GRAFFITI | STREET ART
(PHOTO: Tats Cru member “BIO” adds finishing touches to mural honoring fallen NYFD EMT Yadira Arroyo.)
(May 24, 2017) A memorial mural graces a wall by a corner at Morrison & Westchester Avenues. It honors Bronx native Yadira Arroyo — the NYFD EMT killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2017.
(February 25, 2017) BG183 is blowing up WALLWORKS New York with his first solo exhibition ever at the gallery titled “the wall.” Many of the pieces, both large and small, are familiar Bronx scenes — popping with boldness and color. Some play off a recurring motif of spurting fire-hydrants in various dimensions.
(August 27, 2016) Fresh walls are going up at the NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem. The annual weekend event organized by Joey TDS & James Top Productions often brings together graffiti artists, including local legends and pioneers, with others from around the world. The walls are located in the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex playground, East 106th Street off the corner of Park Avenue, East Harlem.
(May 27, 2016) Coney Art Walls (The Outdoor Museum of Street Art) has begun a new 21 wall project for the 2016 season. Curated by Joseph J. Sitt & Jeffrey Deitch, the latest work will be completed in time for the Annual Mermaid Parade (June 18).
(February 18, 2016) An exhibition featuring several heavy-hitters of the NYC graffiti art scene opened this week at 212 Arts in the East Village. “Graffiti Legends” is a limited-collection of works by BIO, BG183, CES, CRASH, NICER, SKEME and T-KID.
(April 1, 2015) A fresh exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York features the works of three preeminent NYC-based photographers. “HIP-HOP REVOLUTION: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper,” is a visual tromp through the early days of the genre to its coming of age as a mainstream pop culture.
(August 30, 2014) Amid the usual controversy of the genre, the 2014 Graffiti Hall of Fame got underway in East Harlem. The pieces being done on the walls of the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex (JHS 13) playground located at 106th Street, between Park & Madison Avenue range from Cotton Club scenes featuring a portrait of Richard Pryor to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
(August 8, 2014) The graffiti Legend and Bronx native known throughout the world as BLADE made an appearance at the Museum of the City of New York to promote his new book “Blade: King of Graffiti.” The publication is co-authored with Chris Pape, an American painter, graffiti artist and historian.
(July 11, 2014) In 2009, graffiti art preservationist James Top bestowed MAMBOSO.NET with the honor of being “Official Graffiti Hall of Fame Photographer.” As website manager, I tried to stay true to that responsibility.
(February 28, 2014) TATS CRU bombed the walls of Toy Tokyo in NYC, this week, with their exhibition “Blood, Sweat and Tears.” Wave after wave of fans packed the East Village gallery at 91 Second Avenue to view in awe and spectacle a collection of original works by BIO, NICER and BG183. Continue reading