For the past five of so years, I’ve spent a couple of weekend days a year as part of a service project landscaping and generally keeping up the exterior of the Tobin Elementary School on Boston’s Mission Hill. It’s in a beautiful location, just across a lovely park from the Mission Church, one of Boston’s most special churches. I did my first large mural on this corner entry of the school in 2009, and five years on, it was time to give the new generation of students something that they could identify with as their own mural for their own era at the school. I brought in my many-time collaborator Katie Yamasaki and it was on. Big thank you to Converse for making this possible.
I had the honor and pleasure to write the foreword to Blade’s long-awaited retrospective book. Blade did graffiti that looked fun, and when I saw his work in Subway Art years ago, I wanted in, too.
16′ x 100′ mural on Main Street, Fitchburg, MA. Made possible through an NEA Our Town grant. Thank you to the City of Fitchburg, Fitchburg Art Museum, MART, MRPC, Fitchburg State University, the Arc of Opportunity, and everyone who honked, gave a thumbs up, or stopped by to say hello.
Haven’t painted on canvas in a long time, but it’s waaaaay cheaper to send a rolled canvas overseas than a flat panel, so when it’s trade time with a friend in Brazil….
I had the chance to interview Nick Cave (artist not musician) at the Boston ICA for Juxtapoz a bit ago. I even got pressed into service as the photographer to do his portrait.
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.