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Wish #10: Martha Cooper

Wish #10: Martha Cooper

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10 Wishes for 2010, #10, Martha Cooper

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Martha Cooper, photographer and ethnographer, who has documented New York street life since the days when steel-wheeled galleries of graffiti rolled all-city and “rap” was something your mom did with her hand upside your head for tagging the fridge.

“I wish for a year filled with colorful, creative, sweet and reasonably priced surprises.”

 

© Martha Cooper

© Martha Cooper

 

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Wish #9: ElbowToe

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10 Wishes for 2010, #9, Elbowtoe

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from ElbowToe, a poet of the streets and figurative line drawer, who conjures stories, pays homage to classics, and renders bended every-people.

“MAY YOU HAVE SPACE FOR REFLECTION.” – ELBOWTOE

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Straight from ElbowToe’s sketchbook. “The drawing is part of my subway series, warm up drawings I do every day on the subway for an hour.”

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Wish #8: Broken Crow

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10 Wishes for 2010, #8, Broken Crow

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish for 2010 comes from Broken Crow, a duo of stencil animals whose metaphorical bears, horses, porcupines, and others from the natural world draw our attention to human’s impact and folly.

“In 2010, we wish to somehow acquire around 10,000 x-acto blades, 55 rolls of 36 inch wide butcher paper, a pallet of duct tape, a 160 foot tall cherry picker, 1000 cans of flat black spray paint, 600 gallons of exterior flat latex paint, a 2 month supply of sunblock, and funding for 5 months worth of prep work. We need all these things because for the last few months we’ve been in talks with the owner of a two-block-long abandoned industrial complex here in Minneapolis, with the intention of painting the largest site specific mural installation the Mid-West has ever known. The project has the support of the owner of the site, as well as local community organizations, and we are now in the process of securing funding and supplies.”

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The industrial behemoth in all it’s splendor; “the largest site specific mural installation the Mid-West has ever known.”

To get an idea of Broken Crow’s work, watch this video below of them with Overunder this year in Brooklyn, directed by Maria Juranic.

Broken Crow and Overunder with BrooklynStreetArt.com in NY from Maria Juranic on Vimeo.

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Wish #7: Jef Aerosol

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10 Wishes for 2010, #7, Jef Aerosol

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Jef Aerosol, who painted his first stencil in 1982 and is widely credited as being one of the original street artists in Paris, along with artists like Blek Le Rat and Miss Tic. January 2010 brings him to New York for “All Shook Up”, a powerful new solo show of cultural icons at Ad Hoc in Brooklyn.

“I wish one very simple thing : let’s all open our eyes and realize once and for good that all human beings on earth are brothers and sisters…
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one !”

© Jef Aerosol

© Jef Aerosol



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Wish #6: Hellbent

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10 Wishes for 2010, #6, Hellbent

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Hellbent, a street artist whose Freud’s jaw, half skull, and writhing fire snake are frequently laying on a bed of lace.
“I wish my father would find a job. I wish that this economy/country turns around and all the people who are out of work can get back to work, so they can continue to do things that don’t define them by a “job.”

Image courtesy artist. © Hellbent
Image courtesy artist. © Hellbent

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Wish #5: Specter

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10 Wishes for 2010, #5, Specter

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Specter, whose large scale hand drawn and painted wheat-pastes have championed the homeless, the worker, the marginalized in unconventional unusual locations all over. What one may not guess is the sense of humor behind them. Here’s Specter’s wish for the new year;

“If had only one wish for the new year I would have to say I would want to be this guy if only for a few days — a chick magnet!”

Image courtesy Specter

Image courtesy Specter

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Wish #4: Cake

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10 Wishes for 2010, #4, Cake

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Cake, who makes one-of-a-kind portraits with color washes.
“I wish for a series of good days; I wish for my niece to always be healthy and warm; I wish to be clean for one more day; I wish my dentist would lay off and lastly, I wish everyone a loving holiday.

© Cake

© Cake

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Wish #3: FKDL

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10 Wishes for 2010, #3, FKDL

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from FKDL, whose animated black figures and forms dance and bend, frequently composed of a collage of 50’s/60’s-era fashion and lifestyle advertising.
“I place all my hopes on diversity, mixing and sharing culture. We must maintain this freedom that allows us to express ourselves in the street, trying to continually produce quality work; surprising, inventive, and hopefully work that makes people happier everyday.”

FKDL (middle) collaboration with Titi From Paris (outside)
FKDL (middle) collaboration with Titi From Paris.

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Wish #2: Chris Stain

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10 Wishes for 2010, #2, Chris Stain

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

Today’s wish comes from Chris Stain, a Baltimore born stencil artist whose portraits focus on city folk, working folk, kids, moms, and every day heroes.
“I wish for a job with steady pay. After that is taken care of I can work on the rest of the world.”

The new Chris Stain oil pastel and acrylic wash piece stands at 12'H by about 20'W.
This piece by Chris Stain is an oil pastel and acrylic wash piece at a fundraiser at Art in General features his son and two friends as models.  (courtesy the artist)

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Wish #1: Logan Hicks

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10 Wishes for 2010, #1, Logan Hicks

For ten days we’re presenting ten artists and their wishes for the new year, 2010, in no particular order.  Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the giant explosion of street art in New York.  Individually, each has added their expression of the creative spirit to the decade now ending.

The first wish for the new year comes from Logan Hicks, stencil master, former headbanger, and workhorse.
“My wish?- To continue onward and upward”

image © Logan Hicks

image © Logan Hicks

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