Thursday, September 27, 2012

HANDS OF KATSU


BEAU/David Chang/David Barnett Curates Quality Of Life At Poppington 60 Orchard Street: Opening
















Damon Dash presents “Quality of Life,” the opening exhibition at his new downtown factory, Poppington, located at 60 Orchard Street, in the lower east side. The multi-disciplinary space provides artists, graphic designers, and musicians a place to come together and realize their creative visions. This first show highlights some on New York’s hottest contemporary street artists exhibiting a more refined side of their craft, producing works on canvas and paper that showcase a quality rarely associated w
ith the graffiti they are best known for.

While many people still perceive graffiti as a scourge on public property that diminishes everyone’s “Quality of Life”, this show hopes to offer an alternative vision. Those actively engaged in the world of street art understand and value the strenuous efforts that go into each act of creation and in turn, destruction.

These artists may become engrossed by random acts of vandalism on the public landscape, braving the night to execute their visions. What is often neglected is the fact that these writers transcend the medium of road urban art by approaching fine art with a ferocity and intensity that can only have been in the streets of New York City.

Quality of Life brings together the work of a unique group of individuals: BEAU, JIM JOE, KATSU, PHIL, PIXOTE, SABIO & WOMP.
The opening exhibition will take place on Thursday, September the 27th , 2012.
Curated by: David Barnett, David Chang, and BEAU. For more information, please visit QOLNY.COM

Phil


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Arrest At The Financial District
















When we arrived on scene, we witnessed the suspect screaming as he was cuffed in the police car. According to a passerby, the suspect jammed the metrocard vending machine and was charging people for rides. We heard the police say to a bystander that they (the police) rolled down the windows because they were afraid that he might breaks the windows. There were 3 undercover cops, two were displaying their badges. Overhearing the cops talking to each other we found out that they wanted to wrap him in some sort of plastic and put him in an ambulance. One of the cops (without a badge visible) faced us and said "Get that camera out of here!". We told him that we were on a public sidewalk, then he asked us if we enjoyed photographing people getting arrested, and we just told him that we were on a public sidewalk. Eventually the EMS came, they took the stretcher to the back of the cop car and restrained him. Then the EMS took him into an ambulance.

Arrest At Union Square