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