Wastedland 2: The Quest for UFO 907 & The Meaning of It All

UFO 907 (photo by Luna Park)

After a year of touring the United States with his darkly humorous, philosophical fairy tale, filmmaker Andrew H. Shirley brings Wastedland 2 home for it’s NYC premiere and a blowout celebration at Maspeth’s Knockdown Center on September 15. Following hot on the trail of the all-knowing UFO 907, a motley crew of graffiti miscreants band together on a quest to discover the answer to one of the most pressing questions of our time: What’s the point??


The film will be screened within an immersive art installation featuring work by ADAM VOID, Amy Smalls, CASH4, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, SMELLS, UFO 907, William Thomas Porter, and WOLFTITS. Musical performances by CRAIG ANDERSONIC, DIRTYFINGER, DJ DOG DICK, JACER RACER & THE UFHOES, KARMA KIDS, NINJASONIK and more throughout the evening.

When: Friday, September 15 | Opening reception: 7pm-midnight | Screenings: 9pm & 11pm
Where: Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

Luna Park’s 2014 Favorites

As 2014 winds down, here’s a look back at some of my favorite art and images from the past year – shot in New York, Berlin, Munich and Washington, DC.

Featuring work by:

ADEK, WOLFTITS, ELBOW-TOE, FADE AA/EKGLABS, MOSA/CURVE/ESSO PAL, ELSOL25, MAYA HAYUK, BERLIN KIDZ, GRAFRO, MARTHA COOPER, DCEVE/SNOEMAN, STIKMAN, SHOK1, SKI/TOUCH, STEVE POWERS, DAN WITZ, SWOON, RUBIN415, JUST, CHRIS STAIN/BILLY MODE, ENX/COST, KUMA, JOE IURATO, UFO 907, TEXAS/GANE, SPONE/WANE/TRAP, ANDREW PONEROS, PIXOTE/RAMBO, PIXELPANCHO, CASH4, VTS, FALSE/PEAR, POSTER BOY, SOBER/NOXER, BARE/HERT/GABLE, RUSK/KATSU, NEVER, AMNY, YOU GO GIRL/JANZ/NEKST, KASHINK, KRIPOE, NESO, SATONE, RIPO, HOUSE OF HADES, JJ VERONIS, CLINT MARIO/ME_NEWYORK, GADSE, SMELLS/DROID 907, GIZ/GHOST/MARVEL, REVS, SPECTER, CEKIS/CERN, ELMS, HOODRICH, SWEET TOOF/DARKCLOUD, REKA, MOMO, TOP DOGS, JEFFREY GAMBLERO/SMART

My gratitude to those of you working in the public space.
Much love to anyone who lost a loved one this year…
#ripafri #ripdg #ripkorn #ripüzit

Triple Play: Extinguishers

“Rollers and extinguishers are two of my favorite tools of vandalism, largely because their increasingly creative use has allowed hitherto inaccessible space to come into play in a highly visible manner.”

That’s what I recently told Nico Gaude of the relatively newish blog Art Before Fame in answer to one of his questions about street art. For the full interview, please click on over to Street Spotting with Luna Park and be sure to have a look around the site!

rambo x seedr

ski touch

droid

[Rambo x Seedr, Ski x Touch, Droid 907 – all photos (c) Luna Park]

On a Roll with Rambo, Sabio, Cash4 and Smells

In the graffiti arsenal, the paint roller is a workhorse. It provides even coverage, laying a foundation for a piece or wiping the slate clean. Add an extender pole to your roller and all manner of otherwise hard-to-reach spots become a possibility. I’m an unabashed fan of blockbuster roller letters with drop shadows, the bigger and more visible, the better. And with a little practice, some unique styles can be worked out of a roller. Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of roller action on vacant billboards along the BQE as well as rooftops along the J/M/Z lines.

Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)