November 17, 2011

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August 5, 2011

Electric Projected Teaser from drystarr on Vimeo.

On the evening of August 6th at the intersection of Main Street and East Main in Beacon NY OPEN SPACE Gallery Presents Electric Projected.

The evening will begin with 2 live bands organized by local 845, and then when the sun sets 24 animated shorts will be projected onto the facade of the Electric Windows Building. Each animation will be inspired by one of the pieces of art on the building. DJ Bobby Collins will be live mixing during the animations to accompany the show. After the animations Bobby C Sound TV will DJ his famous Audio/Viual DJ Sets and continue the projections on the building and everyone will dance in the streets...

Bring a lawn chair to watch the show and your dancing shoes, This is going to be an amazing evening!!!

Animated Short Films and Live Music
Saturday, August 6th,
6:00 pm to 12:00 am
1 East Main Main Street,
Beacon, New York 12508

Posted by marc at 6:26 PM in New York |

March 25, 2011

Scion Installation 7: Video / Brooklyn NY from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Scion Installation 7 Artist Video: Cheryl Dunn from Scion ART on Vimeo.

"Spine Of It" by Cheryl Dunn

"This ridge of landscape, always struck me, ever-changing by the season and the light of day. It looks like a spine and or a gentle hill to climb, a ridge to dance upon and a hill to tumble down. Somewhat analogous to life itself. It also makes me think of facing fear, and the merits of falling down. Things in your head, put to physical form . strength and vulnerability in one. Elements of this film I have wanted to make for a long time or at least attempt but maybe I was afraid." - Cheryl Dunn 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 7-10pm

Eastern District
43 Bogart St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

MORGAN stop on the L train


Open Bar / Artists in attendance

Scion’s illustrious national art tour, Installation, returns for its 7th year featuring an all-video format.

With original work from: Franki Chan, David Choe, Cheryl Dunn, Gluekit, Matt Goldman, Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt, The London Police, Mackie Osborne, Souther Salazar, and SSUR©

Posted by marc at 6:10 AM in New York |

December 8, 2010



More from Kid Zoom here.

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October 22, 2010


Next Tuesday, October 26th, our book Trespass: A History of Uncomissioned Urban Art will have it's official book launch in France at the TASCHEN store in Paris.

The event (which unfortunately Sara and I won't be able to attend) will feature new artwork from a range of French artists including Blek Le Rat, Invader, JR, Zevs, and Alexone

If you are in Paris, we hope you can join us. Many of the artists in the book will be there in attendance. Here's the info:


A l’occasion de la sortie de Trespass, une histoire de l’art urbain illicite

TASCHEN a le plaisir de vous inviter à une rencontre-dédicace avec les artistes


Le mardi 26 octobre
de 19h à 21h

TASCHEN Store Paris
2, rue de Buci
75006 Paris

Contact Store: 01 40 51 79 22

Contact presse: Lou Mollgaard 01 40 51 73 08

Avec l’aimable participation de:
Galerie Onega et Galerie L.J.
Wooster Collective

Posted by marc at 7:22 AM in New York |

October 18, 2010

Earlier in the year, while attending Design Indaba in Cape Town, Sara and I had the pleasure of spending time with the famed designer Massimo Vignelli.

Over the course of a few evenings, and lots of alcohol, we found ourselves having spirited conversations about the value of graffiti with Massimo, who amongst his many acomplishments designed the iconic subway sign system for the New York Transit Authority in 1966.

Since meeting Massimo in South Africa, Sara and I have always dreamed about holding a panel discussion for the public that would bring us together with Massimo and the legendary photographer Jon Naar (who shot the photos contained in Faith Of Graffiti).

Well this Thursday night we've done it.

We hope you can join us this Thursday night for "Writing On The Wall" which fittingly will be held at the Knoll showroon. Along with Massimo and Jon, will be Mike171 and Butler, as well as Dr. James Dickenson.

It will definately be a night to remember....


Posted by marc at 7:16 AM in New York |

October 10, 2010

If you are in New York, we'd like for you to join us for the closing night party of RE:FORM SCHOOL. Music guests are Questlove, Black Thought, and DJ Soul


Posted by marc at 4:38 PM in New York |

October 6, 2010


This Friday night, October 8th, at 7pm Sara and I will be doing a rare talk/slide show in New York at the Pratt Manhattan auditorium, 144 W 14th Street, 2nd floor.

The free talk is part of the amazing Art In Odd Places festival which is taking place all along 14th Street in Manhattan.

So while we've spoken at a lot of festivals in Europe this year, it's been quite a while since we did a talk in New York.

Join us if you can!

Learn more about Art In Odd Places here.

Posted by marc at 5:06 AM in New York |

October 4, 2010


One of our favorite events each year in New York is Conflux, an art and technology festival that brings together over 75 interactive art and technology project that explore urban public space all over New York.

This coming weekend, October 08–10, 2010. Conflux returns to the East Village. Participants will transform the neighborhood into a street-based laboratory with art installations, interactive performances, games, guided expeditions and more.

Highlights: "Interpretive Trails" re-invents Con Edison marks on sidewalks as trail markers in a network of hiking/walking trails. "Tektonomology" is a two-day expedition to catalogue all named buildings in the East Village. "Energy Agency" is a workshop exploring ways collective action can positively impact NYC energy consumption. Italian artist Giulio Ammendola brings his turntable to lead "Wheel," a walk guided by a music-meets-maps mashup.

Indoor events, headquartered at NYU's Barney Building (34 Stuyvesant St.), include a keynote address by renowned urban explorer Steve Duncan, evening performances and the Conflux Café series of artist-led talks and workshops.

Outdoor events are free; a daily pass for indoor events is $5 ($3/students).

You can learn more about Conflux by clicking here.

Posted by marc at 6:46 AM in New York |

September 29, 2010




We're thrilled that the books have arrived for tonight' launch of TRESPASS: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art in New York at the TASCHEN store in Soho. Over 35 artists will be there to sign books (many having flown in from all over the world)

RSVP to by 1pm today.

Join us!


Posted by marc at 7:07 AM in New York |

June 29, 2010

Highlights from the opening night of the Charming Baker solo show on New York's Lower East Side.

Posted by marc at 7:13 AM in New York |

May 14, 2010

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Tomorrow evening, Saturday, Martha Cooper launches her latest book "Name Tagging" at the Obey pop up store in New York. Name Tagging is the follow up to Going Postal and documents street art and tags on the "Hello My Name Is" small sized stickers. It includes interviews with Twist, Cost, Faust, Claw and others along with photos of hundreds of hand drawn/tagged stickers (no commercially printed ones).

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Obey Pop Up Store NYC
Street: 151 Orchard Street
City/Town: New York, NY

Posted by marc at 8:13 AM in New York |

May 12, 2010



Starting about 10 years ago, Sara and I started keeping all the little things that you come across, and sometimes throw away, as you dive deeper and deeper into the street art scene - little notes from artists, handmade flyers, stickers, drawings on the backs of old record sleaves... We've kept almost everything, tossing it all in boxes that then went to storage.

While curating on an upcoming issue of THEME magazine (about collecting) Jiae Kim and John Lee approached us about doing a little pocket book showcasing some of our ephemera collection. We loved the idea and started to open up boxes that haven't been opened for years.

We're thrilled that later tonight, THEME Magazine will be giving away our little ephemera book for free to those who attend their terrific "Small Is Beautiful" show here in New York.

Here's the info. Hope you can attend:

Small Is Beautiful
An exhibition of dioramas curated by Theme Magazine & Scion, featuring work by:

Jeremy Mora
Lori Nix
Tracey Snelling
Dan Funderburgh
Ji Lee

wall vignettes by
Josh Cochran

Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 12

Murphy and Dine Gallery
520 West 27th Street, NYC / Ground Floor (between 10th and 11th Avenue)

RSVP to receive the premiere issue of Theme Pocket Books featuring Wooster Collective's ephemera art collection.

Check out for interviews with the artists and images of the dioramas.


Posted by marc at 7:50 AM in New York |

April 30, 2010

Photo by Matthew Montouris-Gore

Opening Reception on May 1st, 6-9pm
May 01, 2010 — May 29, 2010

Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street, New York City

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April 27, 2010

Recently we teamed up with The Gallery at LPR teamed up for our first exhibition together, a solo show of Hungarian born, New York artist, Edina Tokodi. For the exhibition, titled If All the World Were a Blackbird, Edina, one of today's leading green graffiti artists, created original installations, transferring her public sculptural moss graffiti pieces - most recently seen around New York City as subtle exclamation points amid the concrete - from street to scene. She describes it thus: “I work with plants and other living or organic materials such as hand-made paper, sand, etc. I try to bring nature closer to city dwellers both with my street art pieces and with my site-specific indoor installations.”

The exhibit runs through June 16th.

Posted by marc at 7:14 AM in New York |

February 13, 2010


While "Exit Through The Gift Shop", Banksy's documentary about Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash) debuts at the Berlin Film Festival, Thierry himself is opening "Icons" his first solo show in New York. If you're in town here's the info:

Mr. Brainwash: Icons
415 W. 13th Street, Ground Floor.
Opens Sunday at 3pm, Valentine's Day


Posted by marc at 10:33 PM in New York |

December 9, 2009


Capping an incredible 2009, The London Police and Galo end the year together with Fresh Geezers, an exhibition of new work which opens tomorrow evening, Thursday December 10th, at 7pm at Factory Fresh in Brooklyn.

During the eventing The London Police will be showing their recent documentary film "Brothers in Arms" filmed in LA where best friends Bob & Chaz decided to handcuff themselves together for 24 hours a day as a social experiment of friendship versus personal space... they lasted five days.

Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop

See you there!

Posted by marc at 7:33 AM in New York |

November 16, 2009

Featuring Over 100 Artists
Trying to Survive in This Economy

November 21 - December 19

A or C Subway to UTICA AVE.

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November 13, 2009

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"Art, Advertising, Activism & Alchemy:

The power of public art. The problem of ubiquitous, aggressive, and even illegal advertising. The renaissance of urban activism. The alchemical conversion of public spaces when these concerns meet. These four artists, with different but overlapping practices, represent the transformative intersection of art, advertising & activism. Speaking together for the first time ever:

Jordan Seiler, of the provocative Public Ad Campaign: replacer of advertising with beautiful art and organizer of the staggeringly ambitious New York Street Art Takeovers.

Gabriel “Specter” Reese: the pioneering Artist, emerging from a traditional graffiti background to become the creator of remarkably innovative street works that deal with socially marginalized people and places.

Jason Eppink: the Urban Alchemist transforming video ads into video art with a simple filter and trashed chairs into treasured seating by clever relocation.

Posterchild: the incredibly prolific creator of hundreds of conceptual and sensitive street works, including sculptural, kinetic, robotic and interactive installations, guerrilla gardens, stencils, and of course posters.

Come see these distinguished and award winning persons give individual talks about their practices, followed by a panel Q&A with all four artists. Also on display: 20 screens featuring past street works of all artists and the unveiling of new mural works by Posterchild and I Am. Drinks are available all evening.

Friday, November 20th, 2009
At Wonderland: 3801, 23rd Avenue in Astoria, Queens.
7pm: Doors open, 8pm: Artists talks, 9:30pm: Panel Q&A

Free to Enter"

Posted by marc at 7:24 AM in New York |

May 2, 2009


If you're in New York, and haven't made your plans for the evening, check out theGREAToutDOORS. a show that celebrates "the door as canvas" at the Artbreak Gallery. Curated by luna park and billi kid the show features work by Blanco, Broken Crow, Buildmore, Cake, C-Damage, Celso, Cern, Chris (RWK), Deeker, Destroy&Rebuild, Dude Company, Feral, Goldenstash, Imminent Disaster, Infinity, Kngee, LA 2, Matt Siren, Morgan Thomas, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Plasma Slugs, Veng (RWK), Royce Bannon, Skullphone, Stickman, Windowzoo and Yassie Goldie.

Artbreak Gallery is located at 195 Grand Street, 2nd Floor, between Bedford and Driggs
Avenues in Williamsburg. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1-7pm.

Posted by marc at 8:12 PM in New York |

April 3, 2009



Not too long ago, while in Boston for Shepard Fairey's opening at the ICA, Sara and I found ourselves in a spirited conversation with the artist Phil Frost and New York gallerist Jonathan LeVine. I asked Jonathan if he and Phil were going to work together. Knowing how much I love Phil's work, Jonathan gave me one of his signature wicked smiles and said simply - "We're working on it."

Of all events to happen this year, this is the one show that we've been most excited about.

We couldn't be more thrilled to let you know that this Saturday night Phil Frost's "Paperweight: An Exhibition of Works on Paper" will open at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. It's Phil's first exhibition in New York in over three years.

What we love most about Phil's work is the range of mediums that he uses - including ink, aerosol, gouache and oils, all beneath a layer of "White Out" correction fluid.

From the press release: "The white-out element often appears to form a code or language, composed of letters, hearts, dots and mask-like faces, reminiscent of tribal and indigenous art. These symbols, which the artist refers to as “glyphic distinctions,” are painted on top of heavily textured backgrounds. The overall effect is a masking yet highlighting of negative space, like a delicate lace of personal faith and truth, veiling the decay of humanity. Frost’s deep pantheistic spirituality is expressed through imagery such as in the open-heart motif, which represents the surrender of self to a higher purpose."

Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9E New York, NY 10011 ph:212-243-3822
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm

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March 19, 2009


This Saturday, the 21st, Mark Jenkins is opening a new solo show at the Stricola Contemporary in Soho. Mark will be showing new work including a series of collages with characters from his street installations extracted into new altered-landscapes.

The Golden Ass and Other Stories
Stricola Contemporary, 3 Wooster St, NYC
Opens March 21st (2pm-9pm//reception @7pm)

Posted by marc at 7:28 AM in New York |

February 19, 2009


The New York Public Library and WIRED Magazine kick off their Spring 2009 season next week with a fantastic discussion of the emerging remix culture.

Shepard Fairey will be joined onstage by Lawrence Lessig, the author of Remix and founder of Creative Commons, along with Steven Johnson, culture history and author of Everything Bad Is Good For You. Should be an amazing evening.

***Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, and Steven Johnson***
Remix: Making Art & Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Celeste Bartos Forum, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street

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February 12, 2009




Later tonight, Thursday February 12th, we'll be heading out to Factory Fresh in Brooklyn to see Anxiety Room, an exhibition of collaborative work by Jon Burgerman and Jim Avignon.

If you're in town Factory Fresh is located at 1053 Flushing Avenue between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the L train Morgan Stop.

Posted by marc at 7:33 AM in New York |

November 22, 2008


Later tonight (Saturday) the Kuildoosh crew (Paris, Mudwig, and Eko) take over the Brooklynite Gallery for the opening of their show "Smoking Jackets For Jerry"

Included in the festivities will be a FIFE and DRUM Band and an enormous inflatable sausage.


The opening is tonight from 7-9.

Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X. Blvd.
Brooklyn, New York 11233

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October 22, 2008


Tomorrow night, Thursday, if you're in New York, be sure to check out the book launch for Martha Cooper's new book, Tag Town in Greenpoint.

Information below...


Posted by marc at 11:08 AM in New York |

October 10, 2008



If you're out and about in New York tonight be sure to head over to the Factory Fresh Gallery for a terrific opening that includes photographs from Jake Dobkin, Luna Park, Sam Horine & Street Stars, as well as a new set of wonderful puzzles by our friend Gaëtane Michaux.

The opening reception is today, Friday October 10th, from 6-10pm Factory Fresh is located in Bushwick at 1053 Flushing Avenue – "L" train to Morgan Avenue .

Posted by marc at 1:02 PM in New York |

September 25, 2008

While we were in London and Paris earlier this Summer, it seemed that every artist we met was talking about, or preparing new work, for The Outsiders, Steve Lazarides' blockbuster group show which finally arrives here in New York this Friday night.

In a temporary space located at the corner of Houston and Bowery in Lower Manhattan (where the massive JR piece is located), the show brings together a wide range of such artists (some who have never shown in New York) including Vhils, Zevs, Antony Micallef, Jonathan Yeo, Ian Francis, JR, Conor Harrington, Faile, Blu, Mark Jenkins, Invader, David Choe, Miranda Donovan, Bast, Mode2, Todd James, Polly Morgan and Paul Insect.

Sara and I had a chance to see some of the work last night, and it's absolutely terrific.

Here's a quick snap (sorry for the poor quality) of Vhils working on a full wall site specific piece...


Posted by marc at 8:07 AM in New York |

September 4, 2008


I know it's last minute, but if you're in New York Cityt tomorrow night (Friday) Sara and I are moderating an amazing panel at the New Museum of Contemporary Art at 7:30 pm.

On the panel, and giving short presentations of their work, will be CutUp Collective from London, Leon Reid IV (of Darius + Downey) from New York, Betsey Biggs from New York, and Roadsworth from Canada.

Click here for more info.

Posted by marc at 10:46 PM in New York |

August 8, 2008



Not only one of our favorite artists, but also one of our favorite people, Gaetane Michaux will be launching a rare showing of her amazing puzzles at OPEN SPACE in Beacon this Saturday night.

What makes this show really fun is that the puzzles are mix-portraits of a group of street artists including Anthony Lister, Blek le Rat, Michel De Feo, Elbow Toe, Faile, Jace, Judith Supine, Shepherd Fairey, Skewville, Thundercut - as well as Sara and I from Wooster Collective.

Here's the info:

August 9 – September 7th
Opening Reception 8/9 6-9pm

510 Main St.

Posted by marc at 1:13 PM in New York |

July 10, 2008



In June and July, MOMO and Melissa Brown have been collaborating on a new project for the Espeis Gallery in Williamsburg. The gallery brought their thirty foot long drawing inside and are having an opening for it this coming Saturday June 12th 7-9pm.

For the month of June Melissa and MOMO have been destroying each other's paintings (every odd numbered day for the month of June) on the wall outside the gallery, called Espeis Outside. This space was started by WK when he mounted the painting he did for Obey vs. WK in Tokyo on the exterior wall of the Espeis Gallery as part of his December show. The evolution of that space since December is documented here.

MOMO and Melissa have built a show around this street painting battle. A collaborative screenprint that will be released via the Gallery website on Saturday night.

Posted by marc at 8:15 AM in New York |

June 17, 2008



While gentrification in New York City and the politics of cleansing tend to erase legendary traces of graffiti that inspired artists all over the world, street art flourishes in Eastern European cities. One of these spots is Romania. New York is lucky to have three artists from this former East Block country visiting to paint the walls of the Romanian cultural institute. These three young artists, Nuclear Fairy, IRLO and Omar work as a collective and independently and will translate their unique cultural view into an installation across three rooms.

On Wednesday night there will be an opening of their work and Wooster Collective will be conducting an informal interview with the artists to understand their sources of inspiration, discuss their style and capture impressions of their first trip to NYC.

Please join us for drinks and festivities as well as the opportunity to meet these intriguing artists.


Posted by marc at 9:41 AM in New York |

May 19, 2008


Also, if you're in New York, be sure to check out Koralie's latest work at the Joshua Liner Gallery in Chelsea. It'll be up until the 14th of June.

Posted by marc at 7:05 AM in New York |

May 16, 2008


We're looking forward to seeing everyone in Beacon, NY for Electric Windows.

More info here.

Posted by marc at 6:08 AM in New York |

May 8, 2008


The weekend of May 17th, 24 Street artists will converge on Beacon NY to paint 24 - 8' x 12' murals that when completed, will be installed in the windows of a vacant 19th century factory. The street will be closed off all day Saturday the 17th and visitors will be able to listen to live music and watch artists create their pieces. That weekend there will also be a gallery show at OPEN SPACE featuring many of the artists involved in the windows project.

Artists involved include: Above, Chris Stain, Cycle, Dan Funderburgh, Daryll Pierce, Depoe, Elbow Toe, Jim Darling, ILOVEMYBOO, Lady Pink, Michael De Feo, Mr Kiji, Peripheral Media Projects, Pete Wollenger, Rene Gagnon, Rick Price, Ripo, Ron English, Tes One, The Love Movement, Tina Darling, Ultra, UPSO, You Are Beautiful

For More information visit

Posted by marc at 6:57 AM in New York |

April 12, 2008


If you're in the New York are, we can't recommend highly enough that you check out Judith Supine's first New York solo exhibition, "Dirt Mansion" which opens tonight at the English Kills Gallery in Brooklyn.

We went to the preview reception last night and were absolutely blown away. It's by far our favorite show this year.

Taking a page from Faile and Banksy, rather than stage the show at an established gallery, Judith has taken over a warehouse deep in the heart of Bushwick and transformed it into a full 360 immersive experience.

A mixture of large scale works and 3D sculpture, the show is a collection of what we think is Judith Supine's best work to date.

More info can be found here.

Posted by marc at 9:35 AM in New York |

March 7, 2008


If you've been following the Wooster website, then you know we're big fans of the wonderful Polariod mosaics of Patrick Winfield.

Tomorrow night. Saturday March 8th, Patrick will be opening his solo show, Composites, at OPEN SPACE in Beacon New York from 6-9pm. The show runs through April 5th. You can learn more about the show here.

Posted by marc at 11:53 AM in New York |

December 13, 2007


Curated by Michael DeFeo, tonight's opening at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn features 40 of the most recognized graffiti and street artists showcasing works they're not typically known for. Should be an amazing night.

Posted by marc at 9:59 AM in New York |

November 26, 2007

As was the case last year, December is shaping up to be an amazing month of shows in New York.

This weekend, there are two shows that you won't want to miss.

On Friday night, WK launches a rare solo show in Brooklyn (see below). And then on Saturday night, Blek le Rat, Blu, Bo130, D*Face, Microbo and Space Invader will all be showing new work as part of "The Streets of Europe: A Survey of European Street Art" opening at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in Chelsea.

More on both shows later in the week.



Posted by marc at 8:00 AM in New York |

October 13, 2007

Sara and I are pleased and excited to let you know that this coming Friday, October 19th, we will be curating our first art exhibition since last year's Wooster on Spring show.

"that dog called hope" will be the first American solo show and book signing by the Danish artist Armsrock who now works and resides in Bremen, Germany.

Since space is limited, RSVP is required to

Here's the info:

Wooster Collective Presents... Armsrock, An Art Show
In Celebration of The Book, "All My Friends Are Made Of Paper"

Friday, October 19, 2007
7:00pm - 9:00pm
5 in 1 Gallery
60 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Music from IVY and DJ DRM

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Marc and Sara




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September 11, 2007


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September 5, 2007



Congratulations to Kalene Rivers and Dan Weise who this weekend will open their first gallery, called OPEN SPACE, in Beacon, New York on 510 Main Street.

The inaugural show (which opens this Saturday, September 8th from 3 to 9) features a series of new self portraits from Michael DeFeo.

Michael lives in New York and has shown his work internationally over the past decade in both solo and group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Ridgefield, CT, the Neuberger Museum - Purchase, NY, The National Gallery - Bangladesh, Leipzig University - Germany, MASS MoCA, The New Museum of Contemporary Art - NY, A3 Art Fair - Paris and Colette - Paris. Best known for his flower image, Michael has been creating street art for over fifteen years in cities around the world. Last year he was featured on the cover of New York Magazine’s "Reasons to Love New York" issue and participated in our Wooster on Spring exhibition in December.

Posted by marc at 7:14 AM in New York |

June 14, 2007


June is usually a great month for shows in New York, but this year is proving to be be exceptionally good.

Next weekend Shepard Fairey opens E PLURIBUS VENOM, his first full scale solo show in New York City. The buzz on the show has been massive, as not only will Shepard be showing his new work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea, but he's also taken over a massive installation space in Dumbo, Brookly at 81 Front Street (at the corner of Washington St).

The opening reception for the Chelea show is next Saturday, June 23rd from 5-9 pm at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery at 529 West 20th Street.

Jonathan LeVine explains the new work - "The title E Pluribus Venom which translates Out of many, poison is derived from E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) an early motto adopted by the U.S. Government which appears on U.S. coins and dollar bills. Many becoming one, or a loss of power and influence of the individual in favor of homogeny is a symptom of a society in decline. "E Pluribus Venom" could be interpreted as saying both that there is poison in the American system, and that many individuals are motivated by venom and anger toward this system. "E Pluribus Venom" is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war. Some of Fairey's works use currency motifs or a Norman Rockwell aesthetic to employ the graphic language of the subjects they critique. Other works use a blend of Art Nouveau, hippie, and revolutionary propaganda styles to celebrate subjects advocating peace. The art addresses monolithic institutional power and authority and the role of counter culture and independent individuals to question the dominant paradigm. Shepard Fairey's new body of work contains politically-charged paint, screen print, stencil, and collage mixed media pieces which use metaphor, humor, and seductive decorative elements to deliver provocative but beautiful results. These works blur the perceived barriers between propaganda and escapist decoration, political responsibility and humor with the intent of stimulating both viscerally and intellectually"

Posted by marc at 8:06 AM in New York |

June 7, 2007

There's two events this coming Saturday here in New York that we highly recommend checking out....

First, from 10am - 12pm, one of our favorite artists, James De La Vega, will be creating interactive artwork as part of the first ever public demonstration of Microsoft's new Surface Computing platform that was unveiled to major acclaim last week. The event will take place at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers at 811 7th Avenue (at 53rd Street)

Then, at 4pm Sara and I will be moderating The New Urban Interventionists panel at the Creators Series event here in Manhattan at the Altman Building at 135 West 18th Street
in Chelsea.

Here's the description of the panel:

How are street artists changing the way they interact with the urban canvas?

While street art is still widely created by spraying, pasting, stenciling, or stickering on public surfaces, it has also become a fertile ground for artists experimenting with more conceptual approaches, both high- and low-tech, for altering the urban canvas, sometimes permanently, sometimes momentarily. While New York-based Graffiti Research Lab takes a “geek graffiti” approach of creating open source technologies for the modern street artist, Leeds-based Paul Moose Curtis opts for more rudimentary methods, using a shoebrush and water to create wall art by selective erasure. Their discussion will examine the politics of reclaiming the streets; the urban artist’s evolving toolkit; the uneasy relationship between street art and commercial signage; and the value of impermanent, low-impact approaches to urban interventionism.

Posted by marc at 3:14 PM in New York |

June 6, 2007




As promised, here's the address for tomorrow night's public opening for the Faile show in Lower Manhattan. It's by far one of the best shows we've seen all year. It's definitely worth a trip downtown and proves that you don't need white walls and a Chelsea address to make an impact.


Posted by marc at 10:18 PM in New York |

June 1, 2007


If you're in New York next weekend, June 8 - 10, be sure to check out The New Urban Interventionists panel which is part of The Creators Series multidisciplinary art conference. The Creators Series is a weekend showcase of emerging creativity and ideas, produced by Tomorrow Unlimited a new curatorial venture based out of NYC.

Here's the info:

Panel: The New Urban Interventionists

How are street artists changing the way they interact with the urban canvas?

Street art is still mostly created by spraying, pasting, stenciling, or stickering on public surfaces, but it has also become a fertile ground for artists experimenting with more innovative approaches. New York-based Graffiti Research Lab takes a “geek graffiti” technology-based approach, while Leeds-based Paul “Moose” Curtis uses only a shoebrush and water to create his public artworks. Their discussion will examine the politics of reclaiming the streets, the urban artist’s evolving toolkit, and the value of impermanent, low-impact approaches to street art.

Sat, Jun 9

The Altman Building
The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

A showcase for the innovative work being presented throughout the Creators Series weekend. Free, with no ticket required, the gallery exhibition will showcase art, media, designs, installations, and other relevant work from each of the Creators Series participants. A number of informal demonstrations and chats will also take place in the gallery throughout the weekend. The gallery is designed as a casual social space, where creative thinkers can come together and exchange ideas.

Exhibition Includes:


A demonstration of Graffiti Research Lab’s L.A.S.E.R. Tag, a system for projecting tags onto tall buildings


A demonstration of British artist Paul “Moose” Curtis’ one-of-a-kind “clean-tagging” technique

Posted by marc at 7:04 AM in New York |

May 24, 2007


When Sara and I began putting together our list of artists who we hoped would become part of the 11 Spring project, the first name we wrote down on the piece of paper was that of the New York based collective, Faile.

For us, ever since we started the Wooster Collective in 2000, Faile's work (along with that of WK, Swoon, and Bast) had defined the urban art movement in Lower Manhattan.

Time and time again, Faile sets the bar and they set it high.

The first floor wall that Faile did at 11 Spring, which consisted of layers upon layers of torn hand painted and printed posters, was absolutely stunning. But we knew that this was just a taste, a preview, of a much larger body of work that was yet to come...

We couldn't have been more thrilled to learn that on Thursday June 7th Faile will be launching their first large scale solo New York show in many, many years at a secret undisclosed location.

So mark your calenders and stay tuned for more information, as we'll be letting you know the actual location on Wednesday June 6th, the night before the opening day.

Posted by marc at 4:33 PM in New York |

May 17, 2007


Tonight is the Art Opening for the Bicycle Film Festival's art show called Joyride. Make sure you check it out if you¹re in New York. Some of our friends have pieces in the show - Peter Sutherland, Goods, Namaiki, Julia Chiang, etc. The show is at 33 West 17th Street, at 5th ave., and the opening is tonight - 6pm to midnight. Hope to see you there.

Posted by marc at 3:58 AM in New York |

April 5, 2007


If you're a fan of Jordin Isip, be sure to check out his latest work which will show at the Aidan Savoy Gallery beginning this Saturday, April 7 with a reception from 7 to 10 pm. The show runs through April 28, 2007

Aidan Savoy Gallery
175 Stanton Street (at Clinton St.)
New York, NY 10002

Posted by marc at 6:41 AM in New York |

March 29, 2007

A quick tip - Leon Reid (aka Darius Jones of Darius and Downey) will be giving a lecture tonight at Eyebeam as part of their OPEN CITY exhibition. Leon says that the speech is entitled "The Duty of the 21st Century Artist" and "the lecture is designed to kick artists' behinds out of the safe "Art World" and into making relevant work which effects events of the "Real World"

Admission is free.

Leon Reid "The Duty of the 21st Century Artist"
520 W 21st (btwn 10th&11th)
New York, NY
Thursday, 3/27/07

Posted by marc at 8:01 AM in New York |

March 28, 2007


In preparation for their return to the Mississippi River this Summer, tomorrow night the Miss Rockaway Armada will be having an art exhibition/benefit at Ad Hoc Art on 49 Bogart St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Armada itself is currently docked for the winter at a biker bar in Illinois, but the group of artists and performers from all over the country hope to get it back on the water in June. The funds are being raised for much needed motors, fuel, nautical equipment and transportation. The auction will feature performances by members of the Armada and art from the river itself including a life-sized story booth decorated by David Ellis & Swoon.

The Armada project was conceived by Swoon, and has been built and organized by a collective of 25 artists, performers and activists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Wisconsin. The collective floats down the Mississippi River on a 110 foot raft made of scrap materials. Last year they spent months gathering resources to build this floating home/art project, then floated from Minneapolis to Andalusia, Illinois; all the while stopping to meet people, share skills, perform, swap stories, and otherwise engage in cultural exchange. However, they have many miles to go before they reach New Orleans.

Posted by marc at 3:49 AM in New York |

March 19, 2007


A few weeks back Sara and I asked a few of our friends to contribute altered newspapers from their local cities as part of a small exhibition here in New York to celebrate the third issue of GOOD Magazine.

If you are in New York, join us on Friday night at Felissimo Townhouse on 10 W. 56th Street at 8pm.

In order to RSVP the event you must first subscribe to GOOD. But here's the deal, the entire $20 goes to a charitable organization of your choice and you also get 6 issues of GOOD and free drinks at the party.

Some of the artists involved include: Escif, Lister, MOMO, Thundercut, The Bubble Project, Michael De Feo, Labrona, Elbow-Toe, vomito attack, DaVE, Vinnie Ray, Stikman, Rene Gagnon, WindowZoo, Saru, and many more.

To RSVP, click here.

Posted by marc at 7:50 AM in New York |

March 7, 2007


We've been a fan of Matthew Rodriguez for ever, so it's came as no surprise that the flyer he put together for his new show in New York (which opens tomorrow) is by far our favorite show flyer ever.

Posted by marc at 7:09 AM in New York |

February 27, 2007


GRL's fantastic Open City event finally opens this week on Thursday March 1st at the Eyebeam space in Chelsea. It's been in the works for over a year now and looks to be incredible.

Tools and methods of the following artists will be on display:

Aram Bartholl, BORF, G.R.L., Institute for Applied Autonomy, Improve
Everywhere, Mark Jenkins, KATSU, KR, Object Orange, Leon Reid, Matthia
Wermke, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

GRL will have their laser tagging system running for people to try out. The original Boston Mooninitie will be on display as well as ""videos of people breaking laws and running around with no pants, movie screenings, and workshops workshops workshops."

Things will be going on all month at Eyebeam, this week is as follows:

March 2: (3-5pm)

Aram Bartholl - First Person Shooter glasses workshops ( )

March 3: (3-5pm)
Aram Bartholl - WoW workshop / performance ( )
Mark Jenkins - Tape sculptures workshop ( )

March 3: (5-6pm)
Screenings of shorts by Matthias Wermke, Object Orange, Krzysztof
Wodiczko, GRL and others.

March 8: (7:30pm)
Screening of State Your Name with introduction by filmmakers

Posted by marc at 12:45 PM in Geek Graffiti , New York |

February 8, 2007


If we weren't in London tonight (where it's now snowing like crazy!) we would without question be at the giant Justseeds art show and sale that's happening later tonight (6-10pm) in Brooklyn. It's going to be a giant firesale, with hundreds of prints, posters, zines and books at low prices to raise money to keep Justseeds going.

The money raised will go to the transformation of Justseeds into an artist owned and run collective. If you haven't heard of Justseed's, here's their history:

Justseeds was founded as a radical art distribution service by Josh MacPhee in 1997. In nearly 10 years of operations, Justseeds became a crucial resource for radical artists and activists throughout the US.

In December 2006, the company that was filling Justseeds' online orders (including hosting the website, processing payments, and shipping products), unexpectedly went out of business, immediately shutting down its online store. On top of shutting down distribution, the fulfillment house owed Justseeds upwards of $10,000 (most of that money in turn was owed directly to artists and writers who sold items on the site).

Now, like the proverbial phoenix, Justseeds is rising: a national network of artists are banding together to create a self-managed cooperative that will help spread radical art around the world.

Posted by marc at 3:47 AM in New York |

January 30, 2007


A few years ago, Sara and I fell in love with a series of wooden lion sculptures made by the extremely talented AJ Fosik. We were excited to see that one of AJ's lions (the one above) is included in a terrific online art auction that includes work from a whole host of amazing artists including Tim Biskup, Ray Caesar, Dalek, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Camille Rose Garcia, Doze Green, Jim Houser, Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto, Jonathan Weiner and many others.

The RUAS DE SÃO PAULO: Online Art Auction started yesterday and can be seen here.

The auction, organized by the Jonathan Levine Gallery and Brazil Foundation is to raise funds for a series of cultural events in New York that an amazing group of Brazilian artists will participate in. Projects include a public murals, live painting demonstrations and an art exhibition, as well as other Brazilian-themed celebrations.

If you are in New York tomorrow night, the 31st for 7pm –10pm come to the The Newspace, located at 530 West 21st Street in Chelsea.

Posted by marc at 4:26 AM in New York |

January 4, 2007


Earlier tonight Sara and I had the great pleasure of meeting up with one of our all time favorite people, David Choe, as he completed the installation of his new solo show that opens on Saturday night at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in Chelsea.

To date, we must have put up nearly 10,000 posts on the Wooster site and David's "Day In The Life Of..." is by far the single funniest thing we have ever put up on the site. (You can read it here.) In addition, the trailer for Harry Kim's upcoming documentary on David is also by far our favorite video ever posted on the site since we started.

So if you're not yet familiar with David's work, then the new show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery is the by far place to start. From what we saw today, each piece in the collection is absolutely stunning.

Finally, for an update on what David's up to, check out this interview on Fecal Face.

And come to the opening on Saturday night. We'll be there for sure.

Posted by marc at 10:51 PM in New York |

November 16, 2006


Later tonight in New York City, our friend Jake Dobkin will be hosting LVHRD's Bi-Fold II: Wild, featuring Brazilian graffiti artist Speto and the Graffiti Research Lab.

Visit for more information.

Posted by marc at 1:58 AM in New York |

October 23, 2006


This Wednesday evening, Saddam Mania, a new photographic exhibit by Teun Voeten will open at Think Tank 3: at 447 Hudson Street, NYC. The show consists of Images of images of Saddam Hussein taken on the streets of Baghdad by Teun in April 2003.

Posted by marc at 7:01 AM in New York |

September 12, 2006




In the last couple of days we've received a ton of emails asking us who created this week's Masthead. (It seems that the "artist credit" isn't working on the right sidebar)

The mast head above was created by not only one of our favorite artists, but one of our favorite people. Nicholas Di Genova is an insanely talented guy out of Canada who sometimes goes by the moniker "Medium" Everything this guy does fuckin' blows us away. Sara and I are huge fans.

So... as luck should have it, Nicholas is having an opening this Thursday night, September 14th, at the Fredericks Freiser Gallery in Chelsea.

Here's the info:

536 W 24th Street
New York City
Thursday September 14th
6 - 8pm

So you there!

Posted by marc at 10:09 PM in New York |

September 11, 2006


Sara and I are often asked the question - "So, when did the Wooster Collective begin? How did it start?"

Usually we say "In January of 2003" as it's the date when we uploaded the first article to the Wooster website. But the real answer to this question is a bit more complicated and hard to tell someone in just a sentence or two.

So on this 5th Anniversary of September 11th, when all of us are remembering that day like it was just yesterday, here's our story of what lead up to the creation of the Wooster Collective website:

Five years ago today, Sara and I were living on Morton Street in the West Village of New York. We had not yet married, and had recently moved in together. Hudson, our Weimeraner, was still a puppy.

On September 11th, Sara had left early for work. She had just begun a new job and was commuting to White Plains each workday. I had stayed at home that morning because I had a meeting in New Jersey in the mid-afternoon and it was easiest or me to work from home. I had recently purchased a new digital camera during a trip to Tokyo and was taking a ton of photos around the house.

After Sara left, I turned on the news. The local station had just broken in to say that a small plane (perhaps a Cessna or something) had crashed into one of the top floors of one of the World Trade towers. It was a strange thing to see, because what the television was showing, I could actually see by myself just outside my living room window. The Towers were only a mile or two away.

Seeing the fire on the television, I went outside to see it for myself. As others will tell you, that morning was one of the most "picture postcard" days of the year. The sky was bluer and the colors were more vivid than all Summer.

It was standing out on the street with a handful my neighbors that I watched as the second plane came across the Manhattan skyline and slammed into the the second of the two Towers.

It's impossible to compare that moment to any other in my life, as it was something beyond comprehension.

After seeing the second plane hit the tower, I tried calling Sara on her mobile phone but I couldn't get through. People were now coming out of their apartments and shops crying and looking around for someone to speak or hold onto. Sirens began blaring and I watched as the firetrucks from our local station all left to head downtown.

We all stood there together, watching, until the the first of the two towers began falling to the ground.

People now started running. A thick white shoot began billowing up the street. We were far enough away to know that the building would not effect where we were, but suddenly 7th Avenue became filled with people walking and running uptown towards safety.

When the second tower fell a few minutes later, it became clear to me that an event had occurred that would change not only the course of my life, but millions of others.

It would be another eight hours or so until I would speak with Sara on the phone. For the next two days, she was not allowed back into Manhattan. The streets in our neighborhood would be closed for weeks.

For many days weeks after the attacks, nobody wanted to be in their apartments. All of us were outside trying to understand and comprehend what had happened and what we were to do. Hudson and I (and Sara when she was finally allowed back into Manhattan) began walking all of the streets in our neighborhood. We met and talked with everyone. Everyone had a story to tell.

And it was at this time, in the days immediately after September 11, that we discovered ephemeral art. Until then we had no idea what street art was. But the attacks of September 11th had made us hyper-aware of our surroundings. We began exploring Lower Manhattan like never before. We were now seeing the city in a completely different way, with new eyes and a new heart. Everything, and everyone, around us was now suddenly important. And it was in these days immediately after September 11th that we began noticing street art everywhere we went. On every block, and on every corner. Stickers, posters, stencils, tags, graffiti. I took pictures of everything I saw in the days after September 11th. People were putting up lots of different things. Some of it extremely political. Some of extremely emotional and sad.

But a lot of it made you smile.

In the initial months after September 11th, Sara and I took over 3,000 photos of street art in our neighborhood.

We moved to Wooster Street about eight months later, not too far from our flat on Morton. Over time there were so many photographs that my hard drive became full and my computer began to crash every time I would start it. I was almost ready to delete the photos altogether when Sara suggested that I get them off my computer by uploading them to a web page.

I did. And what was amazing to see was what a year of street art in the four mile radius of where I lived looked like. It was a fantastic archive. So I emailed about 20 people who I knew who I thought would be inspired by the photos. They emailed their friends. And their friends emailed even more friends. And after two weeks, over 20,000 people a day were now looking at the photos.

What September 11th did for us was to force us to be outside and to see our city in a completely different light. We became aware. Hyper aware. And as we became more aware of what was around us, we began discovering more of what was always there but had never noticed. And as we discovered more, we became more obsessed with what we were discovering. And as our obsession grew, we became compelled to share it with others.

It was the desire to share what we were seeing and feeling with others that lead to the Wooster website launching as a blog on January 13th of 2003.... a little more than a year or so after the attacks of September 11th.

Not a single day has gone by in five years that we haven't thought about September 11th, 2001 at least once. While it was an absolutely horrific event, the days and months after the attacks were also the most powerful days ever to be in New York.

There's not a place in the world that we would have rather have been than in New York city.

(The photo above is from the WTC Outline Project. You can learn more about it here.)

Posted by marc at 12:41 PM in New York |

July 25, 2006


This Thursday night Visual Resistance here in New York will be presenting a benefit art show to raise money for the legal defense of local activist Daniel McGowan who was arrested last December as as part of a federal crackdown on the radical environmental movement. Over 80 artists are in the show including:

* Swoon
* Banksy
* Borf
* David Ellis
* Leon Reid (Darius Jones)
* Christopher Cardinale
* Eric Drooker
* Peter Kuper
* Chris Stain
* Josh MacPhee
* Nicole Schulman
* Seth Tobocman
* Eelus
* GoreB
* Klutch

Here's the info:

If They Come for You in the Morning
Benefit Gallery Show for Daniel McGowan
Thursday, July 27 & Friday, July 28, 2006, 5-10pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St, Lower East Side, NYC

Selected prints available for sale online:

Here's some of the work in the show:





Posted by marc at 8:07 AM in New York |

July 14, 2006


While most artists are hitting the streets this summer, our good friends Thundercut are hitting the kitchen.

In a burst of creative energy, Thundercut (the duo who do the amazing street light "walkers") have opened up a Strawberry Shortcake stand for the summer on the famed Coney Island boardwalk in New York. They've also launched a blog for the stand that's quite fun as from time to time you can spot various artists posing for a photo.

This weekend is the Siren Music Festival, so if you head out for some music, be sure to stop by the stand and say hello. Telling them "Wooster sent us" won't necessarily get you a discount, but it will probably get you a smile and a warm handshake :)


Here's some recent walkers....



Posted by marc at 11:55 AM in New York |


Adam Nguyen has uploaded a set of snapshots from last nights Miss Rockaway auction. You can check it out here.

Posted by marc at 7:19 AM in New York |

July 12, 2006

Earlier this evening we headed over to the Holasek-Weir Gallery in Chelsea to check out the last minute preparations for tomorrow night's art auction to support the Miss Rockaway Armada event.

The work being auctioned tomorrow is amazing. We were only able to snap a few photographs, but included in the auction tomorrow are some fantastic pieces by artists including Swoon, WK, Banksy, Espo, Blek Le Rat, buz blurr, elboe toe, maya hayuk, Shepard Fairey, and many others.

As we had mentioned earlier in the week, Swoon has created an exclusive limited editionlarge scale print consisting of 15 artist proofs of a silkscreen she's done on fabric that we're going to sell exclusively on the Wooster site early next week . She's still working on them, but each one will have original hand painted details such that no two will be completely alike. The pieces themselves are absolutely beautiful... and they're huge. Each one will be sold for $1,000 with all of the proceeds going to support the Miss Rockaway event. If you're interested in purchasing one of them, let us know. We've included some photos below. More to come...



Here are some pieces from the show...

Artwork by Mark Jenkins

Artwork by David Ellis

Artwork by Logan Hicks

Artwork by Shepard Fairey

Artwork by Banksy

Posted by marc at 10:37 PM in New York |

July 7, 2006

A few weeks ago our friends Swoon and A'yen came over to talk with Sara and I about an amazing project that they are putting together this summer called, The Miss Rockaway Armada. At the end of July, Swoon and 25 performers and artists from all over the world will be meeting in Minneapolis to construct a flotilla of rafts that will then take the artists on a month long journey down the Mississippi River. The rafts will create a mobile cultural center made from recycled and salvaged materials and the vessels will be powered with sustainable technologies such as wind, solar and bio liquid fuel. Along the way, the group will stop in various towns hosting musical and theater performances in the evenings, along with workshops centered around arts and environmental issues during the day.

On the evening of July 13th, the Miss Rockaway Armada will be hosting an art auction in New York City to raise funds for supplies such as motors, fuel, and other necessities. While art events and fundraisers happen all of the time, Sara and I recognize that an event like this one will only happen once. So if you are in town, definitely stop by. In the next couple of days we'll be posting more about the Armada, including offering a limited edition print by Swoon to raise funds for the trip.


Posted by marc at 7:50 AM in New York |

June 5, 2006

This Wednesday evening, our good friend Galo will be having his first New York show in New York Halcyon in DUMBO. It should be an amazing time and we hope to see everyone there.


Posted by marc at 3:51 AM in New York |

May 22, 2006


Mark Jenkins, the Wooster Collective, the Graffiti Research Lab, and Geek Graffiti.

Eyebeam and the Wooster Collective present a night of technology based graffiti projects. Mark Jenkins, the Graffiti Research Lab, and students from the Parsons Geek Graffiti course show a range of experimental work in new materials and techniques for urban communication.

Monday, May 22nd
5:30 – 8pm
540 W. 21st Street,
New York, NY 10011

Posted by marc at 10:38 AM in New York |

May 18, 2006


Last week Matthew Rodriguez got picked up by the cops wearing a rooster costume while glueing up candycorn characters in new york during his art show at the show room gallery with scion. This week hes in newyork again for another art show at the mf gallery that opens this saturday.

This time he's wearing a snowmans costume and glueing up christmas tree monsters.

where: MF GALLERY 157 Rivington Street (Bet. Clinton and Suffolk Sts)
NY, NY 10002
When: Opening Party Saturday May 20, 2006: 7 PM- Midnight. Show runs May
20th to june 25, 2006. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 2-7 Pm

Posted by marc at 11:41 AM in New York |

Continue reading "EVENT: 'In You' in New York on May 25th"

Posted by marc at 1:10 AM in New York |

April 25, 2006


To celebrate the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Chris Marker’s new documentary, The Case of the Grinning Cat
“March of the Grinning Cats”, French street artist “Monsieur Chat” will be leading people on a “March of the Grinning Cats” through midtown New York following the Monday, May 1st, 1:00 p.m. screening of the film.


The march, which will begin after the screening around 2:15 p.m. outside the AMC Loew’s 34th Street theater (312 West 34th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

Here's a description of the film:

THE CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT (Chats perchés), dir. Chris Marker

The Case of the Grinning Cat, the latest creation from legendary French filmmaker Chris Marker, takes us meandering through Paris over the course of three years--2001 to 2004--ostensibly in search of a series of mysterious grinning cats whose stenciled image has sprung up in the most unlikely places: high atop buildings all over the city. The film--of which he has just prepared the English version--begins in November 2001 in a Paris still fresh from the shock of the September 11 attacks on the U.S., and where newspaper headlines read "We are all Americans." Over the next year, in the lead-up to the Iraq war, the city's youth march in numerous demonstrations for all manner of causes as Marker continues his pursuit of the mysterious cats. He finds them again, to his surprise, showing up as the emblem of the new French youth movement. "Make cats not war!" street art is the flip side of the idealism and exuberance driving the young people marching in protests the likes of which Paris hasn't seen since the mythic events of May 1968. While at times it might seem that the spirit of idealism has survived intact, the filmmaker's observation of it is tempered. Causes too, he observes, are a matter of fashion, and the film ends on a somber note. Cats and owls, politics and art, nimbly take their places in this Marker shuffle. The whole is woven together by the filmmaker's at times surreal humor, and by his astute and effortless camera that never fails to linger on the odd, ordinary, ineffable moments that only his eye can turn to gold dust. -- Dorna Khazeni

Posted by marc at 7:29 AM in New York |

April 21, 2006

While in Buenos Aires late last year, one of the most enjoyable, and thought provoking, experiences we had was sitting down for a long conversation at our hotel with Vomito Attack.

If you are in New York, then you should know that Vomito Attack wll be in town for a few weeks. On Monday, they will be giving a lecture at Columbia University. Here's the info:

Institute of Latin American Studies
Invites you to attend a Brown Bag Lecture on:



Come listen to members of the Argentine street artist group Vomito Attack and see their work. Vomito Attack was created in 2001 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and in the midst of the most important social and economic crisis in Argentina in the new century. Members of Vomito Attack hail from different disciplines, and after the crisis it became impossible for them to buy materials to produce their work. They began working with magazines and newspapers, changing the contents of the information presented and then translating these messages to the streets using a stencil technique.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
802 IAB

Posted by marc at 8:01 AM in New York |

March 7, 2006


Last week in Brooklyn, Thoroughfare, a terrific show opened featuring the work of Leon Reid (Darius Jones), Andrew Poneros, and Alex Holden. If you missed the opening, the show will be up at the RIVIERA GALLERY in Brooklyn until the 19th of this month. Check for more info after the jump:

Continue reading "Thoroughfare Opens In Brooklyn"

Posted by marc at 7:51 AM in New York |

February 27, 2006

Continue reading "Event: March 4, New York, THE ENDLESS LOVE CREW + FRIENDS"

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February 24, 2006

Continue reading "Event: New York, Tonight, Feb 24: Odds and Ends :: AZStar78 Solo Show"

Posted by marc at 8:04 AM in New York |

February 2, 2006

Continue reading "Event: New York - Feb 4th - Brushes 'n Beats: CUT&PASTE Brings Live Art to the Supper Club"

Posted by marc at 9:50 PM in New York |

January 9, 2006

Continue reading "Event: Sean and Trisan Eaton in New York on January 13"

Posted by marc at 10:06 PM in New York |

January 4, 2006

Continue reading "Event: Gore.b at Orchard Street Gallery in NYC on Jan 12th"

Posted by marc at 8:03 AM in New York |