Revok: Made in Detroit

Categories: Friends, Street, Travel, Writing

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Beautiful 164-page new book/catalog of Revok’s work with salvaged pieces of Detroit. He is an artist I’ve long admired, and it was a pleasure for me to write the essay for this book. There were not a lot of copies of this printed, and every one of them has a hand-painted cover by Revok, so each is unique.

You can order one via the Seventh Letter online store, and maybe other places if you look around online.

Finok in Juxtapoz #154

Categories: Friends, Murals, Street, Travel, Writing

I did an interview with old homie Finok for the November 2013 issue of Juxtapoz. He has a big show in Sao Paulo this month, but he’s also been one of the most up writers in the megacity for a decade.

Here’s Me/Ise/Finok in Seville, Spain a few years ago…

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Dots….. and a Chuck Taylor

Categories: Exhibitions, Murals, Street, Studio Art, Travel, Writing

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Here’s an old B&M boxcar I painted (on all four sides) a couple of weeks in central Massachusetts back at its resting place in the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum – a little something for my sis.

As you may have noticed, I’ve gotten into painting dots over the past couple of years. The idea sprung from me wanting to have the most fun possible while I paint. I hit on the dots because they occupy a happy place in the process aspect of graffiti: you’re out painting with friends and you’re basically finished and are waiting for your slowpoke buddy to wrap up. You’re feeling good and your piece came out looking hot. As you sit around, happily exhausted with your other buddies, you take a few of your rattler scrap cans and do a few basically gratuitous dots and bubbles in and around your piece to floss it up and make it sparkle. It’s a really nice feeling.

So a while ago I decided I’d just try to pull that one good feeling out make it the whole thing. Just dots. See where it goes. It’s actually a lot more work to cover, say, a boxcar, with dots than it is to do a piece on one, but I think that’s kind of the humor in it all. The first action – a dot – is the same as the last action – also a dot. That’s it.

I was excited recently to partner with Converse to create a Chuck Taylor covered in dots. You can check those out here and order yourself a pair if you so desire.

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The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan screenings: Richmond, Philly, DC, Boston, SF

Categories: Exhibitions, Friends, Street, Travel, Writing
 

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There has been a great response to our new documentary THE LEGEND OF COOL “DISCO” DAN and that there are many screenings coming up on the east coast and in San Francisco. Many of them are free. If you live in any of these cities or have friends that do that want to see the film and can help spread the word please pass it on!

SEPTEMBER 5 | RICHMOND, VA
BYRD THEATER
Free Screening
more info |

SEPTEMBER 12 | PHILADELPHIA, PA
THE RITZ EAST
Free Screening with RSVP: rsvp@rrockenterprises.com
more info |

SEPTEMBER 18 | WASHINGTON, DC
U STREET MOVIE SERIES
Free Screening
more info |

SEPTEMBER 19 | WASHINGTON, DC
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Tickets |

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 5 | BOSTON, MA
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Tickets |

SEPTEMBER 28 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Tickets |

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Categories: Studio Art

PEEKPICKPEEKPICKlrA new 70″ x 90″ painting of mine.  I believe it may be about fatherhood.