Visiting the Atlanta Prison Farm

August 24th, 2013 | By | 2 Comments »
Feral Child

Feral Child

Earlier this month, Caroline and I and some friends (guided by Rob Dunalewicz) visited the abandoned Atlanta Prison Farm, a prison that was in active use for a good chunk of the 20th century and it now mostly abandoned, save for the occasional police training exercise. Today, the prison is covered in street art and graffiti. For me, it was interesting to see old work by Never, from before he began to focus on his owl characters that you can see around Brooklyn today. What’s so cool for me about artists working in abandoned spaces is that there seems to be a freedom to a lot of the work that isn’t found in their work when they are working in public spaces or making work for sale. Here’s a sampling of what we saw:

Never

Never

P1090958

Nos

Nos

P1090966

MRSA

MRSA, maybe

Harm

Harm

P1090981

P1090983

MRSA

MRSA

Sane

Doodles

Doodles

Overunder

Overunder

Catherine

Catherine

P1100023

Meme

Meme

Overunder

Overunder

Kira

Kira

P1100043

Poe

Poe

P1100053

RUINR, Catherine and Sane

Overunder

Overunder

Doodles

Doodles

Doodles

Doodles

Never

Never

P1100087

OH NO

P1100092

OH NO

P1100108

P1100114

Sever

Some great writers with a series of tags from 2002 on a chimney. Now the roof is gone and that’s about a 4-story drop.

Photos by RJ Rushmore


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  • Patty Shenanigans

    The trippy alien and “this is a bad sign” are both by SANE. The fanged skull is OHNO.

  • http://blog.vandalog.com/ RJ Rushmore

    Thanks!