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Fun Friday 08.31.12

You thought it would never end, but here it is, last day of August, and you have gorged yourself on as many popsicles and watermelon slices and street festival delicacies as possible and blasted your eardrums at free concerts, splashed and sunburned in the city pool, barfed off the edge of a roof BBQ party, and danced naked on the beach in Fort Tilden while your buddy Drew hit up the wall and Jenelle drew an arrow on her inner thigh with a sharpie. All the summer shares in the manicured Hamptons are having their last blow outs and next weekend there are a bunch of new art shows opening for fall so everybody will be coming back. For now let’s just have a fish fry and play some more. Also, pass that marker.

1. NYC Night Dancing (Video)
2. Trailerpark Festival (Copenhagen)
3. Dabs & Myla @ ThinkSpace (LA)
4. Fuzi UV TPK Free Tattoos at The Hole (NYC)
5. IBUg 2012
6. Live is Porno 4D (Video)
7. Nychos and Flying Fortress in Vienna (Video)
8. Basquiat, Fab 5, & Futura Hidden Wall (Video)

First, fancy night dancing in NYC streets.
Then, some random passersby who love the camera. (VIDEO)

Trailerpark Festival (Copenhagen)

America is full of trailer parks. Just waiting for a hurricane.

Want to find out how the weather is in Copenhagen, Denmark and have some Trailer Park fun? Starting today the Copenhagen Trailerpark Festival promises great visuals and music with Letterbenders, Furious Styles, Big City Brains, Soten, Chifumi and Ogre.

For further information regarding this festival click here.

Dabs & Myla and Friends at ThinkSpace (LA)

Australian expats and Street Artists Dabs & Myla have again gathered friends with ThinkSpace Gallery to host an art party of sorts called “Marvelous Expeditions”. Themes are about taking trips, hanging out with your people, and the making art together.

Featured are 16″×20” works from 123 Klan Aaron, De La Cruz, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Cat Cult, Dscreet, Dvate, EINE, Elliot Francis Stewart, Ephameron, Greg Lamarche, Honkey Kong (aka Adam Hathorn), Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, KC Ortiz, KEM5, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Mark Mulroney, Meggs, Misery, NEW2, Pose, Remi Rough, Revok, Rime, Stormie Mills, Tatiana Suarez, Tom Gerrard, Tristan Eaton, Witnes and The Yok.

Dabs & Myla on the streets of Miami. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)

Revok on the streets of Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Ephameron at the RC Cola Lot in Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here.

Fuzi UV TPK at the Hole (NYC)

Tattoo and Graffiti Artist Fuzi UV TPK will give you a free tattoo at the Hole Shop in Manhattan. I know, that sounds funny the way I said it sis. It’s like, “Dr. Snapdragon will give you a free appendectomy if you stop into the emergency room tonight”. But, seriously, this well known tattoo artist is on a mad dash visit to NYC and he’s looking forward to seeing you, needle poised.

Fuzi Tattoo Session. (photo © Silva Forest courtesy of Fuzi)

A fine wall piece. Fuzi UV TPK (photo © courtesy of the artist)

For further information regarding this event click here.

Also happening this weekend:

The IBUg 2012 – Festival of urban art and culture in Glauchau, Germany opens today for those intatiable lovers of Graff and Hip Hop. Click here for more details on this festival.

Life is Porno 4D (VIDEO)

Nychos and Flying Fortress in Vienna Part I (VIDEO)

Hidden Wall discovered with Basquiat, Fab 5, & Futura Behind It (VIDEO)

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Citizens of Humanity Presents: FUZI UV TPK. Free Tattos at The Hole Shop (Manhattan, NYC)

FUZI UV TPK


FRENCH GRAFFITI LEGEND FUZI UV TPK VISITS U.S. FOR THE FIRST TIME;
OFFERS FREE TATTOOS

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12 to 5 p.m.

The Hole Shop
312 Bowery
New York, NY 10012


On Saturday, September 1, French graffiti writer and tattoo artist FUZI UV TPK will make his first-ever trip to the United States, where he will tattoo at The Hole Shop in New York. The tattoos will be provided to the public for free, courtesy of Citizens of Humanity.

FUZI is a veteran graffiti writer, who dominated the trains and subways of Paris for more than a decade. He imposed his “ignorant style” on the masses, a style that is instantly recognizable for its ironic twist and self-confident assertion.

Passing with ease from one medium to another, FUZI taught himself how to tattoo and brought a freshness to his designs that were inspired by his brutal lifestyle: direct black lines with devastating punch lines. “I did my first tattoo on the arm of my friend and graffiti partner RAP,” says FUZI. “It’s maybe my favorite tattoo ever, and I have maintained that self-taught style throughout my practice because I want to be without influence and learn from my own errors.”

FUZI chooses to tattoo in unique locations, using streets, subway tunnels and art galleries as his ephemeral tattoo studios. “I want to develop my vision of tattooing outside of the traditional tattoo studio,” FUZI says. “Each of my tattoos is unique, never duplicated, and I execute them in unusual places, because it leaves a mark on the memory, not just on the skin.”

The Hole Shop is the perfect venue for FUZI’s first time in the United States. The Hole is an influential, avant-garde gallery and creative project space, and its shop is directed and managed by the New York Art Department, which curates, produces and promotes emerging, cutting-edge cultural content.

For the event, FUZI will create 50 unique tattoo flash designs, inspired by New York. “I created these drawings as I do each time. I use a strong theme, and the idea goes directly from my brain to the paper, without corrections,” FUZI explains. “This time, NYC influenced my ideas, but the city and its lifestyle has always been an enormous influence on me and is an integral part of the symbols I use in my flash. You’ll find violence, graffiti, women and money, but humor is present also.” People selected for appointments will choose from one of these flash designs, and FUZI will tattoo them free of charge.

In addition to the tattoos, FUZI and Citizens of Humanity will release a limited-edition Ignorant People T-shirt, and 100 shirts will be given away at the event on a first-come first-serve basis.

This event is part of Citizens of Humanity’s ongoing commitment to support arts from around the world, which also incudes sponsorship of Miss Van’s exhibition at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, and Barry Mcgee’s retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum.

“Coming to NYC for the first time is an important step for me,” FUZI says. “I left my train line in the suburbs of Paris so that I could present my art to the world, without compromise, and being able to do that in New York will be a powerful experience for me.”

The event will take place on Saturday, September 1, from 12 to 5 p.m., at The Hole Shop, 312 Bowery, New York, N.Y. 10002. FUZI’s books Ma Ligne and Flash Tattoo Collection N°1 will also be available to be purchased at the shop, and can be signed by FUZI.

Email explore@citizensofhumanity.com for a chance to win one of the appointment slots. People selected for appointments will be notified no later than August 24.

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