GUESS WHO’S BACK? And we’re skipping the formalities and going straight for the GUSTO! The man behind MOCA: Art In The Streets and producer of Exit Through The Gift Shop is back with a new venture in 2012. Roger Gastman hits the documentary arena with Wall Writers: Graffiti In It’s Innocence, a detailed journey to the era before vandals actually became graffiti writers. Beginning in the 1960′s
In a perfect world the name Vaughn Bodé would be as well known as Barak Obama. In the arenas of graffiti and underground art the Bodé name is a title of royalty that has been inspiring artists since before his death in 1975. Since then, his heir apparent Mark Bodé has carried on the family tradition to the fullest and has even taken it a step further to finish a few of his dad’s unfinished works.
Dr. King said, “judge a man not by the color of his skin but by the contents of his character.” In this case, judge a man not by the color of his skin, but by his artistic ability. “The final selection was done by a mostly African American design team and was based solely on artistic ability.” There was alot of drama over the fact that a Chinese sculptor was chosen for the project. Later for t
To catch a glimpse of the works by West Coast duo Retna & El Mac, on a computer screen is one thing. To stand directly in front of one their productions is almost an experience. Simply put, Their combined styles of art and West Coast flavor create nothing short of visual monoliths. This video by I Am Los Angeles / Joris Debeij, captures the duo at various stages of a major production for an unnamed LA County Scho
The interwebs never cease to amaze. We’ve heard about “Kings of Broadway”, but that’s about it, up until now. This documovie delves into the history of the NYC graffiti movement, tracing it thru 3 generations of well known writers.
This is one of the nicest productions we’ve seen so far. Entitled “Street, 2011,” this video documents one of MoCA’s most talked about installations created by Barry McGee, Todd James, Steve Powers. Additional support provided by Devin Flynn, Josh Lazcano, Dan Murphy, and Alexis Ross. Directed by
via MoCA “One of hip-hop’s most enigmatic figures, RAMMELLZEE was a graffiti writer, rapper, and sculptor. Born in Far Rockaway. Queens, RAMMELLZEE began a brief graffiti career on the A train in the mid-1970s.