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Images of the Week 08.16.09

Images of the Week 08.16.09

Our weekly interview with the street

El Coucho
El Coucho has a certain savoir-faire, don de gente (El Coucho) (photo Jaime Rojo)

PeruAna AnaPeru
Clayton and Maybelle still remember their first blind date. (PeruAna AnaPeru) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Gaia
Bovines on Lockdown! (Gaia) (photo Jaime Rojo)

El Coucho
Pugilistic Showiness (El Coucho) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose tries his luck with Hamlet
Red Nose tries his luck with Hamlet (photo Jaime Rojo)

Red Nose doing time
I’m gonna break my rusty cage and run … (Red Nose) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Chris RWK
Hey cutie. (Chris RWK) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Half Obey
Half O’ Bey (Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Skewville Obey
What’re you sayin’ zactly?  (Skewville, Shepard Fairey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NohJColey
Sometimes when I’m trying to get my point across I just get all tied up in knots. Know M Sayin? (NohJColey) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective Mural Bedford and South 5 Williamsburg
The Younity Collective Mural in Williamsburg (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AM
The Younity Collective, AM (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AIKO

The Younity Collective, AIKO (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective. AM, JEN ONE, EROTICA
The Younity Collective AM, JEN ONE, EROTICA  (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective EMA

The Younity Collective, EMA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SHIRO
The Younity Collective, Shiro (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SOFIA
The Younity Collective, SOFIA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective SOFIA
The Younity Collective, SOFIA (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Younity Collective TOO FLY
The Younity Collective, TOO FLY (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Images of the Week 04.26.09

Images of the Week 04.26.09

Chris Cole

Col from Robots Will Kill (photo Jaime Rojo)

donkey skin

Donkey Skin (photo Jaime Rojo)

green dragon

Green Dragon (photo Jaime Rojo)

k

My therapist told me it is so important to just give myself permission to have fun. (Katz) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren

The Condom Death Princess and her mushroom stormtroopers (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

mbw

Tonight on Larry King, makeup tips with RuPaul! (MBW) (photo Jaime Rojo)

monster

Monster Shield (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Chris from Robots Will Kill) (Photo Jaime Rojo)

There's hole where my heart was. (Chris from Robots Will Kill) (Photo Jaime Rojo)

numb nuts

Yo! Nice goin' numb nuts (numb nuts) (photo Jaime Rojo)

red dragon

And now the red dragon (photo Jaime Rojo)

Rednose

Rednose makes an example of AIG (Tazmat Rednose) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman

Stikman feeling a bit green (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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Rock On! Sticker Madness at Ad Hoc With Martha Cooper Going Postal

Long before Flickr was a Flicker in your daddy’s eye, Martha Cooper

was “all-borough” out on the streets and subways of New York with her camera capturing and documenting the legacy of graffiti images for future generations. A quarter century later, Ms. Cooper picked up her first digital camera and found it’s diminutive size and ease of use was perfect for capturing one of her new street loves, the postal sticker, in it’s multitude of incarnations.

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On Friday night Ad Hoc Gallery hosted a lively show, party, and sticker fair to fete Martha and her new book “Going Postal”, the bound document that presents what she’s been snapping since 2002. To paraphrase Ms. Cooper, the book recognizes the aesthetics of the postal label and preserves the ephemeral form in print.

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Lined up outside in the cold Bushwick night, the guests ranged from 7 to 77, the widest demographic we’ve ever seen at a show like this, attesting to the regard people have for sticker art as an art form, and, more likely, their regard for this strong proponent of the creative spirit, Martha Cooper.
Martha Cooper Basking in the Sticker Glow

Martha Cooper basking in the sticker glow (with family helping at the sticker table) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

The Crowd Stuck for Hours before Peeling Away

The Crowd Stuck for Hours before Peeling Off to the Afterparty (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Retrieving the newly dry stickers from the clothesline (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Retrieving the newly dry stickers from the clothesline (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Fans flipped through books to select their favorite (Kosbe) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Fans flipped through books to select their favorite (Kosbe) (photo Steven P. Harrington)

This troupe of art fans added a new energy to the night! (photo Steven P. Harrington)

This troupe of art fans added a new energy to the night! (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Tazz Red Nose says he's been on the scene since back the day (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Tazz Red Nose says he's been wreckin' stickers since way back in the day. This piece is a full size canvas tribute to two of his most popular characters. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

9 Panels like this

9 Panels like this with stickers dating back to 1990, were placed around the Ad Hoc gallery. Martha likes the way the two distinct disciplines of graff-styled lettering and street art have intersected on stickers. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Looking hard while posing for a pic. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Looking hard while posing for a pic. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Trading and giveaways between fans were happening all around (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Trading and giveaways between fans were happening all around (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A new giant bear by C.Damage (photo Steven P. Harrington)

A new bear by C.Damage (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Kosbe covers the options  (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Kosbe covers the options (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Blanco Explains Why BK is Down (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Blanco Explains Why BK is Down (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Dwell and One Unit win the award for most fanciful and otherworldly use of materials

Dwell and One Unit win the award for most fanciful and otherworldly use of materials on stickers. A small collection of their work incorporated wood patterned shelf-lining vinyl collage on postal labels. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Chris Stain pulls at your humanity with his depictions of our neighbors. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Chris Stain pulls at your humanity with his depictions of our neighbors. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Depoe had more colorful abstracts on canvas in the show. Here is one of his stickers. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Depoe had more colorful abstracts on canvas in the show. Here is one of his stickers. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Aiko bunny with splashes of paint (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Aiko bunny with splashes of paint (photo Steven P. Harrington)

PC? - This may stand for Prince Charming (photo Steven P. Harrington)

PC? - This may stand for Prince Charming (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Giving generously, Chris from Robots will kill prepared envelopes containing 3 stickers and a button for the show. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Giving generously, Chris from Robots will kill prepared envelopes containing 3 stickers and a button for the show. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Blanco obliterated a postal label completely (almost) to create these stencil tributes to Norman Rockwell. This one refers to

Blanco opaqued a postal label completely (almost) to create this stencil tribute to Norman Rockwell. This girl walks the red line - the original "The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell appeared in Look magazine in 1964, ten years after the Brown Vs. Board of Education decision and during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

James Brown Blanco

Hilarious tributes to the cassette tape, Blanco made multiple variations of this stencilled sticker and, with an actual typewriter, gave them labels, including MixTape groupings of old-skool jams, as well as iconic album titles like "in Utero" by Nirvana, and this one. (photo Steven P. Harrington)

Click here for “Going Postal” by Martha Cooper

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Week In Images 01.18.09

Week In Images 01.18.09

Some people have been working hard in their studio, Haculla re-emerges, and there looks like a new taper on the street – this time electrical tape.

Time to apply a little more wheatpaste (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Time to apply a little more wheatpaste (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

I had a thought  (Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

I had a thought (Veng from Robots Will Kill) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Who Says its not a Bull Market?  (Tonky) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Feeling Bullish? (Tonky) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NRA in Space (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

NRA in Space (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Mom, there's nothing to do!  I'm Bored  (Deekers) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Mom, there's nothing to Do!  (Deeker)  (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Price of Friendship  (Nohj Coley) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Price of Friendship (Nohj Coley and Judith Supine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Rinse off those Pesticides! (Eat Fruit and Die)  (photo Jaime Rojo)

Rinse off those Pesticides! (Eat Fruit and Die) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Let's Paws for a Question  (Red Nose and Icon Propaganda) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Let's Paws for a Question  (Red Nose and Icon Propaganda) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Clutter and Collaboration  (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Clutter and Collaboration (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Followed at 8:30 by Chico and the Man! (KHI) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Followed at 8:30 by Chico and the Man! (KHI) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Nohj Coley) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Can You Help Me Put this On? (Nohj Coley) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Red Nose and Haculla) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(Red Nose and Haculla) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman dances up the Wall (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Stikman dances up the Wall (Stikman) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Space Ship of the Tape Kind (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Close Encounters of the Tape Kind (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(unknown tape artist) (photo Jaime Rojo)

(unknown tape artist) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Mondrian would be Proud (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Mondrian Salute (unknown) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hard Drinkin Octopus  (Tonky) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hard Drinkin Octopus (Tonky) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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