New Imminent Disaster Print Release

Edition of 9 including 2 APs
16 in x 19 in
Each individually hand stained with coffee and ink and hand painted with gold and white acrylic paint.
$200 USD

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Imminent Disaster also has several original pieces and other editioned prints for sale. Please inquire for details.

New Imminent Disaster and Blanco In New York

Props to Guero on the photos. It is nice to see some new work in this neighborhood. This spot especially has had an interesting history. As you can see there was an old old swoon piece right next to that pipe running along the wall, and an elbowtoe poster down the block. About two years ago I put up that horseman once the swoon piece was torn down and then everything fell apart. There was one individual who pursued every street piece in the neighborhood and effectively destroyed them with brown and orange spray paint. Considering how rich Gowanus was with street pieces, this was actually quite a travesty in my opinion. It went beyond the understood weathering of time and interaction to a place of unfortunate destruction. Whatever the intentions of the perpetrator were, they most definitely deterred anyone from going back and since then these streets have witnessed a real lull in new work. Check out this page on streetsy to see all of the defaced pieces by elbowtoe

Given this background, it is wonderful to see Imminent Disaster and Blanco returning and I hope that the threat of "the brown burner" has finally subsided. I love how the paper cut over the old cheekz piece reveals the paint of that hateful individual.

New Imminent Disaster… Over and Over Again

Imminent Diaster just put up this new piece out in Williamsburg. This spot has had quite a history with this wonderful and consistent artist. Throughout the months, Imminent Disaster’s piece, which was recently featured in the Street/Studio exhibition, has ben dissed, repainted, and redissed by the writer Omar. After this exhausting back and forth it seems as if Disaster has finally made an entirely new addition to the wall. I do love how the old narrative peaks through the new design. Here is a little overview of this spot.Photos by Jake Dobkin and Over Under

Follow this link to partake in the discussion about street art’s photo documentation following.

How’s this blog post for voyuerism ?

Repainted but dissed again. A little challenge on the side that retorts, “Start Piecin and stop Hatin”

Interviews on Juxtapoz

Recently, Juxtapoz has had three interviews with some of the more interesting emerging street artists I can think of: Gaia, Imminent Disaster, and Dennis McNett. Gaia and Imminent Disaster are both friends of the blog (and of course, Gaia posts here from time to time) so it’s always exciting to see them getting press from the big guys like Juxtapoz. Here are my favorite parts from each interview:

Dennis McNett:

If you could punch one living contemporary artist, who would it be?

There are better people to hate on the planet than other people that make things.

Gaia (part one, part two)

Street artists often profess this war of conscience around the gallery/street issue, but you don’t seem to share those conflicts.

My perspective is I get up, I do work in the street, and I try to make it good and valuable, so that the experiences augment each other. Institutions provide certain opportunities but you have to go through these filters. There are no filters in street art—except for the obvious one, the law. Beyond that, there’s no curator deciding where you put up work, how you put up work…

Institutions provide other opportunities. If there’s this populous notion of ‘I want to show my work to as many people as possible’—you’re going to get that done a lot better institutionally. You may get a lot of passerby on the street, but think about how many people move through The Met each day.

Imminent Disaster (part one, part two)

Along the notion of “reclaiming public space,” why is street art is concentrated in “hipster” or gentrifying neighborhoods?

It’s a valid observation, and comes up often in the street art scene. It probably has to do with the fact that street art is a scene with a different audience. There are obscure graffiti spots in abandoned buildings or tunnels that are more about the difficulty of getting to the spot and therefore, will likely only be seen by other writers. Whereas street art tends to prefer to be seen by the scene—people who watch, collect, curate but do not necessarily do street art.

The duration of the mediums also might factor in on this. If wheatpaste was a more permanent mark on a wall, street artists might be more exploratory with their placement and find more obscure spots that would get much less traffic but last much longer. A look to stencil artists might prove this theory wrong, however. Even though it would last forever, I’ve never seen a celebrity head stencil in Queens.

I know I’ve personally been very lax on interviews on Vandalog for a long time, but I’ve got 2-3 coming up soon so keep an eye out for that.

Street/Studio at Irvine Contemporary

Street Studio

What do you get when you put Swoon, Gaia, Dalek, Shepard Fairey, Imminent Disaster, Oliver Vernon, PISA73 and EVOL all in one show? I’m not sure, but it sounds like a recipe for awesome. And that’s just what Irvine Contemporary are doing in DC next month. And remember, Swoon is involved, so it’s not going to be your plain old group show. The show, called Street/Studio, is going to have a gallery component and an outdoor bit as well where the artists cover the alleyways near Irvine Contemporary. Can’t wait to see photos from this show. The only artists I’m doubtful about are Oliver Vernon and PISA73, but hopefully they make it work.

And don’t miss the panel discussion at American University on June 19th with the artists and the curator of Shepard Fairey’s show at the Boston ICA. Hopefully there will be video for those of us who can’t be there.

The press stuff after the jump: Continue reading “Street/Studio at Irvine Contemporary”

The Definitive Imminent Disaster Interview

Photo by C-Monster
Photo by C-Monster

New York street artist Imminent Disaster recently did an interview with Commandax, and I have to say it’s 10x more detailed and better than 99% of interviews with street artists. Anybody who likes Imminent Disaster should read it, and if you don’t know who she is, you’ll probably like her by the end of the interview.

My favorite little factoid from the interview: Imminent Disaster once played Janet in The Rocky Horror Show.

Photo by dumbonyc
Photo by dumbonyc

Via Sour Harvest

Photos by C-Monster and dumbonyc

Preview of From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Some great teaser shots of the first big show of ’09 over at Arrested Motion.

“From the Street of Brooklyn” opens January 9th at LA’s Thinkspace gallery. The show is curated by Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art.  Vandalog’s Q&A with Ad Hoc Art’s Director, Andrew Michael Ford, can be found here. They’ve gotten some of New York’s best and most prolific street and graffiti artists together for one large group show. Looking at the artist lineup, it seems like the only way this show could bring Brooklyn to LA any better would be to transplant a street.

From the Streets of Brooklyn

Imminent Disaster
Imminent Disaster
Peru Ana Ana Peru
Peru Ana Ana Peru

See more at Arrested Motion

Great in ’08: The Imminent Disaster Says…

As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08” series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Imminent Disaster‘s turn.

Who is one artist doing really great work right now?

Imminent Disaster: Chris Stain because he is one of few doing overtly political work on the street, and his images are earnest and beautiful, humble and humbling.

See more of Chris Stain’s work after the jump…

Photo by Nick Hall
Photo by Nick Hall

More photos of Chris Stain’s work after the jump… Continue reading “Great in ’08: The Imminent Disaster Says…”