Putting Art in Ad Places

Adam Wallacavage for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)

Seeing how we’re already into February, I thought I’d share some of the first images from Art in Ad Places, a year-long ad takeover project I’ve committed to documenting. Once a week for 52 weeks, an advertisement in a NYC telephone booth will be removed and replaced with art.

Why? Because:

Outdoor advertising is visual pollution.
Outdoor advertising can be psychologically damaging.
Outdoor advertising is pushed on viewers without their consent.
Outdoor advertising marks underutilized venues for other messages.
By replacing advertisements with artwork, Art in Ad Places provides a public service and alternative vision of our public environment.

Kristen Liu Wong for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Jeffrey Gibson for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Monica Canilao & Eric Loundy for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)
Michelle Angela Ortiz for Art in Ad Places (photo by Luna Park)

More information at https://www.artinadplaces.com/.

ALL BIG LETTERS at Haverford College

My new year is starting off with a flurry of activity, the first of which is my participation in the ALL BIG LETTERS group show curated by Vandalog‘s RJ Rushmore at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. If you are in the Philadelphia area, I hope to see you at the opening on Friday, January 20.

The exhibition focuses on the tools & strategies of graffiti and features art, photos, tools, and ephemera from Adam VOID, Aric Kurzman, BLADE, Biancoshock, CURVE, DB Burkeman, Egg Shell Stickers, EKG, Evan Roth, FAUST, Fumakaka Crew, Jordan Seiler, Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer, Lee George Quinones, Loiq, Martha Cooper, MOMO, NTEL, Smart Crew, Steve Weinik, stikman, and more.

My contribution are photographs of graffiti executed with rollers, extinguishers, mops and welds.

ALL BIG LETTERS
January 20–March 3, 2017
Opening: Friday, January 20, 4:30-7:30pm

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Whitehead Campus Center
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

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.

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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