On view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Havorford Pa. is ALL BIG LETTERS, curated by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore. In his “attempt to demystify graffiti,” RJ focuses on the tools and strategies of writers – rather merely on their styles. And he succeeds brilliantly. What follows are several images from the exhibit, largely illustrative of the various tools and strategies employed by writers in their quest to attain recognition. Pictured above is a huge wall painted by Faust who initially made his mark on our streets with hundreds of stickers featuring his exquisite handwriting.
Curve, an installation featuring his writing on a range of found materials
Lee Quinones, Howard the Duck
Martha Cooper, photography; below — a range of tools of the trade — both homemade and commercial
EKG, The Tools of Graffiti
A sampling of stickers from DB Burkeman’s stuckupofficial collection
And accompanying the exhibit is a catalog with an outstanding selection of images, accompanied by insightful essays by both RJ and Carlo McCormick. Located on the campus of Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is about a 30-minute ride from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. ALL BIG LETTERS can be seen through March 3.
Photos by Lois Stavsky
For the past several days, over two dozen artists — from writers to muralists — have been busily transforming a huge block along Boone Avenue at 174th Street. Here are a few more images that we captured these past two days from Writers Block organized by Wen Cod:
Spot and Acne aka Young Socrates
Yes 1 at work
Nero aka Uncle Ro
Wen Cod, who organized the event, captured at work in the early stages yesterday morning
Rath at work
Danielle Mastrion, Lexi Bella, and Doc TC5 to the far right
Ces checks it out
Note: First image features Jersey Joe aka Rime
Photo credits: 1-4 & 6-9 Lois Stavsky; 5 & 10 Tara Murray
Green Villain‘s Demolition Exhibition has it all! With everything from stylish tags to captivating characters to first-rate pieces, it is a graffiti lover’s wonderland. Just minutes away from Downtown Manhattan, it is located at 410 Marin Boulevard, a short wall from Newport Mall. Here are a few more images I captured in the interior of the former Jersey City Pep Boys Auto Store while visiting Monday evening.
Curve and Mr. Mustart
The prodigious Evikt
Mes, Themo, Distoart and Kingbee
Goomba and Stay One
And the mastermind behind it all — Greg Edgell aka Green Villian
This amazing feat — coordinated with dozens of artists and community members — was accomplished in partnership with real-estate developers Forest City Enterprises and G&S Investors. Through this weekend, you can visit the space any day from 12-8pm.
First image is Knows aka Wane; all photos by Lois Stavsky
Note: Check out StreetArtNYC on Instagram for more photos of images from Demolition Exhibition, and keep posted to our Facebook page, as well.
Several first-rate writers have been busy in Bushwick this past week. Here are a few images:
Versatile style master Curve
Veteran NYC writer Wane COD
NYC-based Enue COD
West Coast-based Vizie MSK
Jick in action
Mast in action
West Coast legend Rime MSK
Keep posted to our Facebook page for many more first-rate graff pieces that have recently surfaced in Bushwick.
Photos by Lenny Collado and Lois Stavsky
This is the second in a series of ongoing posts featuring the diverse range of stylish trucks and vans that strike NYC streets:
The masterful Curve in Manhattan
More after the jump!