An image of a brand new piece by Brooklyn’s Own DAIN for his new solo show tomorrow in Paris.
Last weekend the Phun Phactory returned to New York’s streets for an aerosol infused celebration of Old Tymers – and a promise for the future.
The original graff spot of the same name was founded in 1993 by Pat DiLillo and the pioneering aerosol artist Michael “Iz The Wiz” Martin, who recently passed away. Created as a safe place to promote legal aerosol art in New York City, the Phun Phactory allowed many a newcomer to practice and perfect their skills in a supportive environment, frequently working side by side with veterans. The Queens factory building in Long Island City across from MoMA/PS1 became a free public outdoor art exhibit and is considered a landmark. The original site, now known as 5 Pointz, passed from their hands by the end of the decade.
Saturday a large corrugated metal wall, 3 sides of a block in an industrial site in North Brooklyn, feted newbies and old skoolers to “Old Tymer’s Day”, a gathering of aerosol artists who began riding trains and spraying tags during a time in the city’s recent history when the hand-lettered graffiti style defined the urban environment and spawned an international youth culture infatuated with all things New York City.
Dan Witz Will be Signing Copies of His New Book “In Plain View” at Spoonbill and Sugartown in Williamsburg.
Dan Witz Wednesday June 30th 7:00 pm Spoonbill and Sugartown 218 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 718/387-7322 www.spoonbillbooks.com Dan Witz: “In Plain View” — 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise is the first and long overdue monograph on the work of Dan Witz. A benefit of having one of the most sustained careers in […]
Dain “Born Again” Opening June 24 6 to 9 pm After two very successful New York shows, Brooklyn born artist DAIN, makes his first solo show in europe at the Lebenson Gallery in Paris. His love for old Hollywood glam is evident in all his work. This, along with his roots in graffiti, create a […]keep looking »