When Art and Fashion Collide…

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Toyko fashion meets NYC streets when three-man artist collective Destroy + Rebuild throw down some paint at Extraterritoriality Satorutanaka this Friday, September 11th.

This Fashion Week extravaganza, hosted by Destination Art Space at 32-36 Little West 12th Street in Manhattan from 6-8pm, launches designer Satoru Tanaka’s AW2009 collection.

Destroy + Rebuild collaborate around the themes of urban infrastructure and graffiti. They’ll be painting live beginning at 7pm, but their work remains on view at Destination Art Space through September 27th. Come out and support!

Notes From The Underground

It’s time to get back to work (already), but I hope that all of you enjoyed the long weekend just as much as I did. Here are a few shots of what I got up to:

Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller

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Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller

The Power(s) of Love

Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)

This past weekend I was visiting my brother in Philadelphia, where I was lucky enough to catch a preview of a new mural project underway in the city. Steve Powers (aka Espo), proves that home really is where the heart is, with this ambitious Mural Arts Program collaboration in his native city of Philadelphia. “Love Letters” is a love story both to and from a community, spanning 30-50 walls, rooftops, and billboards along the Market Street El. The narrative unfolds in the style of old Burma Shave ads as riders travel between 46th and 63rd Streets.

Through countless hours of community outreach, meetings, and even a Facebook page, Powers has brought together hundreds of West Philly residents to shape this project by sharing not only their artistic skills, but their insights on love and what the neighborhood means to them.

Stay tuned for updates and information on the opening in September, which I will definitley not be missing.