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Sell Out: Street artists go Madison Avenue.


Desperate times call for desperate measures. Cash For Your Warhol, by Hargo (aka Geoff Hargadon).

I’ve organized a little online show for the folks behind the Add-Art Firefox plug-in that riffs on advertising and selling out. For the purpose of this digital gathering, I’ve teamed up with eight brand name vandals — Stikman, Skewville, infinity, Hargo, eko, Celso, Cake and Abe Lincoln Jr. –  to replace all of those annoying web ads with something waaaay artier and  entertaining. (Haven’t heard of the plug-in? You can read all about it here and download it here.)

In this post, find examples of each of the artists’ “campaigns.” To see the complete series of pieces that each artist created (along with an explanatory write-up of the show), visit Add-Art.org.

Special thanks to Hana Newman for pulling this together.


eko.


Abe Lincoln Jr.


Stikman.


infinity.


Celso.


Cake.


Skewville.

Calendar. 05.18.10.


Anthem, by infinity. Part of the exhibit Babel Code: Osmotic Transmissions, at Mighty Tanaka in DUMBO, Brooklyn, opens Friday at 6pm. (Image courtesy of infinity.)

Calendar. 08.18.09.


infinity, in Spool, at chashama on 37th street. (Image courtesy of infinity.)

Preview: Work to Do at 112 Greene St, in NYC.


A tentacle by Avoid, at Work to Do. (Photos by C-M unless otherwise specified.)

I managed to get a sneak peek at Work to Do, the show that the boys over at the Endless Love Crew have been cooking up over at 112 Greene Street in SoHo. (See Martha Cooper’s preview pix here.) Featuring a super duper line-up that includes Ellis G, Avoid, Darkcloud, Stikman, Robots Will Kill and loads more New York City street and graffiti artists, the exhibit will be openings its doors to the public this Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. Check it out!

P.S.: I’ve got serious catching up to do on work, sleep and grocery shopping. No Digest today.

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Lost in A Maze in Brooklyn.


Through the looking glass: The bubble mirrors on the ceiling made for fun photographing. (Photos by C-M.)

Disorienting times call for disorienting art. Factory Fresh, in Brooklyn, has a gallery-sized maze that leads viewers around bends and into dead-ends, all covered in various layers of sensory-overload paint. A collaboration between Celso, infinity, former Keith Haring collaborator LA2 and the mysterious Stikman, the maze takes the concept of the graffiti-covered alleyway and turns it into a total funhouse. (Full disclosure: Celso is my partner-in-crime, romantic and otherwise.) One of my favorite touches was the ceiling, where the artists installed bubble mirrors that delivered a warped viewing experience of the entire scenario. 

The show is up through Dec. 2nd.

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