Last time we saw Stinkfish, he and fellow APC member ZAS had been traveling around Chile and painting. The two have thus moved on to Bolivia, where they found and had a field day in a “train cemetery” in the small southern town of Uyuni, bringing a whole new meaning to painting freights. Stinkfish says that his piece above is based off of a 1979 portrait by one of Mexico’s greatest photographers: Graciela Iturbide.
If you aren’t sold solely on the opportunity to own a limited edition print by a member of the APC crew (including Stinkfish, Buytronick, Meca Mutanterio and Lorenzo Masnah), than Mula Printing has included a bit of artistic competition to this collective print release to sweeten the deal: The first 40 to buy one of these APC prints will be eligible to partake a coloring contest using this unfinished Pez piece. The winner, who will be chosen by Pez himself, will receive an original drawing by Pez. Buying a print includes the chance to win a Pez print from an edition of 6 as well.
Disasters is the theme of a collaged mural currently underway in the hallway of the FUSE Gallery in the East Village. 26-year-old Lorenzo Masnah has been collecting, enlarging and painting over and on newspaper and magazine images of global disasters, tragedies and human rights violations for years. His politically-infused work has been published in zines and books and exhibited in a variety of gallery and alternative setting in New York City, LA and in his native Bogota, where, along with Stinkfish, he is a founding member of the APC (Animal Planet Collective). Lorenzo’s newest work will be the subject of an exhibit at FUSE Gallery next year. In the meantime, this mural is definitely worth checking out – if you’re anywhere in the vicinity of 93 2nd Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets in NYC’s East Village.