A couple of weeks ago I rolled into Miami on a Friday evening to produce a private event @ 10PM. Had to be on the road back to ATL by Sunday morning, so there was no time to waste. Caught the Puma Clyde Launch @ShoeGallery, From there headed to the Mandarin Hotel for the event, which ended way later than expected. Finally called it a wrap @ 4:30 am and headed back to the JW Marriot to cool out. @ 5:30 AM left Marriot, destination, Miami’s Design District.
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 School. [Read more...]
Tacks AM7 / The Civic Yard 1995At this point we’re officially all the way live into the archive. Like we mentioned before, as of right now we’re freestyling. There’s a few detailed directions I’m thinking about as far as coverage but for now we’ll keep things simple. Extra maximums to Sauce Hydrilla and 91.9 WCLK for the interest in the efforts, and everybody that’s sharing the drops. Can’t forget mi genté SB One & SnortThis.
This is connoisseur material at it’s finest. Henry Chalfant’s (Style Wars) often forgotten overlooked hip-hop documovie, All City. This was experimental documentary about the early days of the Hip-Hop in the South Bronx that was created shortly after Style Wars. Be sure to catch the lofi bit version of T La Rock + Jazzy Jay’s “It’s Your’s”. Classic Material. [Read more...]
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 [Read more...]
Just like we said, the MoCA Art In The Streets drops will be coming for a while. This Fine purveyors of the European Graffiti Movement, VERY NEARLY ALMOST, captures a rare interview with the “Fairy Godmother of Graffiti”, the one and only Martha Cooper. Shot during Art in the Streets 2011, by Charlie Inman.
Photography: Brandon ShigetaEven though Banksy stepped through MOCA as “The Artist Who Will Not Be Named”, It was pretty obvious which artist was occupying an entire room that consisted of all manners of sociopolitical satire and tom foolery. Whats even more interesting, is that even though he is in the exhibition, there must have been some sort of confidentiality/secrecy agreement. How so? Banksy’s name wasn’t listed anywhere on any MOCA collateral. To round round it out, when Jeffery Deitch introduced Banksy’s massive stained glass window, he didn’t mention the artist. [Read more...]