TimeOut New York interviewed graffiti legend and artist, Chris “Daze” Ellis from his South Bronx…
An anonymous tipster has sent us images of two 1 trains that were graffiti bombed in the past month up in The Bronx.
Although nothing like decades past when entire trains were covered in Graff and roamed through through the belly of the beast of our subway through the city, this still shows that graffiti artists are very daring in trying to capture their claim to fame—even if ever so brief as these trains are generally pulled out of service immediately to be cleaned.
Last night at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, The Bronx was in the house in full effect as Casita Maria celebrated its ‘Fiestas 2015’
Photographer Ricky Flores, born and raised in The Bronx during our most tumultuous times had a front row seat to what was happening—along with his camera.
Ricky’s work from those times are not just of the devastation that happened but the humanity that was present and how alive the areas were with people, culture, and art despite all of that.
Decades later and the advent of the internet into the mainstream, his photography was available to the larger audience of the web and this is where 8 years ago 2 graffiti artists from Brazil, Ananda Nahu and Izalog, became so enthralled and connected to the images that they began to use them as templates for creating beautiful murals in Brazil.
Join Wallworks New York tomorrow, Saturday and February 28th from 5pm to 8pm for ‘Naughty but Nicer’, a solo exhibition of graffiti legend and founding member of Tats Cru, Nicer.
The work in this exhibition is inspired by the famous pin-up girls who’s popularity picked up steam in the locker rooms of many soldiers during World War II — although their history reaches back as far as the late 1800s.
After a soft launch this past September and with several exhibitions since then, WALLWORKS NEW YORK in Port Morris will officially launch their gallery tomorrow, Saturday, January 10th at 6PM with the exhibition ‘Ikonoclasts’ featuring the works of the late trio of graff artists, A-One, Dondi, and Rammellzee.
When we first interviewed Crash, aka John Matos last year, he told us about his vision for WALLWORKS:
Take a Bronx Street Art Tour and visit the latest TAG Public Arts Project outdoor murals. This special Tour grants visitors an insider’s view of the sites and details of the artist, The process used and country of origin. We share the history and community/business that serves as a backdrop for this unique art form.
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When you meet John ‘Crash’ Matos, you quickly realize how down to earth and humble he is. 40 years ago he began graffiti bombing subway cars and soon became a major sought after artist and featured in so many galleries and museums throughout the globe, yet none of this seems to have changed his persona.
Now, after all these decades, Crash, one of the members of the world renowned Tats Cru, is putting down some roots in his home borough of The Bronx and opening up a gallery in Port Morris.
This week Adam Levine-Peres asks locals from the Bronx, if their is a difference between Street Art and Graffiti?
Do art murals hold a historical significances in certain communities?
Watch the video and tell us what you think!
You may remember last year when a 4 train emerged from the yard and into service at Woodlawn with a couple of cars tagged up.
Well this time along the 2 and 5 Line at the East 180th yard in the Bronx, several cars were spotted that were bombed last month and it appears it was done by crew from Spain in Barcelona.
30 years ago Henry Chalfant’s ground breaking documentary, ‘Style Wars’ was released and took the Bronx, graffiti culture as well as the relatively then nascent scene of Hip Hop across the world.
Now this Saturday, the Bronx Documentary Center will screen the sequel to the award-winning film which documents what has transpired since the cultural landmark original in the world of graffiti.
The absurdity in Melrose just increased a few notches. The building owner has installed a gate to cover and protect Banksy’s “Ghetto 4 Life” piece on East 153rd and Elton.