From the banks of Gaza to the satirical replication of Hollywood's most licentious heiresses, Banksy's work can be found all over the earth in many different forms. Best known for his socially and politically driven stencil art, Banksy has become the hierarch of the street art movement bringing credibility to a new generation of artists. And although Banksy's works have been selling for prodigious amounts of money, he has kept to his roots and recently bedecked the city of New Orleans.
Bringing inspiration to those that need it most is the nobility of Street Art. Like the West Bank wall on the Israel-Palestine Border, New Orleans is an area desperately in need of artistic stimulation. By keeping his works on the streets, Banksy is able to share his art with the people and away from the sometimes pretentious crowds of art collectors and gallery goers.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
The Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery does it again! This time with former graffiti writer turned designer/contemporary artist KAWS. KAWS' show, which is entitled "Saturated," will be showing from September 20th to November 15th at The Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Wynnwood. The Perrotin Gallery is definitely one of my favorite galleries in Miami. Perrotin is constantly raising the bar for Miami's art scene, bringing in amazing shows from artists in every genre, from local artist like Bhakti Baxter to internationally acclaimed artist such as Takashi Murakami.
Following the "Saturated" Show will be a furniture exhibition by Pharrell Williams in their gallery in Paris. Yea, thats right, Pharrell of the Neptunes and N*E*R*D! See what I mean about Perrotin. With Basel quickly approaching, Miami's Art scene is finally coming out of hibernation. Stay tuned for more info on other shows and exhibits.
Emmanuel Perrotin Miami
194 NW 30th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Culture Kings is proud to announce one of the must see shows of the year. COMMMON and N.E.R.D live at The Fillmore Theater Miami Beach October 10th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd, to the general public but we got you hooked up! CK is giving you the opportunity to get the best seats in the house before tickets go on sale to the general public.
The pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow August 20th at 10am and the pre-sale offer ends Thursday August 21 at 10 pm.
COMMON and N*E*R*D
Friday October 10
The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
General Public On Sale:
Friday August 22 at 10am
Opportunity to purchase best seats before they go on sale to the general public!
Starts: Wed August 20 at 10am
Ends: Thurs August 21 at 10pm
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LINK TO PRESALE:
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Friday, August 15, 2008
Butta Verses, the Bronx-bred rapper, made his debut appearance on De La Soul's 2004 release, The Grind Date. Shortly after, Butta was signed to Maseo’s label, Bear Mountain Entertainment and has gone on to release several mix-tapes while playing over 200 shows along-side De La Soul. Butta is now wrapping up his follow-up album, Reality BV which features the lead single "If I Die" (feat. Lucien). Reality BV” includes features and production from CL Smooth, Joell Ortiz, Kurious, A-Butta (of Natural Elements), The Mighty V.I.C., Marco Polo, BeanOne and Tzarizm among others.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
First and foremost, we would like to thank Crates Anatomy for killing it! Also, the skaters for coming out and getting loose on the streets, and everyone else who came by. For those who missed it, here are a few pics from early that day... We will have more pictures coming soon!
Check out this short clip.. kind of gives you an idea of the vibe.. keep in mind that this video was taken before things really got started
Sunday, August 10, 2008
He was the voice that made Richard Roundtree into a super hero, his music would be sampled by everyone from Jay-Z to Portishead, and his songs probably set the mood that you were made to. Isaac Hayes died today, August 10th 2008, one day after the death of comedian Bernie Mac.
I find it amazing that some one such as Isaac can influence many generations and genres of music. In the 60's and 70's his music was the soundtrack to our parents lives. For my generation, a whole genre of music stemmed from the sampling of his music and music of others like himself such as James Brown and the Isley Brothers. Just play some of his songs and see how many samples you can recognize, it is truly amazing! To all the young bucks, I hope that you will look into Isaac Hayes and his music, and not remember him just as the voice of Chef on South Park. Rest in power Isaac, you will be missed.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I woke up Saturday morning as I normally do, roll out of bed and click on the news. As usual there was bull shit on McCain and Obama with two so called political analysts going back and forth with each other about some irrelevant issue (not saying the Presidential Race is not a relevant issue but what they were talking about was irrelevant). Anyways, I happened to read the ticker and I thought I saw it say that Bernie Mac had died. Half asleep I wasn't sure as to what I had just seen so I waited until the ticker repeated itself and sure enough it said that Bernie Mac had died at age 50.
Born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, he brought laughter to millions and had an extensive career in both movies and TV, not to mention that he was one of the funniest muh'fuckers on earth. It really pains me to think that I will never see Bernie, in another movie, TV Show or Stand-Up act ever again. He was an OG in the comedy world and will always remain a King.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
With gas prices sky high, the economy in recession, and with back-to-school right around the corner, Culture Kings is having an End of Summer Sale. We should have called it the Endless Summer Sale because I know a lot of you heads aren't ready to go back to school just yet. So were throwing a little Block Party here at the shop this Saturday to have one last hurrah before the Summer ends. Here are a few of the reasons to come by this weekend:
*ALL T-Shirts are $20
*25% OFF NIKE DUNK SB Custom Series. Originally $360 on Sale for $275
*25-50% OFF All Other Apparel
(Hats, Denim, Shorts, Knits, Tops, and Accessories)
*Crates Anatomy Live!! Alongside DJ Evils and other Guest DJs
*Good Music, Good People, and Good Times.
*And its ARTWALK this Saturday
The sale starts Thursday and ends this Saturday.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Supra starts delivery of there Fall N/S line next week. The first in the series is the Metallic Silver Pack which includes the ultra popular Skytop model which remains the brands top sneaker since its inception. The Metallic Silver Skytops are limited to 1,000 pairs worldwide and we will be receiving our shipment sometime next week. Stay tuned for more info.