Friday, February 15, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
In 1993 a group of kids from South Florida got together and started a graffiti crew, they called them selves "Clever Kings." Since its creation Clever Kings evolved, adding new members and putting in crazy work on the streets. As the crew evolved, members of the orginization started getting into different projects and always pushed the envelope as to what defines a graffiti crew.
Many of you may or may not know that Culture Kings was named after the crew. It was my way of taking the crew to another level. One of the founding members of the crew was Tommy Wilson better known as "ASER." This weekend Tommy was found dead in his home in North Carolina of an apparent drug overdose. ASER was a true bomber and is probably bombing the gates of heaven as you read this now. Rest In Power ASER!!! Gone but NEVER forgotten!!
Friday, February 8, 2008
131 Projects is the current identity of Paris born graffiti artist who has been putting in work on an international level since the early 90's. Deconstruction is a decades worth of works done by 131 including works done under other alias' from his travels around the world. One of the more prominent subject matters of the book is based on the history of Miami Graffiti Penits* and there deconstruction. The book includes a wide array of works from street level graffiti to conceptual modern contemporary masterpieces and everything in between.
DECONSTRUCTION is the first volume from 131 Projects and only 50 books were produced. All are numbered, signed, and available at CULTURE KINGS.
** Over time the term has come to stand for any graffiti oriented building (or buildings) that has become an epicenter for graffiti in an area. The original "Penit" was the graffiti warehouse located in Doral, Florida. It was theorized that the building was intended to be a Penitentiary, but was never completed, so it was referred to as "The Penit". .
Friday, February 1, 2008
Thanks to all those came out and participated in the first ever Dead Stock Market. A Big Ups to Lou Arson for coming through and providing the ill sounds!
We will definitely be doing this again. Feel free to leave comments about the event and suggestions for the next one.
Here are some pics from that night....