Wood carved Bates tag

Graffiti // Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Bates, who is one of Copenhagen’s most famous graffiti writers and has an unmistakable iconic tag, had his signature turned into a 3D wood sculpture by Odyse21 of Oddboards.  

Bates in New York 2015

Graffiti // Monday, September 28, 2015
When Bates makes a visit to the Big Apple, he makes sure that wherever he leaves his tag you’re not going to forget that smooth handstyle.

video: Bates ''Style In Progress''

Graffiti // Monday, June 15, 2015
Partisan Creative Corner has put together a video profiling the legendary Danish graffiti writer, Bates, as he explains his transitions from the streets to the galleries. Bates began writing graffiti in his early teens and despite his tender age soon became one of the most prolific artists within Copenhagen’s budding hip-hop scene of the mid '80s. Already in 1989 he was considered among the leading elite of European graffiti artists, including names such as Loomit from Germany, Mode 2 and Bando from Paris, Delta and Shoe from Amsterdam.  

An update with Bates

Graffiti // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Today we check in on what the prolific graffiti writer, Bates has been up to as he travels and leaves his mark.

Opening: Bates "Still Going Strong 1984 -2104" @ Le-Fix Gallery, Denmark

Graffiti // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Le-Fix Gallery just opened a special exhibition by legendary graffiti writer, Bates, entitled “Still Going Strong 1984 – 2014." Bates is an old school writer from Copenhagen who have been making his name known all over the world since the late '80s. Our good friend Henrik Haven took pictures at the opening and around the gallery that we can share with you today... the show runs through April 9, 2014.

Bates "Still Going Strong 1984 -2104" @ Le-Fix Gallery, Denmark

Graffiti // Friday, March 14, 2014
Le-Fix Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by legendary graffiti writer, Bates entitled “Still Going Strong 1984 – 2014  Bates is an old school writer from Copenhagen who have been making his name known all over the world since the late '80s. The opening reception will be on Friday March 21, 2014 from 7-9  P.M. at Le-Fix Gallery in Denmark.

Great x Bates

Graffiti // Friday, February 14, 2014
Two veterans in the art of stylized lettering doing what they do best. Great, Bates and a blue top hat waving character.

An Update with Bates

Graffiti // Saturday, January 18, 2014
Seasoned spray can technician, Bates, has already painted more pieces in 2014 than most will paint in the next six months! In the last two weeks, the Copenhagen-based artist has turnt things up and left a massive cloud of fumes in his wake. You can see some of the evidence here.

All over the place like graffiti...

Graffiti // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Having been painting quality graffiti since ’86, Bates is undeniably a certified OG from Denmark. To this day he still paints and it’s not your run of the mill graffiti ether!

Bates amongst the Stars...

Graffiti // Friday, November 22, 2013
The word legendary is used to loosely these days, but people like Bates have earned such titles being involved with graffiti for almost 3 decades. A world traveler whose painted in countless cities and a real style killer.
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