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

Maintaining The Balance from Dave the Chimp



To balance the output of street pieces and products for sale

To remain authentic while being commercially viable


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

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


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


email for more details

Buy "The Identity of Banksy" on ebay [u]

could it be a hoax??

current bid: $999,999

ENDS: Jan 19, 201107:22:22 PST

If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of "Banksy".

I have uncovered his identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records. I will reveal no more details.

The winner of this auction is the only person I will ever share this information with. The piece of paper will say his name, nothing more.

I give you 100% assurance that it is most certainly the full name of the street artist known as "Banksy".

Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not "tangible". 
It is now tangible.

HA-HA (AU) Exhibit Updates


Hi folks just a quick up date in regard to events & happenings

Opening 29th September 6pm
features : Banksy, Blek le rat, swoon, haha, vexta, anthony lister, rone plus more

also if your into comic's, I have a comic in the 'TINY PEEKS', silent army comic book launch opening on thursday 30th 6-8pm
Suite 18, upstairs Paramount Arcade
108 Bourke street

SWEAT STREETS art festival (formally the melbourne stencil festival)
opening night is friday 8th of october, 6pm @ 1000pound bend

2 Oct :: Nuit Blanche (Tor, CA)

Bicycle Nuit Blanche - Janet Bike Girl Open Studio, Saturday October 2 2010

If you're in Toronto Oct. 2, make sure to visit two Stencil Nation alums at Nuit Blanche:

Bicycle Nuit Blanche !
Janet Bike Girl will open her studios to the public !
Studio S-26 and S-27, basement of 401 Richmond St West, follow the bicycle stencils

and Martin's "Man With a Yellow Typewriter" bike-themed event:

A Nuit Blanche / Built For Art Event.
An 11 hours performance plus photographs by Jim Gronau.
Inspired by the films of Jacques Tati.

Photographic Exhibition
Sept 17 to Oct 17
401 Richmond Lobby |

Hey Juxtapoz, PaperMonster, et al, want a stencil issue!

PaperMonster, an artist featured in my book "Stencil Nation," loves stencils. I didn't know him or his work until he saw my call for art submissions all over the place. I think he answered all of my interview questions, sent a pile of great photos, and was even one of the few teachers who sent stencil workshop photos and text. His work, along with a few other artists who submitted great photos, was featured throughout the book, though he was not a featured artist. Why? Because he is a typical stencil artist: obsessed with cut paper and spray paint. In love with the tools as well as the final output. For that, we are brothers in negative space. Also, PaperMoster is a super nice guy, which stencil artists tend to be. That's one reason why I put "community" in my subtitle. We try hard to be nice to each other.

While traveling the past few days, I saw that PaperMonster started a campaign to get Juxtapoz to have a special stencil issue. I have to admit, I have never really gotten the Juxtapoz scene. They're here in SF, and they always seem to marginalize stencil work. White Walls on Polk St., and other galleries, usually curate the stencil shows. I'm a gallery dork, usually missing shows, or quietly taking photos of everything. And when I curate shows, they're usually on the fringes of the gallery scene, in DIY spaces, with radical politics, and making no money. But when it comes to business, and making money, UpperPlayground (the company who produces Juxtapoz) has things dialed. So I wasn't surprised when Juxtapoz had a huge Banksy "Exit" movie preview down in the Mission, and I had no idea about it. I am not even on their email list, or VIP email list, which isn't anything to get beefed about. But they love Banksy, and promoted the hell out of his movie here in SF. A week after, I saw it with a full house opening night, which was fun. I had to work during the preview anyway!

I maybe buy one issue of Juxtapoz a year, over at Al's Comics. And as far as magazines go, Hi-Fructose is much better (and publisher/artist Attaboy has all my respect), but I don't buy that one either. 

So PaperMonster wants a stencil issue. And Juxtapoz seems to think that Banksy is the only stencil artist out there. Overspray tried to be a stencil mag and couldn't fill their pages with enough content (or keep the production on schedule and funded). Juxtapoz doesn't even seem to feature stencil artists who get solo gallery shows. What to do?

Well, PaperMonster has a plan. And here it is. Juxtapoz has already said "not interested" which might be all the fuel you all need to tell them to get interested. I'd at least like to see street art magazines mentioning artists who cut and paint. That'd be nice......

Welcome to my latest goal!!
I would LOVE to see Juxtapoz Magazine create a special Stencil Art Issue or Book!!
As PaperMonster I want nothing more than to continue to promote the use of stencils whether you are a stencil artists or just someone who wants to use stencils as tool in your paintings or home. I feel that there is no better time than today to document how artists all over the world are using stencils to share their messages or just create something beautiful. That is what has brought me to create this new goal to encourage Juxtapoz Magazine to create a Special Stencil Art Issue. In
the past Juxtapoz has created special issues highlighting New York Graffiti, Street Art, and several other themes but never a Stencil Art Issue.
With your help hopefully we can make this a reality!!!
Send the following email to these Juxtapoz contacts:,,,,
(copy/paste entire email list)

Subject: Juxtapoz Stencil Issue Initiative
(copy/paste into subject bar)

(copy/paste below into body of email) and SEND!!!

Hello Juxtapoz Magazine
I am writing because I support PaperMonster’s initiative to work towards a special Juxtapoz Magazine Stencil Art/Graffiti issue or book concept similar to previous special issues/books that you have released on graffiti, street art issues, dark arts, and tattoo books. There is no better time than now to highlight the power and beauty that the stencil art movement has today. A Stencil Art/Graffiti Issue or Book Concept is a wonderful step forward for Juxtapoz Magazine as one of the
leaders of art world. I am interested in this idea and hope that it is something we can see in the near future. Thank you for your time.

(copy/paste below into body of email) and SEND!!!

Send this link to your friends, family, or anyone you know who would love to see this truly happen. I want to thank you for your help with all my heart! If you would like to know more about my ideas for the issue or just send words of encouragement for the initiative send an email to


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