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.
This is going to be a great project. More later.