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Copyright grew up on the mean streets of Bristol foraging for Panda Pop, Fizz Bombs and Cola Cubes and as a result spent many sugar fuelled nights scribbling on walls with the finest quality crayons.
There are five participating artists (Eddie Colla · Finley Coyl · Amanda Lynn · Jeremy Novy · Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch) and the theme of the mural is to highlight San Francisco's sexual history and culture. Photos from the mural's progress so far are available at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/ and any others may be shared on the site with appropriate source credit if desired (or I can resize according to guidelines and send along, if you'd like - let me know). The mural is located on at the entrance and on the side (Grace Alley) of the Center for Sex and Culture building at 1349 Mission Street.
We have recently launched a fundraiser on Offbeatr, looking to raise $2000 towards the completion of this mural - we're $1510 away from our goal at this time of writing: http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955
---About the Grace Alley Mural Project---
Photo gallery: http://cscmural.tumblr.com/
The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley. We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture. Our group of talented artists includes Eddie Colla, Finley Coyl, Amandalynn, Jeremy Novy and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch. Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.
The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce -- but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces. It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood. The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.
CK1 is one of the cutting edge artists who started graffiti art in Iran since 2003. A deep root in Iranian culture and mixing it with modern concepts enable him to bring rich Persian calligraphy along with the poems of great masters of Iranian literature like Rumi and Hafiz to his artwork. This has made his style of work extremely unique. He has a strong social conscience in his work and believes that nowadays the poverty and war leaves no room for a better world and he is concerned to reflect it in his art.
expo collective / group show - Salle Courmont (Lille, France)
hommage / tribute : Roger Frézin (1927-2012)
vernissage / opening : 9 nov, 18h - live painting Jef Aérosol : 18h45
"Lights Out" Benefit photograph from Logan Hicks for Hurricane Sandy victims
Hurricane Sandy has destroyed entire towns and families in the tri-state New York area. While my own family and belongings escaped any real damage, many were not as fortunate. As we came through the hurricane, I thought 'that wasn't so bad' - and in my neighborhood, it wasn't. Then the news channels started to parade the misery of communities like Staten Island and Breezy Point across the screen. They were decimated. Entire houses washed away, lives lost, and cherished possessions destroyed.
Props to Justin at Mission Web Works for fixing the joint up. Thumbnails are linked. You can now click around as usual....
Long time Stencil Archive friend and participant Amy Rice (see her Archive here) has a new book coming out. When I looked through my book "Stencil Nation" with people, Amy's unique stencil style would always stand out from the other sections. She also holds the honor of being my mom's favorite stencil artist!
Thomas and I have a lot in common. We both started photographing stencils and then firgured out how to cut and paint our own. Thomas is one of the first photographers to share his photos with the Stencil Archive, and was featured in my book back in 2008. When I took my Stencil Nation tour to Europe, he helped me set up a presentation in Hamburg. Most if not all of the stencil artists showed up to that freezing basement happening, and they all brought art with them.