In Graffiti: Spotlight on REAS

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
Every week, the Graffiti Department features someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Reas.

Todd James x Toykyo "The Contractor" Porcelain Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Todd "REAS" James (August 2008 to be exact) just released a limited edition porcelain sculpture with Toykyo, called The Contractor. The sculpture is based on a painting Todd James created in 2008, and comes in a numbered and screen printed cardboard box, in a edition of 25 pieces.

Livingston Street Market

Street Art // Monday, November 21, 2011
Opening over the weekend, Livingston Street Market displayed 5400 sq. feet of painting and signs from the Moca ‘s Art in the Streets show, painted by Todd James and Steven Powers.  With The First Street Market exhibiting in Japan in 2000 with Barry Mcgee, the installation has continued to evolve and has been shown in several locations internationally.  

Street Market on Livingston Street w/ESPO and REAS

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
On Saturday November 19th at 3pm, Todd "Reas" James and Steve "Espo" Powers are having a show celebrating the end of phase 1 of Love Letter To Brooklyn, and showing off a large amount of artwork from the Street Market neighborhood of the MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition.

Video: Street, 2011 at MOCA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 01, 2011
One of our founders and photography editors, CR Stecyk III, played director of photography on this video, "Street, 2011," a video for MOCA documenting the Barry McGee, Todd James, Steve Powers installation in "Art In the Streets." Felipe Lima, a great filmmaker, directed the piece.

Barry McGee Poster for "Art In the Streets"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 13, 2011
After Barry McGee, Steve Powers, and Todd James created the standout update of Street Market at MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition, SF-based McGee created a commemorative poster for the event. And, as you can see, it deals with graffiti as a topic.

Street Market at MOCA's "Art In the Streets"

Street Art // Monday, April 18, 2011
As we mentioned late last week, the major highlight, at least for us, at Art In the Streets was the Steve "Espo" Powers, Todd "Reas" James, and Barry McGee recreation and update of their seminal 2000 Street Market show at Deitch Projects. Take it in after the jump . . .

If only this is what Todd James and Steve Powers were going to do at Art In the Streets

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 21, 2011
We say "if only" because if Todd "REAS" James and Steve "ESPO" Powers were going to take their slot at MOCA's "Art In the Streets" and do a musical version of the seminal cult graffiti film, "Style Wars," like they were Marina Abramovic performing for museum goers everyday, all day, that would be something to see. More after the jump . . .

Todd James for Japanther

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 07, 2011
Recently Todd "REAS" James teamed up with the Brooklyn-based band, Japanther, to work on a few projects, the result being new (very milky print) for Todd and a new logo for Japanther. More after the jump...

New Todd James SOMALI PIRATE Print

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 23, 2010
One of our favorite series' of the year was Todd "REAS" James' "Somali Pirates." Just in time for the year to close (and what says year-end Holiday celebration like a Somali Pirate?), Todd James just released a new Pirate print through Edition Copenhagen in Denmark. More images after the jump . . .
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