I was emailed this, and it was cool to find I was included even though I wasn't part of the MADE team or their projects. My brief cameo comes at 1:10 of this video.
I'd like to tip my hat to the late Tony Goldman who is directly responsible for all of this stuff happening these last few years in Miami. I was never involved directly with him, but went down on a conquest of my own. This year will be my 3rd year in a row painting in the Wynwood District. I'm curious how this winter's Art Basel Miami will result without Tony being around. RIP Tony.
Super good discussion with the REAL Rick Ross about the fraud fat rapper living a fairy tale and how in the HELL people walk around living a life of fraudulence. This interview reminded me how much fake shit is out here today. Enjoy. And Check out the REAL Rick Ross's site. http://www.freewayrick.com/
A quickie with what footage we had available, since the rest was lost due to people's incompetence, sighhh* -It's my life story..... But I still wanted to get it out for you guys because these Wood Block Prints came out awesome! Video Blog 71
This in my opinion is one of the more memorable NYC photos that I see pop up regularly year after year, simply for the magnitude of it, and the time. There was no monster fat caps, or 2 foot tall cans of silver to blast this out in 10 min. with one in each hand zig zag filling along as you go... So understanding that, it was just a giant fill in on the line ( the 7 line if I'm not mistaken) that has always stood out to me as just classic NYC history. This was also tied into one of New York's most notorious wars btwn. Ghost and MQ, so the story behind this hit Im sure goes deeper than just this picture. Usually things of this nature start out as a fillin, then another over top, then the other guy goes alil' bigger and someone goes huge, etc etc.... so for a daily on your way to work commuter who's keeping track of the beef out the window, it's exciting to watch things go down....
Anyways, enough history lesson or me acting like I know what I'm talkin' about... So I asked Ghost about this specific spot once, he told me something about stealing a giant ladder I think from a hospital or building basement( I don't remember exactly) and walking it through the turn style one night, taking this giant ass ladder on the train, people where looking at them like "what the fuck are you doing with that on the train?" they ( I don't remember who else he was with)did the spot and when he went back the next day to get pics he saw the guys come out the door upstairs and it went something like "I'm taking picks of this" ( broad day light on the tracks) and left....
Just the MTA workers hangin' out in the flick only adds to the gangsterness of this picture. NY was a different animal back then, clearly....... From all the legends I've hung out and painted with over the years, I've always been intrigued by the stories with the themes of people either pulling out bats, guns, knives and trying to kill someone , or the complete opposite where they said " yeah, rock and roll!" gave a thumbs up and people just kept painting. RIP Old NYC.
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But I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our…
Beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day… My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy
Could not take a second pic guys sorry, believe I try, as I reach for my iPhone he almost took off :-/ fast mofo
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The text above is a compilation of the snippets posted by Renzo Gracie in the wee hours of the morning this Friday, likely the first time an attempted mugging has been reported real time over Twitter. Direct from Manhattan, NY.
How you like that, Joseph Wambaugh?
Im sorry, I just cant stop laughing at this....
Holiday Road son.... Holiday road.....
EWOKONE, DERO,JICK,EMIT,RAPES,VOGEY, and KWAZE. a fun line up in Indiana.
This is the entire strip except for the KWAZE that was tucked behind a truck all day, we never got a good shot of it, but im sure it will end up somewhere by the locals as the days unfold. Had a fuckin' blast with everyone out there, super cool locals and just a good vibe from everyone who came by to say whats up.
So this rocks, check it out, A friend Bryan got a bunch of my Brainlington Stickers a few weeks back and his son decided to give it a shot at redrawing him. Check out the shoes, hat, watch and can of paint. Brainlington is for the kidzzz.
Today's Miami Harald has an article about creative types congregating into areas and basically building back up places that where either thought to be too far gone, or just not worth investing in.. The publisher Richard Florida( last name being pure coincidence) chose to be photographed in front of my BRAINLINGTON Character at an intersection in the middle of the Wynwood Arts District to represent his theme of the area, which I also last week signed a release form for a new BRAVO TV Show called "Gallery Girls" to walk in front of the same mural in their Miami Episode as they felt it embodied the the theme of their Art Basel Miami experience perfectly. To read the Miami Herald article in full CLICK HERE
Video Blog 69 dropped late last night, then I knocked out at 4 am only to get woken up at 9am by a chain saw and wood chipper demolishing a tree that fell down the other day outside somewhere. Im Blogging this video here now, and going back to sleep, fuck you clock and fuck you mid day sun light.
Here's a cool picture that was just emailed to me from a visit to Orlando with the fellas a few years back. This is a shot of a 90's styled can with a skull kinda face and the beginning of a sick TKID piece. This whole was was a banger.....
Aug. 15th Blog Update. 2012 LEAVE THE BEEF ON THE BBQ
In route to SF as you read this.... 30 x 30inches. "Condescension"
I will be involved in a very large group show happening on the 25th in SF at the Guerrero Gallery. If anyone is in the area swing through to see some work from an amazing line up and diverse group of people from around the world.