This weekend Needles & Pens in San Fransisco has what looks to be a particularly cool group show opening. Everything Ever & Nothing Never, curated by Austin McManus, includes work by Read More Books, Deuce 7 and many others. The show opens this Saturday from 7-9pm and runs through May 27th. Seeing work made for indoors by either Read More Books or Deuce 7 isn’t too common, so seeing the art of these two very talented artists together in the same show is a rare opportunity. Don’t miss this one. Check out our exclusive preview of Everything Ever & Nothing Never after the jump…
If you can make it on such short notice (sorry, my bad), Pandemic Gallery in Williamsburg has what promises to be an impressive group show opening tonight, Saturday the 17th. Paranormal Hallucinations features a group of very talented artists known for their work with ink, pen and bush and is curated by Safwat Riad. Highlights should include the late Charlie Marks, Llewellyn Mejia (aka Peyote Party), Deuce 7 and Swampy. Since tonight is probably too much short notice, keep in mind that Paranormal Hallucinations will be open through January 7th.
Featured in USA Today’s Pop Candy blog as one of three coffee table book recommendations, Graffiti 365 by Jay “J.SON” Edlin is much more. An ambitious global survey of the key graffiti writers and street artists of our time, it serves too as an ideal reference guide. Here is a small sampling of images that accompany the writing:
Banksy @ Cans Festival, photo by Lois Stavsky
Jay will be at Art Basel Miami Beach in early December. Meanwhile, my favorite post-publication photo is the one captured of former NYC mayor Ed Koch, who waged an aggressive campaign against graffiti back in the 80’s, signing GRAFFITI 365. (Thanks, Jay, for sharing it!)