One of graffiti’s best known female writers, Claw, will be showing at Eastern District in New York next week. I haven’t seen much of her gallery work (I believe she’s done a bit before, though I’m not sure), but given her successful clothing line, I’m sure she knows how to transition to new mediums.
Claw Money -Solo Exhibition-
May 8th-May 12th
6-8pm Friday May 8th 2009
43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY
“Claw Money is a legendary Graffiti Artist, best known for her signature icon, a paw with three claws. This paw could be spotted all over New York during her days rolling with the prestigious graff crews, TC5, 5C, and her own crew, PMS. Until 2008, she was the Fashion Editor for Swindle Magazine.
Keeping up with Claw these days is no easy task. Between maintaining her eponymous clothing and accessories line, which has a celebrity cult following (M.I.A., Kayne West, Amy Winehouse, Santo Gold, Pete Wentz, and Cameron Diaz, just to name a few) and writing furiously for her irreverent fashion blog Blogue, Claw still somehow finds the time and energy to inject major brands like Nike, Calvin Klein, Boost Mobile, K2, Ecko Red, and Colette X Gap with some of her legendary street cred.
Some of Ms. Money’s recent projects include Doug Pray’s 2006 graffiti documentary Infamy and her first monograph, Bombshell: The Life and Crimes of Claw Money, published by PowerHouse books. The 2007 book, which archives a collection of graffiti, high style, and wild times, is already in its second edition printing. Most recently Claw has been on a world tour promoting two collaborative sneakers with athletic giant, Nike. The two styles, a peacock feather-adorned Vandal and lace-infused Blazer are Nike’s first artist releases for women by a woman, setting a new precedent for female streetwear collaborations in an extremely male dominated market segment. In 2009, she has collaborated with jeweler Gabriel Urist to create a range of peacock feather earrings and pendants, the demand for which has been unprecedented. What’s next from Claw Money? That’s anyone’s guess, but stay tuned and she surely won’t disappoint.”