Interview on Vice & Weekend Activities


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.

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

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

Impressions from 2012 Welling Court

Olek for Welling Court 2012 (photo by Luna Park)

This past weekend’s third iteration of the Welling Court block party, organized by the tireless Alison and Garrison Buxton, was a huge success. The total number of walls now painted in this corner of Astoria has almost reached 100! Here’s a small taste of what went down on Saturday…

Toofly (photo by Luna Park)
Sheryo in action (photo by Luna Park)
Never and The Yok pieces in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Score and Flying Fortress in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Skewville piece in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Chris RWK in action (photo by Luna Park)
Veng in action (photo by Luna Park)
John Fekner & Don Leicht (photo by Luna Park)
Ellis G in the foreground w/Sinned in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Fumero in action (photo by Luna Park)
Taking in Joe Iurato’s finished piece (photo by Luna Park)
SpOne (photo by Luna Park)
Cost, Darkcloud and Keely (photo by Luna Park)
Admiring Chris Stain and Billy Mode’s work (photo by Luna Park)
Cekis (photo by Luna Park)
URNewYork in action (photo by Luna Park)
Cern’s balloons (photo by Luna Park)
Score by night (photo by Luna Park)

Click through for The Street Spot’s coverage of Welling Court in 2011 and 2010.