Photo Recap of Revok’s Los Angeles Exhibition @ Library Street Collective

April 11 2015 . 07:08pm

 

Library Street Collective Pop-up Gallery
1242 Palmetto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States

On view: April 10 – 19, 2015

Photographer: Jon Lake

More information at hypebeast.com

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Interview: graffiti artist Saber

January 13 2014 . 10:58pm

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Scaling walls sans safety nets at the dead of night, graffiti artists risk life and limb to make their art. But the leap they make from street to gallery is just as tough a challenge in its way: in winning over the art world, they threaten the credibility as authentic outsiders that is their calling card. The consequence is a strange phenomenon: wealthy and successful artists such as Banksy who still slip out with their spray can and cling to their anonymity as a symbol of their rebelliousness.

For Saber, whose show The Ugly American opens at the Outsiders gallery in London’s Soho this week, the situation is a little different. Fired by a sense of social injustice, the Los Angeles-based artist has channelled his energy into a high-profile political activism that has left him nowhere to hide. In 2010, he attracted the opprobrium of the US right – including the wrath of Fox News – when he graffitied the Stars and Stripes in an effort to highlight the injustices of the US healthcare system. (The video he released was used by the US administration as part of its healthcare campaign.) A year later, he caused a sensation when he commissioned light aircraft to write slogans across the LA and New York skies that raged against cuts to the arts and against a new law censoring public murals.

To read the full article please visit: www.ft.com

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Building Detroit – Revok, Nekst, Pose

January 04 2014 . 08:17pm

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Revok signing | Made in Detroit | Grand Avenue Jan. 4, 2014 3-5 PM

December 24 2013 . 12:07am

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REVOK: Made in Detroit is a survey of the last two years of REVOK’s newer body of assemblage work inspired by the artists’ newly adopted hometown. These fantastic 3D collages of found materials are well documented alongside terrific images of the places & spaces of Detroit from which they’re made. The cover of each copy of the book will be individually painted by the artist.
For more info, please visit: moca.org/ or call (213) 626-6222

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NEKST FOREVER

December 11 2013 . 09:50pm

NEKST FOREVER from TheSeventhLetter on Vimeo.

In 2012 the Graffiti world lost a great. NEKST will be missed forever for his bold and unrelenting style. His name will always be synonymous with what a true graffiti writer is. A group of friends gathered in Detroit to reproduce NEKST’S John Hancock on the front of the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art.

Produced by The Seventh Letter
Directed by Bankshot
Shot by Lyndon French
Music by Clams Casino and Tame Impala

Special Thanks
All of the Artsists
The Seventh Letter
MOCAD
DONT
Olivia and Jordan

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