Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
"One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it."
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
"Style is knowing who you are, what you
want to say, and not giving a damn." -Gore Vidal
Brooklynites have a pride that is unmatched, and while the borough has gone through many changes as of late, one thing holds true, Brooklynites from the '70s and '80s have style, and we know it. This style was exhibited in many ways, from the way we dressed, walked (with a knowing swagger), talked (despite mythology, there's more than just one Brooklyn accent), made a stoop our own, or how we wrote on subway trains, walls, and later, canvasses.
While street-art is often referred to as a worldwide movement — and it truly has has become one, co-opted by small commercial interests and big business alike — the art-form got its humble, ink-stained start in the five boroughs of NYC, kicked-off by city-kids for city-kids. The County Of Kings can lay claim to breeding and nurturing many a talented and acclaimed urban artist, hailing from places as diverse as Red Hook, Coney Island, Park Slope, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
The Brooklyn Yes Indeed show intends to highlight an art movement and subculture that has grown leaps and bounds from its insular D.I.Y. origins, by showcasing artwork that shows the trajectory of a clutch of Brooklyn artists who have taken their work from the trains and walls of our great city onto the next level. In addition to canvas and sculpture work, the exhibit includes photography in an effort to give a context as to where the art was birthed, and by whom.
Brooklyn Yes Indeed — featuring artwork from legendary Brooklyn artists
JOUST (pictured), Mr. KAVES, KEO, RIBS, Jamel Shabazz, and TRIKE — opens
July 27th at Urban Folk Art Studios and runs through the end of the Summer.
The show was curated by David "Chino" Villorente and Lee Greenfeld.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
"At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second."
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
"We all admire the spangled acrobat with classic grace meticulously walking his tight rope in the talcum light; but how much rarer art there is in the sagging rope expert wearing scarecrow clothes and impersonating a grotesque drunk!"
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Garland Jeffreys is New York City — Brooklyn to be precise — and 1973's oft-covered "Wild In The Streets" is one of his many stunning city odes, with a top-flight video to match. (Be sure to also dig this boss video for his latest nugget "Coney Island Winter," from last year's fantastic The King Of In Between LP.)