Friday, May 28, 2010

Mirage art exhibition and KDM67 apparel launch

Mirage art exhibition and KDM67 apparel launch. Featuring original art, drawings and sketches by the late Mirage KDM.
Thursday - June 3rd 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm
At: Genuine Motorworks
195 N14th Street,
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Banksy Drawings in New York City Hit by Taggers Overnight -

Banksy Drawings in New York City Hit by Taggers Overnight
Eric F. quoted in the Wall Street Journal today.

NYC Arts Cypher Presents MURAL Documentary Premiering at the SI Film Festival 2010

The NycArtsCypher is an official 501c3 Non-profit organization. The mission is to promote positive values through arts and entertainment programs, projects, and events. The MURAL documentary is based on the creation of the NycArtsCypher's graffiti arts program of the same name.

Follow the NETWORK-PERFORM-EXCEL formula as various teens (ages 13 to 19) from the north and south shore of Staten Island get to explore the art form controversially known as Graffiti. Veteran graffiti artists from all over NYC, and local community figures state their case on the art vs vandalism issue.

The NycArtsCypher establishes its multimedia networking facility as an outlet that provides a safe environment for young artists to practice their art responsibly. These participants are shown Blackbook, aerosol, and brush techniques, learn history, and street rules. Then they get to do their own thing.

Watch as the kids "Get Bizzy" and prove that graffiti art can be positive.

Artists: Gano Grills, Meres, Trace, Tats Cru, Lask, Echo, Prez, Trace, Die, Geoff Rawling, Stem, Exit, Jenna Morello,

Community figures: Senator Andrew J. Lanza, Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Assembly Woman Janele Hyer Spencer, Dennis Mckeon (Where to Turn)

Produced by: Charlie Balducci, Matthew Adams, Earl Moseley Jr., GIT Beats, Sensei Walingh

Sponsored by: Shamrock paints, COAHSI, Independent aerials, Tatoot Bags, United Auto Collision

MURAL Trailer

Friday, May 14, 2010

SprayMasters directed by Manny Kirchheimer

SprayMasters is an breathtaking film!! In addition to revealing interviews with some of the movement's most well-known artists director Manny Kirchheimer delivers wonderful cinematography featuring rare and exclusive footage of many historic subway paintings. Highlights include double subway car murals DIRTY SLUG's "SL" "UG" LEE Quinones' Heaven Is Life-Earth is Hell, and work by masters like PADRE, SLAVE and others. This is a classic!

From Cinema Guild
In SprayMasters four ex-graffiti artists reflect on their early years as renegades who snuck into rail yards and decorated New York City subway cars with stolen paint while eluding arrest. Now in their forties and embraced by the establishment, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000 are prominent artists with an international following, while Zephyr is a widely published journalist who writes about graffiti and popular culture.

They talk about the extreme risks they took as teenagers, the joys of seeing their work on subway cars, the diverse styles of graffiti, its global reach, and its place in modern life, where it has been co-opted by advertising and fashion. Directed by Manny
Kirchheimer (Tall), SprayMasters s a follow-up to his underground classic Stations of the Elevated (1980), one of the first films to feature New York’s infamous subway graffiti.

Although the exuberant painted trains are gone, they live again in Spraymasters in rare, never-before-seen footage, set to an electrifying original musical soundtrack that evokes the heyday of graffiti.

Directed by Manny Kirchheiner
2008, 85 minutes

Full information may be found at

* World Premiere, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2008
* Official Selection, Rotterdam International Hip-Hop Film Festival, 2008
* Official Selection, Gothenberg International Film Festival, 2009
* Official Selection, Max Ophulus Preis Film Festival, Germany, 2009

"A must-see" – The New York Sun

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MAY DAY: Shepard Fairey @ Deitch Projects The final exhibition before the galley's closing and Mr. Deitch's departure to serve as the Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

A spectacular exhibition of Fairey's work drew a crowd with lines extending around the block.

Shepard Fairey, Jeffrey Deitch, Fab 5 Freddy
Shepard Fairey, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Deitch