Interview on Vice & Weekend Activities

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Many thanks to the inimitable Ray Mock for this interview with me about my book on Vice: The Impossible Quest to Catalog a Decade of NYC Street Art. I’ve also updated the list of where to buy (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets.

After you’ve read the interview, show Ray some love and pick up one of his zines.

Update:
Due to last minute changes, the Ad Hoc Art 10 Year Anniversary show is closing early. Please check Ad Hoc Art for more information.

I’ll be at 17 Frost Gallery again with a few extra copies of my book this Saturday for Jordan Seiler’s workshop. Jordan wrote an essay about his work with the Public Ad Campaign for my book.

Here’s the lowdown on this weekend’s activities:

Ad Hoc Art 10 Year Anniversary Show Gallery Hours:
Saturday, November 5: 1:00-6:30pm
Sunday, November 6: noon-3:00pm

Jordan Seiler Anti-Advertising Workshop:
Saturday, November 5: 7:00pm
Jordan Seiler will give a thoroughly unthorough history of the anti-advertising movement. Highlighting some of his favorite practitioners and projects, he will lead participants through a range of aesthetic and philosophical concerns anti-advertising artists have engaged over nearly 40 years of practice. Always a proponent of participatory political action, this program will culminate with an introduction to the tools and tactics for advertising takeover work in NYC and beyond. Free. BYOB

Character Graphic Art Workshop with TooFly:
Sunday, November 6: 3-6:00pm
The workshop begins with a general introduction to TooFly and her character work. It is followed by hands-on session of character and graphic design basics. Students will then begin to create their own images using some of TooFly’s techniques and hand-out references for inspiration. As a collective, participants will learn the art of facial expression, adornment, iconography, and hand lettering. The result: a piece of graphic artwork that can express feelings or a public message that can be shared with the world. $50 registration fee

Location:
17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Interview on Brooklyn Street Art

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Head over to Brooklyn Street Art for an interview about my new book, (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets, and my thoughts on photographing street art and graffiti.

I’d be happy to continue the conversation with you in person at my book launch this Saturday, October 22! A limited supply of books will be on sale for a special book launch price.

Book Launch & Ad Hoc Art 10 Year Anniversary Show:
October 22, 2016, 6:00-10:00pm
Location:
17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Much love to Steve and Jaime for the support!

Announcing… (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

Layout 1I’m very proud to announce my first book, (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets, the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art. (Un)Sanctioned presents a photographic overview of art found on NYC streets, covering a vast spectrum of styles, mediums and techniques, running the gamut from illicit handstyles to guerilla sculptural installations to full-blown production murals done with permission. The 192 page hardcover volume, published by the UK’s Carpet Bombing Culture, is set to be released October 28. (Un)Sanctioned includes an introduction by art critic Hrag Vartanian, an essay by yours truly, and contributions from artists Elbow-Toe, Leon Reid IV, Jordan Seiler, Garrison and Alison Buxton, and Fade.

big-adhoc-xA book launch and signing will take place in conjunction with the 10 Years of Ad Hoc Art anniversary exhibition at 17 Frost Gallery on October 22.

(Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets
Release date: October 28, 2016
Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture
ISBN: 978-1-908211-33-0
Price: $29.95

Book Launch: October 22, 2016, 6:00-10:00pm
Location: 17 Frost Theater of the Arts, 17 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

New work from: 907 Crew

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New work from: Xsoup

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New work from: Sheryo & The Yok

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New work from: Faust

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Luna Park’s Favorites for 2015

For me personally 2015 marked a year when things got real and everything – including documenting street art & graffiti and most definitely blogging – was put on the back burner. Nevertheless here’s a small selection of artworks, places and moments that resonated with me this year.

top 40 for 2015

My thanks and gratitude for all the love and support these past months…
XOXO, LP

ECB in Brooklyn

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ECB (photo by Luna Park)

German artist Hendrik ‘ECB’ Beikirch has painted in Bushwick with and as part of Robots Will Kill for many years. A recent return visit was inspiration to look back in my archive for photos of past work painted – these images stretch back to 2008.

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ECB (photo by Luna Park)

Read Becki’s excellent interview with ECB from 2010 here.