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02 August Stencil Uploads

Thanks to: Aiden, Quinn, Arno and son, Brooklyn Street Art, and u/badwolf_tco
Music: Dinner and a Movie 17 (wined and dined in Hampton)
Photo: John Fekner cut outs from his "A Change" show (photos: Icy and Sot for Brooklyn Street Art)

Icy and Sot visit John Fekner’s “A Change” show in NYC, share with Brooklyn Street Art

Just one from Petaluma, CA

Just one in Lower Haight, SF

Just one in Western Addition, SF

Just one in Glen Park, SF

Just one from Almost Over Keep Smiling (NYC)

Just one in NYC

1970 Grateful Dead stencil in Wisconsin

Dark humor in Estonia

Just one from Portugal

2 OCT: Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures (Berlin)

The URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART
presents a six-decade retrospective of Martha Cooper's photographs.

MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES (LINK)

October 2nd 2020 – August 1st 2021
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo

Combining photographs and personal artifacts, MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES traces her life from her first camera in nursery school in 1946 to her reputation today as a world-renowned photographer.

This retrospective is the first documentary exhibition to be presented at the URBAN NATION Museum and it ushers in a new era for the museum under its new director Mr. Jan Sauerwald.

MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES presents the photographer's versatile vision of the world, with creativity found on every corner. The exhibition opens with the images from Subway Art, her landmark 1984 book with Henry Chalfant, now credited with jump-starting the worldwide urban art movement. Martha's photographs documented the secret subculture of writers and the coded artworks they created illegally on thousands of New York City trains.

Martha's photographs are distinguished by their frank human vitality, with an eye to preserving details and traditions of cultural significance. Many of her photographs have become iconic representations of a time, place or culture. The exhibition will offer a rare insight into Martha’s archives through previously unpublished photographs, drawings, journals, articles, letters, and artifacts. As a lifelong and avid collector, her private trove of black books, stickers, Kodak film wallets and child-made toys will also be on display. Emphasis is placed on Martha’s extensive travels and the artistic friendships that she has fostered internationally.

Today's Uploads, 2004-2020

Submission thanks to: Skot, Tiago, Amanda, Russell S., Jaime and Brooklyn Street Art, r/stencils, r/streetart, @only_stencil_archive, r/gratefuldead
Today’s Music: Miles, Talking Heads, XTC, Scott Joplin
Photo: video screengrab of Banksy spraying a stencil in London

Banksy hits up a Tube train

>NEW< Almost Over Keep Smiling (NYC)

From the Vaults! Over 200 photos from Klutch’s Vinyl Killers 2 (Portland, OR 2004)

From the Vaults! A 2005 article about stencils.

Joe Iurato with some cut outs

Garage Pillars in PDX, by Voxx Romana

Portraits from Cartoonneros

Just one from San Francisco

Just one from John Fekner, with Leicht and Albert

Just one from Praxis in NYC

Just one from RNST

Two from New York

Two from Portland, OR

Just one from Utah

Just one from Montreal