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Gee Vaucher / Exitstencil Press News

EXITSTENCIL PRESS NEWS
http://www.exitstencilpress.com

OK, this is the first mail out from Exitstencil Press and there’s much to tell, which is one of the reasons it has taken so long to say hello.

Firstly, we have very kindly been offered a gallery in London with which to officially launch Exitstencil Press  back into the land of the living again.
The’ UNDERGROUND GALLERY’ is exactly that and underneath Charing Cross Station, London.
This new gallery is the brainchild of a young photographer called Christine Santa Ana who, no doubt, has a lot of other good ideas up her sleeve for the future.
The launch of Exitstencil will take place on  21st NOVEMBER – 5th DECEMBER.
There will be a series of events starting with music from Tony Barber and Danny Drummond, otherwise known as THE NEAR FUTURE
Other events have yet to be confirmed and once they are, we’ll let you know all the times and dates.
http://www.undergroundgallery.co.uk/
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There is an exhibition about to open at the BOO-HOORAY GALLERY NYC.
If you are around anytime between 30th SEPTEMBER – 20th OCTOBER, take a look at the show, it’s a fascinating display of fanzines
and other ephemera from the 70’s-90’s.
Again there will be events happening, so see the website.
http://boo-hooray.com

Essay Inside: Blek le Rat "30 Year Retrospective"

I have written an essay for this very special book.

http://www.artpublishingltd.com/new/blek/

Blek le Rat, the “godfather” of stencil graffiti commemorates 30 years creating art on the streets with the launch of new retrospective from Art Publishing, Ltd.

Jeremy Novy - Queer Street Art

A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitimacy
By Jonathan Curiel
published: June 15, 2011
Jonathan Curiel on A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitmacy

Cover photo by Michael Cuffe/Warholian.

Inside his art studio in San Francisco's Bayview District, Jeremy Novy surrounds himself with the stencilwork that has burnished his reputation as a street artist of note. Of course, the koi are there. Even people who don't know his name know his aquatic vertebrates — colorful creatures that can be found on sidewalks across San Francisco, most prominently at Market and Laguna streets, where scores of the fish swirl outside the Orbit Room. In Novy's studio, though, the animals are crowded out by representations of people. Men, mostly. Queer men like the drag queen with the yellow beehive and bright red panties, and the young wrestlers grabbing each other's flesh. Then there's the stencil of a big pink erect phallus.

"That's my cock," Novy says matter-of-factly.

20 March: Blek in SF

Blek le Rat, Free University Art School Event

Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 2PM to 4PM

Viracocha
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998 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)

San Francisco, CA

Course Description:

The Free University Art School is very fortunate, and proud to present the very prolific street artist Blek le Rat on his journey around the world. He stops here with us for an extensive two hour presentation, sharing his masterful stencil art with the people of The Free University of San Francisco. Blek will tell his story, share his insurgent spirit, show his work and may even create some stencil art live in person.

Come early / limited room!

Bio:

Blek le Rat was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in 1951. He is considered by most in the graffiti world to be the godfather of stencil graffiti art. He studied painting and architecture. He began his artwork in Paris in 1981. Since then he has had a great influence on today’s graffiti and “guerrilla art” movements, his main motivation being social consciousness and the desire to bring art to the people.

Maintaining the Balance: Purchase a Print, Another One (Stencil) Goes Up on the Streets

Maintaining The Balance from Dave the Chimp
http://www.davethechimp.co.uk/home.php

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Aim: 

To balance the output of street pieces and products for sale

To remain authentic while being commercially viable

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Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Customers are invited to purchase a print which funds an identical street piece.

The artist produces two identical prints. One is sent to the customer, the other is pasted in the street.

The print includes the customers name. The customer becomes both a
patron of art for the community and an accomplice in an act of
“vandalism”. 

The artist and customer both share the “fame” aquired with “getting
their name up”, and the risk involved with the act of doing so.

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Print specifications

Maintaining The Balance - Project 3

Two colour print, Acrylic on 190 gsm paper, 594mm x 420mm

Unlimited edition, though as each print is customised with customers name it becomes an edition of 1. Signed by the artist

30 euros + 5 euros shipping Europe, 10 euros worldwide

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email davethechimp@gmail.com for more details

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