Bates @ "Back To The Style"

Graffiti // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Bates along with a number of other international graffiti writers, have been painting a storm in Naples, Italy for the “Back To The Style” graffiti jam. Bates burning it all down as usual.

Great x Bates

Graffiti // Monday, August 26, 2013
When these two combine forces, it makes for an excellent presentation of what graffiti at its best should look something like.


Graffiti // Friday, June 21, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Bates.

Video: BATES - Hall of Fame - Malmö, Sweden

Graffiti // Monday, June 03, 2013
In this new video, the prolific Danish graffiti writer, Bates, shares the history and thought-process on his private hall of fame that he has been painting for the last ten years. Once the artist obtained an all access pass to this massive spray paint playground that operates as a sand factory, he began inviting artists from around the world to contribute and collaborate. 

Bates by Berst

Graffiti // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Painting another writers name on a clean train in full color is quite the hat tip. Berst does Bates the favor.


Graffiti // Friday, September 07, 2012
A simple piece with simple colors. Courtesy of graffiti style master, Bates, painted last year.

Bates Outline

Graffiti // Monday, December 19, 2011
If you started painting in 1984 and continued until now, you would hopefully be rocking a super tough, stylized outline like this.  Then again, your not style master Bates, so maybe not.

Bates Hands

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Years of practice go into perfecting a solid handstyle, one that truly stands out and Bates has a variety up his sleeve.  The following are some sample hands.

SUHA: A Short Film

Graffiti // Monday, May 02, 2011
We saw this short film, SUHA, on Bates' blog, and the film follows a female graffiti artist in Montreal, Canada, and it becomes a self-narration of her life in various sub-cultures. Director Robby Reis is currently working on a full-length.

BATES Solo Show in Malmo, Sweden

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Graffiti giant, BATES, has a new solo show up at Hanna G in Malmo, Sweden. We go to BATES' blog on 120zProphet all the time because he is really good at keeping it updated. The show itself, with all new works, got a lot of good press from the Malmo press, as well. More after the jump . . .
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