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

MOMO Back in Brooklyn

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

After a long absence, MOMO returns to Brooklyn with a solo show at Greenpoint’s M. Carter Shop, a space the artist called home until 2010. The show features wooden sculptures, watercolors, and drawings. A zine will be available as well as a limited number of hats, bags, and shirts designed by MOMO for M. Carter.

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)
MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter
February 6 – 22, 2015
Opening: February 6, 6-8pm
Shop hours: Thurs-Sun 11ish to 7ish

M. Carter Shop
141 Engert Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

More MOMO on the Street Spot.

Sweet Toof Rolls Into Pandemic

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Taking his inspiration from the storied US freight train, London’s Sweet Toof’s Derailed rolls into Pandemic Gallery this Friday night for his second New York solo show. Spanning the spectrum from traditional oil paintings on canvas to sculptural installations with salvaged train sets, the artist has transformed the gallery into a maniacally toothy and phantasmagorical homage to boxcar culture. Come out, you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED”
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7-11pm
PANDEMIC gallery & event space
22 Waverly Avenue (btw Park Ave/Flushing Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G & C trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)
Car: BQE West, Exit 31 KENT/WYTHE – BQE East, Exit 30 FLUSHING AVE

Triple Play: Lister

Australian artist Anthony Lister’s been very busy in the weeks leading up to his solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, opening tomorrow night. It’s been a while since we last featured him here, but I’m glad to report he’s showing his former hometown some love by completing a number of murals in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Here are three of the five seven he’s done so far:

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lister

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[Lister – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Lister is also the subject of the forthcoming Anthony Lister – Adventure Painter release from Gingko Press, authored by Roger Gastman and Tristan Manco.

Anthony Lister: Power Tripping
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street
9th Floor
New York, New York 10010

June 28—July 26, 2014
Opening: Saturday, June 28, 6—8pm

From Street to Art: Italian Street Art

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Having traveled through Italy several times in recent years and witnessed the street art talent there in person, I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow’s opening of From Street to Art at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. This overview of Italian Street Art curated by Simone Pallotta features work by Agostino Iacurci, Aris, BR1, Cyop&Kaf, Dem, Eron, Hitnes, Sten&Lex, Ufo5, 2501.

Opening: June 20 from 6:00PM
June 20 – August 20, 2014
On view Mondays through Fridays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue (btw 68th & 69th Sts)
New York, NY 10065

[Dem for Fame Festival in Grottaglie, Italy – photo (c) Luna Park]

Vacancy: An Art Show by Pufferella

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Street Spot gal pal Pufferella is having a one-weekend, one-woman show in the Factory Fresh Penthouse, upstairs from her former gallery space. She’ll be showing her newest hand-sewn artworks.

Vacancy: An Art Show by Pufferella
Saturday, May 31st: noon-6pm
Sunday, June 1st: noon-6pm

Factory Fresh Penthouse
1053 Flushing Avenue, 1 Flight Up
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Bushwick Open Studios Space #266

Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class

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Mark your calendars, Pandemic Gallery will be showing new paintings, drawings, prints and wood cut works by Cassius Fouler.

Cassius Fouler: Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7:00-11:00pm
Pandemic Gallery & Event Space
22 Waverly Avenue (betweem Park Avenue & Flushing Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Pandemic Pandemonium

EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG (photo by Luna Park)

This weekend, Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery celebrates a grand re-opening in it’s cavernous, new space by the Navy Yard. The art space will be inaugurated with a 528 foot wrap-around mural by EKG (artist feature and essay on Graffuturism), who will also debut a limited-edition print, t-shirts and other surprise goodies.

EKG tools of the trade (photo by Luna Park)
EKG’s tools of the trade (photo by Luna Park)
Book of EKG (photo by Luna Park)
The big book of EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG: mastermind at work (photo by Luna Park)

House band Fake Hooker will not only release their self-titled, 12″ studio album, but also treat revelers to a no doubt extremely loud and boisterous introduction to their latest tracks. The brothers behind the punk rock explosion known as Unstoppable Death Machines will also perform.

Pandemic Gallery & Event Space
Opening Party: Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:00pm
22 Waverly Avenue
Btw Park & Flushing Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Directions:
Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G and C Trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)

Brian Adam Douglas: How To Disappear Completely

Image (c) Brian Adam Douglas
Image (c) Brian Adam Douglas

I’m super excited for my friend Brian Adam Douglas – you may know him under his street moniker, Elbow-Toe – whose first solo show in New York, How to Disappear Completely, opens at Chelsea’s Andrew Edlin Gallery this Thursday! Do not miss this rare opportunity to view his meticulous, cut paper collages in person.

Brian Adam Douglas: How To Disappear Completely
Opening: Thursday, September 12, 6:00-8:00pm
September 12 – October 26, 2013
Andrew Edlin Gallery
134 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Tel. +1 (212) 206-9723

Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition

KWT (photo by Luna Park)
KWT (photo by Luna Park)

I’m very pleased to be included in Galerie F’s upcoming group show, Shot From The Hip: A Photography Exhibition, which opens in Chicago this Friday. I will be showing an affordable selection of prints and photo transfers on acrylic. This exhibition highlights photographers active in the urban environment and features work by Sergej Vutuc, Diane Ribaupierre, Brock Brake, Tom Fennell, Oscar Fotoflow, Eden Leavy, Pete Rangel, Senor Codo, and httpill. Sadly, I can’t make it out to Chicago this weekend, but if you’re in the area, please come out and support!

Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition
Curated by Billy Craven
Opening: Friday, August 23rd, 6:00-10:00pm
August 23-September 1, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm
Galerie F
2381 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Contact: galeriefchicago@gmail.com