Cruel Summer curated by Roger Gastman @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by collector, graffiti historian, Juxtappoz contributor, and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman. "The summer of 1984 was awesome. The space shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage, Apple released the Macintosh personal computer, the Olympics rallied the world together and Karate Kid was the hit film featuring the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The song and its video of three gorgeous young women roaming the streets of New York City inspired this show."

Roger Gastman's "Tools of Criminal Mischief" @ The Seventh Letter

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Tools of Criminal Mischief (TOCM) represents the humor and independence of the underground through the methods of misconduct and delinquency. TOCM expresses the artistic freedom of deviant behavior in a “tongue in cheek” style. The philosophy of non-conformity is an attitude rich in history and fun. The TOCM aesthetic shines a light on the irony and stigma that is often associated with a lifestyle people infatuate and romanticize. It is the method behind the brilliant and hilarious madness of the lawbreaker...

New Roger Gastman "Tools of Criminal Mischief" Print

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Rogert Gastman recently released the 4th installment of his "Tools of Criminal Mischief" series: "The Cans IV - Krylon Edition" for 1xRun. "I have a huge collection of vintage spray paint and markers that I have been collecting for years. This collection features all Krylon cans. Whenever people come over to my house, no matter who they are, they always want to ask me about my collections of cans, markers and other things and take pictures of them."

Cept "Mind In Transit" @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
This Saturday, July 27, former Juxtapoz featured artist, Mike Ballard aka CEPT, will open a new solo show, Mind In Transit, at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. We had good friend Roger Gastman interview and say a few kind words about the UK-based CEPT, who will be celebrating his very first United States exhibition.

Young & Reckless: An "Alf" pop-up show @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
Yes, ALF is back everyone. Friend of the magazine Roger Gastman has curated a special pop-up show, Young & Reckless, that will be opening this weekend (July 13-14) featuring an assortment of ALF collectibles and memorabilia, plus ALF-centric artwork by the likes of Morning Breath, Tristan Eaton, Cleon Peterson, Omens, and Grant Cobb. Its going to be weird, And as Roger told us, leave your cat at home... the show will take place at Known Gallery.

An Interview With Pose

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 18, 2011
With POSE opening a solo show, White Wash, (with KC Ortiz) at Known Gallery this Saturday, November 19, we asked contributing writer Roger Gastman to have a conversation with the Chicago-based artist. And he did.

TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: THE CANS Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 10, 2011
During MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition, one of the best portions was Roger Gastman's extensive collection of spray cans from various time periods that was incorporated to the show's timeline. Mr. Gastman has now created a three-print series created as companion pieces to his limited-edition book, The Tools of Criminal Mischief.

TAKI 183 NYC X The History of American Graffiti Book Video

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 26, 2011
As we reported on the site last week, the Hole NYC hosted a book signing with TAKI 183 for The History of American Graffiti book written by often-Juxtapoz contributors, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon. And because we are in 2011, somebody filmed the signing and made a video.

The History of American Graffiti Book Signing with TAKI 183 at The Hole NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tonight, Thursday, July 21, TAKI 183 will be the featured artist at The History of American Graffiti book signing at the post-Deitch Projects space, The Hole NYC. Today is the 40th anniversary of the infamous NY Times headline: TAKI183 Spawns Penpals, which ignited the graffiti movement in New York.

Photos at Premiere Night: "Outside In: The Story of Art In the Streets" at Egyptian Theatre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 26, 2011
Juxtapoz were esteemed guests at the premiere of Alex Stapleton's documentary, the Levis' presents, "Outside In: The Story of Art In the Streets" at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood this past Tuesday evening. The film captured the making of the MOCA's "Art In the Streets "exhibition that opened last month in LA.
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