Street Art // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
For the first time, Azart Gallery in Chelsea will be presenting a solo exhibition by Cope2. This world renowned legend of street art will be showing his latest new works, striking in color and originality. An American artist of Puerto Rican descent, Cope2 is a self-taught visionary who has been a celebrated figure for over 30 years in the graffiti art culture. Known for his trademark bubble letters and tags, he started developing his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx and later became a universally respected street...
Street Art // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program has collaborated with six artists to present dynamic, colorful murals along the nine-hundred-foot tunnel in Washington Heights. From a warm welcome, to complex geometric patterns, to rolling landscapes and positive messaging, these murals take pedestrians on an art-filled journey between the street and the 1 train.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
COPE2's exhibition, Ambition will open from April 11 to May 9 at Galerie Mathgoth in Paris. The master of international graffiti's soon 40-year career sees not the slightest sign of abating. The work of Cope2: graffiti and his famous bubbles remain at the heart of each painting in a work that is constantly evolving.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 31, 2014
Old school NYC graffiti artist COPE2 is the most recent artist to takeover the famous Bowery & Houston wall in Manhattan, adding a mixture of tag elements and odes to other graffiti giants from the past 30+ years of graffiti history.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Now open through November 10, Project One Gallery in San Francisco presents “The Rebirth,” an exhibition of work by New York graffiti legend Cope2. Widely recognized as one of New York City’s most famous and prolific graffiti writers, this self-taught artist has been a fixture of the street scene for over 30 years. More recently, his paintings have been displayed in galleries across the United States and abroad.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
NYC graffiti artist Cope2 is set to open a new exhibition, Resilient, at Dorian Grey Gallery in NYC tonight, May 17. The exhibition will feature new, abstract paintings and custom subway signs, with his signature "bubble letters" that we have come to know interwoven in more abstract arrangments.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
A delayed mural ordinance is creating confusion and frustration amongst artists, and building owners in Los Angeles. A recent wall painted by Zes, Push, Chris Brand, and Evan Skrederstu was painted over to serve as a backdrop for a production company, while another wall painted by Sand, Vyal, and Cope2 was buffed out by orders of the LAPD saying it was illegal to have a mural or graffiti piece on their property.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Yesterday, graffiti stalwarts from NYC and Los Angeles, Cope2 and Retna, collaborated on a colorful wall in the Bronx. As we wrote the other day, Retna was working on the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan, but found time to make it up north to the Bronx to work with Cope. Good results as always.
Graffiti // Thursday, February 16, 2012
Someone obviously has a sick sense of humor or a vendetta against Cope. “Clean yo dirty ass with a Bronx Legend.”
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 06, 2011
This past December 1st in the Wynwood District that was a major epicenter of activity during the Basel weekend, Cope2 opened a solo exhibition, Rise to the Occasion. Cope just sent us a few photos of the set-up of his mural outside the gallery, plus a few shots of some friends who stopped by the opening.