Music // Monday, October 28, 2013
Sadly, we feel like a major chapter in the world of art and music passed away yesterday with the death of legendary musician and member of Andy Warhol's inner circle, Lou Reed. Fronting the influential Velvet Underground (house band of Warhol's Factory) as well as a successful solo career, Reed was an icon of NYC, and of rock culture at large.
Graffiti // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Jade has been getting tributes everywhere across the U.S., many by some of the most talented writers in the game. This one has some funkiness to it.
Graffiti // Saturday, September 07, 2013
The graffiti community has lost so many great talents over the last few years, with Jade being the most recent. Check out this video showing the effortless ability Jade possessed using a single spray can. A genuine hand style craftsman of the game.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
On August 12, 1988, one of the most influential and famed artists to emerge from late 20th Century American art, especially downtown NYC art, combining Neo-expressionist, graffiti, music, and poetry, died from a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat, in his life and in his death, was both a symbol of the power of art and creativity, but also a symbol of the power of the art market. He continues to this day to be a favorite amongst our readers, and art collectors around the world.
Graffiti // Sunday, July 14, 2013
A nicely painted Nekst tribute on a boxcar by the spray can assassin, Erupto 327.
Street Art // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The 29-year old Russian street artist, Pasha 183, passed away Monday in Moscow. Widely known by many residents of Russia, his work was large in scale and often-contained strong political undertones. However, he once described himself as an “Anarchist,” not a political artist and held a strong distaste for advertising. In an interview posted on adme.ruhe said, “I wanted that work to carry the most important message ... that a person mustn’t sell himself.” “I made a chocolate bar that can’t be bought, using a giant panel of concrete.”
Graffiti // Monday, January 07, 2013
A number of people went above and beyond, painting several clean train panels in multiple cities in honor of Nekst. Serious dedication to pay respects!
Graffiti // Monday, December 31, 2012
We can’t keep up with the enormous amount of tributes being painted in honor of Nekst right now, but this one by Steel in San Francisco stood out.
Graffiti // Friday, December 28, 2012
The Nekst tributes continue with writers even getting some big work done on clean trains. Nicely done.