May, 2009

TAKI183.net is now launched

May 13 2009 . 08:21pm

photo: MARTHA COOPER

www.taki183.net

Graffiti writers around the world know the name that started it all: TAKI 183. A kid from 183rd Street in northern Manhattan, TAKI 183’s simple signature captured the attention of a reporter and, on July 21, 1971, the article “TAKI 183 Spawns Pen Pals” appeared in The New York Times. 

Just like that, TAKI 183 became a graffiti legend, with rumors spreading that he even tagged a Secret Service car and the Statue of Liberty. Amid all the rumors, TAKI 183 remained silent. Now, almost four decades later, TAKI 183 has emerged to tell his story.

This site includes photos of TAKI 183’s work, images of his friends and contemporaries, his true story and, for the first time, official TAKI 183 limited-edition screenprints.

There are currently three screenprints available in the store: “Collage” features a design made up of the The New York Times article and various high school newspaper articles and drawings about TAKI 183; “Red Subway Tile” features an ornate tile pattern of the New York City subway walls and an original TAKI 183 paint tag; and “Blue Subway Tile” includes the tile pattern and TAKI 183 tag, plus marker tags by his mentors PHIL T GREEK the 1st, PHIL T GREEK the 2nd and GREG 69.
 
More TAKI 183-related projects are coming soon, so please check back often or sign up for the newsletter.
 
 

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EXILE live at Fat Beats video

May 12 2009 . 04:55pm

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Augor Upper Playground Installation For Downtown Artwalk

May 11 2009 . 06:26pm

Ok so maybe its a bit sudden but this week (thursday) for the Downtown Artwalk in LA Augor will be showing a brand new 3d installation sculpture show/ art retrospective of works completed over the last few years..

the show will be opening for the downtown artwalk this thursday 8pm

Upper Playground – 125 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 – (213) 623-4300

photo credit :Hadas

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KCET, SoCal Connected Story Airs Thurs Feat. Revok, Retna & Chaka

May 11 2009 . 05:30pm

KCET-TV, PBS for Southern & Central California, is airing a story about graffiti art on its weekly newsmagazine, SoCal Connected. The story features interviews with LA artists Revok & Retna and with Chaka on the occasion of his first solo exhibition.

SoCal Connected airs Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM with repeats on Friday at 8:30 PM, Saturday at 6:00 PM, and Sunday at 6:30 PM. It will also be available on our website: www.kcet.org/socal

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SoCal-Connected/31319543565
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/socalconnected

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KEEGAN GIBBS x BEASTIE BOYS

May 09 2009 . 07:31pm

Had fish tacos for lunch today with the Beastie Boys and caught up with them at their studio  to check a glimpse of the new stuff.  They are finishing up their new album to drop this summer.

KEEGAN

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