be painted. Forty artists from Paris, Toronto, Porto-Rico, Boston and Montreal will join the members of TC5 crew for the second part of the weekend. Photographer Ulysse Lemerise ( will be documenting the project.

More activities, including a V.I.P. Party will be disclosed shorty, on the website, A video directed by Phil Arsenault ( is currently online for your viewing pleasure.

The “International Meeting of Styles” (MOS) is an international network of graffiti artists and aficionados that began in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2002. Brought together and inspired by their passion for graffiti, MOS aims to create a forum for the international art community to communicate, assemble and exchange ideas, works and skills, but also to support intercultural exchange. In the spirit of cooperation and promotion, since 2002 MOS has launched over 75 events in sixteen countries across Europe, Russia and America.

more info:

* San Francisco CA: September 3 - 26, 2009

Neighborhod SF

Opening Thursday September 3rd 5pm -2am Free

111 Minna Gallery is proud to host NeighborhoodSF, a group show featuring some of San Francisco's most exciting and prolific artists, co-curated by Ryan Malley and Martin Olive of sQuint.

NeighborhoodSF is a collection of San Francisco's finest artists who are each given the task of representing this City's many unique neighborhoods, showing at 111 Minna Gallery from September 3rd through the 26th, 2009.San Francisco is without a doubt, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Its neighborhoods are each legendary in their own way and it's residents are iconic in their varied personalities.

NeighborhoodSF brings a visual life to the people, places and things that create our environment. With over 40 original paintings, illustrations and installations, the artists involved in NeighborhoodSF have created a body of work that is a worthy and relevant representation of of this great City.Local band City Light and DJs Nick Andre and E da Boss will be performing throughout the evening. The inhabitants of San Francisco make this city the great place that it is, so please come share great space with us.

111 Minna Gallery

* Montreal Canada: September 2 - 13, 2009

Life Size

Shawn Barber and Turf One

Vernissage: Wed Sept. 2nd 09 6-9pm
Yves Laroche 4, St-paul Est

Galerie d'art Yves Laroche presents Life Size, a two person exhibition featuring American artist Shawn Barber and Paris-native, Turf One.

Galerie d'art Yves Laroche présenter Life Size, une exposition en duo mettant en vedette les œuvres de l'artiste américain Shawn Barber et du Parisien d'origine, Turf One.

Info only on Facebook (login required, go figure)

* London UK: August 28 - September 26, 2009

Delta and Dalek

Featuring work by International artists Boris Tellegen and James Marshall

Elms Lesters

* Los Angeles CA: August 28 - September 4, 2009

Kaboom! - Gas Company Lofts - Duo Art Show

Featuring new works by Mear One & Michael Pukac!

Presented by A Little Birdy Told Me

The Gas Company Lofts
810 Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Regular Gallery Hours – 7 days a week 9am-6pm

* Amsterdam, Holland: August 15 - September 12, 2009

Kosmopolite Art Tour - Amsterdam Edition


The Kosmopolite Art Tour is a collaboration of three Streetart collectives. The ‘Aerosol Bridge Club’ (Amsterdam) is teaming up with ‘Farm Prod’ (Brussels) and ‘MACrew’ (Bagnolet/Paris).

opening: Sat., August 15th at the GO GALLERY, 5 - 8 pm
(Duration till September 12th, 2009)
Each of the collectives will bring a selection of 5 artists with paintings on canvas, sculptures, prints, screenprints, etc. ...

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2. LIVE MURAL PAINTING (the biggest in Amsterdam!)
Sun., August 16th - 23rd, during daytime
all three collectives plus some more local and international artists will paint the outside walls of the DE VALK Jongerenproductiehuis

at DE VALK Jongerenproductiehuis
Sat., August 22nd, 4 pm till late
djs: Trailertrash, Lovesupreme, Ceet (Paris) and more..

‘DE VALK’ Jongerenproductiehuis
IJplein 3
Amsterdam Noord
(1 min. from ferry IJpleinveer)

for more Info check:

Next after Amsterdam the 'Kosmopolite Art Tour' will move to Brussels and Bagnolet/Paris in 2010. More cities are expected in 2011

* Houston TX: August 15 - September 12, 2009

Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique


“Pieced Together” All Texas Graffiti Art Show

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
7pm to 11pm

Aerosol Warfare Gallery has the privilege to host the final leg of Texas’ first traveling graffiti art exhibition. “Pieced Together” All Texas Graffiti Art Show began its journey last year in Austin, TX when graffiti pioneer (and curator), SLOKE, pulled together some top aerosol artists from major cities in Texas and ‘pieced together’ the exhibition. Since then, this art show has traveled to cities such as Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. Houston is the final destination and we are ready to throw a Texas Size Ho-Down to celebrate the successful run of an exhibition that the LA Weekly describes as a “hybridized style existing in this stylistic space between two art worlds”!

Artists Include: Austin – Sloke, Wake, Spain & Mez; San Antonio – Enks, Duo & Supher; Houston – Coler, Weah, Sode, & GONZO247; Dallas – Soner & Lawgic; El Paso – Grave, Myker & Durock; The Valley – Dmise & News.

Live interactive entertainment will be provided by CKC StART Street & Urban Arts. Audio Entertainment provided by Mr. Bristle and Divine Wind with other Dj’s to be announced. Complimentary refreshments provided by our generous sponsors: Sweet Leaf Tea & Red Bull. Adult beverages will also be available. This event is Free, open to the public and is family friendly.

All artwork will be on display at Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique, opening August 15th, 2009 through September 12th, 2009.

About Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique: Aerosol Warfare is Houston’s only street/urban artist gallery and street fashion boutique. This unique gallery and boutique is hidden deep within Houston’s newly acclaimed EADO district. Aerosol Warfare Gallery has shared its own personal knowledge and experiences with most artists exhibiting as they make the transition from train boxcars to art galleries and other professional avenues.

Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique
2110 Jefferson @ Hutchins
Eado Houston, TX 77003
Tues – Fri: 11am to 7pm
Sat: 10am to 6pm

* Santiago, Chile: August 13 - September 13, 2009



La Biblioteca de Santiago invita a todos quienes quieran ser parte de "Fotograffiti". Exposición de lienzos y fotografías de Dasic.

a realizarse en la

Biblioteca de Santiago ubicada en
Matucana 151
Metro Quinta Normal

desde el 13 de Agosto al 13 de Septiembre, la entrada es liberada.

Martes a viernes: 11:00 a 20:30, Sábado y domingo: 11:00 a 13:00 y de 15:00 a 17:00

* Porto Alegre, Portugal: Aug 1 - September 20, 2009


exposição coletiva PAX

PAX vem do latim, e significa paz. Uma palavra que envolve um bem comum e soa forte pra quem ouve. Em contraste ao caos que as ruas se encontram, em meio a poluição visual, o barulho dos carros e o vai vem de gente, funciona como um grito. PAX vai além do significado, é uma manifestação, é força.

Em uma exposição coletiva de uma das crews mais atuantes do Graffiti Gaúcho os integrantes que hoje mantém o nome do grupo nas ruas, mostra a evolução dos seus trabalhos durante seus quase 10 anos de pintura.

Celo, Chaves e Jotapê se unem ao amigo Hauli, de Caxias do sul, para movimentarem o circuito de arte Urbana de Porto Alegre.

Além disso, a expo DOCERIA, serve como complemento a Exposição Usina Urbana, que está em exibição até 20 de setembro, na Usina do Gasômetro.

Para quebrar o gelo do caos e amenizar o amargo das ruas, o grupo mostra todo sabor doce que uma boa arte têm pra oferecer. Balas, doces, guloseimas, são retratados de maneira lúdica, transformando o ambiente da exposição e criando um mundo novo a ser descoberto. As letras, os personagens, as cores. Tudo está no mesmo lugar, ao mesmo tempo.

A DOCERIA vem pra multiplicar, juntar os amigos que acompanham as pinturas pelas ruas e trazer novos adeptos.

Resistir nas ruas e continuar pintando é pra quem tem objetivos e determinação, afinal, a rapadura é doce, mas é dura!

DATA: 1 de agosto
LOCAL: Vovó Zuzu Atelier - Cristovão Colombo, 342 - Porto Alegre
Hora: 19hs

* Shreveport AL: July 31 - September 19, 2009


Be the first to see this cutting edge exhibition transforming the 700 block of Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport into an Urban canvas. 

The Exhibition will celebrate Opening Night on Friday, July 31st from 7 pm to 10 pm at 710 Texas Street in Downtown Shreveport as a display of Urban Culture enveloping the behavior and lifestyles that make American cities unique.  Tickets are $10 per person with a $5 discount for students and military.

The café@artspace will go Urban with a sampling of ‘Street Vendor' foods and weekly lunch specials throughout the exhibit.

Graffiti, which runs through September 19th, will be a dramatic display of Graffiti art that will cover not only the interior of artspace but spread outside with huge vinyls adorning the outside walls of artspace and sidewalks in the 700 block of Texas Street. The centerpieces will be created by professional Graffiti artists, ELSE from California and PUBERT from Phoenix , who will work with a selected team of local artists and students. “Graffiti is probably the most controversial exhibit artspace has undertaken… there are many who consider graffiti to be vandalism and can't imagine it as art… this exhibition will offer people the chance to see graffiti in a different light.” Steve Ross, Exhibition Chairman.

The exhibition will also include: a Graffiti Collection of art borrowed from ‘Full Time Artists’; photography of Graffiti by Mike Silva; Will Tuft’s photographic images of the famously anonymous Banksy’s work in New Orleans; and a documentary of local graffiti and its impact on our community by artist      Robert Trudeau.

Integral to the creation of the Graffiti exhibition is the community engagement in the creative process. Guest Curator, Megan Clark of Shreveport Regional Arts Council explained, “We want to show Shreveport , young and old, the difference between art and vandalism and how elaborately beautiful the urban canvas can be when it’s bringing the community together instead of pulling it down.” 

Professional graffiti artists, ELSE and PUBERT take up residency in Shreveport for two weeks from Saturday July 18th through Friday July 31st. 

Artspace: 710 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 

Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Us:  (318) 673-6535       

* Demarest NJ: July 24 - September 10, 2009

Fresh From The Streets

Mikhail Zakin Gallery
561 Piermont Road
Demarest, NJ 07627

Opening Reception: Sat July 25 4PM-7PM

Featured artists include: Leon Rainbow, Will Kasso, Demer, Chris RWK, Veng RWK, Kev/Psyn RWK Hardbass Addicts (DJ Dice and DJ Cepheus) will be spinning a mix of trance, house, hard house, drum & bass, and breakbeat at the reception.

Only 10 mi. from the GWB and easily accessible by bus from NYC This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.

* Trenton NJ: June 20 - September 13, 2009

Made in Trenton-Leon Rainbow Special Exhibit

Opening Reception: June 27, 6PM-9PM

The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park

* Paris, France: June 18 - September 12, 2009

« Les Pragois, Prague-Paris Street art workshop »

Le Street art est l’art de l’espace urbain : inspiré par le milieu des villes, il sublime celui-ci, ici par une installation imposante, là par quelque élément ludique, passant presque inaperçu au passant moins attentif. L’affiche, le sticker, le pochoir, la peinture, la mosaïque, l’installation… aucun moyen d’expression ne lui est étranger. Il a par ailleurs le grand mérite de réactiver deux dimensions essentielles pour l’art moderne : l’anonymat et la fugacité. Par définition, il est certes curieux que cet art de la rue s’expose dans les galeries. Loin de vouloir présenter des artefacts figés, le Centre tchèque a décidé d’organiser un workshop, invitant certains des plus importants créateurs du Street art tchèque (entre autres : Point, Bior et Tron) et français (Stak, Honet, Samuel-Francois...) a investir librement l’espace du Centre et de ses alentours. La présente exposition en sera le fruit.

Par ailleurs, nous vous invitons à visiter le Centre les jours précédant le vernissage pour voir les artistes au travail !

Exposition ouverte du 19 juin au 12 septembre, du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 12h, du mardi au vendredi de 13h à 18h, nocturne le jeudi jusqu’à 20h, le samedi de 14h à 19h. Entrée libre.

Le Centre tchèque de Paris
situé au 18 rue Bonaparte (métro Mabillon ou Saint-Germain-des-Prés)
01 53 73 00 22

* Karlsruhe, Germany: June 6 - September 28, 2009



Nancyhalle in Karlsruhe

* New York: August 30, 2009

Lady Pink teaches (S)kin Life Drawing Class

(S)kin – A Monthly, Meaningful Life Drawing Class

Sunday: Aug. 30th @ 7PM to 11PM

Morrison Hotel Gallery – 313 Bowery @ Bleeker Street

$20 at Door

Featuring Graffitti Artist: Lady Pink

Musical Guests: Moon Motel, Mike Edison, Bobbie Grei & Jennifer Hallie Rosen

* London UK: August 29, 2009



* London UK: August 28 - September 26, 2009

Delta and Dalek

Between 28th August - 26th September, a challenging two man exhibition will take place at ELMS LESTERS featuring work by International artists James Marshall -DALEK and Boris Tellegen - DELTA

Amsterdam based Boris Tellegen will be showing an impressive body of new works including canvases, collages and some new 3D sculptural wall pieces from his evolving 'diversion' series..

..and juxtaposed will be a selection of American artist James Marshall's meticulous geometric paintings, including a large scale, site specific installation painted during a recent residency at the gallery.

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 6pm
Thursdays 'til 8.00 pm

Private View Thursday 27th August between 6 - 9pm

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

1-3-5 Flitcroft St
London WC2H 8DH

T: +44 (0)20 7836 6747
F: +44 (0)20 7379 0789

* Meerane, Germany: August 28 - 30, 2009



From August 28th to 30th the former VEB Leuchtenbau opens its doors to the public. Within the special ambiance of the old factory buildings, that will be redesigned by famous artists in the two weeks before, the visitors will see unique art. Graffiti, street-art and installings are the artistic forms of expression thereby - the men of action come from Germany and Europe. Among this group are counted the artist STUKA from Hamburg City, Loomit or emil one, for some names. They all find authenticiation in the scene and »they will find their way to involve the present conditions like old installings, engine parts, cable looms or windows. And they understand the gaming and experimantation with the uncommen architecture.« The truth behind these words of the Graffiti artist Tasso, whose hometown is Meerane and who is the creative head behind the IBUg, should visitors check on the ground.

• August 15th - 27th 2009 Creative Phase with the artists
• August 28th - 30th 2009 Vernissage – Open Doors for visitors
• August 29th 2009 big IBUg-Aftershow-Party Location:
• former VEB Leuchtenbau
• Poststraße 58
• 08393 Meerane

* New York: August 22, 2009

Union Street Block Party


* Cadca, Slovakia: August 22, 2009

Jam 4 People


* Stanton CA: August 22, 2009


Body Rock '09

Hosted by:
Open Mike Eagle & Sahtyre
(project blowed LA)

Beautiful models & world Famous Artists Battle
for CASH & PRIZES in this 1st ever
GIRLS GONE GRAFF body art competition

Live Music & Art

DJ's for the evening:
Blind Faith Collective
Stage Rocking by:

any models or artists interested in signing up for competition please
email us @

event location:

LEON LOUNGE 12736 Beach Blvd Stanton CA 90680 6pm - 1am $10 / 18+ 21 to Drink

* Hawaii: August 22 - 27, 2009


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* Lakewood CO: August 22, 2009


-August 22nd: 1 to 8-

Graff show @ Primitive Soul Tattoo...
3225 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Live painting, 4ft by 8ft panels
Good Times, Good Jams, Graff,

720-621-9141 for more details

* Trenton NJ: August 23, 2009


rain changed date to Sunday

Sat August 23 10am – Dusk

121 New York Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638

The After Party Will still take place as scheduled.

After the Teracycle NJ Graffiti Jam wraps up on New York Ave the party moves over to The All Call Inn in Ewing NJ. Be sure to come and check out all the great sponsors, performers and Graffiti Demos. Plus there will be cheap drinks and music all night long. BE THERE!

Diffy Productions and Leon Rainbow Present

Saturday August 22nd

The NJ Graf Jam Afterparty

The All Call Inn
214 Weber Ave Ewing NJ 08638

Doors at 8 PM

$5 cover

Graffiti Demo
Graf On Girls (or Boys)
B-Boy Crews
Live Music and DJ's all night
Drink and food Specials

Travesty (MC)
One Dae(MC)
The Dream (DJ)
Others TBA (One more full band, a DJ and MC's)

Sponsors and Presenters:
Diffy Productions
Philly Raw Talent
The All Call Inn
New York Kings
FDL International
Frank 151
Neast Clothing
Day In The Lyfe Magazine

* Houston TX: August 20, 2009

Workshops at Aerosol Warfare

Starting August 20th 2009

Dates and times:

* San Jose CA: August 15, 2009



new works by

ARMOgedon 2057
Eddie Flores
Israel Acosta
John Baumann
Dan Shull
Duel 8

Cool Your Head
magazine release party

Painting live graffiti mural opening night.

August 15,2009
7pm til late

681 Quinn Ave
San Jose, Ca

* Chicago IL: August 14 - 31, 2009

Metal Fingers Krew

Anode Gallery
1718 W. 18th street

Opening reception August 14th from 6pm-10pm

* New York: August 13, 2009

"Street Art is not a Battle! Public Forum on Outdoor Murals," Thursday, August 13th @ 6 pm in the Modesto Flores Community Garden Lexington Avenue @ 104th Street (TENTATIVE Rain Site: East Harlem Cafe) Please download flyer at: and respond if you are interested in being a panel speaker (or know of someone who might be).

Hope Community, Inc. will be celebrating the restoration of the Spirit of East Harlem at a public forum on the historical and cultural significance of outdoor art in East Harlem. Meet and dialogue with community artists from various genres: graffiti, murals, posters, mosaics, and learn how to get involved in neighborhood arts projects. 

Please join us for an interesting and spirited discussion.

Marina Ortiz, Communications Manager
Hope Community, Inc.
174 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
(212) 860-8821, Ext. 111

* Montreal Canada: August 8 - 9, 2009

Under Pressure 2009

Visit the official Under Pressure site to donate or to get more info.

The Cause: Under Pressure was created to promote international awareness of Canadian talent, culture and history in art, music and dance, as well as the other varieties of the Hip Hop Culture.

Over the past 14 years, Under Pressure has been able to host the annual event "Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention" which in turn has allowed artists from all over the world to come into Montreal and display, perform, or even converse with other professionals, in similar elements of the culture, all at one event.


Get on the Under Pressure e-mail list to keep up to date on all things U.P.

for more information go to

Any companies interested in sponsoring or having booths at the event, contact Sterling (, Nic ( or Ewan (

**Painter Registration is NOW open** email

**Performance Registration**

Send your submissions (artist info, contacts, 3 tracks, media info, etc) to and

* Vernon NJ: August 8, 2009


Sat August 8 10am – Dusk

Mountain Creek Resort
200 Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
(888) 767-0762

Graffiti, Dancing, DJs, MCs

* Lækjargata 2 Hafnarfjordur Iceland August 7 - 14, 2009

Artshow Graffitiproject Hafnarfjordur

* Long Beach CA: August 7, 2009


Twelve Emerging Contemporary American Artists

Artist Reception, Friday, August 7th

  • Damion Silver
  • Dana Woulfe
  • Scott Patt
  • Kenji Nakayama
  • Nick Z
  • Amy Ruppel
  • Abe Lincoln, JR.
  • Morgan Anderson
  • Thomas Buildmore
  • JK5
  • Peat Wollaeger
  • Justin Angelos

Fine Art Gallery
3403 East Broadway (at Redondo)
Long Beach, California 90803

Tuesday-Friday :: 3-9pm
Saturday :: 12-6pm
Closed Sunday-Monday

* San Francisco CA: August 6 - 27, 2009

El Mac "Faces of Life"

FIFTY24SF Gallery

Upper Playground/FIFTY24SF Gallery
252 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 252-9144

Faces of Life is a solo exhibition by El Mac, a graffiti mural artist and painter from Phoenix/Los Angeles.

Since beginning to paint graffiti in the mid-90s as “The Mac,” his murals have become recognized landmarks in cities across the globe. These pieces, often photorealistic depictions of everyday people and ethereal women, utilize distinctive brushwork and shading patterns that focus on the human face and form. His artwork combines classic art themes and techniques with inspiration from Mexican and Chicano culture of the Southwest, pin-up art, and religious imagery. Mac perceives his own work as “the result of a life devoted to art.”

Faces of Life is a series of large to medium size canvases done with spray paint, featuring faces of different girls Mac knows, using mostly black & white or gray tones with just a little bit of color added. "They're super challenging, because I'm trying to paint them in a loose, fluid, somewhat impressionistic manner, but still retain a little photorealism.” These paintings are a culmination and natural evolution of a couple of decades of drawing, painting and studying faces. “The 'ripple' or 'vibration' effect I'm using evolved naturally over years of painting graffiti in the dark with fat caps, and without the help of any kind of art school.” El Mac’s Faces of Life is inspired by another artist known for his beautiful depictions of women, Czech Art Nouveau master, Alphonse Mucha.

El Mac has been commissioned to produce murals around the world, he has exhibited in museums, and his work has graced the cover of numerous publications. He has shown his work all over the United States and in Belgium, France, Mexico, Denmark, Canada, Spain, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, and Italy.

* Portland OR: August 6, 2009


Scion Art Tour: Portland

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 | 6-10pm
Igloo Gallery | ON Gallery | Virtuoso Studios, 323-325 NW 6th St. Portland, OR 97209 [Between Everett and Flanders]

With Self Portraits By

Artists In Attendance:
Angela Boatwright, El Yem, Souther Salazar, Too Tall Jahmal, Yoskay Tamamoto

Music Provided By :
DJ Rad! | Doctor Adam

* New York: August 6, 2009



For the first time in New York history, these two Graffiti Giants display their works together in one space. Bringing an eyeful of never before seen work in an atmosphere that is for the elite, come and celebrate the summer with two of the most influential graffiti artists in New York history.

The Gallery is located at:

M2 530 West 28th Street New York, NY

Opening at 9 PM, Admission is FREE until 11PM
Open Bar for 1 hour

* New York: until August 15, 2009

Dash Snow



A Community Memorial

July 23 - August 15, 2009

Dash Snow's friends and family have joined together to create an open memorial exhibition for Dash's community. We have asked friends to bring photographs and video of Dash and works of art made for Dash and works made in his memory. Friends have also brought in special works by Dash from their own collections. A group of previously unseen Polaroids from Dash's studio are also included.

The memorial project also has an open wall where Dash's friends and admirers can write, paint or paste artworks and texts in his memory.

The façade of the gallery has been painted over with a giant fire extinguisher version of Dash's tag, SACER.

Visitors are encouraged to bring flowers to throw into the main gallery where images of Dash and his own works are exhibited.

Dash's community of friends is invited to bring in additional images and works during the run of the show.

Deitch Projects
76 Grand Street, New York

* Anywhere: Call for participation - Deadline August 10, 2009

Billboard Design Contest - Art Moves Festival in Poland

”Is Everything Interlinked?”. The entries can be sent by electronic mail until 10 August, 2009 to the following address: Find more information about the competition at:

The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be exhibited in the urban space of the city of Torun, Poland as part of the Art Moves Festival in October 2009. The author of the winning entry will receive the main award in the amount of PLN 7,000 (approximately EUR 1,600).

The competition accompanies the Second Festival of Art on Billboards Art Moves. The main idea behind the festival and the competition is to promote modern art as the form of dialogue with the public and to encourage young artists to create art engaged in the reality. The originators of the Festival believe that art can be very important to contemporary man, breaking people free from everyday routine and offering new clues to the reality. The actions undertaken during the Festival are intended to popularize art outside traditional art galleries and to humanize the urban space. They should also facilitate the identification of people with the space they live in, triggering a more reflective approach towards the outer space and, at the same time, be an alternative to the flashy, ever-present advertisements.

The following events are planned as part of the Festival:

- an international competition for young artists

- an international exhibition of large-size engaged art in the city space

- meeting of artists, art critics and sociologists in the Center of Contemporary Art in Torun

* Los Angeles CA: Aug 2, 2009

Mid-City Arts Anniversary

Mid-City Arts Gallery Celebrates it's first year with the artists that made it possible.

Featuring A Rare Live Painting Exhibition By:



Date: Sunday August 2, 2009

Time: 12-6pm

Cover: FREE

Location: Mid-City Arts/ 33third LA 5111 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles Ca. 90019

More Info:

Contact: (310) 694-3460 &

* New York: Aug 1 - 31, 2009




This is the first solo show of the works of JASH-ONE

Da Bakery Graffiti shop/Gallery

Reception: meet the artist and live painting on August 14th 6:00- 10:00pm

* Ottawa Canada: Aug 1 - 30, 2009

"The Third Sex: Thai Ladyboys"

The Work of EVOKE


For his first exhibition at La Petite Mort Galler artist Patrick Evoke has created a series of remarkable portraits that are neither paintings, drawings, prints or photographs, they are an entirely new beast. These beautiful and haunting works are the actual physical records of cosmetics peeled from the faces of heavily "made up" transvestites, drag queens and working women of South East Asia."Each day these individuals look into the mirror and paint a self portrait. They put on a mask and get into charecterr. It from this middle space that these works emerge. In these works, the surreal theatrics of this cosmetic transformation merge with the wrinkles hairs and imperfections of real life. They are as intimate a portrait as one will ever capture.

Patrick Thompson's installations of painting, wall drawings, printmaking and sculpture, are investigations of the idea of information; explored through mass media, architecture, history and the dynamics of culture, developed equally by their range and their lyrical visual language Highly esteemed for pushing the boundaries of street art, he has painted outdoors under the pseudonym Evoke throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Thompson is often placed into the "Canadian School" of street artists including Other, Labrona, and Thesis Sahib -- a group known for their inspired improvisations and openness towards freeform mark making.

See images from the show

* Birmingham AL: July 31 - Aug 22, 2009

graffiti art show

bare hand gallery

opening july 31

Alabama artists: mare daze rek rhize acer eats

* San Francisco CA: July 25 - August 13, 2009


Curated by Ryan De La Hoz

Double Punch Gallery Presents

New Works By

John Casey
Jon MacNair
Shawn "AKO" Whisenant
Nick Mann "Doodles"

Saturday July 25th 7pm till LATE

Double Punch Gallery
1821 Powell street
San Francisco,Ca

John, Nick, and Shawn will be in attendance and refreshments will be served

Shawn Whisenant, also known as “AKO” or “Akayo” was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His art can be found on the streets or in galleries and museums across the United States, Australia and Europe. He has been working on the streets since the mid 1990’s where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes and other surfaces around the city. He has participated in group shows worldwide and has had solo shows in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. His work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide.

John Casey was born on Friday the 13th in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts; he has been inventing creatures as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Drawings that his mother saved from when he was only three years old reveal an obsession with the figure. The figures in these drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but a fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. This obsession with strange creatures continued throughout his youth. John graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1988 with a BFA in Painting. Several years ago he relocated to Oakland, California.

Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of southeast Michigan where he developed a love of drawing. He attended The Maryland Institute College of Art where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration. These days Jon can be found doing freelance illustration for many editorial publications. He has also enjoyed success with his fine art, having shown work in galleries across the country.

Nick Mann, also known as “DOODLES” is an artist living in Oakland, California. Nick draws from his influences including: the Pacific Northwest, traveling, animals, graffiti, small towns, large towns, and underwater creatures. Doodles’ work can be found on the streets of London, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Sweden, France, Ireland and Italy. He has become highly revered for his intricate and multi layered wheat pastes installed around the city.

* Munich, Germany: July 24 - August 29, 2009


Bavarian Colour Pandemonium of Animals and Zombies

paintings / graphics / sculptures / moving pictures

wonabc exhibition 2009
galery richter masset / wuermtalstr.20 / munich / germany

vernissage 24. july 2009 / 20h
exhibition 25. july- 29. august 2009
open wed-sat 14-19h

* London UK: July - August 7, 2009


The RareKind Gallery, London, is proud to present the first ever solo show by Bill London; joint winner of last weekend’s Write For Gold, global graffiti competition in Germany.

Officially one of the UK’s and now the world’s most skilled graffiti artists with a career spanning ten years, Bill London has consistently raised the bar for London Graffiti. His skill, subtlety and innovative subject matter have buyers champing at the bit to get their hands on his illusive canvases.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of architectural line, bold colour, traditional tattoo and oriental art, Bill London applies the cloak and dagger elements of purist graffiti ‘Wild Style’ (camouflaged lettering and words through intricate manipulation) with delicate aesthetic elements and layering to create hypnotic final pieces, which can be appreciated on infinite levels.

Alongside these wild-style canvases, the ‘They Seek Him Here’ show also includes a series of 3 illustrative, concept pieces, exploring themes on Britain’s dark, alluring urban and social landscape; and as part of the exhibition, an entire wall of the 1,000ft gallery has been covered with small canvasses overlaid with a graffiti mural, which will then be divided up as small artworks.

RareKind London, 49 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA

* San Francisco CA: July - August 7, 2009

DIA, Hyde, and Ed Hsu

1AM gallery is hosting the dynamic triple threat of DIA, Hyde, and Ed Hsu from July 10th to August 7th. Their three distinct styles and backgrounds will be clearly represented by all new works, which speak about bringing the subconscious into the cognitive world, life through meditation, and the human spiritual experience. Armed with aerosol paint, acrylics, and digital light paint, this trio is vibrant and progressive.

1AM SF Gallery
1000 Howard Street (@ 6th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
(415) 861 -5089

* San Francisco CA: July 15 - August 9, 2009

Project One Gallery

A Solo Exibition By Duser

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Artist Reception: Wednesday July 15th 7pm-2am
July 15th – Aug 9th

Curated By: Brooke Waterhouse

Beats Powered By: Gordo, Audrey Napoleon, Melyss and Tal M Klein

Project One Gallery and Lounge
251 Rhode Island
San Francisco, CA

* Toronto, Canada: July 10 - August 9, 2009

"Get Over It"

Get Over It is a message for the skeptical. The aim of this exhibition is to continue to validate the importance of ”outsider” art in the gallery aesthetic. As in every genre of contemporary art, it is equally as important to understand the context of how each artist has matured, as it is the understanding of the actual artworks themselves. Steve Powers (ESPO), Greg Gossel and Greg Lamarche each offer a unique variety of imagery exploring the concepts of typography and iconography. While the work is indicative of its roots in graffiti and graphic design, these artists continue to break the mold. As always, the goal is to intrigue and hopefully make new fans of these three unique artists while presenting seasoned collectors with a taste of something new.

Steve Powers was born and raised in Philadelphia where he graduated from University of the Arts before relocated to New York City in 1995. Powers’ alias ESPO (Exterior Surface Painting Outreach) won him notoriety not only in the graffiti world and would eventually help him establish himself in the contemporary art world. After some legal complications in 1999, Powers took a different approach to his practice. Having already assumed many roles such as publisher for On the Go Magazine, and author of several books (The Art of Getting Over, First and Fifteenth, and Studio Gangster), Powers began showing work at notable galleries such as New York City’s Deitch Projects. In 2005, he organized the “Dreamland Artist’s Club” a project which allowed professional artists to help Coney Island vendors by repainting their signs. Soon after, Powers was the recipient of the Fulbright Prize in 2007 and spent six months working in Ireland. The idea was to create public artwork with the help of local teenagers from troubled areas in Dublin and Belfast. His most recent conceptual piece took Powers back to Coney Island where he installed the “Coney Island Waterboarding Thrill Ride”. Responses to Powers artwork have been featured numerous times by the media in such publications as Juxtapoz, Artforum, and The NY Times. He continues to exhibit internationally in such countries as Italy, Paris, England and Canada as well as multiple locations across the United States. Powers currently lives and works in Manhattan.

Greg Lamarche was born and raised in Queens and still resides in New York City. Taking inspiration from the streets and using the same fundamentals he developed during his 25 plus years as a graffiti writer, he creates unique collages that blur the line between fine art and graphic design. Each of his pieces take a painstakingly amount of time to make as Greg strictly uses text from found objects and flat leaflet paper that he collects for sometimes years at a time before the final work is created. Greg's work incorporates an array of typography and word fragments as well as elements of graffiti such as motion, repetition, multiple perspectives, bold color, and wit. During the 1990's Greg published Skills Magazine, a cut and paste style collection of graffiti from the world over. Skills Magazine grew in popularity during the early 90's and became an early reflection of hiphop culture at the time, featuring interviews with pioneers of the movement, including Mobb Deep, Black Moon and Masta Ace. These days Greg focuses his skills towards installation graffiti projects, fine art, and commercial work. His work has been featured in numerous gallery showings across North America and in publications such as Juxtapoz, Arkitip, Swindle, Mass Appeal, Vapors, as well as a slew of others.

Greg Gossel was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin in 1982. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In December 2005, Greg moved to Minneapolis where he currently lives and works as a graphic designer. In addition to design, Greg is also dedicated to his personal work, and has been exhibiting in galleries and art fairs internationally for the last several years. Greg views his work as a visual interpretation about life, the struggle, and the beauty. He accomplishes this through the interplay of diverse words, gestures, and images. The process behind each piece is integral, building up a surface, layering it with a variety of mediums, spray paint, paper-collage, serigraph, ink, acrylics and oils. His work is loose and spontaneous; when a piece is finished Greg’s goal is to illustrate a visual history of change, process, and expression.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday July 10th between 7pm and 11pm.

Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1X3

Wed - Sat: 1pm -8pm
Sun: 1pm - 7pm
Mon & Tue: By Appointment Only

+ 1 647.347.3316

* Oakland CA: July 3 - August 3, 2009

The Throwup Style

* Toronto Canada: July 3 - August 3, 2009

Function13 Gallery presents


Opening Reception July 11th

FUNCTION13 Gallery is proud to present the 4th installment of the multidisciplinary art exhibition DECIMALS REBUILT.

After two years of construction, the exhibition consists of over 35 paintings, graphics, and experimental animations all created to reflect MEDIAH's conceptual world. This is MEDIAH's most extensive collection of work to date, culminating in a single immersive exhibition that will be sure to excite and inspire. DECIMALS REBUILT has travelled to Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa and after much anticipation will open in Toronto at the Function13 Gallery!

The exhibition combines the artistic genres of contemporary painting, digital media; such as animation and graphic design and street art into one environment. Each piece draws the parallels between human emotion, evolutionary existence, progressive responsibility and spirituality. As part as the functionality, Decimals Rebuilt will introduce the dynamic between social interactions and the principals of math. The exhibition creates a multilevel atmosphere for the audience.

MEDIAH's work consists of weaving traditional street art forms with digital media, traditional painterly techniques and digital animation which result in an aesthetic grounding based in many of the forms and approaches found in the workof Futurist painters of the early 20th century. The result of which glorifies and captures the essence of speed, motion, dynamism and force to create movement in the image surface. However, MEDIAH's work simultaneously provides the viewer with not only this glorification of speed relating to the thirst for a faster and more streamline world but also its unavoidable repercussions of collision, disaster and chaos.

IAH Digital

* Hammond IN: June 26 - August 15, 2009



@ CISA Gallery

Hammond, IN – June 19, 2009 – CISA Gallery is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition, Inspired Creatures, featuring the work of Switch One and Rone.

Switch and Rone’s work represents the latest wave of graffiti writers pursuing further education in fine art. Young graffiti writers, once in fine art schools, constantly battle the choice of direction with their work as they mature from student to fine artist.

Rone’s photorealistic illustrations are sick. Switch has some of cleanest and brightest stencil work in the Midwest. Both artists hit the walls together. The graffiti collaborations are evident in the overall balance of the exhibit.

CISA Gallery opened its door in February 2007. CISA Gallery is an extension of CISA Studio, a multimedia graphics art company. CISA Gallery objectives include:

Providing a platform for emerging & established artists to showcase their work Expanding the local network of artists Showcasing new perspectives and ideas in art Play an integral role in establishing a vibrant art community in the Tri-City area.

Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and music will be provided.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 26, 2009

Time: 7pm – 10pm

CISA Gallery
6725 Kennedy Ave.
Hammond, Indiana 46323

* New York: June 25 - August 14, 2009

Visual Slang 2009

The third in a series of cutting-edge global urban art exhibits, Visual Slang 2009 features an eclectic range of characters and creatures representing a broad spectrum of cultural heritages. Featured artists include: A1one, Ame72, Bastardilla, Shayne Bovell, Sebastian Bagge, C215, Cekis, Jason Cosme, Daniel Dover, Lorenzo Gomez, Joseph Knight, Malik, Alex White Mazzarella, Mefisto, Kenji Nakayama, David "Gaze" Pham, Julio Rölle, Adi Sened, Stinkfish, and Zero Cents. Among those artists representing NYC are: Bishop, Cern, Charm, Chris Cortes, Sien, Spaze Crafte One and Whisper.

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
NYC 10002

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25th, 6-8pm. Contact: Lois Stavsky, 917.562.8468.

Tue. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

* Philadelphia PA: June - August 2, 2009

Urban Convergence

June 12-August 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine St.

Hailing from metropolitan hubs throughout the country—Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C.—these artists will share exciting work in a variety of mediums and styles that demonstrate a nationwide convergence toward a fresh contemporary sensibility with an urban edge: Pose II, Joshua Maze, Dave Cramske, Isaac Lin, Rodney Camarce, Jesse Olanday, Sun You, Figments by Ciriaco, Anjni Raol, Shin Ae Tassia, Chanika Svetla, Bret Syfert, Junghwa O’Connell, Miss Tina Wong, Teel MUL, and Dan “R5” Barojas.

Urban Convergence is curated by Jeff Cylkowski, a Korean American adoptee and Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary painter, muralist, and hip-hop artist. Before receiving a formal art education from the Pratt Institute, he spent years immersed in urban subcultures. The spirit of that experience continues to inform his work today. In summer 2009, he will be Artist-in-Residence at the Asian Arts Initiative. His residency will include a six-week series of painting and mural-making workshops with local youth in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, beginning July 6 and culminating with an exhibition of new work on August 14, 2009.

Please contact Asian Arts Initiative for more information about Urban Convergence or Jeff Cylkowski’s residency: (215) 557-0455 or

* Germany: June 19 - August, 2009


Big names meet different styles and disciplines in a unique mix of urban art and culture. Artists from USA to Europe will show their work within a square of 300qm in 16 exposition boxes. Living legends such as Seen (USA) and Blek le Rat (F) together with expressive and individual young talents provide an eclectic range of streetart. Not just colors and canvas decorate the walls but also installations, novel typographies and cuckoo clocks, giving art an innovative and contemporary stamp. The result is provocation in a very characteristic and authentic way of presenting art and forms with an urban origin that brings the artists visions to life.

The unique exhibition can be visited from June to August in the Carhartt Gallery in Weil am Rhein.

video trailer for Public Provocations

Video of the opening

Shok-1's photos of the Public Provocations artwork

  • SEEN (USA)
  • ZEDZ (NL)
  • SHOK1 (GB)
  • KRELL (D)
  • TOAST (CH)
  • DARE (CH)

Carhartt Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
D-79576 Weil am Rhein


MONDAY - FRIDAY : 11.00 h - 19.00 h
SATURDAY : 11.00 h - 18.00 h

* Bremen Germany: May 16 - August 30, 2009

REINKINGPROJEKTE - Urban Art - Collection Reinking


A collaboration between Reinking Projects and Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien. In cooperation with the 32nd German Protestant Kirchentag, May 20–24, 2009, in Bremen. Special thanks go out to the Friends of the Weserburg.

Opening: May 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Urban Art is everywhere. Unsolicited, it leaves its traces and signs in urban space. It conquers public space with stickers, posters, extensive murals, and stencil graffiti. It’s galleries are the world’s streets. What began as graffiti in the large cities on America’s east coast forty years ago has since experienced a decisive development. Even if the majority of actions continue to be produced anonymously and illegally, it is no longer exclusively a phenomenon associated with youth culture. Many of the protagonists have emancipated themselves from the pictorial language of graffiti writing and experimented with new forms of expression. With their subtle and humorous, occasionally offensive interventions in the urban landscape they attempt to force open familiar visual habits. As a rule, they are not concerned with damaging the urban infrastructure but with participating in a dialogue with the public. There is a variety of Urban Art. Temporary actions, unusual objects and sculptures, lettering, and characters are woven into the visual flow of the city as stumbling blocks. The possibility that many of the passers-by take no notice of these interventions is consciously taken into account. Thus they comprise a subversive counterweight to the constant presence of advertising, whose blinking images and seductive buying options dominate everyday life. It is not only in this respect that Urban Art is the expression of a critical examination of the social, cultural, and economic dimensions of the city, which in the age of globalization is rapidly and sustainably changing.

Urban Art has recently experienced a downright hype. Numerous galleries and museums around the world have organized exhibitions, and works by the most well-known representatives of the genre have gained premium prices at auctions. What some accuse of being commercialization, the loss of authenticity, and the betrayal of original interests is viewed by many artists as a new chance. By transferring their themes and methods in the protected space of the museum, they develop very new and surprising approaches. But what kind of art is this that leaves its ancestral terrain? Do the works not require the city as a resonating space, as an immediate opponent? And is one of the essential features of Urban Art not its impermanence, its spontaneity? The Weserburg will be devoting itself to these questions in a large-scale exhibition centered around works from the Reinking Collection.

The Hamburg-based collector Rik Reinking is a man of conviction. He has for many years now been accompanying numerous artists in the scene with great passion and intensity. His collection now includes representative works by some of the most influential protagonists. These include such well-known names as Banksy (UK), DAIM (Germany), Brad Downey (USA), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Shepard Fairey (USA), and Zevs (France). The exhibition will be supplemented by several artistic stances and new works, which have in part been produced specifically for Bremen. In addition, artistic interventions are planned in the Hanseatic city’s public space. Thus the exhibition will not only afford insight into a still young, unusual collection, it is at the same time a venue for the most recent developments of non-conformist art form that is in a constant state of flux.

The exhibition will be supplemented by an attractive supporting program with workshops, walks through town, film evenings, and discussions and thus stimulate a lively as well as critical examination of the phenomenon of Urban Art. In addition, a comprehensive catalogue will be published including numerous illustrations and texts that are worth reading. The exhibition concept was developed by Ingo Clauß, curator at the Weserburg; Adrian Nabi, who as the initiator and curator of Berlin’s Backjumps exhibitions is one of the most well-known aficionados of the scene; and the collector Rik Reinking, who has been closely connected with the museum for many years. Responding to an invitation by the 32nd German Protestant Kirchentag (May 20–24, 2009), parallel to the exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien is realizing the project Sign Seeing in Bremen. Besides highly interesting events related to Urban Art, the Copenhagen-based artist Victor Ash will be designing all four sides of an overhead hopper and thus set an example for a lively examination of street art.

A collaboration between Reinking Projects and Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien. In cooperation with the 32nd German Protestant Kirchentag, May 20–24, 2009, in Bremen. Special thanks go out to the Friends of the Weserburg.

Participating artists: Akay, Akim, Ash, Herbert Baglione, Banksy, Blu, Boxi, Brad Downey, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, Mark Jenkins, Miss Van, Mode 2, Nug & Pike, Os Gêmeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, DTagno, Tilt, Vitché, Heiko Zahlmann, Zevs, Zezão

Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen
Telefon: 0049-(0)421-59 83 9-0
Fax: 0049-(0)421-50 52 47

* Boston MA: February 6 - August 16, 2009


On the 20th anniversary of the Obey Giant campaign, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opens the first museum survey of Shepard Fairey, the influential street artist who created the now iconic Obama poster.

Featuring over 80 works, Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand traces the artist’s career over 20 years, from the Obey Giant stencil to screen prints of political revolutionaries and rock stars to recent mixed-media works and a new mural commissioned for the ICA show.

In complement to the exhibition, Fairey will be creating public art works at sites around Boston.

Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand is accompanied by an expanded, limited-edition box set of Supply & Demand, the retrospective publication of the artist’s work, in addition to exclusive limited-edition prints only available at the ICA Store.

Exhibition Related Programs

Artist Talk: Shepard Fairey
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, 6:30 pm
The subject of a new ICA survey exhibition, Shepard Fairey shares insights into his work which shifts easily between the realms of fine, commercial, and even political art. Tickets: $20 general admission; $14 members, students (with valid ID) and seniors. This program is made possible through the generosity of Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld.

OBEY Experiment
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, 9 pm - midnight
On the opening night of his first museum survey, artist Shepard Fairey DJs at the ICA’s wildly popular Experiment party. Tickets: $25 general admission; $20 members and students with valid ID. 21 +

Lunchtime Gallery Talk
Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, noon
Exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo shares his perspective on working with Shepard Fairey in a program tailor-made for the lunch hour. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Free tickets are available first-come, first-served one hour before the program. Ticket holders receive a 10% discount at the Water Café. May not be combined with any other offer.

ICA/AIGA Design Series: Design as Social Agent
Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bringing together speakers from the fields of design, street art, music, and politics, this day-long event frames Shepard Fairey’s work within the context of grassroots civic action, punk rock, and 80s graffiti and skate culture. Featuring Steve Heller, Elliot Earls, Nicholas Blechman, Luba Lukova, Cliff Stolze, Caleb Neelon, PIXNIT, and Mirko Ilic. Ticketing information TBD.

Bike Tour: Shepard Fairey Off Site
Sunday, May 17, 10 am

Sunday, June 28, 10 am
Exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo leads a bike tour of Fairey’s public work in Boston and Cambridge. Stopping at six locations along the way, Alonzo will talk about the context, content, and culture of the artist’s work and the relationships between graffiti, public art, graphic design, and advertising. The tour will cover approximately 10 miles. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 ICA members, students, and seniors

press release from ICA

The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

* Worldwide 2009

Write 4 Gold 2009

  • 02.05.2009 Write4Gold Poland Stettin / PL Poland, Lithuana, Estonia, Latvia
  • 09.05.2009 Write4Gold Italy Rome / I Italy
  • 16.05.2009 Write4Gold Denmark Nykobing / DK Denmark
  • 23.05.2009 Write4Gold West Europe Liverpool / UK UK, Ireland, Benelux
  • 29.05.2009 Write4Gold Mid Europe Vienna / A Austria, Schwitzerland, Rumania
  • 06.06.2009 Write4Gold East Europe Budapest / Hungary Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia
  • 13.06.2009 Write4Gold Russia Moscow / RU Russia, Belarus
  • 27.06.2009 Write4Gold Germany Halle / G Germany
  • 12.07.2009 Write4Gold Final splash! Festival, Leipzig / Germany Europe

Write4Gold, the world's biggest graffiti competition, that finally came to New Zealand, South Africa, USA or Great Britain in order to give crews the chance to showcase their talents and represent their country in the finals. For 7 years, the agency CSF Media from Chemnitz organises that unique project in the field of youth events. Write4Gold that means "being creative for the first place" took place for the first time in 2003. In those days, it was known as the first national aerosol art event tour. Since 2004, the event has taken place in whole Europe and also worldwide. Every year, the Write4Gold tries to feature the best and most innovative graffiti crews from all over the world. The event wants to show what's possible to create with a spray can and support a development in accepting this fascinating kind of art by the public.

Write4Gold offers participating artists and visitors a regular happening worldwide made for all creative people who want to show their talents, exchange experiences and get to know each other. A pool of international jurors and capable partners in the respective countries will be on the agency's side in the summer when the Write4Gold goes on.

Every crew in the world has the opportunity to register on the official Write4Gold website.

The eight to ten crews who will be qualified for the respective qualification round are chosen by a special selection procedure.

* NY, CA, NM, TX: March - August 2009

Pieced Together

All Texas Graffiti Art Show A touring art show highlighting Texas' top aerosol artists.

Photography by KRUTCH

Touring Dates:
  • March 21- Brooklyn NY - Alphabeta
  • April 24- San Francisco CA - 111 Minna Gallery
  • May 1- Pomona, CA - Gallery 475
  • May 2- Los Angeles CA - Terrell Moore Gallery
  • May 9- Phoenix - The Chocolate Factory
  • May 16- Albuquerque NM - CIRQ Gallery
  • May 23 - El Paso TX - The Silos Art Space
  • June 6- Dallas TX - The Whitney Gallery
  • July 3- Los Angeles CA - Crewest
  • Aug 15- Houston TX - Aerosol Warfare Gallery

* Online: Ends July 22, 2009

Auction of Urban Art Online

Keith Haring, Crash, Twist, Dondi, D*face and others

(Scroll sideways with the near-invisible white scroll thing to see each page. There are 16 pages.)

Urban Art from 1972-Present. The sale traces the evolution of Urban Art from the 1970s to today with a spectacular range of 175 artworks by 60 artists including Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, CRASH, Faile, Keith Haring, and Mr. Brainwash.

Leading the sale is a collection of early works by some of the most influential New York Graffiti artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Among the highlights is Hot Dogs and Mustard, 1972 by Coco 144, a signed spray painting on canvas in the artist's classic style (estimate: $25,000-$35,000). Also featured in this group is the nine foot steel sculpture Abstract of the Letter A, 1982 by Phase 2 and Douglas Abdell (estimate: $140,000-$180,000).

* New York: July 25, 2009

Blackbook Battle 2


We did this event same style event last year. It was called the Shaolin Style Showdown held in Staten Island. This year we partnered with the newest Montana dealership in NYC, Da Bakery.

The battle is open to all, it's to promote a community of writers in the shop to come get together for the day sign books, etc. but there will be a live battle. If you want enter, no prob, it's $10 for everyone, there is no prerequisite.

The owners of the shop as well myself and the Projectivity Movement are affiliated with more than 1 non-profit organization with which we are trying to establish different art and music programs within public schools in bothe the BX and Staten Island. The art goes to people at the event. Last year we auctioned off all the canvases and were involved with the Ubran League of New York. We plan to do the same this year with the blackbooks in the competition which will all be signed by celeb artists as well.

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: July 24, 25 and 28, 2009

ConexCidades (Connection City) Graffiti

This project seeks to connect artists from different cities through the language of graffiti, promoting cultural exchange and fortification the network within this language. 30 artists, representing 18 Brazilian cities in a great event in the counties of, Diadema, Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo and Osasco.

More info:

* Minneapolis MN: July 24 - 25, 2009

Recession Session

Denz, King157, Zen

Painting live graffiti mural.

Lake St. & Lagoon Ave.

* San Diego CA: July 24, 2009

POP Perversity - Parody in Comics and Art

Comic-Con Panel with Ron English, Colin Berry, R. Sikoryak, and Isabel Samaras

* Valparaiso Chile: July 18 - 19, 2009

Graffem: Female Graffiti Artists in Chile

* Chicago IL: July 18, 2009

Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle - Chicago

When: Sat. July 18th, 2009
Where: Clarendon Park
4501 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL

Updates at:

* France: through July 19, 2009

Le Temps d'une Couleur

Festival International de Graffiti

Le Lap et Zomeka

Acte 2 pour le festival international de graffiti « Le Temps d’une couleur » qui aura lieu du 10 au 19 juillet 2009 à Gap. Cet événement organisé par le Lap et l’association Zomeka débutera dès le vendredi 10 juillet à 19h30 avec le vernissage de l’exposition « Les artistes du Temps d’une Couleur 2009 » au magasin ATMO (rue du docteur Roubaud).

Durant 9 jours, 25 artistes se relaieront. Aux côtés des graffeurs locaux seront présents des artistes venus des quatre coins de la France et même d’un peu plus loin puisque cette année, la seconde langue parlée sera l’Espagnol : des graffeurs péruviens, argentins et espagnols feront le déplacement.

Au Lap et un peu partout en ville ce seront 1000m2 de murs, de blocs EDF, de voitures et de toiles qui prendront ou reprendront des couleurs. Le graffiti est un art véritable, vous avez 9 jours pour le découvrir et 2 nuits pour le fêter en musique, alors attendez-vous à le croiser, attardez-vous pour le regardez, approchez-vous, proposez lui votre ombre et il vous renverra de la lumière...

Afin de continuer à colorer la ville, les fresques réalisées l’an dernier sont conservées : fresque « Ramène ta fraise au Lap », rue du commerce / fresque réalisée en work shop, bâtiment des Editions du Souffle d’or, allée du Torrent, Tokoro).


Mélanie ELZINGRE /

Le Lap 11 impasse du commerce Z.A Les Fauvins 05000 GAP 04 88 11 00 24

* Coffs Harbour, Australia: July 17, 2009

Making a Name

A collection of work by 22 writers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland NZ, exploring the many roads that graffiti has made accessible for their individual creative outputs.

Corner of Duke and Vernon St
Coffs Harbour

* Los Angeles CA: July 17 - ?, 2009

El Nopal Press is pleased to present

Nineteen Eighty-Five

an exhibit of artwork by graphic novelist James Reitano

The show will include the original drawings from the book, as well as a limited edition lithograph, designed by the artist and published by El Nopal Press. Copies of the graphic novel will be also available for sale.

The novel explores - in comic book form - the year 1985, when James Reitano was a fifteen year-old street graffiti artist in Santa Cruz. Included with the book is a specially commissioned cd of 1985-era hip-hop tunes mixed by Peanut Butter Wolf, dj, producer, and founder of Stones Throw Records.

Date of opening reception: July 17, 2009

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Place: El Nopal Press, 109 W. Fifth Street, L.A. 90013

Gallery Contact: (323) 581-7112

* Chicago IL: July 17, 2009

Unusual Suspects

2612 Space - Unusual Suspects – July 17th 2009 – 8-11pm
2612 W. Nelson Avenue, 3rd Floor - Chicago, IL. 60618

Unusual Suspects, is an art exhibition that has roots in power and originality. It showcases 15 artists, whose work has evolved out of a certain amount of artistic isolation from the traditional art world. This path has allowed each of them to develop unique bodies of work with various non-traditional styles and techniques.

Laboring throughout a lifetime of heart and soul, all are truly dedicated in achieving a permanent mark with their art on the world. Artist line up includes, Casper, Ish, Risk, Uneek, Zore, Hyde, Tsel, Flash, Kingdom, Pilot, Rooster, Thor, Poem, Traz, Flex.

2612 Space is an alternative artist-run space located at 2612 W. Nelson Avenue in Chicago’s “Northwest Nowhere” Industrial-triangle, a corridor bordered by Belmont Avenue, Elston Avenue, and Rockwell Street along the Chicago River North Branch.

After Party at Lava Lounge - 1270 N. Milwaukee Ave. till 2am

* Vernon NJ: July 17, 2009

Little Piece Of Graffiti

Small Works Show
under 16" x 20", under $200
Friday July 17 6pm-10pm

Mountain Creek Resort, 200 Route 94
Vernon, NJ 07462 (888) 767-0762

* Paris France: July 13 - 31, 2009


“Art sauvage is dead”

Du 8 au 13 juillet, Lazzo, membre du collectif Mac Crew travaille en direct, s’inspirant des spectacles de La Chapelle du Verbe Incarné. Lundi soir, ses graffs et dessins ainsi que ceux de l’exposition du collectif Mac Crew sont mis aux enchères par le slameur D’de Kabal.

Le Collectif Mac Crew

Les artistes exposés ici Lazzo, Kongo et Juan, tous 3 issus du collectif Mac, illustrent l’univers cosmopolite du collectif MAC, né dans les années 80 et rassemblant des artistes pluridisciplinaires peintres/graffeurs/illustrateurs. Le collectif MAC expose dans de nombreuses galeries et musées et sont de précieux conseillers pour les collectionneurs de Street art et Graffiti, et notamment de l’exposition T.A.G au Grand Palais.

Ecorce de peines
Un spectacle de Dead Kabal du 8 au 31 juillet à 12h10
Durée 1h – 15 euros/11 euros
D’de Kabal et la compagnie R.I.P.O.S.T.E. sont à la Chapelle du Verbe incarné chaque jour avec Ecorces de peines où slam, danse et « human beat box » nous plongent dans la constitution complexe du peuple antillais.

* Los Angeles, CA: July 11 - 26, 2009


MIAMI GRAFFITI - Street Art Exhibit, Installation & Book Signing

Mid-City Arts continues to bring the best of street art to Los Angeles with its latest show honoring the Miami graffiti scene. “Miami Graffiti” opens July 11, 7pm – 9pm and will be on view through July 26th.

Rapidly becoming one of the United States' top graffiti destinations, Miami, Florida is home to a deep well of talented artists driven by a fiercely competitive graffiti scene. Miami’s profile has risen thanks to the city’s role as host to the famed "Art Basel" and most recently "Primary Flight.” “Primary Flight” is the internationally acclaimed, site-specific, street level mural installation that takes place during Art Basel. Artists that have graced the Primary Flight walls include Crome, MSG, Typoe as well as Blek Le Rat, Retna, El Mac, David Choe, Revok and many others.

Miami Graffiti by photographers Jim and Karla Murray is the first book to capture Miami’s graffiti scene. Documenting 20+ years of graffiti art and history along with Miami's most notorious crews and writers, Miami Graffiti is a detailed presentation of South Florida's past, present, and future of graffiti. 

Mid City Arts’ "Miami Graffiti” show is a celebration of the release of Jim and Karla Murray's book – they will be on hand to sign books - and a showcase of some of Florida’s finest street artists from the MSG, TCP, SH and THC crews. Artists from these crews are coming out to Los Angeles and will be displaying their work in the gallery as well as customizing the gallery’s back yard space. Featured artists include Crome, Typoe, Acme, Enve, Murder, Afex, Kemo, Cynic, Gere, Flojoe and others. The show is curated by “Slow”.

The MSG crew formed in 1994 by a group of kids bonded through their shared street backgrounds and love of graffiti. Now, 14 years later, MSG has evolved into a creative collective that has expanded into everything from graphic design and fine art, to retail and product design, and everything in between. South Florida’s Crome is one that region’s graffiti pioneers. Crome’s work is an amalgam of sex, color, crime and fun. Drawing inspiration from Miami’s clashing of tropical South Beach & seedy underbelly of Downtown Districts, he creates images that reflect the dichotomy between the beauty, style and color of the former, while balancing it with the images of prostitution; drive bys and drugs of the latter. Crome is multifaceted and multi-dimensional. He’s an artist with a dark past and a bright future making his mark on the vanilla, superficial Miami art scene.

Mid-City Arts is located at: 5111 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles Ca. 90019

The gallery’s artwork is available to view by the active customer base of 33third, which includes graffiti artists and fans of graffiti art. Mid-City Arts is open Monday through Sunday 12-8PM. For more information, visit:

* Pamona CA: July 11, 2009


* Los Angeles (Culver City) CA: July 11 - August 1, 2009

Urban Myth

Pure Evil, Zeus, Mysterious Al, Inkie, Chu, Steff Plaetz, China Mike, Mudwig, MauMau, Eco, Andy Council, Sickboy, SHOK-1.

Reception: Saturday July 11, 7-10 pm

C E R A S O L I gallery 8530- b Washington Blvd. Culver City,CA 90232
Tue- Sat 11am - 6pm / Tel. 310 945 5974 /

One of Australia’s pioneering street to gallery artists, MEGGS 'Crime and Charity’ will be on view in Gallery two.

* London UK: July 9 - August 1, 2009



RareKind Gallery, the UK’s only 100% genuine graffiti art gallery are proud to present the first ever solo show by the award winning artist, Bill London.

Arguably one of the UK’s most skilled graffiti artists with a career spanning ten years, Bill London has consistently raised the bar for London Graffiti. His skill, subtlety and innovative subject matter have buyers champing at the bit to get their hands on his illusive canvases.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of architectural line, bold colour, traditional tattoo and oriental art, Bill London applies the cloak and dagger elements of purist graffiti ‘Wild Style’ (camouflaged lettering and words through intricate manipulation) with delicate aesthetic elements and layering to create hypnotic final pieces, which can be appreciated on infinite levels.

Alongside these wild-style canvases, the ‘They Seek Him Here’ show also includes a series of 3 illustrative, concept pieces, exploring themes on Britain’s dark, alluring urban and social landscape; and as part of the exhibition, an entire wall of the 1,000ft gallery has been covered with small canvasses overlaid with a graffiti mural, which will then be divided up as small artworks.

Private View/Press Night - Thursday 9th July 09 - RSVP

RareKind London, 49 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA

* New York: July 9, 2009



* Paris, France: July 8 - 26, 2009

Give Me A Wall So I Can Escape

2 exhibitions

A Confluences, entrée libre – galerie ouverte de 10h à 18h

Exposition collective pour dévoiler un panorama du graff en Europe. Le photographe se posera ici comme un médiateur pour donner à voir les tendances et l’art du graff. De part leurs expériences ou leurs errances urbaines, les photographes dévoileront ce que leurs yeux ont retenu de l’expression du graff à Paris, Strasbourg, Barcelone, Londres, Berlin, ou encore Amsterdam, dans une scénographie qui ne dénaturera pas l’œuvre urbaine initiale !

Artistes : PhotoGraffCollectif (France- Berlin)
Mélissa Azaïche, Faire le mur (Barcelone)
Maïlys Marchal (Strasbourg - Amsterdam)
Sylvie Alba (Paris - Berlin)
Lieu : La galerie de Confluences
Date : Vernissage le mercredi 8 juillet à partir de 19h

A Frichez-nous la paix, entrée libre- galerie ouverte à partir de 15H

En parallèle, Frichez-nous la paix propose, dès le 10 juillet, l’exposition d’artistes graffeurs coutumiers de la rue Dénoyez. Pour balayer les stéréotypes qui restraigent l’art du graff, la galerie propose des œuvres sur toile au-delà du tag et des lettrages. La toile ne sera pas une limite pour la peinture car les murs même seront investis. Lors du festival des films seront projetés sur le mur extérieur faisant face à la galerie.

Artistes : 3615, Astro, Kanos, JB, Kouka, La Mouche, Hieroglyf, Skio, SP38, Ring et bien d’autres...
Lieu : La galerie de Frichez-nous la paix.
Date : Vernissage le vendredi 10 juillet à partir de 18h

Sur les vestiges du mur de Berlin, ce graffiti à encre rouge dévoile le pouvoir des mots, des images. « Donne-moi un mur pour que je m’évade » est devenu un symbole du graff comme moyen d’expression et de revendication, brisant les limites qui s’imposent à lui-même.

Cet événement met à l’honneur le « Street art » et les cultures urbaines. En invitant les talents émergents ou confirmés de la nouvelle scène urbaine, Confluences et Frichez- nous la paix s’engagent auprès d’eux par la mise à disposition de leurs espaces. Le festival s’installe autour de ces deux pôles en proposant une série d’événements qui se répondent. L’ambition commune est de laisser le champ libre aux collectifs d’artistes pour investir nos murs pendant trois semaines de juillet.

Le festival s’ouvre à Confluences avec une exposition photos regroupant une sélection d’œuvres photographiées aux quatre coins de l’Europe. Suit une performance graphique qui consiste à réaliser une fresque grandeur nature sur toute la terrasse, accompagnée de musique live. En parallèle, Frichez-nous la paix propose l’exposition de toiles d’artistes. Conscient que le graff est une pratique contestataire qui prend toute sa force dans la rue, la scénographie de ces expositions est conçue par les artistes eux-mêmes. Ils investissent autant l’intérieur que l’extérieur des locaux Un réel espace d’expression est laissé à nos activistes urbains. Des soirées de projections de films et des ateliers d’initiation à l’art du graff viendront également ponctuer le festival, qui s’achèvera sur des airs de BeatBox et de Slam.

* New York: July 7 - ?, 2009


FOLLIN GALLERY is pleased to announce the opening reception for artist LAII at :
Follin Gallery at 45 Bleecker NYC.
JULY 7th 6-9PM

* Paris, France: July 5

IGTimes and PHASE2 Installation

The complete set of the IGTimes will be on display along with a major P.H.A.S.E. 2 installation, plus a new IGT video ...

Cartier Fondation pour l'art contemporain,

opening - Sunday July 5th 2009 -- all day -

* Dewsbury UK: July 4

The Ripped skate park in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire


The skate park is in near danger of shutting down forever, due to lack of custom. In an effort to stay open The Ripped is holding a Graffiti Jam to help raise awareness and funds.


* Sao Paulo, Brazil: July 4 - 25, 2009

Alex Hornest  apresenta:



Sobre a exposição:

O cotidiano nos parece banal ao olhar estimulado pela velocidade das informações e pelo excesso de fatos que somos expostos no dia-a-dia. Estes são exibidos como a uma rajada de metralhadora pelo espetáculo da mídia, sem nos dar tempo para digerir e nem pensar na beleza da simplicidade de outros pequenos acontecimentos. Sentir e refletir é um exercício que muitos se esqueceram como se faz. Alimentar-se da saturação se torna sinônimo de aprimoramento e determinação aos olhos dos que só enxergam beleza naquilo que é passado por um liquidificador e lhes oferecido em miúdos. Ser prisioneiro do acaso se torna fácil para aqueles que não dominam a sua própria alma.

About the show:

The routine seems trivial by the look stimulated for the speed of information and the facts that we are over-exposed from day to day. These appear as a burst of machine gun by the spectacle of the media, without giving us time to digest and not think about the beauty of the simplicity of other small events.  Feel and think is an exercise that many have forgotten how to do. Feed from the saturation becomes synonymous of refinement and determination in the eyes of those who only see beauty in what is passed through a blender and offered in small pieces. Be a prisoner of chance becomes easy for those who have not mastered their own soul.

Coquetel de abertura:
Opening Reception:
Sábado - 04 de Julho das 12 as 15hrs.
Galeria aberta até as 18hrs.

Galeria Thomas Cohn
Av. Europa, 641 | Jd. Europa | São Paulo - SP - Brasil
tel.: 55 11 3083-3355
terça a sexta-feira das 11h/19h
sábados das 11h/18h

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: July 4 - 12, 2009

Graffiti fine art

Ano da Franca no Brasil

The Brazilian Museum of Sculpture gets the Graffiti Fine Art

The exhibition will have four French artists, Kendo, Crewe, Jone and Trakt and three Brazilian Binho, Higraff, and did.

This will be the second exhibition held at the Fine Art Graffiti MuBE. The first shows held during the months of March and April 2009 had 9 artists and was visited by around 10,000 people. Besides the exhibition were conducted work-shop with public schools and a debate on Graffiti.

The opening will be Saturday July 04 to 19h.

Everyone is invited.

* Philadelphia PA: July 3 - 25, 2009

Installation Five

featuring Mark Mothersbaugh

Artists AJ Fosik, Asylm, Christina M. Felice, Patrick Martinez, Something In The Universe will be in attendance along with Beautiful Decay’s Amir Fallah. DJ Apt One will be spinning.

Friday, July 3
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

T & P Fine Art
1143 South 9th St Philadelphia, PA 19147

For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), David O’Brien (painting), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), Peter Glover (video art), RETNA (photography), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Something In The Universe (video art) Souther Salazar (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Todd Tourso (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), and Yoskay Yamamoto (painting).

The final tour stop will be at Scion’s own 4,200 square foot Installation L.A. gallery space where all artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Creative Capital. The goal of Creative Capital is to create an artistic home and supportive community to nurture some of the country’s most extraordinary artistic creators and to help provide the skills and confidence for these artists to realize their most ambitious dreams. Creative Capital has advanced the careers of 411 grantees through financial support and advisory services, and has reached over 2,200 additional artists through its Professional Development Program in workshops across the country. As the premiere national artist support organization, Creative Capital is committed to the principal that time and advisory services are as crucial to artistic success as funding.

* Paris France: July 3 - 31, 2009


Vernissage le samedi 4 Juillet 2009 de 18h à 21h

La Galerie Magda Danysz continue d’affirmer son soutien de longue date au street art et accueille entre ses murs l’incroyable graffeur JonOne, précurseur du graffiti en France dès les années 80. A cette occasion, JonOne s’installe pour sa plus grande exposition personnelle à ce jour.

Graffeur, peintre abstrait, JonOne est incontestablement un artiste reconnu pour ses toiles et son travail à travers le monde. Ses couleurs, débordantes d’une énergie communicative, confèrent à ses toiles un aspect de vitraux contemporains.

C’est au cœur des quartiers pauvres de Harlem que JonOne commence à bomber les trains et les murs. « Le métro, c'est un musée qui traverse la ville ». Il est l’un des premiers graffeurs New- Yorkais à Paris, l’influence de l’Amérique et de l’Europe dans son travail peut être ressentie mais il arrive pourtant à trouver son propre style, « chacune de mes toiles est une improvisation abstraite », dit-il de son travail. C’est un artiste qui n’arrête jamais, comme il aime à le dire, il a besoin de cette création artistique pour s’épanouir.

Cette nouvelle exposition attire tant par la grandeur des toiles que par les couleurs utilisées qui séduisent l’œil du visiteur. « Aujourd’hui, je sais d’avance quelles couleurs je vais utiliser. J’essaie de mettre des formes plus poétiques, alors qu’avant je faisais des couleurs un peu violentes. »

JonOne amène ainsi l’art de la rue dans une galerie : « Je voudrais que le monde de l’art considère mon travail, certes, comme le travail émanant d’un esprit de rue, mais aussi comme le travail de JonOne ». Bien qu’elle puisse paraître antithétique au street art, la volonté de s’exprimer sur une toile, interroge et plaît aujourd’hui à tous.

JonOne, acrylique sur toile, 180x120cm, 2008

Galerie Magda Danysz
78, rue Amelot
Paris 11 - France
Tél. : 01 45 83 38 51

* Los Angeles CA: July 3, 2009

Texas Heat

Friday, July 3, 2009, 7-10p

Crewest Gallery
110 Winston Street (downtown)
Los Angeles 90013

* Oklahoma City OK: June - July, 2009

Express Yourself

at the Library

* Taipei Taiwan: June 26 - July 19, 2009


YONE x REACH Exhibition @ Taipei

Opening Party June 26 (Fri.) 19:00
Location deem by SENSE ORGAN Tel: 886-2-2311-3565 More Info :

Famous Japanese photographer - Yasumasa Yonehara and Taiwanese Graffiti pioneer - REACH will collaborated together with New models icon Ning and Jing throw a  Live painting & live shooting.
Partouze Book and limited Taiwan Exhibition Tee will be released on Opening! 

"Partouze" means hybridize, interbreed in French. The controversial name of this exhibition brings a fanciful daydream for the publics.

Organizing Partouze exhibition for 2 years by Japanese Photographer Yasumasa Yonehara from W-bedo and Taiwanese pioneer Graffiti artist, Reach started their first stop in Shanghai China then head to JCCAC in Hong Kong successfully withunanimous applause who will have their last stop in Taipei Taiwan in June!

Yasumasa Yonehara and Reach present Partouze which is the perfect match of Photo shooting and Graffiti with new Model icon Ning & Jing brings strong wave of visual art.

* Paris France: until July 5, 2009


* Paris France: until June 28, 2009

Graffiti au 104

* Houston TX: June 26 - July 31, 2009

Blow Up Houston

Opening Reception Friday, June 26th, 2009 7pm to 11pm

Aerosol Warfare has teamed up with toy designer Jamungo to bring you a unique exhibition featuring customized urban vinyl toys. Through a “first-come – first-served” open call, 50 “Blow Up Dolls” were obtained by local artists, photographers, graphic designers, and other creative types with the mission of customizing their dolls and bringing them to life! The result? A dynamic exhibition: “Blow Up Houston”!

At the center of it all lies Jamungo’s “Blow Up Dolls” which come in two varieties: NADE (who has a grenade as a head) and BUD (who’s head is an old school bomb with a fuse and match stick). These toys are 9” tall and made of rotocast vinyl, so they are light, hollow and ready for DYI!

All artwork will be on display at Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique, opening Friday, June 26th, on display through July 31st.

About Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique: Aerosol Warfare is Houston’s only street/urban artist gallery and street fashion boutique. This unique gallery and boutique is hidden deep within Houston’s newly acclaimed EADO district. Aerosol Warfare Gallery has shared its own personal knowledge and experiences with most artists exhibiting as they make the transition from train boxcars to art galleries and other professional avenues.

Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique
2110 Jefferson @ Hutchins
Edo Houston, TX 77003
Tues – Fri: 11am to 7pm
Sat: 10am to 6pm

* Boston MA: June 21 - July 21, 2009

Fear No Art 3

Following the huge success of FEAR NO ART 2, FEAR NO ART is back with a 3rd installment and is better than ever!

FEAR NO ART 3 is an exhibition focused on original, versatile, and culturally diverse art—featuring prolific artists whose influences range from contemporary, pop, low brow, graffiti, and other street art forms.

We are dedicated to promoting and exposing these underground art forms to a larger audience by bringing together some of today’s best artists from Boston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco!

Boston- Deme5, Enamel Kingdom, Frantz Cadet, Kenji Nakayama, Kwest, Margaret Singer, Sarah Laws, Marka27, Massiel Grullon, NineRevolutions, Problak
New York- Cope2, Pen "Tha Black Krayon", Lichiban
Los Angeles- David Flores, Kofie, Sherm, Werc Alvarez
San Francisco- Jesse Hernandez
And sounds by: DJ's Gucci-Vutton and T-wreXX

Check out the blog frequently for updates on featured artists and show information!

We hope you come out to "The Achilles Project" on June 21st from 6PM to 11PM to partake in the FEAR NO ART experience!

"The Achilles Project"
283 Summer St, Boston 02210

* Rome, Italy: June 20 - July 31, 2009



da un idea di Omino71

a cura di Diavù e Omino71

*Mondo Pop International Gallery & Shop*

*Via dei Greci, 30 Roma*

Dopo le fatiche e i successi del Vinyl Factory di Roma e dell´Urban Super Star di Napoli, la galleria MondoPop chiude la stagione espositiva 2008/2009 con un´altra mega collettiva: "VERSUS 2009 GROUP SHOW", expo che a sua volta chiuderà il progetto VERSUS2009, ciclo di "personali a due" organizzate ed autogestite contemporaneamente in tutta Italia dagli stessi "urban/street artist" partecipanti.

Nella seconda fase gli artisti protagonisti di un evento VERSUS2009 saranno invitati a partecipare a una mostra collettiva distribuita contemporaneamente in due spazi della capitale: sabato 20 giugno aprirà il "VERSUS2009 GROUP SHOW" presso la galleria MondoPop, seguito domenica 21 giugno da "STICK MY VS GROUP SHOW" presso il Circolo degli Artisti, in una re-union delle opere più significative che vedrà affiancati "urban artist" affermati ed aspiranti tali.

Ognuno ai suoi angoli: che la campanella suoni e l´incontro abbia inizio!

Omino71, Mr.Klevra, Satoboy, Biodpi, Cruz, Omer, Sone, #, Bol23, Francesca Zuccaro, Gianzo, IthinkP!, Mad Dog, Marco About, Makkinoso, Miss Mirma, Tostoini, Francesco il ragazzo dei toys, Zabratta, Goodman, Berra, Stelle Confuse, Forma, Trapaning, Helios, Bow747, Tilf, Cube-Duelio, .bR1, Gec, Leg, Nocci, Andrea Lensi-AndyPopShop, Blotto, Leo Pongo, Ivy, Arianna Piazza, Liuba, Anna Merici, Petrella-AllerteP, Chrysal, Ezechiela, Alicè, Claudio, Agonisticko, Pirf, Francesco Amorosino, Davide Laviano, Ma rcules, Etnik, Fidia, Yuri & Yuri Gagarin Brothers, SattaProdz, El Monkey, Yuri, Dimas, Riot Queer, Cesko, Diavù, Zelda Bomba, Criu, Brahman, Hogre, Stam, NoBrain, Thoms, 999, Massakre, Urka, X e tanti altri...

Via dei Greci, 30
Roma (M Spagna)

* Los Angeles CA: June 20 - July 20, 2009


Featuring Artwork by Sacred194

Curated by Crewest

Saturday June 20th, 2009
Show runs through July 20, 2009

New and original paintings on canvas by one of LA's most original and influenial style legends.

AZUSA, CA. 91702

* Glasgow Scotland: June 19 - July 19, 2009

Ink Nouveau


He is creating brand new artwork including giclee and screen prints, paintings, drawings and a large mural in the space.

Photos from the show

Recoat Gallery
323 North Woodside Road
G20 6ND

0141 341 0069

* New York: June 2009

IZ the Wiz (RIP)

IZ the Wiz's final show is still on view at Tuff City Tattoos in the Bronx. Tragically, IZ died of a heart attack on June 17 at the age of 50. No work is for sale, but you can drop by and see it for another week or two. Call before you go to be sure.

* Santo Andre, SP Brazil: June 18 - July 18, 2009

Exibição Solo

"Todo Ouro do Mundo", com a artista "D ninja"

Dia 18 de Junho Coquetel de Abertura, “Live Paint” Dninja e outros artistas convidados

a partir das 19:00 horas

A exposição fica até dia 18 de Julho

Rua Campos Sales, 414 - Centro - Santo André - SP

Realização: Casa do Olhar

Apoio- Prefeitura de Santo André, Tintas X-ROW.

"Como os metais nos fazemos como o próprio minério. Toneladas deles, construíndo nosso tesouro... Tiramos o que serve. E com os dejetos e resíduos, o que fazer? Quadro irreversível? Isso não nos importa. Queremos progresso conforto e Glória. Afinal qual é o seu “tesouro”?" Dninja

Mineira de Belo Horizonte, há 5 morando em Santo André.

Carrega em suas pinturas, um pouco da marca cultural de sua origem que é enriquecida cada dia mais com novas convivências, novas descobertas e viagens. Criou uma ligação artística com muitos elementos folclóricos , definindo seu estilo em uma ligação com o urbano e o folclórico; a natureza e seus elementos.

Seus personagens vem de um mundo desconhecido, criados com inspirações pelos animais e de sua convivência com as diferentes personalidades humanas.

Sua pintura carrega a lembrança do cerrado mineiro e a cultura ali enraizada; onde, quando tem tempo, tenta tirar um pouco de inspiração.

Com seu estilo de bichos estranhos, denominados “bichos Coisa” e com suas letras em estilo Wild Style. Participou de vários exibições e eventos nacionais e internacionais em vários países; entre eles: Bélgica, França, Alemanha e Holanda. Tendo seus trabalhos publicados em diversos livros de street arte e graffiti, como publicações em diversas revistas especializadas no assunto pelo mundo.

* Geneva, Switzerland: June 18 - July 25, 2009

The Speerstra Gallery "Geneva" presents:

Swiss Graffiti Artist Sigi DARE von Koeding presents "Plan D"

Peintures / Paintings

Vernissage le Jeudi 18 juin de 18 à 20 hrs
Opening Thursday 7 june from 6 till 8 pm

artists reception

Horaires de la gallery de Genève en JUIN: Du Mercredi au Samedi de 13 à 18 heures.
Geneva’s Gallery’s Opening Hours in JUNE: Wednesday - saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Horaires de la gallery de Genève en JUILLET: Du Vendredi au Samedi de 13 à 18 heures.
Geneva’s Gallery’s Opening Hours in JULY: Friday - saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Adresse : Grand Rue 13 - 1204 - Genève - Suisse

For information regarding presented works of DARE’s show please mail to:

* Santa Monica CA: June - July, 2009

Crewest Gallery and ArtLab proudly present:


ArtLab Salon
1410 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Partners in Art, Crime, and Love, Dabs and Myla are both illustrators and graffiti artists originally from Melbourne, Australia. They uniquely work on all their paintings together, creating a creative balance of "Sweet" and "Sour".

They will be showing a selection of new works, including collaborations with San Diego based artist SURGE.MDR.

* San Francisco CA: June 13 - July 10, 2009

White Walls Gallery Presents:

"There's Aliens in Our Midst"

New Works by AJ Fosik

Opening Reception Saturday, June 13th 7-11pm

AJ Fosik's stuffed trophy mounts come to life in vibrant, ferocious creatures that defy and conquer. Redefining tradition, he taps into a psychadelic color palette combined with motifs from American folk imagery.

In this new body of work, AJ focuses on brighter neon colors, more complex compositions, and characters evolved into something entirely undiscovered. Using one of the least explored mediums in contemporary lowbrow art, AJ takes the lead in three-dimensional conversations about American culture.

White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin St, San Francisco 94109

Hours: Tues-Sat, 12pm-7pm

* Paris France: June 6 - July 2009

De Lima a Paris - video release


le 6 juin 2009 vernissage à 19 h à la boutique EL INTI (boutique d'artisanat péruvien, sur 2 étages avec au sous-sol un espace d'expo et des écrans)

à l'occasion de la sortie du documentaire vidéo DE LIMA A PARIS, réalisé autour des échanges artistiques mis en place avec le Pérou depuis 3 ans. Ce documentaire est auto produit par l'association et présente nos actions depuis 2006 ( peinture d'une école à Huanta, rencontres graffs à Lima, organisation du premier festival graff à Lima en 2007, tournée graff en France et en Europe 2007)

De nombreuses interviews au fil de 50 min d'images et de peintures.

4 artistes graffeurs péruviens (SUPER, BERNS, JADE, WES) seront présent lors du vernissage et exposent leurs travaux pour le mois de juin dans la boutique. Ils partiront ensuite en tournée en France et en Europe jusque fin Juillet et participeront à de nombreux festivals et rencontres.

Pour plus d'infos:

June 6 2009 opening at 7pm At the store EL INTI (Peruvian handicraft shop, on 2 floors with the basement exhibition space and screens)

On the occasion of the release of the video documentary DE LIMA PARIS, made about the artistic exchanges with Peru over 3 years.

This documentary is self-produced, and it presents our activities since 2006 (painting a school in Huanta, graffitie meetings in Lima, the first organized graffiti festival in Lima in 2007, graffiti tour in France and Europe in 2007)

Numerous interviews over 50 minutes of images and paintings.

4 graffiti artists Peruvian (SUPER, BERNS, JADE, WES) will be present at the opening and display their work for the month of June in the shop. They will then tour in France and in Europe until the end of July and participate in many festivals and events.

For more information

* Los Angeles CA: June 7 - ?, 2009

The Mac and Retna

Mid-City Arts is proud to present a live painting event and exhibit opening featuring two of Los Angeles’ most respected graffiti artists: Retna and The Mac. The opening event takes place Sunday June 7th 12pm – 6pm at 33Third. The art exhibit will be on display in the adjoining Mid-City Arts gallery, which recently hosted the first ever gallery exhibit from Chaka, LA’s most infamous graffiti writer.

The new exhibit from Retna and The Mac will feature a large-scale indoor mural installation in addition to smaller pieces. Retna says that the show “will be representative of the remembrance of growing up as a youth.” They will aim to re-enact “the trials & triumphs of pursuing an art form that you have all this passion for, but yet angers all these people. Just kind of showing the 2 different sides to it.” This is a topic near and dear to the artists’ hearts, echoing sentiments shared by many of today’s successful artists who have transitioned from graffiti to legitimate street art. “This is where we came from. We came from being these street kids. We wanted to show that you can keep going,” explains Retna. “It's a beautiful thing to be a part of a culture like this that has spread throughout the world and this would be our way of giving back to an area, a city, a community that was the beginning of my career (Mid-City Area of Los Angeles). Those blocks and corners were where I was given the opportunity to do my art and was shown a lot of support by the community. Communities like these are where we come from and it feels good to give something back to the future generation of kids doing this.”

Mid-City Arts / 33Third
5111 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90019 INFO: (310) 694-3460 and

* London UK: June 5 - July 6, 2009

je t'aime

Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard st
London EC2A 4RH
Phone 07805 420771

Gallery Hours:
10am - 6pm daily
or by appointment.

* Portland OR: June 4 - July 30, 2009

"Self Portraits of Other People That I Drew by Myself Pretty Much" by Alex Pardee

Alex creates grotesque and monstrous characters through a process in which ambiguous shapes come to life through application of morose, fantastic and bizarre details. These characters, absurd and tormented, are part of Alex's ever-expanding dose of self-medication. He describes his latest creation best...

Upper Playground PDX
23 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 548-4835

* London UK: June 4 - July 30, 2009


Bailly Contemporary Gallery / Galerie Bailly Comtemporain

Thursday 04 June 2009 @ 18 hours

Galerie Bailly
25, quai Voltaire 75007 Paris
01 42 60 36 47
Metro / Subway : 12 Rue du Bac, RER C Musée d'Orsay, Bus 63, Bus 68, Bus 69, Bus 39, Bus 95

Monday to Friday from 10h to 13h and 14h to 19h. Saturday from 14h to 19h.

Inputs free

* Los Angeles CA: June 4 - July 4, 2009

Mood Swings

Asbestos, Bumblebee, Cena7, Fefe Talavera, Imminent Disaster, Know Hope, Labrona and Oddzoo

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90038
(SW corner of La Brea and Fountain)

* Wanhai, Hong Kong: May 14 - July 11, 2009


Ooi Botos Gallery is pleased to announce Reading Through Seeing, an exhibition by contemporary artist José Parlá, on view 14 May through 11 July 2009. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and will showcase new paintings, works on paper, photographs and ceramic works. The exhibition will take place during Art HK 09 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by scholars Alexandra Chang of New York University — Asia Pacific Center and critical theorist and art historian Michael Betancourt.

José Parlá’s new works are inspired by his recent travels in France, Japan and the United Kingdom. Parlá’s unique and playful inscriptions and diary-like gestures with his trademark hand–writing recall his personal observations of how the idiosyncratic behavior of anonymous individuals on those distant streets distinctly impact each geographical environment.

The complexity of José Parlá’s mixed media paintings is based on the layering of images and paraphernalia collected from his daily encounters at home and his adventures abroad, interpreted through his dynamic gestural process. Interleaved through each work is Parlá’s calligraphic script, which infuses each piece with vibrancy, energy and meaning.

Memories, thoughts, ideas, quotes, phrases, conversations and observations scrawled in Parlá’s instantly recognizable, flowing script reflect his characteristic fusion of writing and painting, word and image. His brushwork depicts walls in the city, or in rural areas outside of urban centers, while his mélange of imagery and words hint at stories within stories, an evocation of the places that have deeply affected him.

The story-telling nature of José Parlá’s work is mesmerizing. At first glance, his paintings are reminiscent of an abandoned street alley, but as one’s eyes linger, one realizes the density and complexity of overflowing imagery. Parlá’s innate gift of capturing both the chaos and the tranquility of the city has moved countless viewers.

About José Parlá

José Parlá is a New-York based artist whose paintings reflect the way in which cities function as palimpsests. Born in Miami, Parlá traveled in the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Europe in the 1990s before settling permanently in New York. His work has been collected and exhibited by Agnes B. Galerie Du Jour in Paris and Takashi Murakami’s Kai Kai Ki Ki gallery in Tokyo. Major recent exhibitions include, The New Grand Tour showing in Hong Kong and Beijing (2007-08), Adaptation / Translation at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London (2008), and Layered Days with Cristina Grajales’ Soho gallery in New York City (2008).

About Ooi Botos Gallery

Ooi Botos is Hong Kong’s leading avant-garde gallery specializing in photography, digital media, video and installation. In fact, the José Parlá exhibition marks a departure from Ooi Botos’ customary program, with Parlá being the only painter represented by the gallery. Ooi Botos is dedicated to exposing the public to art forms rarely seen in Hong Kong to raise the level of discourse about art in Asia.

Opening: May 14th, 2009 at 6 p.m. Free to the public.

Ooi Botos is located at 5 Gresson Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11.30 A.M. – 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. – 8 P.M., Saturday 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. Tel. +852 2527 9733

* Bethel CT: May 2 - July 2009

Revolt, Bilrock, Zephyr, and Crunch

Grand Opening of this new art venue is on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Center for New Media and the Arts
186 Greenwood Avenue, 2nd floor
Bethel, CT 06801

* Toronto, Ontario: through July 5, 2009


Phase 2: Shelter

The Institute for Contemporary Culture presents Housepaint, the first exhibition on the subject of street art in a major Canadian museum. Drawing attention to issues of poverty and homelessness, this ground-breaking exhibition is a collaboration between ten street artists in memory of the former residents of Toronto’s Tent City.


Institute of Contemporary Culture
Roloff Beny Gallery, 4th Floor
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C6
Telephone: 416.586.8000

* Los Angeles (Gardena) CA: June 27, 2009

Live Wire

* Los Angeles CA: June 27, 2009

Graffiti is a Monster

* Quito Ecuador: June 27 - 28, 2009

Urban House

* New York: June 27 - 28, 2009

Hall of Fame 2009

12 - 8pm

* Silezia, Poland: June 26 - 27, 2009

ST.ART Silesia

* New York: June 25, 2009


Hip-Hop Association Hosts Inspirational Fundraiser, Honors Pioneers of Hip-Hop Culture

The Hip-Hop Association, in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University, proudly presents the Womanhood Passage Fundraiser, a special evening acknowledging the strength, beauty, leadership, challenges, and successes of women in Hip-Hop. With an exquisite rooftop view of Washington Square Park and New York City, the event will take place at NYU’s Rosenthal Pavilion, located in the Kimmel Center, from 7pm-10pm on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

Special guests represent Hip-Hop artists, as well as executives, activists, media makers, and entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include: MONIE LOVE, ROCKAFELLA, BARAKA SELE, TOOFLY, MARCELLA RUNELL HALL, DJ BEVERLY BOND, KIM OSORIO, DJ JAZZY JOYCE, RACHEL RAIMIST, THEMBISA MSHAKA, DR. ROXANNE SHANTE, MARTHA COOPER, and CINDY CAMPBELL, the Mother of Hip-Hop. The Womanhood Passage Fundraiser is meant to serve as a safe space where we can address issues affecting women. The youngest guest speaker is 15 year-old P-STAR, who will talk about her documentary P-Star Rising, recently screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The event kicks off the Hip-Hop Association’s 2009 Womanhood Learning Project (WLP) initiatives.

Womanhood Passage Fundraiser
June 25, 2009
7pm -10pm
NYU Kimmel Center-Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

$100 (General Admission)
$45 (Students & Non-Profit Organizations)
$300 (Groups of 4 - $100 Savings)


* Vinnitsa, Uraine: June 25 - 27, 2009

Spray art exhibition

"Another Point"  


Opening Reception on June 25th, 2009 from 5pm to 8pm

Intershik gallery

21000, Ukraine,Vinnitsa, Artinov architecture street, 12-‡ e-mail: 

More info on

* Paris France: June 19 - 20, 2009

Auction - Old School New York and Italy

  • TAKI 183
  • FUTURA 2000
  • TRACY 168
  • STAY HIGH 149
  • QUIK
  • KEL  1ST
  • CAP
  • SEEN
  • NOC 167
  • Jean-Michel BASQUIAT
  • Keith HARING
  • SKKI
  • Andy WARHOL

More info at Verbo's blog

* Southgate CA: June 20, 2009

Brought to you by LoveGalo and Jun-Keez 

"Fin De Semana"

Is a photographic journal and exhibit of LA.s very own FDS crew. One of LA's first and only all female crew before moving forward to an all gender crew.

"Fin de Semana" is a weekend paint session experience.

The photographic captures and journal are by legendary Eriberto Oriol

  • Envy
  • Krys
  • Kween
  • Opia
  • Perl
  • Secret
  • Suny
  • Swoe
  • Yikes

Graff Production by FDS Crew

With special live performance by The Leeches - 7pm

Atmospheric Music by: DJ 215 aka CHARLES X

All taking place at

Jun-Keez graff and Art Supply Store
3908 Tweedy Blvd
Southgate CA 90039

June 20th 5PM - 9PM

for more info please visit or call 323.569.4020

* New York: June 19, 2009

Friday, June 19th, 12 noon - 4pm

Ad Hoc Art presents

Willoughby Windows

An ambitious creative venture featuring an entire block of downtown Brooklyn consisting of 13 storefronts with 13 awnings/signs which will highlight installations by 13+ artists. The opening will be a street party on Friday, June 19th, from 12 noon to 4pm.

Participating artists so far include:

  • Cannonball Press (Mike Houston & Martin Mazorra)
  • Chris Stain
  • Cycle
  • Dennis McNett
  • Ellis G
  • Gaia
  • Greg Lamarche
  • John Ahearn
  • Josh MacPhee
  • Lady Pink
  • Logan Hicks
  • Carlos Rodriguez {Mare139}
  • Michael De Feo
  • Morning Breath
  • Nathan Lee Pickett
  • Tom Beale

* Athens Greece: June 18 - 28, 2009

Styles in it

K44 exhibition space presents “Styles in it”, graffiti art show, on view from 18 June through 28 June 2009, highlighting the creative work of 11 Greek graffiti writers. This exhibition features traditional styles of graffiti by the graffiti artists: Amok, Apset, Artemi, Dask, Jasone, Live2, Nade, Nastwo, Rtm1, Siemor,Wake. Works on display present lettering style, 3D style and Character style on portable media.

K44, Konstantinoupoleos 44, Gazi, Athens, Greece

* Los Angeles (PCH): June 14, 2009

The Rebirth

The AirGraFx Shop

* New York: June 13, 2009

10th Annual NY InnerCityArts Festival


104th & Lexington Ave

12 noon to 7pm. open air graffiti exhibition/"show & sell" or design on the spot!!


* St Denis, France: June 13 - 14, 2009

Le Jour "J"

Du festival Le Jour "J" (édition 2009) que nous organisons à la plaine St Denis.

Ce plateau réunit les légendes de la scene Graffiti européenne qui à bercé les années influencé toute la scene Graffiti européenne depuis ces vingts dernieres années.

Le Jour J (édition 2009)
Le 13 et 14 juin 2009

120 Avenue Du President WILSON

Metro: Porte De La Chapelle
Bus: 153 (Eglise De La Plaine) 

* Flushing NY: June 12, 2009

"IN YOUR PHACE" new works by "phetus"

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June 12th 2009 at ToyCube 37-06 Prince Street, Flushing Queens, NY

OPENING RECEPTION from 7pm til midnight

showcasing new works of art and other eclectic items from Long Island's most predominant icon...20 years and counting..."phetus exclusives...since 88"

* Washington DC: June 12 - 14, 2009


This event is the second annual national "Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach" teach-in.

The teach-in brings the tools and resources necessary to develop curriculum, programs, and work (artistic and scholarly) based in hip-hop culture. The teach-in will also address how to retain and attract high caliber hip-hop artists, scholars and educators by building sustainable organizations.

* London UK: June 11 - 28, 2009



The hugely successful, Bristol based Studio Amour’s screen-printed, textile graffiti art exhibition, has been invited on a second leg of the show at the RareKind Gallery, London.

In a world dominated by digital, computerised design and production, ‘1001 Nights’ showcases the skill and beauty of centuries old traditional fabric printing methods, juxtaposed with the relatively new and sharper-edged art of graffiti.

‘1001 Nights’ perfectly demonstrates the dedication, physical input and love poured into both traditional printing and graffiti art with an exhibition of beautiful artworks, prints, hanging fabric room dividers and one off velvet and silk cushions.

Featuring exclusive artwork by some huge names in global graffiti, Ponk and Amour collaborate on silks, velvet, moleskin and other textiles, the show also includes stunning fabric one off prints by Nylon, Pref, Fary, Kid Acne, Elph, Dibo, Dora, Paris & Solo One.

Info: Bex Chapman

RareKind London, 49 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

* New York: June 7, 2009

AHA/BOS Panel discussion moderated by Aaron Short

Featuring Chris Stain, Christopher Cardinale, Jane Weissman, author of On the Wall, Joe Matunis of El Puente, and Lady Pink, legendary muralist. As part of Arts in Bushwick's Bushwick Open Studios, panelists come together to discuss topics concerning community murals in New York City, what works on the wall and what doesn't, community involvement, as well as exploring the rich history of community murals in Brooklyn and its future prospects.

* Los Angeles CA: June 6 - 28, 2009


“A tribute to the birth of Los Angeles Graffiti Art”

Opening Reception on June 6th, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm

Closing Reception on June 27th featuring a slideshow presentation by famed L.A. photographer Steve Grody

Crewest Gallery is proud to announce their upcoming graffiti art exhibition The Legendary Belmont Tunnel, a curation by Carlos “Kartoon” Marquez. The Belmont Tunnel is without a doubt one of LA’s most popular urban canvas‘s which displayed some of the most impressive unique pieces done by upcoming artists whose expressed style, technique and creativity made them into known LA graffiti legendaries that took their talents to higher places. This exhibition highlights the strong influence, beneficial value and creative LA talent that rose from the Belmont Tunnel and pays tribute to the birth of Los Angeles graffiti art.

This exhibition will be enhanced by the impressive works by the following exhibiting Legendary Los Angeles Artists: Acme, Antonio Pelayo, Axis, BaBa, Besk, Bumper, Cab, Cale, Charlie, Cre8, Dash, Danny D, Defer, Earnone, Elser, Eriberto Oriol, Fearo, Fever, Frame, Frank Martinez, Gabe, Genius, Ghostone, Gilone, Graf One, Grande, Hyde, Jero, Jiro, Kopy, Make, Mandoe, Man One, Michael Alvarez, Mosh, Nuke, Omega, Pale, Panic, Relax, Relic, Retna, Rickone, Risky, Saber, Sacred194, Shandu, Siner, Size, Skept, Skyone, Swan, Teler, Volt, Vyal, Wisk, Zender…and others

Additional Events:

Fundraiser event for The TemptOne Foundation Saturday June 13 from 7-10pm with music by Stirfry and the Hammerheads. $10 at the door

*Opening and Closing Receptions are free to the public.

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph | 213-627-8272
fx | 213-559-0525

* New York: June 6 - 28, 2009

Zonenkinder Collective


Brooklyn: 129 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hours: Monday and Tuesday: By appointment, Wednesday through Friday - 11 am to 7 pm, Sat and Sunday 12pm to 7pm 718.384.8729.

Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue or J, M, Z train to Marcy Avenue.

* London UK: June 6, 2009

Meeting of Styles

Saturday 6 June

Shoreditch, London

This international aerosol event is the biggest of its kind and brings together artists from London, the UK, Europe and beyond for an awe inspiring display of art and aerosol culture.

End of the Line is proud to host the British edition for the second year in a row. The event will take place in a massive warehouse space in the heart of Shoreditch and will see over 40 of the finest free hand aerosol artists take to the boards and paint. The theme this year is ‘beyond materialism’ and is set to be an unmissable demonstration of some of the finest and most accomplished in aerosol art to hit London all year. 

The event will incorporate installations of artwork on walls, canvases and boards and once completed will provide the setting for the afterparty. All this will be set against a backdrop of a reggae, ska, dub and hip hop beat during the day and moving onto the live acts and a tougher sound later for the afterparty with more Hip hop, Drum and Bass and Breaks. Festival favourites Chai Wallah's will provide refreshments in the form of spiked smoothies and jumpin' juices throughout the event. With support and sponsorship from Red Bull, Carhartt and Casio providing freebies, drinks, sounds systems and more.

The days activities will culminate in an afterparty produced in partnership with Nizim, with a live performance from Lazy Habits and DJ sets from Danny Breaks, JFB (DMC Champion 07), Chu-i and Sunday Cypher.

The afterparty will commence once the venue is fully painted and will provide the backdrop for a selection of live acts and DJ's from 8PM

Lazy Habits –   a full 8 Piece Live Band of Beats, Rhymes and Brass merging elements of Hip Hop and one of the UK finest Beatboxers, Wandan. 2009 sees them putting the finishing touches to their debut album and back on the road again. Never mind live Hip Hop, this is one of the best live bands the UK has to offer, full stop!

Danny Breaks – Old School, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Darkcore & Breakbeat Danny plays it all and is considered to be one of the living legends of the Drum and Bass scene

JFB – DMC Champion 2007, co founder of Brighton based 'Battlejam' and excessively sick scratch-technician JFB plays Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Glitch Hop and Breaks

Chu-i – Best known for his unique Shoreditch hangout, The Dragon Bar, Chu-i plays ska, reggae, roots, soul and dub and will be the master of ceremonies for the evenings entertainment

Sunday Cypher – a collective of freestylers, turntablists and beatboxers playing Hip Hop

Venue : Warehouse on Cliffton St, London, EC2A 4LG nearest tubes - Old St or Liverpool St

Time : 1PM to 3AM               

Tickets : £10 on the door, £8 in advance (ticketweb or Rough Trade east) - tickets will be in the form of wrist bands and allow access for the entire event

* San Jose CA: June 5 - 20, 2009

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design presents


For this year's tour Scion asked each artist to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour's five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities in total including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles before being auctioned off for arts related charities and non profits.

Painting: AJ Fosik, Alex Hornest, Andrew Schoultz, Asylm, Blek le Rat, Codak, David O'Brien, Edwin Ushiro, Francesco LoCastro, French, J. Shea, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie, Lisa Alisa, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nicholas Harper, Patrick Martinez, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Skypage, Souther Salazar, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Todd Tourso, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto

Photography: Angela Boatwright, Christina M. Felice, Eriberto Oriol, Eye One, Jamel Shabazz, Logan Hicks, Peter Beste, RETNA, Rick Rodney, Saber, Too Tall Jahmal

Video Art: David Choe, elYEM, Ian Lynam, Peter Glover, Something In The Universe

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 408.271.5155

* London UK: June 4 - 27, 2009


Private View Wed June 3 6:30 – 10pm

26 Argyle Square London WC1H 8AP
020 7278 0866
Open Tues - Sat 1:30 - 7pm or by appointment

In his first major London solo show the King of Crocs showcases his diverse talent at Sartorial Contemporary Art. Expect to see Rowdy’s unique take on urban living and landscape in the form of his legendary boulders, abstract cityscapes and of course the ubiquitous crocs.

Bricks and mortar may mean money and mortgages to some but Rowdy prefers his building blocks in their raw state. ‘The local quarry provides the bedrock for our roads and cities’ says the artist. ‘I hit the rocks before they reach their destiny of becoming our new urban spaces’. Simultaneously caveman-esque and contemporary, the cartoon monoliths have been described as ‘Ren & Stimpy meets Goldsworthy’. Their arrival in the urban landscape provides jarring juxtaposition.

His Cityscape paintings show Skyscrapers constructed out of the tiniest marks a spray can can make, reminiscent of T.S Lowry’s ‘matchstick men’, combined with 1980’s graffiti fades. Some are hectic, others more meditative. Highly sought after, this accomplished series offers nuances and subtleties both in style and substance, often somewhat lacking in today’s saturated street art market.

Continuing the narrative of City versus The Ancient; Rowdy’s trademark crocodiles are often huge in scale and are indicative of the playful nature of the imagery in his work, and long may we continue to see these King-sized crocs attacking our walls and lurking in the concrete swamps. The last few years have seen him collaborate with cohorts Cyclops & Sweet Toof resulting in one of the most widespread bombing campaigns seen in the UK’s capital in the last decade.

* Rio Rancho NM: June 1 - 30, 2009

John Lorne

* Convite à participação

Artistas Brasileiros queriam

estou num projeto da "Oi", junto com o Marcelo Dantas (Criador da "Oi Futuro (RJ)", e do "Museu da lingua Portuguesa (SP)", entre outros grandes empreendimentos culturais), trata-se de um projeto voltado para revelar novos artistas com uma estética contemporânea (em diversas linguagens - pintura, escultra, intervenções urbanas, fotografia, video, etc...) , é de nível nacional, e o evento na primeira fase contempla Brasilia, São paulo, Rio de janeiro, Curitiba e Porto Alegre. Estou responsável pela seletiva de Curitiba. Sendo assim estamos fazendo um mapeamento desses artistas para entrar nesse projeto, entre 05 e 10 artistas de cada estado serão selecionados para uma grande ação na cidade. Para este mapeamento preciso de um portfólio digital contendo, Curriculo acadêmico, artistico e pessoal, foto pessoal, imagens de trabalhos (foto e video se tiver) e contatos, Sendo assim gostaria do seu portfólio para apresentar para eles, creio que seja uma grande oportunidade de "deslanchar"..rsrs! peço a gentileza de indicar outros artistas que você considere bacana e que tenha uma estética mais moderna, ou se quiser já passar meus contatos e pedir para me enviarem material conforme descrito acima.Ainda não temos informações de contrapartida, mas deve ser algo interessante.

obs: os portfólios podem ser entregues até o dia 20 de maio.
obs2: Essa seletiva refere-se somente a Curitiba
obs3: Essa é uma iniciativa da "Oi", nada tem a ver o SESC PR



Jonas Prates
Paço da Liberdade/SESC Paraná

* Call for participation

URB magazine

We are looking for graffiti legacies -- kids whose parent were/are writers and who now have taken up the tradition themselves. This would be a short interview of several artists and their offspring, with an accpmpanying pictorial spread in the July/August issue of URB.

Interested writers should send bios, links and images to

* Toronto ON Canada - May 29 - June 21, 2009

Ryan Dineen

In the Peripheral

Show & Tell Gallery is proud to welcome back Ryan Dineen for his second solo exhibit with the gallery. Ryan’s latest body of work, titled ‘In The Peripheral’, is a study of his daily observations of city environments and the  people that inhabit them. This unique look on society focuses on elements of every day life that are often missed, ignored, or disregarded. Ryan strives to capture the beauty in the mundane and portray empathy in his subjects. The process often begins with a photo reference provided by neighborhood scenery and characters. Ryan engages his subjects, taking the time to learning more about their past and find out what they are all about. He then takes to the studio where he begins to translate their stories through his paintings. Ryan attains to capture the emotion behind the subjects he paints, hoping that the viewer is able to feel the personal connection he has with the subject matter. ‘In the Peripheral’ is an honest look at the city environment we live in.

“I look at this series as my way of communicating my surroundings. I want to portray the charisma and individuality of my subject matter to the viewers, all the while leaving them to ultimately decipher their own feelings towards the work. Hopefully, they may feel a personal connection to my art. This body of work is all about people and things you see everyday, that guy on the street you pass on your way to work, the well to do lady having a smoke out side of the bank, they all have a story to tell. I try and tell that story as honestly as possible, I never want to undermine the viewer, it is important they make their own connection, I just hope that they can appreciate the beauty in it.” Ryan Dineen was born in Toronto in 1983. As a child, Ryan was first inspired to paint by his mother who was a part time illustrator; cartoons, handwriting, and signatures all stimulated his young mind. Graffiti was a natural progression, an art form that he was first introduced to by a babysitter at the age of 9. She taught him the essence of the misunderstood practice and encouraged him to develop his own style. Ryan embraced it full force. It wasn’t until he entered high school that he began to translate his artistic talents to canvas, learning classical techniques while exploring various mediums. All the while continuing his progression as a graffiti writer, he also started to develop his style on canvas. After high school Ryan had a brief stint at The Ontario College of Art and Design, finding the school structure limiting, Ryan opted to drop out to pursue studying on his own terms. Taking influence from masters like John Singer Sargent and Egon Shiele, as well as more modern contemporaries such as Ralph Steadman and Malcolm Liepke, Ryan began to develop his own approach to fine art. His personal experiences and travels play a large role in his paintings. Ryan’s approach to graffiti has also matured, he has become a world-renowned graffiti artist, and works to employ free art to the community through sanctioned public murals that can be seen everywhere from Melrose in Hollywood to his neighborhood of Cabbagetown in Toronto.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday May 29th at Show & Tell Gallery between 7pm and 11pm.

Show & Tell Gallery is located at 1161 Dundas St. West in Toronto. 

* Chicago IL - May 29, 2009


Going Postal’s Revenge: Art Show + Sticker Sale

All Stickers Sell for Only $5

Friday, May 29th 6-11 PM

4357 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Upset, a collective of artists, is pleased to present GOING POSTAL’S REVENGE, a street art show and handmade sticker exchange featuring underground and emerging artists in graffiti and street art from New York, Chicago, and Paris.

The huge handmade sticker sale will feature work from over 70 artists who do intricate graffiti tags on U.S. Postal stickers to more street art-orientated labels featuring stencils, screen-printing, and mixed media. From Aiko (formerly of street art collective Faile) to Zato, there’s something for everyone and all stickers sell for only $5. Larger artworks will also be for sale. The event takes place on Friday, May 29th from 6-11 PM at 4357 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.

Featured artists in the show include Aiko, Blanco, C-Damage, Cahbasm, Cosbe, DDock, Drexel, Egor, Get 2, Goya, Jack/Juicy, Johnny Tran, Mario Zoots, Melt, Morgan, NohJColey, Overconsume, R. Kelly, Red Nose, Rejoice, Royce, Saro, Viking, Weedwolf, Zato, 5003, and many more. Artists are also encouraged to come and exchange stickers with other artists.

The Upset is a community of friends, photographers, and artists who have pooled their talents into an artist’s collective with a focus on American street culture. Upset recently hosted and curated the art show for the Chicago book release for Martha Cooper's 25th Anniversary Edition of Subway Art. The Upset currently curates art events and publishes an independent magazine. For more information visit

* Hong Kong - May 29 - June 4, 2009

YONE x REACH Exhibition

Opening / 16:00 - 22:00 (RSVP)
Cocktail Party / 19:00 - 22:00
Body Painting & Live Shooting / 15:00
2009.05.30 - 2009.06.04 
Opening Hours / 11:00 - 20:00

Tell / (852) 2353-1311
Website /

more info /

* Honolulu, Hawaii - May 29, 2009

Samurai Graphix, Generation NXT and 808 Urban present:

The Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle

at the Undivided Hip Hop Festival

Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Friday May 29, 3:00pm - midnight
Saturday May 30, 2009, 10:00am - midnight

808Urban Graffiti Workshops
The 808 Urban crew and Estria will be running 3 one-hour drawing workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced graffiti artists. All are welcome to participate. No one under 18 will be turned away. To encourage the competitive fire, each class will have a drawing contest. Winner will be announced during the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle and given prizes. Workshops I-IV will have preregistration that day.

I. Graffiti 101 Beginner :: Basics
Friday, May 29th, 7:30-8:30pm
Intro to modern day graffiti, how respect works in the game, and basic lettering formations.
Teachers: Dmize, Pest3, Prime

II. Graffiti 201 Intermediate :: Style Beginnings
Saturday, 9:30-10:30am
Basics of developing your own unique lettering style from your tag or signature.
Teachers: Bogus, Dmize, Prime

III. Graffiti 301 Advanced :: Style Evolution
Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon
Developing individual voice through competitive development of styles. Class will mostly consist of lettering battles.
Teachers: Rival, Prime, Estria

IV. Live Painting 401 :: Live Painting & Demonstrations
Friday, 3:00-7:00pm
Six spaces will be available for up to 30 youth to paint with instructors from 808 Urban. They will be painting next to some of the masters in the game. This is a rare opportunity for the youth to have access to these writers for 4 hours! Show up early to pre-register.

Demo Painters (confirmed to date):
1. Scribe
2. MadC
3. Katch
4. East3 and Syze

V. Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle
Saturday, 1:30-6:30pm
Battle participation is by invite only, but is accessible to all Undivided attendees. This is the first time in history that we have Slick, Katch and Estria together at the same event! This is also the first time a graffiti battle of this scope has happened in Hawaii! Judges will be autographing screen prints, books and other items during the battle.
We will be having a Raffle during the graffiti battle to support 808 Urban's youth workshops on Oahu.

1. Slick
2. Katch
3. Estria

1. Prime DM
2. Quest
3. Ckaweeks
4. Ozwego
5. Reak
6. Soker
7. Devour
8. Bieste
9. Klash
10. TazRoc Def Con 5 (LA)
11. Eukarezt
12. Sertz

12 of Hawaii's most talented artists will compete for the crown in a live one-day painting competition. First time in Hawaii!

1st Place - Winner will be flown to Oakland in October to compete in the Finals. Hotel accommodations and per diem for 5 days provided; a $2500 value!
2nd Place - $1250 cash prize
3rd Place - $750 cash prize

New! Additional Presentations
1. Weyland Southon, executive producer of KPFA Berkeley's Hard Knock Radio will be hosting a 2-day hip-hop film festival. Location and times are still being worked out.
2. Jason Mateo, production manager of Youth Speaks San Francisco will be leading a 2.5 hr workshop on spoken word hip-hop theatre creation.
3. Estria will be on an all-elements hip-hop panel on Saturday from 12:00-1:00pm.
4. Graffiti Battle Raffle! We will be raffling prizes throughout the entire battle. Be sure to buy tickets!
5. Workshops in all the hip-hop elements
6. 6 on 6 Break Battle
7. DJ Battle
8. MC Beat Battle
9. Art Gallery
10. Vendor Marketplace

Participating in Festival:
MCs: Nocando, Ellay Khule
DJs: Beak Junkies, Rhettmatic, DJ Rholi Rho (5th Platoon), Skratch Academy, Armory Masssive
Producers: Jel (Anticon)
Breakers: Cros1, Crazy Legs, Fayelin (Fullforce)
Graffiti: Slick, Katch, Estria, Scribe, MadC, Taz, and possibly Vogue, Zodak

$10 workshops unlimited, per day, Pre Sale $15 workshops unlimited, per day, Sold Day Of $20 all access Adults, per day Children 3 & under FREE $15 ages 4-12 $18 ages 13-college with valid student or military ID (limit 2 tickets per ID) Tickets available at Blaisdell box office and

About the Festival
Undivided, A Hip Hop Movement 2009, is a two-day event put together by Generation NXT on May 29-20, 2009 at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an event for hip-hop enthusiasts of all ages and cultures in Hawaii and beyond. Its purpose is to educate our community about the Hip Hop culture and most importantly, to use Hip Hop to provide opportunities and direction for our youth. Undivided, A Hip Hop Movement 2009 will also promote this event to bring together talents of local residents as well as people from around the world. Additionally, with various sponsorships Undivided, A Hip Hop Movement 2009 will contribute scholarships and provide experiences to young deserving talented individuals.

About Generation NXT
Generation NXT is a non-profit organization in Hawaii that provides educational opportunities and directions for youth in arts and culture. We provide scholarship, inspiration and motivation to our youth by engaging them through Hip Hop and the arts.

About 808 Urban
808 Urban is a collective of artists, organizers and volunteers committed to improving the quality of life for our communities through arts programming. In all of our work, we strive to integrate the highest levels of artistic innovation with grassroots cultural organizing for systemic, progressive social change. We offer professional mural services as well as youth and family art programs for the community.

About Estria & Samurai Graphix
Samurai Graphix is a custom screen print shop in San Leandro, CA run by Estria. Estria began spray painting in Hawai'i in 1984 and has since painted hundreds of murals. As an influential leader of San Francisco's "Golden Age" of graffiti (1980´s), he pioneered painting techniques of characters and scenes. He is one of the originators of the stencil tip, used by graffiti writers to create thin airbrush-like lines. Estria co-founded Visual Element, the EastSide Arts Alliance´s free mural workshop that develops youth into the voice of the people.

* Malmo, Sweden - May 29 - 30, 2009

International Urban Arts Manifestation 2009

* New York - May 28 - June 27, 2009

Whole in the Wall

Interviews, photos, artwork:

Ash, Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Henry Chalfant, Ikon, Jamel Shabazz, JonOne, Lee Quiñones, Martha Cooper, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Rammellzee, Sharp, Silvia Magaglio, Sozyone

Opening reception: May 28, 9pm - 12a
Former Splashligh Studios
529-535 West 35th St
New York NY 10001

Open Tue-Sat 10:30a - 6:30p
Thu until 10p
or by appointment

* New York - May 28 - ?, 2009

No Pressure to Paint

* Dewsbury UK - Call for participation

This is a request for HELP!!

The Ripped skate park in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England is in near danger of shutting down forever, due to lack of custom. In an effort to stay open The Ripped is holding a Graffiti Jam to help raise awareness and funds. That’s where “YOU” can come in, we are looking for companies like yours to help sponsor the “RIP IT UP JAM” that is to be held on 4th July 2009. We would therefore be most grateful if you could sponsor us in any way, be it a cash donation (to help with advertising cost), free merchandise (for prize giveaways) etc. Any contribution would help. If you were to sponsor the ’RIP IT UP JAM’ all promotional material will have your company logo on it!!

Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you ASAP!

The Ripped Skate Park
Unit 54
Calder Wharf Mills
Huddersfield Road
WF13 3JW
United Kingdom


* San Diego CA - May 28 - 31, 2009


"Graffiti Life" AT THE LYCEUM

International graffiti artist pens theatrical dance show about underground culture

April 20, 2009—Culture Shock San Diego's (CSSD) "Graffiti Life," a theatrical dance show written by Graffiti Writer, Pose 2, will premiere May 28 to 31 at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza. On May 28 and 29, showtime will be at 7 p.m.; May 30 times will be at 2 and 7 p.m.; and on May 31 it will be at 5 p.m. The show will run alongside "Pose 2 is Mr. Maxx Moses," an exhibit of Pose 2's graffiti work on display in the Lyceum's Upstairs Lobby gallery until June 6.

"Graffiti Life," CSSD's second evening-length production, exposes the underground culture of graffiti through hip-hop dance. "People in general don't know a lot about graffiti. They see it, but they don't see it being done, they don't know the inner workings of the writer, of the graffiti writer," says Pose 2, who began his own graffiti life in 1976 in the subways of New York City. "Graffiti is the most relevant art form right now because it's alive. You don't have to go to a museum to see it, it's in the street. We interact with it every day and there's so much controversy surrounding it—a lot of controversy, a lot of mystery, a lot of misunderstanding."

Aside from asking larger questions about graffiti, such as whether it's art or trash, "Graffiti Life" reveals the different philosophies and conflicts among graffiti writers. The story follows Ill (played by Sherman Shoate), a dominating male character who symbolizes the angry, destructive aspect of graffiti; SheRock (played by Angela Molton), the female lead who exemplifies the beauty and uplift the art has to offer; and the Young Boys Crew (played by David Silvas, David Henry and Jeremy "Jermz" Mascardo), a new generation of up-and-coming graffiti writers who are influenced by both faces of the art form and struggle to find their place within the culture.

Pose 2 was motivated to write the show after seeing the 2006 production of "Christopher, for the love ...," CSSD's first dance-theater work. "I had never seen a group of choreographed B-boys perform and I was really impressed." Collaborating with CSSD was a natural step, he says.

"Working with Pose 2 on 'Graffiti Life' has been a real education," says Angie Bunch, CSSD's executive director. "I went into this excited about trying something new and have come out of it with an entirely new awareness of art in general and graffiti art in particular. Culture Shock's perspective on Pose 2's story is exciting, raw and beautiful. 'Graffiti Life' is a feast for the senses."

Part of the proceeds from the show will be used to offer three scholarships for a seven- to 14-week session of the "Graffiti as an Art Form Class" at the Art Academy of San Diego in North Park taught by Pose 2. His work also can be found the New Children's Museum and in murals downtown. Winners also will receive a package of free dance classes at the renowned Culture Shock Dance Center. There are no requirements; all ages are encouraged to apply and graffiti writing experience isn't necessary. Those interested can sign up for a scholarship at one of the shows.

Tickets for "Graffiti Life" cost $25 and $22 for seniors, the military and students. Seating is general admission. Tickets will be available at the Culture Shock Dance Center, the Lyceum box office and online at and starting April 21. Pre-sale tickets, which cost $20, are now available at the Dance Center.

A 17-year stalwart in the dance community, CSSD’s members have gone on to perform with Destiny’s Child and Missy Elliott. Several CSSD alumni in the Jabbawockeez took home a win on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Created in 1993 by Angie Bunch, the Culture Shock family has outposts in Los Angeles; Oakland; Las Vegas; Chicago; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; and in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada. The groups all carry the mission, “We are a troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity and respect for all people.” San Diego is the home branch of Culture Shock.

For details on CSSD or the Culture Shock Dance Center, visit

* Pomona CA: May 16 - June 13, 2009


Zane Art Show from Mark Beast on Vimeo.

Zane art show preview

Limited Edition Screen Printed Poster

Galeria Con Safos
168 West 3rd Street
Pomona, CA 91766


* Sao Paulo, Brazil: May 15 - 30, 2009


A 3º Mundo convida a todos para abertura da exposição Bicho Coisa da artista Dninja. abertura sexta dia 15 de maio a partir das 17hs e no sábado 16, a artista e seus convidados estarão realizando um live paint a partir das 11hs.

R. Dr. Antonio Maria Laet, 15
(200 metros do Metrô - Tucuruvi)
F: 55 - 11- 2267-0411 / 2203-1969

* Bristol UK: May 15 - 29, 2009

One Thousand and One Nights

* New York: May 15 - June 14, 2009


Opening Reception: May 15, 2009


Ad Hoc Art is incredibly honored to present CRASH / DAZE, a stunning exhibition of never seen before works from each artist and featuring the first collaborative works between these legendary New York artists in over ten years.

About CRASH: A contemporary of Keith Haring and a modern-day master of this present day art form, CRASH has shot his metaphorical arrows and dizzying flashes into subway cars, walls, and galleries around the globe. His work celebrates the movements of an ever-changing world and is a lavish gift to the eyes as well as a bold statement in time and space.

A direct descendant of the Roman wall-scribes, CRASH has evolved his inherited gift back to its simplest form: "tagging," leaving his name, with a Lichtensteinian twist. As artists have long left personal marks and signatures to authenticate their works, CRASH goes further, leaving only his name as a reduction of unadulterated form; or "refined" art. Via his tenacity and talent, CRASH has successfully transitioned from the streets into the mainstream art world. His work, now exhibited globally, still possesses the vivid color and energy he produced initially on subways. True to his roots, CRASH maintains the lettering and image abstraction many writers feel are crucial to the art form.

About DAZE: DAZE began painting New York City subway trains, the canvas of choice for the serious graffiti artist, in the late 1970’s. Since moving from subway trains to gallery walls, he has exhibited in Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, Florence and many others. His work is in public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum Ludwig in Aachen, Germany, and the Brooklyn Museum, where he was also featured in the 2006 "Graffiti" exhibition. The Speerstra Family, The Coveri Family, and Eric Clapton’s are private collections containing DAZE’s creations. While experiencing mainstream success, DAZE still participates in traditional graffiti art venues and paints many largescale murals in urban areas. For the sheer “love of the culture” he can be found collaborating with writers from all over the world

In DAZE’s paintings, references of the bygone era of subway painting combine with representational elements of urban characters and places such as Coney Island, elevated train stations, Times Square, and the lower east side. Many show a clear link to the Ashcan School of painting and the WPA artists of the 1940's such as Reginald Marsh, Ben Shaun, Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, and John Sloan.

VIP/Press Hour: 6pm-7pm
Open Reception: 7pm-10pm

AdHoc Art Gallery
49 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY

General RSVP:

* Paris France: May 15 - June 11, 2009

Thomas Canto and Julie Thomas

Vernissage le vendredi 15 mai à partir de 19h.

à la galerie ARTFILER, 51 avenue Montaigne 75008 PARIS

More at:
Thomas Canto

* Seattle: May 14 - June 6, 2009

Vermillion Gallery and Desmadre Arte present

Desmadre: Fresh Latino Perspectives in America

Artist Reception Thursday May 14 6pm – 10pm

Youtube video teaser for Desmadre

featuring a performance by Jaime Torres and Rafael Barrios and comida provided by Los Desmadrosos

Vermillion Gallery
1508 11th Ave
Seattle Wa 98122

Featuring the work of - Albert Reyes, Ana Serrano, Jaime (Germs) Zacarias, Antonio Pelayo, Xico González, Alberto Cerritaño, Michael Alverez, Jeaneen Carolino, Carlos don Juan, 179, Victor Marka, Pedro de Valdiva, Julio Guerrero, Marco Zamora, Mario Campos, Manuel Rios, El Mac, Robert Santiago, Vincent Pacheco, George Estrada

* New York: May 8 - June 1, 2009

The Character Studies

A group exhibition curated by Andrea von Bujdoss ("Queen Andrea") and McCaig-Welles

The bodies of work on display by the exhibiting artists Ewok 5MH, Cycle, Siloette, Queen Andrea and GMO$ represent their strong personal aesthetics derived from significant experience in the realms of graffiti, street art, skateboard culture, cartooning and illustration. Their works will be complimented by custom art installations on the gallery walls, painted by the artists.

129 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Hours of Operation
Monday: By Appointment, Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Sat and Sunday 12pm to 7pm; 718.384.8729

* Duesseldorf Germany: May 8 - June 5, 2009

einen sommer

a show by ecb Hendrik Beikirch

Opening: Friday May 08, 2009 from 7pm

Museums open all night: Saturday May 09, 2009 from 7pm

pretty portal
gallery for streetart and urban art
Brunnenstrasse 12
40223 Düsseldorf

* London UK: May 8 - June 6, 2009


Ron English is returning to London for his first ever UK show : LAZARUS RISING

With its deliberately provocative theme of 'resurrection', the exhibition reflects this challenging period of socio-political and economic flux.

“Ron English continues to exploit the mismatch between effortless style and edgy content in his paintings. It’s an effective strategy, wrong-footing viewers and making them reconsider the way they might absorb imagery from advertising without critically engaging with it.” Ben Jones, art historian.

Private view: Thurday 7th May 6 - 9pm


Saturday 9th May

Ron English will be in the gallery between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to sign copies of the limiited edition book which has been published by Elms Lesters to accompany the exhibition.

at Elms Lesters Painting Room

upcoming show info

* Seattle WA: May 7 - June 30, 2009


GUM/Graphic Urban Modernism

The tag says Misk1. The passport says Sandro Tchikovani. The signature style of Surreal Typography he's Kryloned onto walls, bridges and boxcars from Sapporo to Belgium to his hometown of San Francisco says there's a new breed of artist in our midst. Sandro's portfolio of commissions reads like a "Who's Who" of brands for the new century. What inspires Microsoft, Nike, Red Bull and host of other global corporations to beat a trail to Sandro's door? Originality. Vision. And a soul that never stops searching. In his latest work Sandro deconstructs the letterforms, textures and colors of his earlier styles to craft a wholly new, dynamically expressive archetypal aesthetic. Graphic Urban Modernism. Art that fuses the street with the surreal. Art that stops time.

323 Occidental Ave South
Seattle WA 98104

* Los Angeles CA: May 2 - 31, 2009



Opening Reception: May 2nd

Crewest saves the Earth one spray can at a time. For the past 7 years, Crewest has been at the forefront of recognizing graffiti art as a unique and valid art form with aerosol cans as one of it’s main mediums. To celebrate our 7th Year Anniversary, Crewest brings you the third installment of CANceptual. An art exhibition utilizing the spray can as the canvas. Artists are encouraged to find those old rusted cans and recycle them by turning them into fine art pieces for sale at the gallery. "The concept is to turn the weapon of choice into the instrument of beauty", says Gallery Director Man One.

Featured in this exhibit are works by:

ACME, Alonys Art, Anthony Aguirre, Apricot Mantle, Auks, Bill Gallagher, BRANDED, buna, Dan Ruhrmanty, Daniel Barajas, Dash2000Fidel, Dave MacDowell, dcypher, Downer, Dyroza, E73, Eriberto Oriol, FLASH ABC, GAPE, groty dct, Gwen Mercado-Reyes and Jose Reyes, HASTE, inept, Jarrod Barton, jason jacenko, Jay Edwards, Jessica Ward, Jose M Loza, Just Elias, Kaman Chow, Kelly Thompson, lowbrain huit, MARKA27, Mayra Alamo, Miwa "miwaLyric" Kayama, Brian (Negro Picasso) Ross, New Colony, Nick Macias, Nicole Kaspereen, Noah Ptolemy, Randy Deleon, Rel One, REVEL, Rome, Ruthie Pie, Sherm, Skyler, TEEL ONE, Thomas J. Schaeffer (the Messenger), TRAVIS MOORE, Vanessa Hampton

View past Canceptual shows at the following links:

Canceptual (2002)

Canceptual (2006)

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph 213-627-8272

Saturday, May 2nd – 6-9pm

* Call for participation: Deadline June 1 2009


This year Younity's 3rd exhibition entitled FRESHER! will host 40 female urban artists who will participate on an exhibition indoors and outdoors dedicated to bringing community awareness to environmental issues like; recycling, consumerism, global warming, pollution, health and renewable energy. Along with the exhibit YOUNITY will self publish it's second collectors book series that will help keep the message alive. Throughout the exhibit YOUNITY will host youth workshops, mural projects, and panel discussions to help educate the community about the importance of living GREEN.

10 - 15 new artists will be chosen to showcase their work at the Younity FRESHER exhibition in the fall of '09.
Each artist is asked to create a piece based on one or more of the environmental issues listed below.
* Please note that if your work is chosen each artist will be responsible for shipping to and from YOUNITY NYC studio.
* Please be conscious of size, weight, and fragile artwork.

- recycling
- consumerism
- global warming
- pollution
- health
- renewable energy

- Entry Fee: $10.00 per submission ( limit 3 submissions per artist )
- Paypal:
- For Checks or Money order payments please email us at:
- e-mail your JPG submission to: with the subject heading: FRESHER SUBMISSION

- Please include the following:

Artist Name-
Website link and/or myspace link-
Short Bio -

RE-FRESH THE STREETS! - ( WORLDWIDE ) Artists / crews worldwide are asked to participate in a street art/mural project entitled "RE-FRESH THE STREETS" using one or more of the following environmental issues below. The street art/mural created must include Younity's FRESHER! stencil logo provided to be able to unite and identify the project worldwide. We will select 10-15 images from various cities/ streets/ communities which will be included in the 2009 "FRESHER!" exhibit.

- ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per street art/mural submission ( limit 3 submissions per artist )
- Paypal:
- For Checks or Money order payments please email us at:
- E-mail a JPG submission to: with the subject heading: RE-FRESH THE STREETS SUBMISSION
- Please include the following:

Artist or Crew Name-
Website link and/or myspace link-
Short Bio -

* * * DEADLINE: JUNE 1st 2009 * * *

Call for entries PDF
Younity Wall stencil

Younity Exhibitions

* Stoke-on-Trent UK: February - May 10, 2009

The Arrival

From 7 February to 10 May 2009 the city centre museum and gallery will be holding a show entitled, ‘The Arrival’, Urban Art. The exhibition features work by a range of International artists, also known as Graffiti artists, Urban artists or Outsider artists, such as Banksy, Adam Neate, Candice Tripp, Swoon, Elbowtoe and others.

Working with an eclectic mix of styles in a range of media, many of the artists explore social issues such as globalisation and consumerism while others focus on the individual, sex and society.

There will be a series of events running throughout this show from graffiti art workshops to an open forum debate where members of the public can join the discussion as to whether this form of art is a valid art movement. Keep checking The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery website at for your chance to join the debate and have your say.

Admission to the exhibition and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is free.

For further media enquiries please call Nerys Williams on 01782 235399

* Liverpool UK - May 23, 2009


* Kansas City MO - May 23 - 24, 2009

Reunion de ATT


* El Paso TX: May 23 - 24, 2009

Pieced Together

Saturday from 3pm to 11pm and Sunday from 4pm to 9pm @ The Silos Aerosol Art Space. @ 1949 west Paisano and Ruthlen Dr. next to the El Paso Rescue Mission. This event will feature the artworks of pioneer aerosol artist from the state of Texas. The National tour will make a stop in El Paso, Texas. All art will be up for bid or sale. Serious collectors welcomed. The event is free to the public.This event will be a Benefit show for the Rescue Mission Of El Paso. Please donate any Coffee,coffee mugs, cream, sugar or towel goods at the door. this is also a drug and alcohol free event.

Info: 915-731-2791

* Split, Croatia: May 21 - 24, 2009


International hip-hop festival "xSTatic09"in Split, Croatia from 21.05. till 24.05. You can see more than 200 participators from Canada, USA, U.K., Nederland, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, BiH and Croatia in 9 disciplines: Graffiti, break-dance, mc's, dj's, skate, bmx, mtb, inline skates, streetbasketball.

Comne to Split and see ROOTS MANUVA, POKEMON CREW, MONTANA WRITING TEAM and many, many others. More informations at:

Hip-hop bands and performers:
Roots Manuva (UK)
T.B.F., Stillness, Elemental, Djeãaci, DhirteeIIIRatz, Sinestet, Generation, 6Sixpack Production: OneIIMany / DJ MengRen / 022-Crescendo & Dumar / DJ Bronson, Kan©¢Ïija & 3KI STIL, General Woo, Dirty Beatz Crew, DJ’s: Blackout DJ’s, Chill, Pips, Edo Maajka & Frenkie (BiH), DJ Wood D (SLO), Modulok (CAN)

CesOne, Sub, Craola (USA); Besok, Bots, Cabl (NL); CanTwo, Atom, Wow123, Kent, Loomit, Won, Efas, GinoFuchs (DE); Darco (FRA); Smash137, Jazi (CH); Belin, Rabodiga (SPA); Rainman (UK); Piros (SER) Lunar, Dock, Chat, Chez, Sace, Gene, Askte, Bruno, Modul, Rest, Aphera, Agios, Pause, Akril (Zagreb); Morka, Mosk, Sec, Skor (Rijeka); Base, Josh, Moler , Gliner, Fosil (Osijek); Orden (Sibenik); Anxio, Cros, ElMagico, Sonickwon, Wens (Split)

Pockemon Crew (FRA); FunkyDopeManouvres (NL); FusionRockers (SPA); Just 2 Cool (BiH)
Killa Tequilla, Feel the Panic, In Your Mouth

UnitedSkateboardArtists (Globe/Etnies/Element/Vans) (DE); YamaSkateboards (Carhartt/Vans) (DE); Radix Team (AUT)

Inline skates:
Rollo-rama; Mantra team (SRB)

Zion Bikes

Pujanke 53
21000 Split

mob: +385 98 1746454



* Los Angeles CA: May 17, 2009

Iron Lak Team USA Live Painting Exhibition: Augor, Pose, Ewok, Enue, Jaes

There will be live painting & signing from:
Ironlak artists: Augor. Pose. Jaes. Ewok. Enue
33Third artists: Kopye & Slow

This will also be an opportunity to stock up on Ironlak cans at the special sale price of $3.99 per can for the duration of the event.

May 17th, 12pm - 6pm (free)

5111 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90019 INFO: (310) 694-3460 and

* Denmark: May 16, 2009


* New York: May 16, 2009

Gimme Art: Urban Culture Show

Saturday, May 16th, 7pm-12am

Non-profit; Save Brooklyn Arts

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Admission: $15 at door, $10 with flyer
Complimentary drink ticket
Colt 45 Open Bar

Art on exhibit by:
Cope 2
Indie 184
Elan Wonder
Jemal McClary
Paridee K.
Ellis Gallagher

Live painting by:
Marthalicia Matarrita
Sahe Lafae

Body graffiti by:

DJ Rob Tech and Mike Odom spinning throughout the night

Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Colt 45

* Boston MA: May 16, 2009

Bode shoe release: Da Lizard from Puma

Mark Bode will be there to sign them 11am-1pm. Writers will be signing blackbooks, and the new Bode Montana cans and some Vaughn Bode work will be there too.
6  Clearway Street
Boston Ma.  02115

* Albuquerque NM: May 16, 2009

Pieced Together

* Yamanashi, Japan: May 16 - 17, 2009

Playerz High Graffiti BBQ 2009

Graffiti, skate and hip hop mixed event!

This show features both old school and new school graffiti writers, skaters, and DJs from Japan.

If you are in Japan this coming May, it's worth checking out!

AT: Skate Park Mumonan (
ADDRESS: 825 Katsuyama, Minamitsuru-gun, Fuji Kawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi, Japan




* Los Angeles CA: May 15 - 16, 2009

Stop the Armed Forces

Stop the Armed Forces is a two-day art and music event to heighten awareness about the abuse of power by police forces.

Friday, May 15 2009 | 8:00pm – 2:00am
Saturday, May 16 2009 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm

2323 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(on Olympic between Santa Fe Avenue and Mateo Street)

Friday - $10 suggested donation
Saturday - Free

Age Restrictions:
All ages

For two days, May 15th and 16th, a powerful visual protest will take place in Downtown LA that will include artists from around the nation whose motive and works will combat the all-too-common abuse of power by America's police forces.

The show expresses the voices of a generation of minority and marginalized communities being criminalized by this pathological social dynamic. This issue is not just an isolated problem only happening in a few large cities but is of nationwide epidemic levels. This event hopes to cast attention upon this injustice and advocate for reform.

This event is inspired by a recent art exhibition that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area that was in response to the murder of Oscar Grant by the Oakland police. The group of local artists displayed works with a common goal - to bring responsible public awareness to this volatile and heated issue. The LA event will include works by many of local political artists along with work from other talents from across the nation, incorporating music, live art, performance art, installations and other mediums.

Participating visual artists include:

2 Cents, 2 Rabbits, Branded, Bob Motown, Contra, Skramble, John Carr, Karen Fiorito, Ritzy Periwinkle, The Hit + Run Crew, ABCNT, Brandy Flower, David Kietzman, Rory White, YEM, Mear One, Vyal and Robbie Conal

Jon-Paul Bail, Brianna Lengel-Bail, Alison Smith, Tim Holgerson, Louis Hennings, Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Ryan J. Saari, Taarna R. Grimsley, Paul Barron, Favianna Rodriguez, Frank Zio, Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, Emory Douglas, Roberto Miguel and Logo

Josh MacPhee

Participating musical artists include:
Pachamama, A.G.O.P., Hijos Del Sol, Umo Verde, South Of Bradley, Guerrilla Queens, Soul Conference and The Ignorant

Live Silkscreening/wheatpaste installation:
Grow Your Own Media and Contra

Live Painting:
Mear One and Vyal

* Louisville KY: May 15, 2009

King157 - Denz

* Gdansk Poland: May 15 - 17, 2009

GRAFFEST – The international Graffiti Festival


The project is an outcome of co-operation between the Institute of Art called ‘Wyspa’ located in the old areas of Gdaƒsk Shipyard and a group of young artists, organizers of culture activities and art curators from Tri-city.

The major project includes the ‘Islandea’ exhibition, graffiti jam and music concerts. Whereas, the additional events are film screenings and laser tagging.

Islandea – the virtual exhibition.

‘Islandea’ is a virtual exhibition which will be created in a virtual space based on a specifically prepared website platform. The invited artists will be creating in the Institute of Art, whose inside will serve as a workshop, but at the same time the results of their work will be presented in the virtual equivalent of the Institute accessible to all the spectators all over the world.

Graffiti is a living modern street art, which is not restricted only to the written form. ‘Islandea’ exhibition aims to present diverse artistic forms taken from graffiti, transformed and expressed by artists themselves, shown as special sorts of media like audio-video installations, sculptures, mural art and performance.

Point (Czech Republic), ViaGrafik (Germany), Finsta & Leo (Sweden), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Nunca (Brazil), Blu (Italy), Zedz (Netherlands), Esher (Germany), Zaciem (Russia), Interesni Kazki (Ukraine) and Van Laak (Germany).

Plus the Polish artists:

Lowbudget, Hijack, Wiur, Foxy, Krzysztof Marciszewski and Adam Buçko & Krzysztof Syruç.


The action will take place on the wall separating the old shipyard areas from the city centre. The exhibition will be created by many Polish and foreign artists, so that lots of different artistic attitudes are going to confront.

The result will be a common picture which will become a component of postindustrial surrounding of Gdansk Shipyard.

The guests invited to this undertaking are not only Polish but also various international artists which allows to present the variety of artistic styles.

Promised to pay us a visit:
Cakes, Os Gemeos, Nunca, Finsta, Zbir, Pleks, Dair, Erlking, Looney, Xman, Djmb, Special, Dims, Blekod, Rois, Wiur, Foxy, Riam, Clide, Erdol, Jork, Obie, Pine, Fire, Limps, Slash, Roxed, Fatsy, Onlymembers, Tonik, Chink, Roen, Temps, Regie, Road, Proch, Rdza, Ekin, Egon, Serc, Peche, Inwazja, Lowbudget and many more…

Music Scene

invited musicians:
Dj Food, Mike Slott, Bullion, Lukid, Rekordah, Paul White, Vex’D, who co-operate with record labels such as Ninja Tune and Planet Mu.

Video Block

The accompanying event for Graffest Festival will be a two-day video block during which documentary films will be presented, showing the art of graffiti in a completely new and fresh light. This kind of expressing modern street art becomes more and more popular and appreciated being at the same time present among various museum and gallery rooms.

Laser Tagging

Another undertaking is a ‘laser tag action’. Laser tags are luminous inscriptions made with a use of a laser and a projector thrown onto the walls and facades of the chosen buildings in the Gdansk Shipyard area.


* New York: May 15, 2009

Crash and Daze

Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: 718.366.2466
Fax: 866.599.7270

Ad Hoc Art is open Thursday through Sunday, 1PM til 8PM, and by appointment.
(Almost always except when sometimes a little less if we're away on tour or at conferences/events.)

We are located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive coffee shop and Brooklyn's Natural grocery. We are one short block from the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the "L" train. Our front is painted red, you can't miss it.

* Southern California and Internet: May 14 - 15, 2009

Revok, Retna, Chaka: on the radio

KCET-TV, PBS for Southern & Central California, is airing a story about graffiti art on its weekly newsmagazine, SoCal Connected. The story features interviews with LA artists Revok and Retna and with Chaka on the occasion of his first solo exhibition.

SoCal Connected airs Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM with repeats on Friday at 8:30 PM, Saturday at 6:00 PM, and Sunday at 6:30 PM (Pacific Time). It will also be available on thier website:

* New York: May 2009

The Great Outdoors

opening at Artbreak Gallery.

Featuring altered doors By:
Billi Kid, Blanco, Broken Crow, Buildmore, Cake, C.Damage, Celso, Cern, Chris RWK, Deeker, Destroy & Rebuild, Feral, Goldenstash, Yassy Goldie, Imminent Disaster, Infinity, Kngee, LA 2, Matt Siren, Morgan Thomas, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Plasma Slugs, Royce Bannon, Skullphone, The Dude Company, Stikman, Veng RWK, Windowzoo and featuring a slide show by Luna Park.

* Los Angeles CA: May 9, 2009

Generation One

NOMAD Gallery
1993 Blake Ave
Los Angeles CA 90039


A groundbreaking group art show, concentrating on paintings
exclusively from Graffiti Artist that were prolific in the 1980’s
era of Los Angeles Street Art. Many of them are considered legends
and pioneers of the Graffiti Art Movement on the West Coast.
hosted by Hip Hop Apostles
and the beautiful ladies of
Girls Gone Graff
taking place on
Saturday May 9th 2009 / 7pm - 1am
$5 cover 18+ 21 w / id to drink
N.O.M.A.D Gallery
1993 Blake Ave. LA, CA. 90039
live music provided by
AC The Program Director,
Soul Poppa, DJ Lime Green,
Blind Faith Collective
Featured Artists for the night
125, Acme, Baba, Cre8, Deffer,
Fearo, Frame, Ghost, Hex,
Jack Frost, Jero, Make, Mandoe,
Miner, Mural, Nuke, Omega, Pale,
Panic, Phever, Relax, Relic, Risky,
Ser, Siner, Skept, Sleek,
The Phantom, Wisk, Zender

* New York: May 9, 2009

Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle

The 1st Nationwide Graffiti Battle in the US

A Part of the Life Is Living Festival curated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Saturday May 9
Riverbank Park at 145th
Harlem, NYC

Hosted by Riverside Church
free family event
16 writers

The 3rd Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle is part of a free, all-day hip-hop festival featuring:

• Mighty4 Break Battle hosted by Pauskeee with cash prizes
• JamesTOP Blackbook Battle, one battle for 18 and under, another battle for over 18
• Kurtis Blow Hip Hop Choir
• Brave New Voices Green Team, Riverside Inspirational Choir, Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet
• Bamboo Bicycles Demonstration, Riverside Youth Greenhouse Project, Harlem Green Mappers, The Earth Institute, WE ACT

Prize: winner will be flown to Oakland to compete in the finals, including $500 cash, air, lodging, & per diem for several days ($3000 value).

Rules, prizes, past contestants, judges, etc.

About Estria: I've been writing since '84, mostly in San Francisco. I'm one of the few OGs here still promoting the culture. I've worked hard to be versatile at both letters and characters. I got busted hard in '92 in San Francisco and it was one of the most high profile cases of the time, even covered on CNN. I co-founded a graffiti mural workshop in Oakland that has been in operation for 8 years, and I invented the stencil tip.

Harlem Judges:
1. Wane One COD
2. Tatu Xmen
3. Doc TC5
4. Mare 139
5. Estria

Harlem Contestants (confirmed to date out of 16 total):
1. Keo TC5
2. Dezo FC
3. Vik TD4
4. Vogue TDK (Oakland)
5. Cern One YMI
6. Bounce TYS (Berkeley, winner of last two years)
7. Demer Wallnuts

Proudly sponsored by MTN Colors NA Inc

* Miami FL: May 9, 2009

True Elementz presents:

Miami Graffiti - Book Release Jam

May 9th, 2009 is the second annual True Elementz Jam in Miami. We are going to have Live painting by all top crews from Miami plus we are having a CASH  prize B-Boy/B-girl battle competition and a Kids B-boy/B-girl competition.

The event is taking place @ 310 NW 24 ST WYNWOOD MIAMI, FL 33138

from 11:00am to 8:00 pm rain or shine.

There will be food and drinks. Bring your crew and the family it's an all-ages event in a secure outdoor area where you can enjoy the show.

Please contact:
for details and pics of last years jam and of what's to come.

We are inviting all who love hip-hop as an art form to come and experience the art, music, and dance first hand!

  • Live Graffiti murals by Miami's Best Crews
  • Live MC / band performance
  • Live Breaking Competition with Cash Prize
  • Live DJs
  • Many free giveaways during show

Come support what you love and have a great time doing it !

Admission is $6, all ages welcome.

* Bastogne, Belgium: May 8 - 24, 2009

Benny Steiver and Jean-Yves Konings

* Amsterdam NL (Holland): May 8, 2009

Le Miroir Vivant

New Calligraffiti by Shoe

* Trenton NJ: May 8, 2009

Vicious styles crew presents

Rock Your Body

Live Body Painting Competition
Featuring Will Kasso, Leon Rainbow, Willis Nomo & Demer
Music by Wise Intelligent
DJ Manik on the ones and twos
You vote for the best design!

Friday, May 8

120 S. Warren St., Trenton NJ
9 PM - midnight
21 and over

* New York: May 7 - 21, 2009

Installation Five: Self Portraits

Artists with work in the show:

For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour's five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. As the tour travels, more artists will be added to the roster.

* Hollywood (Los Angeles) CA: May 7, 2009

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents


a selection from the collections of our collectors

featuring rare originals and prints from

Antony Micallef, Banksy, Barry McGee, Bast, Beejoir, D*Face, Dalek, David Choe, David Choong Lee, Faile, Ian Francis, KAWS, Nick Walker, Paul Insect, Shepard Fairey, Sixeart, Skullphone, Space Invader, Swoon, Will Barras and more to be announced!

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Please RSVP to

1257 N. La Brea Avenue
W. Hollywood CA 90038

* Geneva Switzerland: May 7, 2009

La Gallery Speerstra "Genève" présente:

L’Artiste Graffiti Américan, SHARP présente "Magical Radical Renegades"

Peintures / Paintings
Sculpture / Sculpture

Magical Radical Renegades
"Assassins of the Golden Age"

EXPOSITION du 07 MAI 2009 – 06 JUIN 2009
SHOW from 07 MAY 2009 – 06 JUNE 2009

Horaires de la gallery de Genève: Du Mercredi au Samedi de 13 à 18 heures.
Geneva’s Gallery’s Opening Hours: Wednesday - saturday from 1 to 6 pm and by appointement

Adresse : Grand Rue 13 - 1204 - Genève - Suisse
Telephone: +41 (0) 78 718 53 99

Pour tous visuels et demande d'information sur les oeuvres de l'exposition de Sharp:

For information regarding presented works of Sharp’s show please mail to:

* Miami FL: May 7, 2009

Miami Graffiti - Book Discussion and Slide Show

Miami Graffiti Book Discussion/Slide Show and Signing

Books & Books
927 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

Thursday, May 7th at 8 pm.

* Miami FL: May 6, 2009

131 Projects presents:

Miami Graffiti - Book Release Party

Wednesday, May 6 9pm-12am

(above Miss Yip Restaurant)
707 Lincoln Lane
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Live Performances and Breakdancing

* Rotterdam Holland: May 2-3, 5, 2009

We Spray: Graffiti Masterclass

Quik, Mickey, Ezo, Klass

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* Chicago IL: May 2, 2009

Street Unity Silent Art Auction Benefit

Come out and support this great cause!  We're organizing a silent art auction this Saturday, May 2nd.  All money raised in the benefit will be donated to the families of Andrew Cazares, Fausto Manzera, and Nazon Simmons.  Special thanks to Rumble Arts Center for hosting the event.

Artwork for sale by Thor, Kosbe, Royce, Real Abstract, Amado de Leon, Cahbasm, Casper James, CzrPrz, Brooks Golden, Saro, David Robinson, Viking, Derek Erbam, Rednose, NohJColey, Mental and many more.

A full list of artists involved will be announced soon.  Artwork will go for cheap and is for a great cause!

Street Unity Silent Art Auction
Saturday, May 2nd, 8-11 PM
Rumble Arts Center
3413 W. North Avenue, Chicago

* Inglewood (Los Angeles) CA: May 2, 2009

Pieced Together

The All Texas Graffiti Art Show

In collaboration with:
I.C.U. Art • CBS Crew & Sloke One

Saturday, May 2, 2009
One night only
7pm – 11pm

610 South Isis Ave.
Inglewood CA 90301
(West of the 405 Freeway – cross street is W. Hillcrest – one block south of W Manchester Blvd. )
(310) 309-7756 or for ICU Art info.

Curated by Sloke One

Featured Artists:
Sloke, Wake, Spain, & Mez (Austin)
Enks Duo & Supher (San Antonio)
Coler, Beckit, Weah, Brok, Sode & Gonzo (Houston)
Soner & Size 21 (Dallas)
Grave, Myker & Durock (El Paso)
Dmise & News (The Valley)
Jib, Lawgic

Axis, Atlas, Haste, Dytch66 (CBS Crew – Los Angeles)
El Ninja Blanco aka Jaber (Los Angeles)
Terrell Moore & Ping Ping (Los Angeles)
Photography by Krutch

Sponsors: Montana Hardcore, Day in the Lyfe Magazine, Oink Art Limited, I.C.U. Art, CBS Crew & White Ninja.

This is a touring art exhibition featuring work by the top names in Texas Graffiti Art! Sloke One from Austin has put together a collection of graffiti art canvases by writers from all over Texas. The show which debuted in Austin originally, has already been shown in New York City and San Francisco. The exhibition will be shown in Pomona, CA and then in L.A. at the Terrell Moore Gallery on May 2nd. The show will go on to travel to Phoenix, El Paso, back to L.A. for a second stop, and then on to Dallas. New works have been added at each stop of the tour. The show features over 100 works of paint on canvas. All the work will be for sale at this one night event.

* Los Angeles CA: May 2, 2009

Gag Me With a Toon


Come see these artists visualize their childhood cartoons in their own unique styles.

Curated by Steven Daily

May 2 2009 @




  • LOLA
  • MAC N. ZIE
  • MAXX 242
  • EL MAZ

* Portland OR - May 1, 2009


WHAT: two47k Show
WHO: Raskoe, Cole Kemp, Josue, Stephen Williams
WHEN: Fri. May 1st, 6-10pm
WHERE: 19th and E. Burnside
BEER: Captured By Porches!
Gallery + Goods
1011 NE Alberta #B
Portland, OR 97211
503 282 0333

* Toronto Canada - May 1 - 14, 2009


unCONTACT is photo exhibit mounted by two local photographers, Jan Normandale and Kathy Toth who have been documenting Toronto’s vibrant graffiti scene for the past 15 years. unCONTACT is a multimedia exhibit that attempts to recapture some of the rawness in a festival that has become increasing commercial and exclusive. Images featured in unCONTACT are from Jan and Kathy’s forthcoming two book series book on Toronto’s graffiti scene that has changed dramatically since the early 1990’s before graffiti and street art attained a level of commercial success and acceptance it has today. Alongside the 24 images on exhibit from the book will be new works by some of the featured artists in the book including Case, Sight, air and Uber as well as industrial photographs from a series that Kathy and Jan have been working on for 4 years. Show runs from May 1-14 at the FUNKTION gallery, 1244 Bloor St. West with opening night reception on May 1 @ 8pm onward.

* Jersey City NJ - May 1, 2009


B-Line B-Boy Drawings and Sculpture

by Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez


58 Coles St. Jersey City, NJ. Friday May 1, 2009 7-11pm

Jersey City, NJ. May 1, 2009- “The B-Boy is the physical Graffiti artist, he is the lyrical and kinetic scratch, he is the break beat manifest, the most modern of all dancers.”

Fifty8 Gallery presents B-Line B-Boy Drawings and Sculpture the anticipated solo exhibition of renown sculptor, painter, Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez. Inspired by his childhood era connection to the B-Boy culture this unique series of works are a study in capturing the dynamic movement of the ‘break’ dancer in what he calls ‘linear still frames’. Mare139 provokes us to consider through his simplification of shapes and gestures what gravity defying kinetics are involved in the dance form.

Fascinated as a youth with close association to well known B-Boy crews, he learned the art from the insiders perspective and well understood the text and physical nature of B-Boying by being present at countless ‘jams’ or ‘battles’. Correlating the dance to the abstracted letter forms of graffiti was shared among his circle of influence, several whom were also graffiti artists, among them Doze Green.

Internationally exhibited and collected his graffiti sculpture works are among the most important and innovative of the post NYC subway graffiti movement. His most recent showing is currently in the Grand Palis in Paris for the exhibition Tag au Graffiti.

Mare139 has also designed the 2005 and 2007 Red Bull Beat Battle Awards, The B-Boy SPY Award for the Rock Steady Crew as well as the Annual BET Award (Black Entertainment Television).

Gallery 58 is easily accessible from NYC by PATH train. Enter the PATH train at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th or Christopher St. street in Manhattan and exit at Grove Street in Jersey City. From there it is a short walk up Newark Ave. to Coles St. where you make a right and find the gallery.

please contact:, 917.349.1693

* Chicago IL - May 1, 2009

Martha Cooper’s 25th Anniversary Edition of Subway Art

Exhibition and sticker exchange


Martha Cooper’s 25th Anniversary Edition of Subway Art and Going Postal Book Signing
First Ever Chicago Handmade Sticker Exchange--All Stickers $5
and Making Deals Zine Premiere
Friday, May 1st 5-10 PM
Novem Life, 1114 N. Ashland in Chicago.

For more information visit

For the first time in her thirty year career, famed street photojournalist Martha Cooper will be coming to Chicago to release the highly anticipated 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling book Subway Art. The new edition features a large-scale deluxe format, heightening the visual impact of her classic graffitti images and adding new photographs and text. Going Postal, Cooper’s new book about the burgeoning postal sticker art scene in New York will also be available. Cooper will have photographs for sale at the event, and artist and Chicago native, Thor will be creating an art installation based on Subway Art.

Martha Cooper is a Manhattan-based documentary photographer whose vintage images of graffiti and hip hop culture are widely published. Subway Art, originally published in 1984, instantly became a staple in the collections of graffiti art and hip-hop fans everywhere and is commonly referred to as, “the graffiti bible.” The project was an in-depth look at the environment captured during the 1970s and 80s by photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant.

To coincide with Cooper’s release of her other new book, Going Postal, Upset, a collective of artists from Chicago and New York, presents a handmade sticker art sale featuring work from many of the artists in Cooper’s postal sticker art book. Over 60 artists from New York and Chicago are involved in the sale. All stickers sell for only $5 and artists are encouraged to exchange stickers with other artists. Featured artists include Blanco, C-Damage, Faust, Overconsume, Stomach, and more.

The Making Deals Chicago zine premiere takes place at the Novem store, only a few doors down from the Martha Cooper event, at 1104 N. Ashland. The New York City based zine compiles images that creator Frank Serpico finds personally interesting including graffiti, drug dealing, 70s cinema and sports, and urban mayhem with a focus on New York and Chicago—the artist’s hometown. Making Deals issues 1 through 3 will be available, each printed in a limited edition of 100. Issue One features an interview with Chicago graffiti legend Sivel. For the premiere, Serpico, who is also co-founder of Upset, will have illustrations and paintings available for sale.

The Upset is a community of friends, photographers, and artists who have pooled their talents into an artist’s collective with a focus on American street culture. The Upset currently curates art events and publishes an independent magazine. For more information visit originally launched in 2006; created by the Chicago art collective Novem Studios as a platform to collaborate with other artists and performers. The site contains featured artist interviews, photos, and footage, while maintaining a running blog updated by the Novem team itself. The Novem Life space is a storefront gallery on Ashland Ave, opening especially for this event. Located steps away from their permanent retail space, Novem plans to have doors of both spaces open for the event.

* New York - May 1, 2, 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009

Kings of the City - Graffiti film festival

We're having a graffiti film festival at the non-profit Maysles Cinema in Harlem. For more info and updates go to

The full schedule is posted at

Throughout the month of May, The Maysles Cinema presents "Kings of the City," a selection of rare and classic documentaries that examine the emergence of graffiti as an art form and culture in New York City, and its influence on European culture and back again. The series will include a month long Graffiti Art gallery (all sales go to the Graffiti Art education non-profit, "The Walls Belong to Us.")

In addition to the sixteen films that will be screened throughout "Kings of the City," many NYC graffiti pioneers, such as KET ONE, Carlos "Mare 139" Rodriguez, and the legendary Tats Cru will be on hand to present screenings and contextualize the rise of graffiti culture from a subversive act to an international movement. On Friday, May 1st, Manfred Kircheimer, director of the cult classic Stations of the Elevated (1980),will be on hand to discuss his impressionistic study in motion of the graffiti tattooing of New York City subway trains in his legendary film that is set to the music of the jazz great, Charlie Mingus.

- The Maysles Cinema: The Best Spot for Film Geeks "For a $7 suggested donation per screening, you can catch rarely seen documentaries, often followed by discussions and/or appearances by the filmmakers. What it lacks in stadium seating and surround sound, it makes up in sheer character and inventive programming." - New York Magazine

* Pomona CA - May 1, 2009

Pieced Together

Gallery 475
475 W. 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766

Friday, May 1st at 8PM

* Sydney Australia: April 30 - May 23, 2009

Kid Zoom: A new Installation

Opening: Thursday, 30 April 6 - 8pm

Boutwell Draper Gallery presents a new gallery installation by acclaimed Australian Graffiti / Street Artist Kid Zoom. Originally from Perth Australia, Kid Zoom has definitely become the one to watch in the Australian street-art scene. Combining precise technical ability with tongue in cheek subversions of pop iconography, his work is not only attention grabbing, but innovative in it's use of medium. In his first Sydney Solo Exhibition, Kid Zoom will create a unique site specific mural installation directly onto the gallery walls.

Kid Zoom; Photography by: Greg Lewis

Boutwell Draper Gallery
82 George Street  Redfern, Sydney 2016
p: (02) 9310 5662 e:

* Chicago IL: April 25, 2009

Bat Risk

New Paintings By Erik DeBat "Risk" Chicago

Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung found that the phenomenon of a fragmented identity could result in a particular complex, rooted in a strong archetypal model. A superhero complex will cause an individual to take on a more benevolent behavior; and by doing as such one can 'unlock' the true meanings of self. The "Superhero Complex" is a recent set of paintings I have made, where my motivation was the inner-drive for self-discovery in Erik DeBat "Risk". Creating a personal dialogue with the collective unconsciousness, and breaking it's rules. My pseudonym "Risk" and I are having fun with the balance and harmony of black and white with the assault of color from the spray cans. I've been residing in and exploring the inner landscape of the mind, enjoying the action and repetition of the spray painting flowing with a clean execution of bold images and messages. Drawing from a counterculture life as a graffiti artist and the daily onslaught of pop culture. I love to vacation in the canvases of my Chicago design studio.

Erik DeBat grew up in Chicago during the 80s, at age of 12 he started painting the name "RISK" on rooftops along the CTA elevated and subway lines through the neighborhoods of Logan Square, Bucktown, and Wicker Park. In 1986, DeBat was among the 1st wave of Chicago graffiti artists to exhibit their artwork in galleries and began doing commissions for interior designers and private collectors.

Today, DeBat considers his design and paintings contemporary urban canvases where he likes to comment on society and things he loves. His work is borne from the energy of life around him. The artwork and installations is driven by popular culture, punk rock, and fashion. His use of symmetries and colors intuitively transcend throughout his work with the use of photography, typography, drawing and printing techniques.

DeBat has painted with former pop artist Keith Haring and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he created and manufactured two international streetware lines, MadFam Ltd. and SuperBest Inc., which he and partners exported to distributors in Japan and old exclusively in N.Y.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee throughout the mid 1990's.

DeBat has worked with Chicago advertising agencies and design firms on projects with clients such as 7/11, Nike Town, 3Com, Motorola, Kraft, Heller Financial, and Mall of America. He has exhibited and sold his art and design for the past 23 years and continues to live and work in Chicago.

* Los Angeles CA: April 25, 2009

Wake The Monster

In Store Performances By:

Releasing his first Album
In Search Of JratMonster

Also Performing:




Their will be giveaways ( T-ShIRTs, Graff Magazines, Tips,)

Also, enter to win 114 cans of Montana Hardcore Spray Paint

Live Silk Screening... Bring Your own shirt and get any of 4 images printed for $5.00

Maintain 3318 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 906-9257

Opening Show
Saturday April 25th

* Los Angeles CA: April 25 - ?, 2009



Mid-City Arts Presents The First Solo Show From Chaka, Los Angeles’ Most Infamous Graffiti Artist

Los Angeles – March 2009 - Mid-City Arts is pleased to present the first solo show ever from the infamous LA graffiti artist, Chaka. Resurrection opens April 25th and will feature highly anticipated new work from the mysterious Chaka.

Daniel Ramos, AKA Chaka, was 18 when he was arrested and charged in 1991 with 48 counts of vandalism, trespassing and causing $500,000 in property damage. Chaka’s signature tag had appeared in a staggering 10,000 locations from Orange County to San Francisco. At the height of his notoriety Chaka was demonized by mainstream media and culture as being little more than a prolific vandal. At the same time he was celebrated by street artists who admired the ability of a teenager from the projects to literally make his mark on the vast, glitzy LA cityscape in such a ubiquitous manner.

He is credited with breaking away from the New York “wildstyle” popular at the time and introducing clearer, more blockish lettering into tagging. Chaka was one of the first to create a reputation as a recognizable individual tagger, and spawned many imitators. However Chaka was not just a lone operative. He was part of the LOD crew and as such, his work in reclaiming hard to reach places of the cityscape (freeway overpasses, walls, trains etc.) on behalf of his crew is recognized by fellow taggers as a selfless achievement for LA’s graffiti scene as a whole.

After spending a year tracking down the once unavoidable Chaka, Mid-City Arts presents his first solo show. For Chaka’s fans as well as street art collectors, this will be a rare opportunity to revisit the nostalgia of the early 90’s, and own a piece of LA’s cultural history. Chaka himself will be in attendance and there will be a limited number of signed posters in addition to his works available for sale.

The opening reception will take place

April 25th, 7:00-9:00pm

Mid-City Arts
5113 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019.

For more info visit:

Video of Chaka

LA Times article about Chaka

Mid-City Arts was established in September 2008 as an extension of the store 33third – LA’s premier source of graffiti art supplies, streetwear apparel, and related books and magazines. The gallery was established with the purpose of showcasing local, national, and international artwork by up and coming and established artists with a focus on (but not limited to) graffiti / street / urban art.

Mid-City Arts offers a show space that interacts with other artists and events that surround the 33third Los Angeles location. The gallery’s artwork is available to view by the active customer base of 33third, which includes graffiti artists and fans of graffiti art.

Mid-City Arts is open Monday through Sunday 12-8PM. For more information, visit:

* Paris France: April 24 - May 23, 2009

Mike Giant and Dalek

L'exposition Mike Giant+Dalek aura lieu du 25 Avril au 23 Mai 2009.
Vernissage le samedi 25 Avril 2009 de 18h à 21h.

Galerie Magda Danysz, 78 rue Amelot Paris 11 - France
Tél : +33 (0)1 45 83 38 51
Ouvert du mardi au vendredi de 11h à 19h et le samedi de 14h à 19h.

* Oakland CA: April 24 - May 22, 2009

Special Delivery

Bay Area Based/ International Sticker Show

curated by Deadeyes

Triple2seven Gallery and Colour of Shadow zine presents a show dedicated to stickers. Bay Area has had a strong sticker and poster scene. From the slap tag to the character based to the random wtf type of sticker. Although this is Bay Area based/focused show we called upon friends from all over.

Featuring: AKO, Pez, Mildred, Pore, Tunks, Bvrs, Chek, Enor, Nart, Safety 1st, Ert, Pout, Saro (Chi), Starpig, Destn, Harsh, Ras Terms, Elite, Political Gridlock, Sate, BayTruthSeeker, Nobody, Somebody, Anybody, Black Bone (UK), Viking (Chi), Morgan(Chi), 455er (LA), Deadeyes, Matts Cat (UK), Turnip, Cuss, Chue, Grow, Lookup, Idel, Brooks Golden, Shiro (LA), Biscone 203 (NY), Bishop 203 (NY), Thexprs (S.Africa), M.Love, Logo, Cops, Aura, Age42, Blutt (Chi), Dyno

limited edition screenprints: from RasTerms, Deadeyes and Safety First
Opens: April 24th 2009, 6pm - 12am
Closing show: May 22nd

Music: Sam Supa (Grime City) + guests

Triple2seveN Gallery
2227 International blvd.
Oakland, Ca 94606


* London UK: April 24 - May 12, 2009

The ABC Trust presents

A Força da Rua

Auction: Wednesday 29 April, The Cuckoo Club

An auction of guitars exclusively painted by 12 of the world’s most celebrated Brazilian and British street artists.

The auction will take place at the Cuckoo Club on Wednesday 29 April 2009. This event is by invitation only. Interested parties should contact Roberta at to attend the auction.

Exhibition: Friday 24 April – Monday 12 May
Private View: Thursday 23 April, 7 – 10pm
A public exhibition of the guitars, limited edition prints and special commissions

74 Kingsland Road
E2 8DL

Exhibition Dates: Friday 24 April – Tuesday 12 May 2009
Opening Times: 9am - 7pm, Monday - Friday

The selection of Gibson Guitars being customised are: Les Paul, Melody Maker, Flying V and SG.

The ABC Trust is pleased to present A Força da Rua (Force of the Street), an exclusive contemporary street art project bringing together 12 of the finest artists from Brazil and the UK, including D*Face, Inkie, Titi Freak, Speto and Calma. Each artist will create a unique piece of art that will help raise funds and awareness for Brazil’s most vulnerable children.

Gibson Guitar - a long time supporter of the ABC Trust charity - have donated 12 of their most iconic guitars including Les Paul, Melody Maker, Flying V and SG - to be customised. These will then be exhibited at a central London location and sold at a high profile VIP charity art auction at the Cuckoo Club on 29 April.

The ABC Trust (Action For Brazil’s Children’s Trust), whose co-founder and Patron is Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, have chosen graffiti and street art to work with as it reflects the rebellious free spirit of music and Brazil’s creative youth. Each of the artists’ work for the guitars reflects how art and music should be accessible and available to young people without discrimination and have the ability to inspire and transform.



There will also be a public competition hosted by a panel of judges including Cedar Lewisohn (Tate Modern Curator), graffiti expert and author Tristan Manco (including Graffiti Brasil, Thames & Hudson 2005), filmmaker Lorna Lavelle, participating artist INKIE and Francesca Gavin, Dazed & Confused Magazine’s Visual Arts Editor and author of Street Renegades: New Underground Art (published by Laurence King). The competition invited UK residents to submit their own designs for customising a Gibson guitar, inspired by the project title, with the opportunity for the winning work to be featured as part of the exhibition.

As well as the exhibition and auction, a short documentary film will be made about the project by filmmaker of the moment Lorna Lavelle, known for her recent stunning series of shorts for Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and SHOWstudio, as well as music videos Lupe Fiasco and UNKLE, and the forthcoming re-mastered version of the Warhol-era satire Brand X (for which Lorna is both re-mastering and directing an accompanying documentary) and the Brazilian graffiti art documentary Weapon of Choice.

* Los Angeles CA: April 2009



Aakash Nihalani, Ellis Gallagher, Poster Boy & ZEUS

Carmichael Gallery is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, on the SW corner of La Brea and Fountain, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website, email, or call 323.969.0600.

* London UK: April 23 - May 16, 2009


Works from the Collection of Andipa Gallery

Andipa Gallery is proud to present a selling exhibition of rare works by the UK’s leading urban artist, Banksy, including the largest canvas ever to come on the market. All of the works on display are from the gallery’s collection, built up over the last three years.

Andipa was the first gallery to put on a major exhibition of Banksy’s work in the secondary market, showcasing one of the largest collections of the artist’s work. Over 25,000 people visited the gallery during the exhibition in 2008 to view one of the most extensive private surveys of the artist’s work brought together in recent years; many visitors queuing up to an hour for entry.

This exhibition will show only original canvases, such as Are You Using That Chair (2005) which will take centre stage. Measuring over four meters in length, this is the largest canvas by Banksy to have come onto the market. The work is based on Edward Hopper’s well-known painting Nighthawks (1942). Another work to be included is an original oil on canvas depicting a traditional portrait of an English Lord struck by a custard pie. Also to be included is a delightful mini canvas portraying a monkey wearing a placard with the inscription ‘Keep it Real’ – a befitting statement in today’s environment.

Acoris Andipa, Director, Andipa Gallery, “Banksy continues to defy the establishment with poignant commentary through his street work. He continues to evolve and adapt as an artist, as we saw with his response to the New Orleans anniversary and his New York Village Pet Store creations last year. He’s always one step ahead of the game, reasserting freedom of speech through both his street works and his studio output.”

Andipa Gallery does not represent Banksy and all works on display are from the gallery’s collection. The exhibition has not been organised by the artist.

T +44 (0)20 7589 2371 F +44 (0)20 7225 0305

Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm

Exhibition Catalogue Available £15.00

* Long Beach CA: April 18 - May 14, 2009

"The Third Sex: Thai Ladyboys"

The Work of EVOKE

Long Beach, CA, April 3rd, 2009 - DDR Projects is proud to welcome Patrick EVOKE to the gallery exhibiting his disturbing, yet poignant work. Show opens Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

For his first exhibition at DDR Projects, Artist Patrick Evoke has created a series of remarkable portraits that are neither paintings, drawings, prints or photographs, they are an entirely new beast. These beautiful and haunting works are the actual physical records of cosmetics peeled from the faces of heavily "made up" transvestites, drag queens and working women of South East Asia."Each day these individuals look into the mirror and paint a self portrait. They put on a mask and get into character. It from this middle space that these works emerge. In these works, the surreal theatrics of this cosmetic transformation merge with the wrinkles hairs and imperfections of real life. They are as intimate a portrait as one will ever capture.

Canadian artist Patrick Thompson’s installations of painting, wall drawings, printmaking and sculpture, are investigations of the idea of information; explored through mass media, architecture, history and the dynamics of culture, defined equally by their range and their lyrical visual language Highly esteemed for pushing the boundaries of street art, he has painted outdoors under the pseudonym Evoke throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. Thompson is often placed into the "Canadian School" of street artists including Other, Labrona, and Thesis Sahib -- a group known for their inspired improvisations and openness towards freeform mark making.

Thompson’s own creative process develops through a self-coined process he refers to as “mistakism”, whereby the artist allows a memory, feeling, sentence, or some other bite of information to spark the beginning of a particular work. Imagery follows, inspired by the ‘in-between’ places found throughout the Canadian landscape -- converging into dreamlike scenes. This union creates a pictorial space where imaginary characters, forms and marks can interact in a place that is whimsical as well as charged. In 2007, Thompson created "Ishtar Gate" in collaboration with artists Derek Mehaffey and Juan Carlos Noria for; BAC! 07 International Festival of Contemporary Art in Barcelona- Edition VIII. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide including; The Royal Ontario Museum; Institute for Contemporary Culture in Toronto, Luminato, the Singapore Contemporary Arts Museum, Desert Generation at Artist House Gallery in Jerusalem, Lombardi Gallery in Austin Texas and INOPERABLE Gallery in Vienna Austria.

Wall painting installation work includes Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, SAW Gallery in Ottawa, Canada and Hualien, Taiwan. Patrick is the co-founder of the Embassy of Imagination- A mobile art school that uses visual art as a tool for empowerment, connecting remote First Nations communities with new ideas in visual art.

Please join us for an evening featuring the art of EVOKE.

For additional information, please contact: John Geldbach at DDR Projects.
(562) 434-8480 or via email;

* Genova, Italy: April 18 - May 23, 2009

LEE Quinones

Truth and Consequences

Luogo : Galleria Il Trifoglio Nero, Piazza Matteotti 80r, 16123, Genova.

Info : t. 010 859 2255 ˆ

Press : Enrico Testino t. ˆ

Data di apertura : Sabato 18 aprile ˆ h 18‚00

Durata : Dal 18 aprile ˆ 23 maggio 2009

Orari d‚apertura : Martedì ˆ Sabato 14.30 ˆ 19.30

Catalogo : Il Trifoglio Nero ˆ Testi Sacha Jenkins, Dave Greenberg, Fred Brathwaite.

Catalogue available featuring texts by Sacha Jenkins, Dave Greenberg and Fred Brathwaite

Il Trifoglio Nero is delighted to present Truth & Consequences, Lee Quiñones’ first solo show in Italy since 1980. As Sacha Jenkins notes in the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition,  ‘Lee has always used his art to address the heavier thoughts and fears of humankind — his subway works, for instance, could ponder anything from nuclear holocausts to the middle ground the Earth might provide between say heaven and hell. The body and blood of Truth & Consequences is a proud extension of this sentiment.’

Lee Quiñones has been at the forefront of American graffiti art and is universally regarded as a leading figure in the development and transition of Post-Graffiti within the contemporary art world. Today, while displayed for an art-world audience, his work has landed in both public and private collections around the globe.

Along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lee Quiñones was one of the key innovators during the early days of New York’s street-art movement. In keeping with his tradition of innovation, Quiñones was also one of the first street artists to transition away from creating murals on trains and begin creating canvas-based paintings. The 1979 exhibition of his canvases at Claudio Bruni’s Galleria Medusa in Rome introduced street art to the rest of the world.

Much of this influence was due to Fred Brathwaite who sought out Lee in 1979. Lee credits Brathwaite - known as Fab Five Freddy- for single-handedly fusing uptown hip-hop flavor with the gritty downtown punk aesthetic. Lee starred in director Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style, a film loosely written about Lee’s life, endearing him to a generation of hip-hop fans that premiered in 1983. His work also appeared in Tony Silvers and Henry Chalfant’s 1983 documentary film Style Wars. The art and music of the time further meshed as Lee, Fab Five Freddy and Jean Michel Basquiat designed backdrops for Blondie’s infamous “Rapture” video. Lee’s body of work extends across a massive scope – from canvas to large murals and installation to elaborate commissions. His collaborations with companies include a 25th anniversary edition of the Adidas shoe as part of a series including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Missy Elliott, of which his edition sold out worldwide in half a day. He has also worked with Ford Motor Company, Nike, IFC TV, Viacom, Absolute Vodka, and Automobile Magazine among others. Lee has lectured at universities and cultural institutions including New York University, Columbia University, the University of New Mexico, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Institute of North American Studies in Barcelona, Spain. Lee has twice been recognized at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show and he was a recipient of the Jam Master Jay Award for the Arts in 2007. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he raised $65,000 for the Boys and Girl’s Clubs of America by riding a bicycle from New York to Miami. For his humanitarian efforts, October 27th is officially Lee Quinones Day in New York, an honored bestowed by both Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents.

Quinones’ paintings are included in numerous public and private collections around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Groningen and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museums in the Netherlands. He has exhibited at PS1 in New York, at Documenta #7 in Kassel, at the Museum of National Monuments in Paris and at the Staatliche Museum in Germany as well as with numerous galleries including Barbara Gladstone, Sidney Janis, Rudolph Zwirner, Galerie du Jour / Agnès B and the Lisson Gallery.

Il Trifoglio Nero
Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Matteotti 80r
16123 Genova
T. +39 010 859 2255

* Berlin Germany: April 17 - May 3, 2009

Strychnin Gallery Berlin presents:


A graffiti show curated by American graffiti artist Tim Conlon aka CON.

Bombs Away! – A Graffiti Show featuring over 20 international artists including:

Opens: April 17th 2009, 7 p.m. Music to be announced.
Runs until: May 3rd 2009
Opening hours: Thu- Sun from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fri and Sat. until 7 p.m.

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin


* New York: April 16 - ?, 2009

  • ESPO
  • GAIA
  • & MANY MORE!
See the work here:

Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: 718.366.2466
Fax: 866.599.7270

Ad Hoc Art is open Thursday through Sunday, 1PM til 8PM, and by appointment.
(Almost always except when sometimes a little less if we're away on tour or at conferences/events.)

We are located at 49 Bogart Street, next to The Archive coffee shop and Brooklyn's Natural grocery. We are one short block from the Bogart St. exit of the Morgan Ave. stop on the "L" train. Our front is painted red, you can't miss it.

* San Francisco CA: April 11 - May 2, 2009

Waiting For Ararat

featuring Caleb Neelon and Mike Shine

opening Saturday, April 11th.

White Walls
835 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

* New York: April 10 - May 4, 2009


A group exhibition curated by Indie 184

Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 2009 7-10pm

Claw Money (NYC),Mickey (Amsterdam), Hera (Germany), Nina (Brazil), Fafi (Paris), Siloette (San Francisco), Acet (New Jersey), Zori4 (Puerto Rico), Spice (Australia), EGR (Canada), Koralie (NYC/FRANCE), Klor (Canada), Femme9 (Kansas), Sherm (Los Angeles), Martha Cooper (NYC), INDIE184 (NYC)

Gallery Location
McCaig Welles Gallery
129 Roebling St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Monday: By Appointment, Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Sat and Sunday 12pm to 7pm; 718.384.8729

phone: + 1 718 384 8729

* Vancouver Canada: April 4 - 30, 2009


Nasimo, Bulgaria's most recognized name in Graffiti is having a solo exhibition in Vancouver Canada. To View some of his extensive amount of work on and off the streets check out his promo video at:

The opening reception is Friday April 4th starting at 8pm Featuring Nasimo's work in the form of painted walls, original canvasses, videos playing, painted women, sculptures and of course music, food and drinks.

Nasimo - Scratching Instinct Solo Show
April 4th - 30th
The Fall Gallery
633 Seymour St.
Vancouver, Canada

more info email:

* New York: April 4 - May 2, 2009


Straight from the UK

Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9E
New York, NY 10011
ph: +1-212-243-3822

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Upcoming shows at Jonathan Levine

In 2009: Mars-1, Space Invader, WK Interact.

* New Jersey, North Carolina, California: Jan/Feb/Mar 2009

Third Rail


* Berlin Germany: March 17 - May 3, 2009


a festival of new character worlds

exhibitions, screenings, sonference, symposium

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Please head over to and find all the details on the upcoming 3rd Pictoplasma Conference speaker line-up, the animation festival, the first ever symposium and big central group-exhibition, the opening character walk - all and more nicely wrapped and labeled "Prepare for Pictopia!" Festival, undoubtably the world's best and biggest celebration of contemporary character art ever!


[This is not a graffiti event, really, but many writers participate in other media in this world-class character event. - Susan]

* Milan Italy: April 22 - 25, 2009


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Presenta L'esposizione e la performance di un gruppo di writers e pittori che dipingono su balle di fieno, organizzata da "Dipingimi le Balle" per il Fuori Salone 2009 di Milano in zona tortona.

via tortona Hotel NHOW n° 37

  • RABA
  • SKAN
  • PARO
  • MILK

* Puerto Rico: April 19, 2009

9th Annual Express Your Skill 2009


Time machine squad brings you another bboy battle and graffiti exibition, with artists flying from around the country to exibit their skills with Puerto Rico's finest writers. Hosted by Rex Jay, Time Machine Squad and Blen 167

* Coffs Harbour, Australia: April 10, 2009

Ashley Johnston

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* Los Angeles CA: April 7, 2009

South Central Writes: I Have the Right to ...

Tuesday, April 7th | Noon till Sunset

All Day Graff/Skill Sharing/Knowledge Passing/Know Your Rights Day

The Southern California Library, a people’s library, where history is a struggle and revolution is irresistible, is located in the heart of South Central, Los Angeles. We are dedicated to documenting, collecting, and preserving the histories of communities in struggle for justice.

Many of our programs are breathing new life and there is a desire to change the perception that many have of the neighborhood we call home.

The Southern California Library invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 7th @1pm, for our 2nd "South Central Writes: I Have the Right to..."Day. Celebrate in community the right to share your voice through art. Travel through time, check out the Drawing Lines Exhibit, build your skills at 5 different graffiti stations, and express yourself on the South Central Writes Mural. Music, Prizes, and Free Food.

I extend this invitation to continue the work that begun on December 10th. The library held an event in solidarity with the International Human Rights Day in which we made use of the outside walls to communicate (through graffiti) the different rights we believe we are entitled to have as members of a community. Our walls were routinely getting tagged up before this event took place- this all changed after December 10th.

The families and youth who we build relationships with are members of the same communities that are being severely impacted by the slashing of California’s education budget as fiscal decisions continue to prioritize the funding of structures that hail proudly the title of the #1 Prison State.

The Los Angeles Police Department statement on What Graffiti Means to a Community - isolates members of our community that identify with and choose this art form to express themselves. With amazing skills to share - we want to show the rest of Los Angeles, that if given the opportunity and space to do so, intergenerational and international communities can come together to transform and understand our right to express ourselves and live.

A couple of ways that you can show your support for this project:

· Volunteer: Staff stations, volunteer the day of, help us prepare in advance

· Donate: All currencies welcome! Time, money, energy, resources- if you are a local business, consider a tax deductible donation(materials/food); if you are an artist, donate your old tips/supplies/skills; if you are a local organization, donate your existing materials(pamphlets/brochures) to help build the Resource Table of Rights

· Outreach: Calling all walks of life/Street Teams to help spread the word! If you are a student, stop by the library and pick up some flyers/posters for your school. If you are locally based, join us for one of our 3 community walks

· Promote Coverage: Extra, Extra! All local newspapers, bloggers, zines, and media channels it is your responsibility to help us change perceptions. Please let us know how we can facilitate the coverage of this event

The Southern California Library 6120 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044
SCL: (323) 759-6063 x 17

* Sarajevo: April 6, 2009

Sarajevo Graffiti


* Minneapolic MN: April 3 - 25, 2009

Installation Five

Scion's Installation 5 Art Tour will arrive in Minneapolis, MN on April 3rd on the heels of a successful tour stop in Phoenix, AZ. The Phoenix stop, a brand new market for the tour, exposed Installation to more than 12 000 art lovers during the First Friday art walk. Now Installation 5 moves on to Minneapolis for the second year running due to the exceptional response it received last year. The opening reception will take place April 3rd from 7pm – 11pm at Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Artists J.Shea, Codak and Eye One will be in attendance and DJs Jonathan Ackerman and Millions Billions will provide the music. Rogue Buddha is owned by Nicholas Harper who is one of Installation's featured artists and Scion is teaming up with as the local media sponsor.

The fifth installment of Scion's Installation Art Tour was launched in October 2008. The program is designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities in total including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The tour features new markets – Detroit, where the show kicked off, and the most recent stop – Phoenix.

For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour's five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. As the tour travels, more artists will be added to the roster.

* Metz, France: April 3 - 26, 2009


Galerie Arsenal
3 Avenue Ney
57000 Metz

from 03.- 26. April 2009

Opening: 3 April 2009, 6 PM

* Concord CA: April 3, 2009

Raw &Amp; Pure Streetwear &Amp; Art Boutique X Gift 2 Gab Klothing X Out To Crush Dvd Magazine Presents:

Stilettos &Amp; Sneakers Required

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AGE 21+ 9 PM - 2AM

No solid color tee shirts or baggy jeans.

* Paris France: until April 26, 2009

Tag - au Grand Palais

A painting collection of 150 international artists' work. "... a French exhibition, above, is enhancing the international recognition of graffiti artists. Among those honored in the show, called “Tag,” at the Grand Palais in Paris, are four New York pioneers who have been active since the 1970s: Toxic, Quik, Seen and Rammellzee .... The exhibition, which runs through April 26, was commissioned and organized by Alain-Dominique Gallizia, a French architect who became interested in graffiti as an art form when he encountered examples of it at his work sites. Some 150 graffiti artists prepared works for display in the show; most are from the United States or France, but countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile and Japan are also represented." -AFP

Recueillie par Alain-Dominique Gallizia, architecte et collectionneur passionné, auprès de 150 artistes taggeurs et graffeurs du monde entier, cette collection est une première mondiale.

300 toiles de même format et sur le même thème ont été réalisées pour former le plus important témoignage de cet art éphémère sur plus de trois générations.

An article about the Grand Palais show and Seen moving to Paris.

* Phoenix AZ: April 3, 2009

Sticker Phiends

Space 55 636 e. Pierce
cross streets 7th st. & Pierce

from 6pm-11pm with djs, food, sticky art and much more!

Street/Gallery artist "Mad One" will team up to host "Sticker Phiends," a showcase of local and international sticker artists for a second time. The show will feature stickers and other interactive activities, plenty of sticker pack giveaways, limited-edition screen prints produced by showcasing artists, and much more.

* Dakar (Nioro Kaolack), Senegal: April 1 - 5, 2009

Nioro du Rip

Pour celà jai organisé au sénégal un grand féstival de graffiti dans mon village natal NIORO DU RIP du 01 au 05 AVRIL 2009 avéc la participation de tous les GRAFFEURS du Sénégal. Nous avons 40 murs à décorés avec l appuis de la MAIRIE.

Nous étes VIVEMENT INVITé avec votre équipe.

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: March - April 26, 2009

Graffiti Fine Art

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Esta mostra vai expor um trabalho coletivo entre os artistas convidados em cada etapa, passando aos visitantes toda sintonia de um graffiti de rua e gostaríamos muito de contar com sua participação.

* Minneapolis / St Paul, MN: March - April 12, 2009

Deuce Seven

Lost Souls Of The Cascade Tunnel: New Work By Deuce Seven


Soo Visual Arts Center’s main gallery

* Geneva Switzerland: March 18 - April 10, 2009

The Speerstra Gallery "Geneva" presents:

SMASH 137 in Karambolage "contemporary typography"


Peintures / Paintings
‘uvres sur papier / Works on paper

EXPOSITION du 18.03.2009 - 10.04.2009
SHOW from 18.03.2009 - 10.04.2009

Horaires de la gallery de Genève: Du Mercredi au Samedi de 13 à 18 heures.
Geneva Gallery's Opening Hours: Wednesday - Saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Adresse : Grand Rue 13 - 1204 - Genève - Suisse

* Denver CO: March 14 - April 10, 2009



2907 E Colfax Ave
Denver CO

7pm -?

* Paris, France: March - April 3, 2009

Darco Peintures

Hôtel de Ville
2, rue Claude Liard
F - 92 380 Garches

Entrée Libre

* Genova Italy: March - April 4, 2009


Il Trifoglio Nero is pleased to present a solo show by the Brooklyn based artist, Romon Kimin Yang, aka Rostarr.

For ‘Oculus Velocitas’ he will be presenting both new paintings and some very special original sculptures, made with Maestro Pino Signoretto at his studio in Murano, Venice.

The new paintings, specifically the Vitruvian Brush Series mark a new departure for the artist and signal a new ‘rebirth in colour’ – a reaction to recent events in the USA and the successful election of the new President.

Rostarr, like Da Vinci, retains a keen interest in both art and science, his own ‘Graphysics’ mixes graphic art and physics and the analogy of the human body as a microcosm of the universe is another point of intersection.

Galleria Il Trifoglio Nero è lieta di presentare una nuova mostra dell’artista Romon Kimin Yang, aka Rostarr.

Per la mostra ‘Oculus Velocitas’ l’artista presenterà tele nuove e sculture create insieme al Maestro Pino Signoretto presso suo studio a Murano, Venezia.

Le nuove tele, in particolare quelle dalla serie ‘Vitruvian Brush Series’, evidenziano un nuovo punto di partenza per l’artista e una nuova rinascita nel colore – una reazione agli eventi avvenuti di recente negli stati uniti e all’elezione del nuovo presidente.

Rostarr, come Da Vinci, ha un forte interesse sia per l’arte che per la scienza. Nella sua ‘Graphysics’ convivono l’arte grafica e la fisica; l’analogia del corpo umano come un microcosmo, con l’universo determina un’altro punto di intersezione.

Galleria il Trifoglio Nero
Piazza Matteotti 80r
16123 Genova
tel +39 010 8592255

* Ingolstadt/Munich Germany: February 20 - April 2, 2009

Of Might And May: Satone

Vernissage: february 20th, 19:00 cet

SatOne (Rafael Gerlach) ist Illustrator und freischaffender Künstler in München, ursprünglich aus Venezuela. Schon früh entdeckt er sein Interesse an Graffiti, entwickelt seinen Stil aber intensiv weiter und findet zu einer Formensprache, die einen faszinierenden Mittelweg aus Technokratie und der Bebilderung von Fantasiewelten begeht. Die Figuren wirken futuristisch-abstrakt, entbehren aber durch organische Formen und Gesichter nie einer gewissen Milde. Die gekonnte Mischung aus graphischem Stil und freien Acryl-Elementen bringt Spannung und öffnet Welten, in denen Grafikdesign, Illustration und Abstract Art zu einer untrennbaren Einheit verschmelzen.

Ausstellungen fanden bereits in Deutschland, Frankreich, Canada und Spanien statt; auf der documenta12 war er Teil der „24/7 Art Production“.

Mehr dazu auf:

xhoch4 Galerie
Kupferstraße 15 | 85049 Ingolstadt

Montag 13:00-18.00
Dienstag-Freitag 10:00-18:00
und nach Vereinbarung

Location: xhoch4 Gallery, Kupferstr. 15, 85049 Ingolstadt/Munich, Germany

* Heilbronn, Germany: February 7 - April 4, 2009

Zonenkinder (Hamburg) und Danny Gretscher (Berlin): "Erinnerung an den Traum"

On Saturday, 7 th February 2008, at 14.00 clock his exhibition opens in the new Basementizid room, Wollhausstr. 17.

Exhibition: 7th Februar to 4th April 2009
Opening times: Thursday - Friday 15:00 to 19:00 and Saturday 14:00 to 18:00
Basementizid | Wollhausstr. 17 | 74072 Heilbronn |

*Zonenkinder Collective

Influenced by mixed memories resulting from our various journeys to Europe, Asia and Africa, from our love for the flavour of graffiti, for arcimboldo, Hieronymus Bosch and our positive thinking we try to merge contemporary "streetart", popsurrealism and character design with ethnical elements thereby creating our own style. One main part of our work is to create art in the streets and nature and to work with the environment which surrounds us and inspires us to be creative. In fact sometimes we do not really know what kind of art we create.often we just discover places which scream for color and revival or we suddenly see diffuse parts, faces, animals in a fresh painted wall or a tree and let it flow.

*Danny Gretscher

Danny Gretscher is a multifaced man. His illustrations of fictional characters in the swirl of time - sometimes confronted with or accompanied by textual fragments - narrate much more than is displayed. His subtle chosen materials and formats create resolute spaces and impressive atmospheres in which the viewer is incorporated almost unresistingly. Danny's immediate questions adressing life and his frank perception turn his pictures and installations - wheresoever you might meet them - into an unconstrained place for relocating oneself into oddly wonderful daily routines.
Danny Gretscher

* San Diego CA: February - April 4, 2009

Painting Workshops

If you live near Barrio Logan in San Diego, California come out and join one of our workshops.

The workshops are free of charge and all supplies will be furnished.

* Richmond UK: March 29, 2009

Art Against Crime

* Houston TX: March 28, 2009

1st Annual CKC StART Student Exhibition

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
5pm - 10 pm

Aerosol Warfare Gallery
2110 Jefferson at Hutchins
Suite 113
EADO-Houston, Texas 77003

The exhibition will feature artwork from students and supporters throughout the previous 2008-2009 season.

CKC StART Street & Urban Arts provides community outreach and education through a street and urban art resource center and professional development programs led by successful local urban artists, such as Aerosol Warfare. CKC StART students have access to professional and volunteer opportunities in which they apply their artistic knowledge through hired services under the supervision of professional artists.

* New York: March 27, 2009

NSA & TBC presnts:

Graffiti Hangover 2

Featuring art by NYC veterans: Bes7 TBA, Dance TM5, Dru HOT, Ink76 BAD, KC Oner TBC, Poet OTF, Rebel NSA/GOD, Serch NSA, Snatch CWK, SonOne FBA, Sonic002 BAD, Venom DESTINY.

Sure to be an event to remember.


TenEleven Bar Gallery
171 Avenue C btw. e.10/11th
NY, NY 10009

* Melbourne, Australia: March 27, 2009

KR - New Work

at Don't Come

Yes, we're bringing down KR.

The week after doing an installation at the opening of our No Comply show in Sydney, Craig "KR" Costello will head to Melbourne to launch "NEW WORK" his debut Australian show, at Don't Come Gallery.

The New York abstract expressionist slash graffiti artist slash ink mogul has big plans for this show, so stay tuned!

email for info:

* Santa Monica (Los Angeles) CA: March 26, 2009

Crewest and ArtLab Present:

Cause of Insanity!

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March 26th, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm

artLAB Salon
1410 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Committed to artistic exploration, artLAB Salon will be debuting the first in a series of art collaborations on March 26th, with Downtown L.A.’s premier art venue, Crewest Gallery. This collaboration of "Eastside meets Westside" promotes the most talented, known and unknown, underground fine artists and top hair stylists on the LA scene. The "art of hair" combines with Crewest’s innovative art that speaks to the heart and soul to elevate the atmosphere of artLAB from a great hair salon to a cutting edge art gallery.

This exhibit showcases seven of the most active members of the internationally lauded Cause of Insanity (COI) graffiti crew who have helped establish Crewest as a prominent force in art from street to canvas and now to the walls of artLAB:

· Vyal with his dark and surreal character styles is also the original creator of the "Graffiti Saved My Life" apparel brand.

· Marka27, a prolific artist who is never confined to one medium and most recently known for his highly acclaimed "Mini-gods", a series of vinyl toy designs that also function as working speakers for your ipod or computer.

· Werc, although well known for his graffiti art and murals, his fine art inspirations come from logos, symbolism, architecture, urbanization, and the humor and nostalgia in specific immigrant cultures.

· Sherm, the only female graffiti artist allowed to represent the COI Crew with her unique style, she’s also known and respected for her graphics and web design capabilities.

· Man One, the founder and director of Crewest Gallery, as well as established artist whose murals and designs have been commissioned by ESPN, Coca-Cola, Adidas, and more as well as being featured on national commercial ads for Microsoft, Ford and on national TV programs for MTV, ABC, and PBS among others.

· Sacred194, is the innovating member and founder of COI Crew. He is a living legend in the Los Angeles graffiti scene known for his innovative use of style and techniques which are now common place, such as the use of house paints to fill in his large mural sized graffiti street pieces.

· Huit, meaning "eight" in his native French, is one of the newest members of the crew and is a master at painting with cans as well as pixels.


* Online: March 2009 - New film

Docu"Traits Portraits" en "Video Star"

sur Daily Motion

Dès aujourd'hui jusqu'au Lundi 24 mars 10h00

Le documentaire "Traits portraits" sera en "vidéo star" de dailymotion, le 20, 21, 22 mars, visionnable en intégralité sur la page d'accueil du site, à la demande d'Oxmo Puccino, rédacteur en chef sur les trois jours, pour la sortie de son album "LARMES DE PAIX".

Avec Oxmo Puccino, Seth Gueko, Leeroy, Kohndo, Patrick Goujon, Souleymane Diamanka et John Banzai, Valentine Goby, 129H, Rouda, Lyor et Neobled, D DE KABAL, Felix J., Roger Dubois, Marko93, Nacyo, 4, Atlas, Sun7, Cokney, Mank, Soklak and more

Thème : l’écriture et ses formes nouvelles - 52 minutes - Viva Cyber - Folistar

teaser on Daily Motion Voir La Video En Integralite

De la feuille blanche au premier lecteur... Dans « Traits Portrait » Jérôme Thomas part à la recherche de ce qui est constitutif d’un univers, unifie les mots et séparent les auteurs créant ainsi des ponts de compréhension.

Et en diffusion le 28 mars sur MTV PULSE à partir de 22H10.

* Puerto Rico: March 22, 2009

Bringing Fresh Styles

3 pm-?

* Sydney Australia (Alexandria): March 20, 2009

No Comply Sydney

* New York: March 19, 2009

Vandal Squad

Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004


Featuring author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, Original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2, graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G. Moderated by cultural consigliere Sacha Jenkins SHR

Thursday, March 19, from 7–9pm
The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn

The recent release Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004 has caused consternation throughout the global graffiti community with charges that author Joseph Rivera is profiting off the very criminals he spent his career incarcerating.

In response, the powerHouse Arena will host a conversation between former members of the Vandal Squad and the graffiti writers, the first such event of its kind. With the intent of providing an open forum for public discussion to discuss the issues regarding the methods that the Vandal Squad employs and their impact on the lives of the writers themselves. Panelists include Vandal Squad author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2, graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G. The event will be moderated by cultural consigliere Sacha Jenkins SHR.

Founded in 1980, the Vandal Squad’s mission was to protect the subway system from hardcore criminal acts of destruction like kicking out windows and throwing seats out of train cars. It was only with the Clean Car Program of 1984 that graffiti became the primary focus of this specialized Unit. On a mission to catch those who gained fame under tag names, the Vandal Squad had to identify and locate these individuals cloaked in anonymity (and often so transient they were referred as “ghosts”) using every means available, including the NYPD computer database, Search Warrants, subpoenas, and even vandals themselves. These strategies, and their impact on the lives of the vandals, as well as concerns about the publication of the book, will be the focus of the conversation on Thursday, March 19, from 7–9pm at the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn.

* Austin TX: March 19, 2009

Bandana Art Show


* Washington DC: March 14 - 15, 2009

Mural Artists to Commemorate Zora Neale Hurston with Unique Installation


Opening Reception on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 9:00pm to midnight

Also open for public viewing on Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Murals by Chanel Compton, Decoy, RVLTN, OWEL, Peter Krsko, Leon Rainbow, Eric Kennedy, Charles Jean Pierre, Rachel Crouch, Shaanon Lindauer, GA Gardner, Cory Stowers, Tim CON, Imani Brown, Kelly Donnelly, Gerald Watson, and more∑ Music by Noon: 30, DJ Natty Boom, Cara Fleck, Too Deep, Jessica Chambliss

Where: 2121 14th Street NW (14th and V St NW), Washington DC

Sponsored by Andy Shallal, Sabotaz, Liquitex, Albus Cavus, DC51, and Redbull

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: March 14, 2009

Pifo and Dedo

* Stockton CA: March 14, 2009

We Ride by Train - Volume 2 Premiere

Cibo Di Vino/The Matinee
1825 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204

* Fort Worth TX: March 14, 2009

History in tha Making: Hip-Hop Expo

512 Kellis St Ft Worth - noon to 7pm

* Washington DC: March 14, 2009


On March 14th 6pm to midnight

at 2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC (intersection of 14th Street NW and V Street NW)

The artists (includes Decoy, Tim CON, Eric Kennedy, Leon Rainbow, Peter K and more...) will be creating individual murals in a vacant space which will soon be home to a new restaurant Eatonville. The restaurant will be inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, the most dynamic female writer of the Harlem Renaissance, and her home town of Eatonville. Supported by Sabotaz 80.

* Corpus Christi TX: March 14, 2009

The 2nd Annual HipHop Street Festival and Graffiti Art Project Exhibition Opening

Saturday, March 7th, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m

The Graffiti Art Exhibition opens with a Hip Hop Street Festival on March 7, 1 to 5 pm. The exhibition includes works created by area teens and local artists. The festival includes:
o Painting Demo by Studio 7th Level of Harlingen
o $25 Fundraising wall of small graffiti paintings
o Music by DJ IRIE, Wasted Talent, Fluid & Evolve, T.H.E Fly, Notes Float, Da Ace
o Public Zoo - break dancers, emcees, Graf Writers
o Hip Hop Dance Performances
o Skating Demo by Team Straight Skate
o Artists booths
o Hands On Art Projects: Paint-Your-Own Graffiti T-shirt, stencil painting, temporary tatts, etc.
o Community Graffiti Wall open to all - Make your Mark
o Food & Drinks

Family Friendly Event Open to all ages. Admission is free. Keep Corpus Christi Colorful!
FMI: or call (361) 887-6834.

Downtown Corpus Christi, Texas on Starr Street between Chaparral and Mesquite

K Space Contemporary Hours: Wed. - Sat., 11 am to 5 pm.

* Berlin Germany: March 13 - 27, 2009


Featuring: 44flavours - Base23 - Boxi - Czarnobyl - Danny Gretscher Deanne Cheuk - Dee One - Digitalink - Dimitri M. Taras Dran - Duster132 - Epsylon Point - Evol - Johan Potma - L’atlas - Lisa von Billerbeck & Gould - Logan Hicks - Loomit - Lucamaleonte - M-City - Majo Brothers - Mateo - Miz - Pabo Pax Paloscia - Pisa73 - Ronzo - Stefan Schuster - Sten & Lex Teurk -Zonenkinder

Superplan recently woke from hibernation and found everyone talking about the crisis. We wanted to know from 30 internation artists about that and in unison we demand: "Nix Krise". Nix Krise of course translates into something like "no crisis at all" or "cirsis- duh".

Imbued with optimism we'll present one piece of art from each artist. Contrary to 1Size/1Prize size and price are the artists' decision. With this in mind we declare: the hell with the crisis and with our rose-colored glasses we're set for 2009. Samples and information about the artists can be found at

"Nix Krise" Opening Friday, March 13th 2009, 7 pm Exhibition ends March 27th.

Superplan opening hours (exhibitions): Wednesday to Friday
2-8 pm Saturday and Sunday 2-6 pm and by appointment

Contact: Superplan
Gärtnerstr. 33a 10245 Berlin

* Los Angeles (San Bernardino) CA: until March 15, 2009

The Writing is on the Wall

At the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, CSU San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum

* Los Angeles CA: March 12 - 29, 2009

Nat King Cole RE: GENERATIONS Art Exhibition

Opening Reception with Beats by DJ Phyz Ed

During the Downtown Artwalk, Thursday, March 12th, 2009 from 6 pm to 9pm.

Downtown LA’s Crewest Gallery is celebrating the new Capitol/EMI global release of the RE:GENERATIONS album which links top Hip Hop, Pop, Latin, Reggae and Rock artists with the genius of Nat King Cole.

The Nat King Cole RE:GENERATIONS art exhibition is a selection of visual art inspired by the music, style and cultural influence of Nat King Cole.

This art exhibition features original artworks from the RE:GENERATIONS album CD booklet, including artworks by

  • Sage Cole
  • Man One
  • Ritzy Periwinkle
  • Overton Loyd
  • Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca
  • Marka27
  • Hilda Garcia
  • Leslie Sheffield

Original artworks, limited-edition prints, and the debut album itself will be available for sale throughout the month.

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
ph | 213-627-8272
fx | 213-559-0525

* Los Angeles CA: March 7 - 29, 2009

Urban Art-Illery: Group Show & Collective

Opening Reception: Saturday March 7, 2009 | 6-10 PM | Mid City Arts Gallery/33Third | 5111 W. Pico Blvd.| Los Angeles, CA 90019

Curated By Xpres

New works by Ant, Atlas, Miner, Phever, Skypage, Mural, Vyal, Xpres and more!

This show will include some of the most renowned street artists and illustrators in the Los Angele Area.

The works of art will encompass a range of styles and subcultures and draw on influences from the apparrel industry and contemporary street art.

The opening reception will go from 6pm till 10pm. The show will be up for a month inside the recently opened Mid-City Arts Gallery directly adjacent to 33Third Graf Shop east of Culver City.

All works will be for sale so don't forget your pocketbook. You might go home with something cool. See you there....



5111 W. PICO BLVD.
INFO: (310) 694-3460 &

* Bakersfield CA: March 7 - 8, 2009


Live Painting
Live Body Painting
Live Screen Printing

Live Performances by

DJ Phate
DJ Orange
DJ Sabertoff


$10.00 at the door
Free give aways
Food and drink

The Basement
1532 19th and Eye street
Bakersfield, CA

* Call for participation

Bandana Art Show


Show is March 18th at SXSW Austin TX

* Call for participation: application deadline April 1, 2009

Art needed for exhibition

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Are you an artist who uses a non-traditional “canvas” – a living or moving “canvas” out on the street?

tattoo artists airbrush artists skateboard deck artists leather craft artists graffiti artists pin stripers

Original drawings used for tattoo images. Airbrushing including but not limited to: tanks, helmets, or other vehicular parts.

Actual painted skateboards. Leather items with artistic tooling (seat covers, clothing, etc.). Graffiti art, photographs are acceptable.

All art must be original images created by the artist applying.

The Madden Arts Center is a family venue. Please select appropriate subject matter to submit.

Exhibit Dates: September 4-29, 2009

Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery
125 N. Water St.
Decatur, IL USA


application deadline April 1, 2009

For further information, contact Sue Powell,
+1 217-423-3189

* New York: March 6 - 8, 2009

BOOTH #32 at


Opening night March 5th from 5pm to 10pm, opened to everyone. Professional preview March 5th from 12pm to 5pm upon invitations.

Show hours: Thursday 6th to Sunday 8th 12pm-7pm.

Address: The Waterfront 640 W. 28th Street New York

Please check out for more info.

Exhibited artists on our booth:

  • FAFI
  • A.J. FOSIK
More info: Register and purchase tickets:

* New York: March 6, 2009


@ SoleFood:
in Money Makin Manhattan....
38 Lispenard St.
(1 block south of Canal bet Church & Bdway)

Drinks served...

Come through & listen to some goooood music by rude boy selecta #1 DJ Carlito Roc & the TCK dj's on the wheels of steel....
Get drunk, enjoy the visuals, & show some love!

* Seattle WA: March 6, 2009

DVS Crew presents

Style Finesse Class

* Portland OR: March 5 - 29, 2009


Otsuya is a party for the dead in Japan. This show will feature new work from Tenga, Imaone and Shohei from Tokyo, Japan. The artists have created two wall pieces for this show that are not to be missed. Opening reception is Thursday March 5 at 7pm. The show will run from March 5th to the 29th. This is a unique opportunity to see work from three amazing graffiti and illustration style artists from Japan.

Compound Gallery

* London UK: March 5 - 16, 2009

Artillery For Pleasure


* London UK: March 5 - 26, 2009

Panik at Pure Evil Gallery

* Los Angeles CA: March 5 - 26, 2009

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents

"Seiva Bruta"

A solo exhibition of new artwork by Flip

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art 1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, March 5th 2009 / 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Seiva Bruta, the first West Coast solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Flip. Artwork featured in the exhibition will include acrylic, ink and mixed media on wood, canvas, and paper as well as a site specific installation. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 7.00pm - 10.00pm with Flip in attendance. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, March 26th, 2009 from 1.00pm - 7.00pm.

In Seiva Bruta, Flip continues his exploration of the natural world and the relationships that exist within it. In this new body of work, he interprets plant sap as the blood of plants, comparing and contrasting it with the blood of animals.

Also Opening March 5th, 2009:
In our front gallery, Hymn To Beauty a solo exhibition of new work from HUSH and in our showcase space Veng from Robots Will Kill.

* New York: March 5 - 8, 2009

Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary at VOLTA NY, booth D10

Solo Project with DANIEL MAN

7 West 34th Street, New York

betw. 5th Ave. and 6th Ave.

VIP Preview
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Public Hours Daily
Thursday - Sunday, March 5th-8th, 2009
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary
Residenzstrasse 10
D- 80333 München

Tel.: +49. 89. 22 18 75

* Dallas TX: February 28 - March 7, 2009

HCG Gallery in Dallas hosts “Graffiti Daze” workshop and exhibit for senior citizens

* Los Angeles CA: February 28 - March 28, 2009


curated by Choque Cultural Gallery (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

SÃO PAULO, curated by Choque Cultural Gallery from Brazil opens on February 28 at Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery in Culver City. The São Paulo exhibition celebrates the energy of the emerging art culture in São Paulo, Brazil, the biggest metropolitan city in South America. Calma, Carlos Dias, MZK, Ramon Martins, Silvana Mello, Speto, Titi Freak and Zezão form a group that translates this energy best, bringing fine art unique influences from pop culture, ancient heritage, modern painting or folk art. Each artist uses pop contemporary references such as street art, tattoo, skateboarding, hip-hop, and punk, while playing close attention to their own personal heritage and research.

The opening reception takes place February 28, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM and will run through March 28 at the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232.

Due to success and growth, the Scion Installation L.A. Gallery recently moved from its Washington Boulevard location to Helms and National near the Hayden Tract area. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and by appointment -310.815.8840. For more information, visit


* Los Angeles CA: February 28 - March 29, 2009

Kofie One

Vintage Futurism: Recent paintings


Opens Saturday, February 28, 7-10 PM

The 01 Gallery presents "Vintage Futurism" an exhibition by graffiti artist Kofie One. Gallery Director Christina Ochoa curates collage works, watercolors and prints that showcase Kofie One's recent and continuous expansion of architectural styling and graffiti art. The exhibition shows from February 28th through March 29th, 2009.

From his early 90's exploits in West Los Angeles graffiti, Kofie One has determined a self-made artistic education upon graffiti art that now brings an iconic structure and fluid manner to all that Kofie One sees, hears, and feels about his life and love in and for Los Angeles. His artistic movement from the walls of L.A. streets to the precision of drafting on paper, results in a fine art esthetic that embodies, wrestles, and engages, all that is of formal art and "traditional" graffiti art. Often described as abstract freeways, the lines and letterforms of his art, tense with obsessive perfection. Kofie One's art connects the dots from street art to high art like a fundamental geometry that only a certain few graffiti artists have accomplished, yet maintains a tribute to the energy and creative origins of graffiti art.

In "Vintage Futurism" the exhibition further looks into Kofie One's mechanically detailed line-work, organically complex structures and heavy earth-tone palette that coalesce into a multi-layered, architectonic inspired world. A futuristic realm of lines and shapes not subject to gravity but firmly rooted in a formal manner. Executed by a sure hand, a feeling of motion unleashed underlies all of Kofie One's current works. In his mixed media works, circular forms stretch, drape and harmoniously combine with images from outdated and discarded publications and found vintage paper creating a provocative glimpse into a world both intricately complex and balanced in perfect harmony.

As a self-proclaimed detail freak, Kofie One's straightforward approach to painting continues to broaden his spectrum of creative endeavors and applications. He can be found today in his Echo Park, California studio producing commission works, collage and assemblages, watercolors, mural installations and the occasional live art event. The 01 Gallery invites the public to view a measure of his prolific work and become a part of his world.

For more information, please contact the gallery at 213.689.0101.

01 Gallery

01 Gallery at Barker Block
Artist District of Downtown Los Angeles
530 South Hewitt Street #141
Los Angeles CA 90013

Gallery Hours 12-6 pm Tues - Sat and by appointment

* Genova, Italy: February 27 - March 2, 2009

Arte Genova 2009

Il Trifoglio Nero will be participating in ArteGenova, from 27 February – 2 March (preview, Thursday 26 February, 18.00). You can find us at Stand 180, on the upper floor of Padiglione C. Work by: L'Atlas, Pietro Geranzani, Haze, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Keiichi Nitta, Mélik Ouzani, José Parlá, Lee Quiñones, Rostarr. We hope to see you there!

Arte Genova 2009 27 Febbraio – 2 Marzo (inaugurazione, giovedì 26 Febbraio ore 18.00)

La galleria Il Trifoglio Nero parteciperà alla fiera d'arte moderna e contemporanea, ArteGenova 2009. Venite a trovarci allo stand 180, nel padiglione C, al piano superiore.

Per ricevere il biglietto omaggio telefonate al numero della galleria: 347 4546329, oppure mandate un'email a Vi aspettiamo!

Opere di: L'Atlas, Pietro Geranzani, Haze, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Keiichi Nitta, Mélik Ouzani, José Parlá, Lee Quiñones, Rostarr.

* Karlsruhe, Germany: February 27 - March 26, 2009

URBAN SIGNS IV – Streetart Exhibition

From 27.02.2009 till 26.03.2009 for the 4th time the URBAN SIGNS EXHEBITION will take place at Gotec Kulturhaus in Karlsruhe, Germany organized by the Nuthouse Gallery.

Ambition of this group exibition is to show work of free artists and designers who have their origins in streetart.

The exhibition will be opened every Thursday from 18:00 h on.

  • Dome Karlsruhe (D)
  • Krell Weil am Rhein (D)
  • SweetUno Heidelberg (D)
  • ECB Koblenz (D)
  • TheTeeth Project (D)

Amann Kelly, Krämer Christian
Gablonzerstrasse 11
76185 Karlsruhe
Tel.: 0721-145 1500

* Cologne Germany: February 27 - March 21, 2009

Under the Paving Stones

ecb - hendrik beikirch


opening feb27 at 7 pm
glanzkinder gallery cologne
opening hours thursday/friday/saturday 1-7 pm

mobile +49 (0)176.240 947 41

* New York: February 27 - March 22, 2009

"Oddities" featuring Morning Breath & Cycle

Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th 7-10pm

CYCLE was born in 1971. He grew up writing graffiti and skateboarding. CYCLE received his BFA from George Washington University in Washington DC and then his Masters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He makes his living producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design. When not producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design, CYCLE enjoys graffiti and skateboarding.

Morning Breath, Inc. is a creative studio focusing on visualization, illustration, and design. Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto's works break through the clutter by delivering fresh and innovative creative solutions targeted to the youth culture. Their collective history and experiences in graffiti art, music packaging, and skateboard design is the driving creative force of Morning Breath. In all of their creative works, Morning Breath continually strives for the balance of art, design, and advertising.

* Dumont NJ: February 20 - March 30, 2009

Each One, Teach One

KR.One, Whisper, Team

* Online: February 16 - March 17, 2009


IZ Began his writing career in the early 1970s and went on to become one of the most prolific graffiti writers of all time. He holds the title of the all time "All City King" of New York City Subways and only ONE holds that prestigious honor.

IZ played a major role in the development of writing and provided inspiration for every generation of writer that exists today. Hailing from Queens IZ took over the city subway system, line by line. During his career there was a time when he did 100+ throwups every night, for an entire year! The dedication and love for writing is apparent in all of his works, from the burners on the trains, the sketches on paper and the canvasses that capture the essence of writing. IZ will also often drop a little side note next to his work, little message that takes a minute to sink in and when it does you always get a grin.

He is also known for his epic role played in the film Style Wars. His witty remarks remain some of the most quoted words and phrases in the writing lexicon. When just the words you have said 25+ years ago are recognized and used in current conversations, you have successfully made your mark in history. In the movie IZ was asked something to the effect of when will you stop, and he said "I will come back every now and then to let people know I am still around". The true beauty is the fact that he never left and he continues to bless the people with gems that capture the essence of what graffiti writing is.

And whenever you hear the phrase "THIS IZ IT" "THIS IZ IT" recognize.

Check out this impressive body of work of Over 40 paintings and drawings.

Contact Us

Also check out Legends of Graffiti with Crime 79, Min, Tack FBA, Part One, Fuzz One, Noc 167, Cern YMI, Ces, Daze, Ghost, T-Kid, Ket, RIFF and others.

* Luxembourg: February 14 - March 21, 2009


vernissage vendredi 13 février 2009 à partir de 19h00.

24, avenue de la Liberté
L-1930 Luxembourg

horaires d'ouverture:
lu-sa 10h00 - 18h00

* Geneva Switzerland: February 12 - March 14, 2009

La Gallery Speerstra "Genève" présente: The Speerstra Gallery "Geneva" presents: American Graffiti artist / l’Artiste Graffiti Américain

Chris DAZE Ellis

"While the city sleeps, reflections on the 3rd rail"

Peintures / Paintings
Œuvres sur papier / Works on paper

Vernissage le jeudi 12 février 2009 de 18 à 20hrs.
En présence de l’artiste

Vernissage thursday 12 february 2009 from 6 till 8 pm.
Artists reception

!!! Vernissage à Genéve !!! au Grand Rue 13 - 1204 - Genève – Suisse

EXPOSITION du 12.02.2009 - 14.03.2009
SHOW from 12.02.2009 - 14.03.2009

* Munich Germany: February 7 - March 2009

ABC Exhibition at Rocket

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See one of Germany's most famous graffiti crews on exhibition!

* Indianapolis IN: February 6 - March 2, 2009

das my i$h

Reception Date: February 6th, 2009
Time: 6pm-9pm

340 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

ph: 1 317-634-6622

Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11 AM - 6 PM

* New York: February 6 - March 2, 2009

All that Glitters is Gold

A group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig Welles and Cope2

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm

McCaig Welles Gallery is pleased to announce All that Glitters is Gold, a group exhibition presented by Melissa McCaig Welles and guest curator Cope2.

The exhibition invites never-before-exhibited artists along with represented artists with upcoming solo shows at the gallery to interpret the expansive theme of the show in a restrained 18x24 art piece.

Gallery owner Melissa McCaig Welles, intrigued by the somber economic and political climate, was interested in the potential for varying responses and overlapping interpretations to the All that Glitters is Gold title. "The title, for me personally, directly corresponds with the current economic climate and the disaster on Wall Street. The fact that we all believed the hype and gave our money away to untrustworthy people, bought more homes than we could afford and basically believed in all that glittered " states McCaig Welles. The show title invites artists to focus on what blinds human nature and perhaps, and hopefully, what redeems it.

Exhibiting Artists: Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, CRIME 79, Can2, Chris Smith aka Subtexture, Cope2, Damion Silver, EWOK5MH, Greg Haberny, Indie184, Jen Props, Lance Turnbow, LogikOne, Lucas Irwin aka FILTH, Molly Crabapple, Mona Superhero, Queen Andrea, R Nicholas Kuszyk, Robert H. Syrett, Ryan Bubnis, Ryder E. Robison, Sam Friedman, Scott Patt, Scott Peehl, Sien, jonny fenix

McCaig Welles Gallery 129Roebling Street, Suite B
Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: 718.384.8729

Directions: Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue or JMZ Train to Marcy Avenue

Monday: Closed
Tues-Fri: 11-7pm Sat-Sun: 12-7pm

* Paris France: January 31 - March 4, 2009

John CRASH Matos

* Los Angeles CA: January 31 - March 8, 2009


artwork by Chaz Bojorquez and photography by Greg Bojorquez

opening reception Saturday, January 31, 7- 10 PM

01 Gallery

01 Gallery at Barker Block
Artist District of Downtown Los Angeles
530 South Hewitt Street #141
Los Angeles CA 90013

Gallery Hours 12-6 pm Tues - Sat and by appointment

* Call for participation: deadline March 1, 2009

Pacific Art Collective call for Installation Artists

Specifically, we are looking for artists who:

- have organized large 2D or 3D works, preferably 3-D
- worked with groups to install the work (in our case, that may be students who can help with the installation)
- created art that interacts or helps others participate
- hopefully, can reflect ethnicity of our student populations: Latino, Vietnamese, Filipino, Anglo are the largest groups.

Our theme will revolve around the idea of art as a development tool for cultures, moving progress in all realms. Perhaps "Art as Catalyst for Change" etc.

Theme will be decided and given to the artist beginning March 1, 2009. Installation progress will begin after March.

Grand Opening Dates: Sept. 21-25, 2009

Location: Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA. Google us and zoom in to see the satellite view. The parking lot off "Valle del Lago" is where the new Center for the Arts is being constructed. We want the artist to determine where they would like to create their piece. It can be right near the Performance Center or somewhere else on campus.

Questions and interested artists please contact William Rowan

* Milan Italy: February 21 - 22, 2009


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Quando si parla di Graffiti-Culture, la "Jam" è un momento estemporaneo di incontro e scambio, dove writers, provenienti da diversi luoghi, si confrontano nello stesso spazio. Da queste collaborazioni emergono diversi spunti stilistici interessanti, grandi e originali opere a tema, se non nuove amicizie e progetti futuri, grazie ad un elemento fondamentale amplificatosi durante queste manifestazioni e cioè, l'attitudine a disegnare un opera "a più mani", mischiando gli stili personali e i colori, dando continuamente vita a nuove soluzioni estetiche. Per i writers rappresenta una palestra assolutamente unica rispetto alle altre culture pittoriche, che conferisce loro una sorta di coscienza estetica collettiva. La "Jam" è diventata quindi un anello fondamentale per quella che è stata la crescita peculiare di questa cultura autoctona e realmente globale.


AMAZING DAY 2009 nasce dall'idea di festeggiare il compleanno di Mr.Wany, Blef e Verbo , tre writers nati sotto il segno dei Pesci, in tre luoghi differenti dello stivale ma che negli anni si sono trovati a disegnare sugli stessi muri alle jam, per finire nella stessa Crew, la PDB, con cui han fatto una "bella fetta" della storia del writing italiano, e che sono tutt'ora sono esponenti di punta del fenomeno della street-art. Questa terza edizione verrà ospitata dal Comune di Milano il 21 e 22 febbraio 09 . La location è sita in zona Molino Dorino, una area che comprende un sottopasso pedonale esempio tipico di quei "non luoghi" aditi al degrado urbano, dove da sempre i graffiti portano calore, colore ed energia. La lista di più di 80 ospiti provenienti da tutta europa, che hanno aderito spontaneamente alla festa, è d'eccezione Inghilterra, Francia, Germania, Belgio, Svizzera festeggeranno con gli Italiani creando l'opera per la quale è stato stabilito un tema improntato sulla "La Divina Commedia", al fine di sviluppare un percorso visivo "inferno purgatorio e paradiso".



Il Sound Party
dalle 22:00 alle 03:00

Via Cavour 4
Rozzano, Milano.

DJs: Faber, Zorlak, Cripto, Vaitea

Live music: Mr Galan feat. Sarasol, Entics + ChaKa nano, Migthy Cez, Vaitea, Skone, Don

VJ: Meta2


MURO A - Molino Dorino

MURO B - Pero

* New York: February 20 - 22, 2009

"Going Postal" (new book!) by Martha Cooper

Opening Reception and book launch: Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm

Sticker Show on view for 2 MORE DAYS: Sat Feb 21st, Sun Feb 22nd (1-8pm each day)

"Going Postal" by Martha Cooper: Book Release and Sticker Show/Exchange and postal-themed exhibition.

Postal stickers have long been a preferred substrate used by street artists to get up. Of course, because stickers from the US Postal Service, UPS, DHL and FedEx are so readily available, most of these stickers get lost in the fray, especially if you don't know what you're looking for.

That's where graffiti photography legend Martha Cooper comes in. Shooting the origins of hip-hop and graffiti cultures since the late 1970s in New York City, and later all over the world, Cooper's well-trained eyes know how to recognize deft sticker art. Here then is a collection of more than 200 photographs of some of Cooper's favorite handmade postal stickers from around the world, done by some of the scene's better-known artists and the anonymous.

Cooper has compiled a collection of photographs shot in numerous cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tokyo, Berlin and Amsterdam, featuring postal-sticker art created by FAUST, Chris Stain, c.damage, GET2, COSBE and many more.

Going Postal documents how an old-school method has burgeoned into another rich facet of the world's graffiti cultures.

Ad Hoc
49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: 718.366.2466


* Baltimore MD: February 20, 2009

Urban Art Exhibition


* Pamona CA: February 14 - 28, 2009


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Opening Reception
Saturday 14th 2009
7 - 11 pm

A Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster
Two New GCS T Shrt Release
MTN Hardcore Limited Edition Can Siging

Galeria Con Safos
168 West Third Street
Pomona, Ca. 91766
(909) 620-2772
(909) 620-2771

* Belleville NJ: February 14, 2009

graffiti comix, GARDEN sk8, snowstorm grafx, and blockstarrz entertainment proudly present:




Any questions regarding the show please contact demer @ 973 759 1110 or

The massacre lives again as modern day gangsters slay the world in this multiflavored celebration of GRAFF and hip hop ALONG with celebrating the birthdays of DEMER and SNOW FX artists from around the world come together to bring you NJ's biggest, most historic graff show..sure to be the stuff of legend to future generations.

artists whoose work will be shown:
  • PER FX
  • POSE2 FX
  • HEF FX
  • VYAL (
  • MYLA
  • KAOS

And more artists to be announced!
Live music and featured performers animal crackers!

Also we will be doing a 50/50 raffle for cash, artwork by select artists and merchandise!

Security will be in full effect. Come correct or don't come. Troublemakers, haters and knuckleheads of any kind will not be tolerated!

* Los Angeles CA: February 13, 2009

13 Coffins


* London UK: February 11 - 17, 2009

Artists 11

A benefit for prostate cancer... Blek Le Rat, D*face, Eine, Nick Walker, Dan Baldwin, Pete Fowler, Gerald Laing, Andrew Mcattee, Mr Jago, Xenz, Pure Evil

Shop 14
The Old Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR

See flyer above for map and tubes. More info:

* Miami Beach FL: February 9, 2009

STORE FRONT-The Disappearing Face of New York

Miami Beach, Florida: February 9, 2009 8pm

Book discussion/slide show Books & Books- Miami Beach 927 Lincoln Road (305)532-3222

Join photographers/authors James and Karla Murray discuss their latest work documenting disappearing mom-and-pop stores in New York City. 336 pages including 4 fold-outs

Although, technically not a graffiti book, it is a book documenting the storefronts of New York, many of which are covered with graffiti.

* Los Angeles (Santa Monica) CA: February 7 - 21, 2009

Harley-Davidson presents:  

The Art of Rebellion


Shawn Barber,  Christian Clayton,  Rob Clayton,  Bob Dob, Shepard Fairey,  Frank Kozik,  Tara McPherson,  Alex Pardee, David Trulli,  Mark Dean Veca,  Oliver Vernon

The exhibition will be extended an additional two weeks, through Feb. 21, due to overwhelming interest.  The gallery of tanks as well as a pieces from the artists' own collection are on display and available for purchase.  Proceeds from sales benefit Art Matters, a non-profit organization that supports and encourages the exploration of new ideas and art.

Artwork is for sale.
Portion of proceeds donated to Art Matters.

Limited edition Shepard Fairey poster giveaways

DJ / Open Bar

The Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., D5
Santa Monica, CA  90404
Gallery Hours Tues – Sat 11am – 6pm
+1 310.315.1937 |

* Los Angeles CA: February 7 - March 1, 2009

The Sharpie Show

"An exhibition by artists who utilize marking pens as part of their craft"

Opening Reception with Beats by DJ Phyz Ed and Live Printing by Two Rabbits:   Saturday, February 7th, 2009 from 6pm - 9pm


Photos from the show

* Phoenix AZ: February 6 - 28, 2009

Installation 5:  Self-Portrait Phoenix


AJ Fosik, Alex Hornest, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Howell, Angela Boatwright, Asylm, Blek le Rat, Christina M. Felice, Codak, David Choe, Edwin Ushiro, elYem, Eriberto Oriol, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, French, Ian Lynam, J. Shea, Jamel Shabazz, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie, Lisa Alisa, Logan Hicks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nicholas Harper, Patrick Martinez, Peter Beste, Peter Glover, RETNA, Rick Rodney, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Saber, Sage Vaughn, Skypage, Something in the Universe, Souther Salazar, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Todd Tourso, Too Tall Jahmal, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto Artists in attendance:  Kofie and Skypage
Music provided by D-JR

Opening event Friday, February 6th, 2009

Perihelion Arts
610 E. Roosevelt, Unit 137
Phoenix, AZ 85004

>Photos from the tour

* Albuquerque NM: February 6 - 28, 2009



Grand Opening Feb 6th - 9PM-?

CIRQ Gallery
712 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque. New Mexico

* Portland OR: February 6 - ?, 2009


All art will be priced at $100 or under - tons of all your fave local artists.

FRI. FEBRUARY 6TH, 6-10 pm

Breeze Block Gallery + Goods
1011 NE Alberta #B
Portland, OR 97211
503 282 0333

hours » noon - 7pm
wednesday- monday
closed tuesday

* San Francisco CA: February 6, 2009

7 Deadly Sins

amelia lewis - GLUTTONY

sandra hart - PRIDE

kathrin feser - GREED

gysel parajon - LUST

max ehrman - SLOTH

jorden quintero - ENVY

steve javiel - ANGER

* London UK: February 5 - 26, 2009

Prophet or Profit

Juice 126

Pure Evil Gallery. 108 Leonard Street. London England UK EC2A 4RH

* Los Angeles CA: February 5 - 26, 2009

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents

"Up on the roof countin' pigeons"

A solo exhibition of new work by Chris Stain

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present "Up on the roof countin' pigeons", the first West Coast solo exhibition of work by Baltimore artist Chris Stain. Artwork featured in the exhibition will include stencil, spraypaint and mixed media on metal and found objects.

A preview reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 from 7.00pm - 10.00pm. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, February 26th 2009 from 1.00pm - 7.00pm.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Chris first developed an interest in art through graffiti at the age of eleven. In the years to come he learned printmaking in high school. This later led to stencil cutting when money wasn't readily available for printmaking equipment.

His subject matter is drawn from his working class upbringing on Baltimore's east side. The people he portrays in his work carry with them the struggle for a better life that all of us can relate to, especially in the current times.

Chris' self-taught style has gained him recognition worldwide. Since 2000 he has shown in numerous galleries in New York, California, Paris, London, Germany, and Amsterdam, amongst others. His work has also been published in several books about stencil graffiti and street art.

* London UK: February 2 - 6, 2009

Bode Tattoos


Mark Bode will be doing a guest spot at
Call for an appointment as the time slots are limited.

* Weil am Rhein, Germany: February - ? 2009


The Carhartt Gallery is showing the photographer HENRY CHALFANT from New York with original photographs from painted New York Subways. Henry Chalfant, known by publications like SUBWAY ART and SPRAYCAN ART is showing photographs out of the latest publication called BURNERS. This special exhibition is presented by Speerstra Gallery.

Location and info:

Carhartt Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
D-79576 Weil am Rhein

MONDAY - FRIDAY : 11.00 h - 19.00 h
SATURDAY : 11.00 h - 18.00 h

* Burbank (Los Angeles) CA: February 1 - 15, 2009

Missing the Muse

A tribute to Bettie Page

Reception on the 7th, 8-12p

* San Francisco CA: February 2009

Greg Craola Simkins & Anthony Lister

252 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415.252.9144
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12-6

* Paris France: January 29 - February 28, 2009

Seyze YZ & Seize

A l occasion d un revernissage le 12 février la galerie itinérrance organise une projection d un film de l artiste yzopenyoureyes la galerie ouvre ses portes de 18h00 a 22h00 et la projection aura lieu a 19h00 parmi les ouvres de yz et seize a bientôt

SEIZE, Artiste urbain, nous fait l'honneur d'investir les murs de la Galerie ITINERRANCE pour nous entraîner dans le monde infini des réseaux qui s'entremêlent, se croisent pour configurer des espaces obéissant aux logiques à la fois subtiles et opiniâtres de celui qui se crée son chemin Réminiscence d'un ancien conducteur de métro, qu'il fût pendant 10 ans, l'artiste qu'il est devenu, dans une volonté de tracer des itinéraires ayant chacun sa finalité propre, mais en même temps, à partir de cette logique formelle rappelant les plans de métro, il tente d'insérer des parcours dont les circuits n'obéissent qu'à la mise en ouvre d'un monde de couleurs qui cherchent à se rencontrer, se croiser, se toiser, se juxtaposer que pour mieux s'écarter ou se superposer.

L'effet de réseau réapparaît, plus fluide, plus sensible dessinant des complexités que l'artiste multiplie en glissant de façon sous jacente, les figures diaphanes de l'artiste YZ. Cette dernière, autre plasticienne de la rue, convoque elle aussi suivant des parcours qu'elle initie à travers les grandes capitales, les visages suffisamment imprécis des populations citadines, que pour mieux signifier les rencontres impromptues que réserve l'espace urbain.

YZ investit cet espace de figures plurielles, suggérant des visages de tous les continents, rencontrés dans toutes les grandes métropoles. Ses figures en noir et blanc jalonnent des circuits dont l'artiste s'invente les raisons d'être.pour Paris ils retracent le pourtour de la capitale. Ces circuits sont aussi les périples de tout un chacun, badauds des villes, flâneurs des pavés et des bitumes. poétique urbaine des réseaux, sur laquelle nos artistes se rencontrent entre itinéraire et errance dans ce lieu privilégié qu'offre ITINERRANCE, où se tissent et se tracent les logiques en mouvement de la vie et de l'espoir, à travers les créations plastiques non conventionnelles de l'urbanité vécue et recréée. 

* New York: January - February 15, 2009


DIRECTIONS: Deitch Studios can be reached by taking either the E or V Train to the 23rd Street/Ely, the G train to LIC/Court Square or the 7 train to 45 Road/Court House Square. Walk down 44th drive to the water's edge. Deitch Studios is located on the left hand side. We are open Thursday - Saturday 2-8pm.

4-40 44TH DRIVE (ON THE EAST RIVER) LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, 11101 (212) 343-7300

* San Francisco CA: January 17 - February 7, 2009

Chris Silva

* New York: January 17 - February 21, 2009

Crash (John Matos)

"Unfinished Business"

Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening reception
January 17, 2009
Joshua Liner Gallery
458 West 28th St., 3rd Fl.

* New York: January 16 - February 15, 2009


a collection of drawings and illustrations from a diverse group of international artists.

January 16th through February 15th 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th, 7-10pm

Ad Hoc Art is proud to present "Delineations": a collection of drawings and illustrations from a diverse group of international artists. Drawing has been and will always be a fundamental part of the art-making process. Starting as far back as the 1400's, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, and Raphael used drawing as not only a starting point but as a way to communicate things which could not be accomplished in any other medium. Fast forward to the 1900's as artists such as Max Beckmann, Jean Dubuffet, Arshile Gorky, M. C. Escher, André Masson, and Pablo Picasso not only continued this serious examination of drawing as fine art, but took it to incredible new places through their creativity and talent. In more recent times artists such as Marcel Dzama, R. Crumb, Dan Clowes, Joe Sacco, Yoshitomo Nara, and Julie Doucet (among many, many others) again redefined how we look at drawing as not only a means to an end but an important and impressive end in itself. Continuing with this amazing tradition, we present to you a new generation of drawers and illustrators who hope to not only add to this amazing lineage of artists but to also find ways to reinvent and reinterpret how drawing can be used to communicate and enlighten.

Alley Cat, Adam William Carnes, Gigi Chen, Fernanda Cohen, Molly Crabapple, Adam Collison, Cycle, Deseo, Bonnie Durham, Ezra Li Eismont, Ewelina Ferruso, EZO, Nate Frizzel, Yoko Furuso, Bob Gibson (TLP), Mark Gibson, GROW, Joshua Hagler, Fred Harper, Peter Herpich, Thomas Herpich, Nevada Hill, Phil Hollenbeck, Mike Houston (Cannonball Press), isuel isuel, Jeremyville, Katie Kaplan, Jane Kim, Hiro Kurata, Rafael Ladesma III, Laura Lee, Tim Hon Hung Lee, Tae Lee, Brian Life, Tommii Lim, Daniel Hyun Lim (Fawn Fruits), David MacDowell, Drew Maillard, Sara Antoinette Martin, Martin Mazorra (Cannonball Pres), MIHA, Melissa Murray, Gilbert Oh, Logik One, Pagan, Nathan Lee Pickett, Lady Pink, Lilly Piri, Anthony Pontius, Devin Powers, Carlos (MARE139) Rodriguez, Dorthy Royle, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Allison Sommers, Robert Steel, Kevin Earl Taylor, TheDirtyFabulous, Elisabeth Timpone, James Turek, Connie Wang, Jaeran Won, Pippi Zornoza plus Mikey & Doyle of the Black Label Bike Club, and TOOFLY!

49 Bogart St
Brooklyn NY 11206
L Train to Morgan Ave

* Paris France: January 15 - February 14, 2009

Nasty & Mist, Sidney, Romain Métivier at Galerie Bailly

Après le succès des ventes aux enchères chez Drouot et Artcurial en 2008, Nasty exposera la Galerie Bailly Contemporain du 15 janvier au 14 fevrier 2009

25 Quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris. Metro Rue du bac.

After a successful year at famous auction house Artcurial and Drouot in Paris, top ranking street artist Nasty will be @ the Bailly Gallery, Paris city from January 15 to feb 14 2009 for a new exhibition.

25 Quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris. Metro Rue du bac.

* San Francisco CA: January 10 - February 2009

Family First

White Walls Gallery would like to open the New Year off right by celebrating the work of artists that we admire and support. The ‘Family First’ show will showcase work from artists that have been with us for the past three years featuring Andrew Schoultz, Richard Colman, Sylvia Ji, Henry Lewis, Mike Davis, Cleon Peterson, Ian Francis, Hillary Pecis, Albert Reyes, Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Jim Houser, Mike Giant, Rogelio Martinez, Adam 5100, David Choong Lee, Adam Flores, and AJ Fosik.

A reception will be held
January 10th from 7 pm until 11 pm
at White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

* Beacon NY: January 10 - February 7, 2009

CAHBASM: All You See is Crime In the City

Opening Reception
January 10, 2009 7-10pm

Floor One Gallery
17 E. Main St
Wonderful Beacon, NY 12508


Beacon is a lovely town in the Hudson River Valley just north of New York city. Its about a 1hr and 23 min drive. Travel time via Metro North from Grand Central Terminal is approximately 1hr 29 min.

* Toronto Canada: January 9 - February 1, 2009

Word Up?

Ghost (NYC), Papermonster (NYC), Dixon (Spain), Omen (MTL), Scam (TO), and Case (TO).

LE gallery
1183 Dundas St. West
Toronto ON

* Ingolstadt/Munich, Germany: January 9 - February 19, 2009

Once Upon A Midnight Diary

Daniel Firlus

Location: xhoch4 Gallery, Kupferstr. 15, 85049 Ingolstadt/Munich, Germany

Vernissage: january 9th, 19:00 cet

* Los Angeles CA: January 9 - February 6, 2009

Thinkspace presents:

"From the Streets of Brooklyn"

Curated by Ad Hoc Art (Brooklyn)

Thinkspace Art Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Opening Reception: Fri, Jan. 9th 7-11PM

With featured installations from:

* Gaia + Rachel Lowing (front entry installation area)
* Imminent Disaster (project room installation)
* Ellis G. (special street installation in surrounding area)
* Luna Park (special photo collage install)

More than 40 Brooklyn, NY based artists in the main gallery, including:

Abe Lincoln Jr. / Acne / AIKO (aka Aiko Nakagawa) / AnerA / Avoid Pi / avone / Bast / Bloke / c.damage / Celso / Chris Stain / Dan Witz / Dark Clouds / Dennis McNett / ELBOW-TOE / Ellis G. / ELC (aka Endless Love Crew) / Faro / Gaia / Graffiti Research Lab (G.R.L.) / Imminent Disaster / infinity / jm rizzi / Josh MacPhee / Juse One / Kuma / Matt Siren / Maya Hayuk / Michael De Feo (aka The Flower Guy) / MOMO / Peru Ana Ana Peru / PMP (aka Peripheral Media Projects) / Rate / Robots Will Kill / Royce Bannon / Skewville / Slept / Sometimes / Sonet / Stikman / Swoon / Thundercut / UFO / Unplate

* Sao Paulo, Brazil: January 6 - March 1, 2009

Alex Hornest e Thais Ueda apresentam:

Viagem ao Mundo Inferior

De 06/01/2009 a 01/03/2009
Terça a Sábado, das 13hrs as 21hrs.
Domingos e feriados, das 10hrs as 18hrs

SESC Santana _ Foyer do Teatro
Av. Luiz Dumont Villares, 579 - Santana
São Paulo - SP
cep 02085-100

* Milan, Italy: through February 6, 2009

Gatto and Mr.Wany


Titolo GATTO & Mr.WANY. “Kome Quando Fuori Piove”
Presentata da Arte Due Gallery di Matteo Chigorno e TDK art D-vision
A cura di Francesca Guerisoli e TDK Art D-vision
Con il Patrocinio di Comune di Milano – Settore Tempo libero
Sede Arte Due Gallery di Matteo Chigorno
Via Gian Antonio Boltraffio 12, Milano
Periodo 17 dicembre 2008 – 6 febbraio 2009
Orari da lunedì a venerdì 15.00 – 19.00 e su appuntamento
Informazioni Tel. +39 0292872977, +39 3337091610
Ingresso gratuito
Ufficio Stampa Casi Umani srl
Via Archimede, 6 – 20129 Milano
Tel. +39 02540202; Fax +39 025402 22

* Weil am Rhein, Germany: December 13, 2008 - February 28, 2009


From the 13th of December until the end of February 2009, two street artists from Italy, ETNIK and SERA from KNM crew, will have an exibition at the Carhartt Gallery in Weil am Rhein in Germany.

These are the first Italian artists to exhibit at the Carhartt Gallery, and they will show some latest works on canvas and in toy design.

ETNIK and SERA have painted together since the early 90s, doing very big and elaborate walls, being invited all over Italy to exhibit, and collaborating in commissioned works. Their two different styles form a perfect symbiosis in graffiti art.


Also on exhibit:
RO* from Bern, Switzerland
SATONE from Munich
NYCHOS from Austria
L'ATLAS | FLYING FORTRESS | DENSE | Stefan Winterle | Stefan Strumbel | SOZYONE | RUEDIONE and many more....

Carhartt Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
D-79576 Weil am Rhein

MONDAY - FRIDAY : 11.00 h - 19.00 h
SATURDAY : 11.00 h - 18.00 h

* Brussels Belgium: December 12, 2008 - February 15, 2009

No New Enemies

* New York: December 3 - February 7, 2008

Graffiti: Spirit of an Age 40x10

Opening Reception - Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 5-9pm
on view through February 7th,2009


Longwood Arts Gallery@
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
Bronx, New York. USA


Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 Am - 6pm

* San Jose CA: January 29, 2009

Birthday Bash

at the voodoo lounge

  • ARMOgedon 2057
  • Force 129
  • Jessie Jane
  • Danny circle C
  • I killed fritz
  • Ivan
  • Telos
  • Merg1
  • Areiv
  • Wol

* San Francisco CA: January 2009

Ron English and Alex Pardee

252 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415.252.9144
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12-6

* Puerto Rico: January 24 - 26, 2009

Hip Hop Battle and painting

* Petaluma CA: January 23, 2009

The Majority presents 

It's Our Year Art Show

Hosted By:
Jimmy Hits 3 and
Reprezent clothing

Friday, Jan 23, 2009 10:00 PM

Thai Issan
208 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma CA 95407

* Zagreb, Croatia: January 22, 2009

slaven lunar kosanovic

'promatranje ptica / bird watching'

dj iva starkova

cetvrtak 22.01.2009. / 19h 
galerija vladimir nazor/ilica 163a
zagreb/ croatia

* Concord CA: January 10, 2009







* Vallejo CA: January 3 - 30, 2009

531 Gallery Is Proud to present

The Photo Show

A photography-based group show featuring a wide range of worldwide photographers from all walks of life.

  • Pearl Jones Tranter
  • Branded
  • Nadinne Mcconnell
  • Internatinal Smuggler
  • Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsh
  • JJ Potter
  • KHR
  • Christelle imperial De Castro
  • Akayo-AKO
  • Earl Hunting
  • Andy Hansom
  • Rob Greenleaf
  • Dekaf
  • Julio Mestres
  • Lionel Guzman
  • And Many More..

531 Gallery
531 Georgia St
Vallejo, Ca 94590 USA

Gallery Hours-
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm

* Long Beach CA: through January 31, 2009


DDR Projects
3403 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

Tues. - Fri. 12:00-7:00
Sat. 12:00-6:00
Sun & Mon. Closed

+1 562-434-8480

[This gallery is looking for top talent to show. Contact John for info.]

* Spain: through January 15, 2009

Student Documentary

A university senior from the US wants to interview writers in Spain (they would receive copies of the video and pics). This is part of her final project on cross-cultural graffiti, for a Bachelor's degree in sociology. If you would like to send her informnation about walls or interviews, please email Mandy Bunting or . Hurry, she will be in Spain Jan 1-15 only.

Una universidad altos de los EE.UU. quiere a entrevista escritores en España (que recibir copias del vídeo y fotos). Esto es parte de su final de los proyectos culturales en materia de graffiti, para un Licenciado en sociología. Si a usted le gustaría enviar su informnation sobre paredes o entrevistas, por favor envíenos un email Mandy Bunting o Date prisa, ella estará en España en 1ra-15ta solamente.

* New York: through January 24, 2009


an exhibition featuring artwork from artists including

Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton, Robert Indiana, Dennis Oppenheim, Ray Johnson, Todd James, Bast, Elbow Toe, AIKO, Kenji Hirata, Greg Lamarche, Aakash Nihalani, Erik Foss, Deven Marriner, Michael De Feo, Logan Hicks, Judith Supine, Dan Witz, Maya Hayuk, Daniel Joseph, Ripo, Skewville, Brandon Friend, Dark Cloud, MOMO, Dan Funderburgh, Ellis Gallagher, Matt Siren, The Clayton Brothers, and MORE!

Anonymous Gallery is proud to combine three generations of prolific artists whose work has been influenced by, or has directly influenced popular culture, design, and the urban environment. The Piece Process will unite relevant artists with their contemporary counterparts through artwork that serves as a reference or an impetus to something larger or more complete. Anonymous Gallery will exhibit unique pieces of art in the form of sketchbook drawings and original works on paper or found objects from over 30 established and emerging artists exhibiting in New York. The exhibition intends to create discourse in regard to artists who have not only influenced one another, but society through their use of iconography, collage, pen, paint, and print.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Anonymous Gallery, will also be hosting weekly workshops for children. Artists Todd James, Leon Reid, Michael De Feo, Maya Hayuk, Ellis Gallagher, among others, will teach the workshops. In the spirit of giving, portions of the proceeds raised will go to benefit Public Art for Public Schools.

For additional information, workshop schedules, or to make a reservation, please contact -

* West Hollywood (Los Angeles) CA: through January 1, 2009


Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present the collection of work previewed in the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, FL during Art Basel Miami this December. Available for viewing at our Los Angeles gallery space throughout the rest of December this lineup features many artists from our 2009 exhibition calendar including work from some of the best artists in the global urban/street contemporary art world. Artists from six different countries will present new works on paper, canvas, wood and found objects in a variety of media.

Artists: Alex Hornest, Cena7, Charming Baker, Chris Stain, Dan Baldwin, Eine, Fefe Talavera, Flavio Samelo, Flip, Guy Denning, Ian Strawn, Know Hope, Labrona, Mark Jenkins, Sesper, Sixeart, Thais Beltrame, and Will Barras

1257 N. La Brea Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery is located at 1257 N. La Brea Avenue, on the SW corner of La Brea and Fountain, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website, email, or call +1 323.969.0600.

* New York: through December 27, 2009



Cope2's 40th birthday and solo exhibition.

* Amsterdam NL (Holland): December 19, 2008 - January 18, 2009


Shoe's new Calligraffiti expo at Rush Hour Records in Amsterdam
The artist known as Shoe, aka Niels Meulman (1967, Amsterdam) is the inventor of Calligraffti - calligraphy and graffiti merged into one art form. Shoe began tagging when he was 13 years old and now he's a locally and internationally renowned artist, designer, art director and owner of Unruly, a brand of designer silk scarves.



* New York: Now - January 31, 2009

Mastering the Heights

The current incarnation of the peripatetic Martinez Gallery is an apartment in Washington Heights that is more artwork than art gallery. Amsterdam-based designers Kaptein Roodnat have altered the apartment’s basic structure, and redefined its integrity and boundaries, slicing into walls, opening rooms into one another and incorporating outdoor spaces. In staging such a dramatic intervention in a rented apartment, the designers have transgressed against private property to create a space for public speech. Just as graffiti seeks to bring art into working-class urban neighborhoods, this new project brings street art indoors, showcasing affordable art in the context of affordable housing.

The space’s spirit of transgression, intervention and re-construction has been carried forward in the contributions of a dozen graffiti artists, with several taking on an iconic masterwork of art history. Kez5 domesticates Rodin while remodeling all doorways, and contributing to the sculptural reliefs of the baseboards of the apartment, always inspired by the French sculptor’s seminal Gates of Hell. NOXER maps the European continent via the modernist fascination with African art, while vampirizing Picasso, Modigliani, and “supervillains” in his guise as “Blackman.” CASE 2 riffs on Pollock, replacing drips with cartoon splashes and patterns on the floor. And, with punk sensibility, BRAIl chops up Aztec art, carving bas relief figures that dance apart from their static surfaces to tunes composed by Wifredo Lam. Even RATE takes on the role of connoisseur, curating a selection of drawings that are displayed in heavy museum frames left leaning against the wall: the drawings are by graffiti writers and kings including TyKE, BRAIl, MÖSCO, EARSNOT, COCO 144, VFR, SKUF, FlINT 707, gIZ, MICO and TRACy 168.

All surfaces and masterworks are either assaulted or re-invigorated by the artists. Nothing is left untouched. And, as result, both in the place and in the artists works, we are gradually exposed to conflicting notions of space and time that reflect the ongoing preoccupations with history and novelty, memory and experimentation, repetition and difference.

This apartment-cum-museum also includes a study center of books by artists and critics.

Guided tours are available.

Mastering the Heights is on view 28 November - 31 January 2009, Friday & Saturday 12-6 pm and by appointment.

Martinez gallery
362 Wadsworth Avenue
Apt. 44
New york, Ny 10040


Sponsored in part by the All City Foundation, the Mondriaan Foundation (Nl) and Zale Contracting.

* London UK: December 11, 2008 - January 5, 2009

An Italian Street Art Retrospective

The Brick Lane Gallery is proud to present "Via Brick Lane E1", an exhibition showcasing works by a selection of Italian Street Artists, reunited for the first time in a London gallery. The exhibition will showcase nine of the most established Italian artists, some of which are represented in major collections worldwide and have a regular presence in international exhibitions and biennales.

Inspired by various art-historical movements as well as cultural references, these artists bridge the gap with the previous generation of Street Artists by developing new and innovative techniques of production and creation.

Continuing an affinity with the traditions of graffiti and stencils, the works are also intricately linked to the urban environment which the artists use to present subtle critical comments of today‚s society. Their aim is to create a guerilla-based freedom of expression which can compete with the market forces and their commercial visual impressions. Using the city‚s landscape, content and design as a source of inspiration to create a new global language, they attempt to make their works as visible as possible in our current jungle of endless signs, logos and commercial advertising.

Artists include: 108 from Alessandria, El Gato Chimney, Orticanoodles, Ozmo, Pho, Santy and Termine Growth from Milan, Lucamaleonte and the Sten/Lex duo from Rome.

The Brick Lane Gallery
196 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA | UK
t: +44 (0) 207 729 9721

* Bologna Italy: December 6, 2008 - January 10, 2009


Ancora. Street Art



Per l'occasione verrà presentato in anteprima il nuovo volume sulla "Street Art" testi critici di Vittorio Sgarbi e Gianluca Gaudio edito dalla Telemarket Communication LA MOSTRA SI PROTRARRA' FINO AL 10 GENNAIO 2009

Allegato CMS completo e copertina catalogo

Spettabile Redazione, siamo ad informarvi della mostra che sarà inaugurata presso il nostro Show-Room sabato 06 dicembre al 10 gennaio alle ore 18, con l'occasione porgiamo i nostri migliori saluti, Giovanni Bolognini - Telemarket s.r. Bologna

Via Caprarie, 4/D
40125 Bologna – Italia
Tel. 051.224888
Dir. Giovanni Bolognini

da martedì a venerdì
10:00/13:00 – 15:00/19:30
sabato 10:00/19:30


Ufficio Stampa Telemarket s.p.a.
monica migliorati

* Sao Paulo Brazil: December 1, 2008 - January 31, 2009

Corpo Imunidade

* Cuenca, Spain: November 27, 2008 - January 11, 2009

Hogar Dulce Calle


Tras muchas horas de esfuerzo, por fin llega el momento de inagurar  "HOGAR DULCE CALLE". Todos los que podais pasaros a la inaguracion a tomar un vinito sereis bienvenidísimos. Os adjuntamos un PDF con información... 


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