All posts tagged: David Byrne

Images of the Week 10.02.11


Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring: Elbow Toe, David Byrne, Hellbent, Jaye Moon, Colum Cunningham, Dain, David L, Left Handed Wave, Swoon, Samuel Mark, Know Hope, and Hanksy.

brooklyn-street-art-elbow-toe-jaime-rojo-10-11-web-1In time for the harvest, Elbow Toe appears in Soho. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Elbow Toe. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


David Byrne blows everybody away with this depiction of the world in a “Tight Spot” Under the High Line Park. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hellbent and Buxtonia. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hellbent and Buxtonia. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Artist Unknown. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jaye Moon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jaye Moon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jaye Moon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Jaye Moon. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Colum Cunningham. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dain. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Dain. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


David L. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Left Handed Wave. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Left Handed Wave. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Left Handed Wave. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Swoon currently on view at Opera Gallery as part of their exploration on Abstract art. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Samuel Mark. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Know Hope. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Hanksy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Untitled. Harvey S. Zucker on his spot in SOHO. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Museo De La Ciudad De Mexico and Anonymous Gallery Presents: “Draw” (Mexico City)




DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge from New York City. It is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by more than 350 artists influenced by the illustration, graffiti, tattoo, literature, design, animation, skateboard, music, psychedelic art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.

Artists whose original works are in the show include :  Chris Johanson, Terence Koh , Dan Colen , Aurel Schmidt , Benjamin Cho , DAZE , R. Crumb, Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Wes Lang , Eric White , Rich Jacobs, Barry McGee , Rick Griffin, Ron English, Neck Face, Tim Biskup, Ed Templeton, Benjamin Cho, Mark Gonzales, Jack Rudy, Derek Hess, David Byrne, Mark Dean Veca, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) , Kevin Long/Spanky, Hank Williams III, WK Interact, Jose Manuel Schmill, Shawn Barber, Doze Green, Kevin Llewellyn, Bast, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Greg Lamarche, Kostas Seremetis, Swoon, Tom Sachs, and hundreds more.

After four years of gallery exhibitions, DRAW will have it’s museum debut at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, one of MexicoCity’s finest museums. The opening is on June 19, 2010 and will exhibit through August 15, 2010. To coincide with the exhibition, the museum will be publishing a book for worldwide distribution to contemporary museum bookstores around the world. Carlo McCormick, one of the most respected art writers and curators in the U.S. will be writing an introductory essay for the book.

DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Tim Barber, Miguel Calderon, Lisa Lebofsky, Jacaebor Kastor, Justin Giarla, Jamie O’Shea, Matt Campbell,  Damian Weinkrantz, Les Barany, Sto, D* Face, Jonathan Levine, Tony Cox, and Anonymous Gallery Founder and Director, Joseph Ian Henrikson.

Anonymous Gallery’s curatorial contributions include artists such as: Bast, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Greg Lamarche, Tom Sachs, Kostas Seremetis, and Swoon For more information, please contact or visit or visit

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Painting the Streets for Safety; Bike Lanes and People

This posting isn’t really about street art – except it is about painting literally on the street in Brooklyn. We just received an email from a Brooklyn club inviting us to a memorial for a friend who was killed on her bicycle.solange

In Loving Memory of Solange – DJ Reverend Soul. Yesterday, we lost one of our dearest members of the Rose family to a tragic accident. We were so lucky to have had this lovely lady spin for us every Monday night at the Soul Sessions. Her joyous spirit and soul was truly infectious and brought a smile to everyone she ever encountered” (image to the right courtesy Rose Live)

Yesterday, in a Brooklyn neighborhood named Greenpoint where she lived, Solange Raulston, an artist and musician originally from the U.K., was struck and killed by a flatbed truck while riding her bicycle.  She DJ’d regularly at Rose Live and Bembe, two clubs in Williamsburg.

There have been a number of articles in the past couple of weeks regarding the mysterious disappearance of bike lanes in parts of Brooklyn and the efforts of people to restore them. The discussions taking place over the appropriate location for bicycle lanes are pretty firey.

It hasn’t been reported if there was a bike lane there yesterday, or if Solange was riding in it when she was struck and killed, but it has become more obvious that more and more intrepid and low-to-moderate income artists, professionals, musicians, dancers, photographers, pizza delivery dudes, construction workers – you name it – are using their emission-free human-powered bicycles to get around New York.  It isn’t just for David Byrne anymore!  Many people have begun riding bikes since the economy took a downward turn and they could not afford public transportation or car services, let alone a car.

The fact that bike lanes exist in the first place is the result of community-powered activists who have fought for them for years and worked with the City to get them in place.  The streets, which everyone pays for, are largely unsafe for bike riders still and riding on the sidewalk can endanger pedestrians and will get you a ticket in some areas. Luckily, newly re-elected Mayor Bloomberg celebrates the plans to “green” our city with hundreds of miles of bike lanes over the next few years. And it’s universally acknowledged that bike lanes save lives and improve safety.

Rose Live club in Williamsburg will be having a memorial for DJ “Reverend Soul” and is raising money to send to her family. You can find them through their website

“Soulful ‘DJ Solange’ Raulston is killed after being struck by car while riding bike in Brooklyn” – Daily News

33 year old Solange Raulston, a Brooklyn DJ who played at Rose every week, was killed on her bicycle in Greenpoint yesterday. (photo courtesy ©The Daily News)
33 year old Solange Raulston, a Brooklyn DJ who played at Rose Live and Bembe in Brooklyn regularly, was killed on her bicycle in Greenpoint yesterday. (photo courtesy ©The Daily News)

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