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Street Artist Tristan Eaton Goes Biblical

Inspired by the Book Of Revelation’s story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Brooklyn based Street Artist Tristan Eaton has been laboring with bloody hatchet in one hand and eye-smiting aerosol can in the other for the past three weeks to complete his latest street mural, a heroic tribute to the end of the world. Biblically based work doesn’t hit Brooklyn too much but Tristans’ trysted twist on fantastical End Times titillation might make you think of the interior of a cathedral or of flying buttresses and pointed arches in a revelatory way.

brooklyn-street-art-tristan-eaton-jaime-rojo-03-11-web-2Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Comic books and science fiction, particularly the work of Brooklyn native artist and master fantasy creator, Frank Frazetta, are heavy influences on Eaton, who has spent hours pouring over Fazetta’s copious and heroically buffed warriorgoddesses and Keltic conquerors embattled with monsters and space aliens on album covers, book covers, movie posters, and in graphic novels.


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

By delving into the mythical worlds of Mr. Frazetta, Tristan found that the already fantastic centerpiece story from the last book in the Bible need not be literally interpreted in his mural. Using the palette established by his neighbors How & Nosm, Eaton uses red, white, black and pale horses to symbolize Conquest, War, Famine and Death, giving the main roles of ushering apocalypse to the ladies instead of the typical males. While there is still work to be done in this grand undertaking, it is evident from Eaton that hot women on horseback will be the harbingers of the Last Judgment. Repent while there still is time.

Mural updates and much gnashing of teeth to follow.


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo) Tristan’s piece is next to How and Nosm’s piece created for Contra Projects during Armory Week.


Tristan Eaton. Sketch for the mural (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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“Bienvenidos”: Street Artist YOTE Puts His Art Where His Heart Is

Hospitality is one of our virtues throughout history…  Along with periodic phases of racism and immigrant bashing.


For Fall 2010, brown is the new black and Arizona is working the runway with Jan Brewer on the catwalk!  But let’s not all lose our heads, neighbors. Street Artist YOTE is firing up the grill and putting the ignorance on ice to welcome the Spanish speakers for an Indian Summer barbecue in Arizona (which used to be part of Mexico).

“Bienvenidos”; It’s Biblical, for those who profess to live by the teachings of that book. Judeo-Christian values. Welcome, Bienvenidos. The Pilgrims certainly relied on those values when arriving to Plymouth for a better life and the American Indians practiced hospitality even without reading the guests’ holy book..


Since this is campaign season in the US and Arizona symbolizes the most recent immigrant-bashing wave, Street Artist YOTE has created colorful messaging to at least divert some of the hate toward a more sane and healthy discussion about immigration in this country. The “Bienvenidos” Campaign posters are meant to remind the kind-hearted among us to speak up and practice hospitality to the newest immigrants in our midst. To raise funds for his signs (as all real campaigns must) he’s got a limited edition of signed posters for your house. The proceeds of the sales of this poster will help him fund his project.


YOTE describes the campaign:

“Over the summer of 2010 I have experienced very contradicting feelings for the state of Arizona. It was not hard to see how laws like 1070, 2281 and 287(g) have caused fear to spread through local communities, the state, and the rest of the country. By juxtaposing the Arizona state flag with the word “Bienvenidos”, I hope to spread a positive and affirming message throughout our communities. This symbol will appear as a political campaign sign leading to the November 2nd election. Additionally this symbol will appear as a sticker for residences, business and rebels who wish to express that all people are welcome in their homes, stores and communities. My intention is that the “Bienvenidos” symbol will spread throughout the state to be both a visible resistance to laws like 1070 and a representation of the hope for safer communities in the state of Arizona and beyond.  All proceeds from the limited edition of signed posters will go to the production of “Bienvenidos” campaign signs and stickers. Thank you.”



Here’s a LINK to his “Bienvenidos” print:

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