While it’s wonderful that MoMA PS1 is bringing it’s art-star-laden Rockaway! exhibition to Fort Tilden this summer, I’d like to point out that Tilden was home to a much more organic, arts movement long before Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Rockaways…
Last night was a fun night filled with art, music, tattoos, video games, and even some Cirque du Soleil-esque contortionism. No, it wasn’t just another night at a hipster bar in Williamsburg, this was “The Community Serviced”, a show curated by Andrew H. Shirley which featured 12 uniquely produced Showpaper newspaper boxes designed by 24 artists. After the opening night, the works will be placed around the city to serve the community both as public art pieces as well as an expansion of Showpaper’s distribution network of their bi-monthly publication.
Here’s hoping that they last long enough!
Yesterday I posted pictures of UFO, Gen2, Sadue, Darkcloud, Goya and others painting in Brooklyn. Here are some updates on what appears to be the finished wall (and bench):
With the holiday weekend and the heat wave behind us (well, hopefully), New Yorkers are getting back into their regular routines again. Luckily for us, to the 907 crew and their friends, this means painting. New work from Darkcloud, Swampy, Goya, UFO, Gen2, Sadue, Cool Cat and more was in progress today along a block in Brooklyn. With so many of my local favorites in one place, I will definitely be going back for some shots of the finished wall, so stay tuned!
Update: See shots of the finished wall here
I’m an unabashed fan of the 907 crew, who have been rocking New York with their inventive stylings for over a decade now. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of these guys, I highly recommend a visit to the Robots Will Kill Graffiti Galleries. In the extensive graffiti archive, you’ll find classics by Gen2, Oze108, Muk123, UFO and many many more.