New from Logan Hicks for Opera Gallery

Logan Hicks has sent me images of some new paintings that will be in a show opening May 19th at Opera Gallery in New York. The style is a bit different for him, but something that I’m looking forward to seeing more of.

The show at Opera is a 3-person show and one of the other artists is Anthony Lister, so I’m looking forward to seeing his work as well.

The 41st Parallel from Drago and Wooster Collective

Drago (the wonderful Italians who published my book last year), Wooster Collective and Meet At The Apartment have a very cool sounding event going on next week in New York City. The 41st Parallel is a special Q&A event with some of street art’s biggest names. Some artists from The Thousands (Chris Stain, WK Interact, Elbow-toe and Swoon), other Drago-affiliated artists like Logan Hicks, Drago’s founder Paulo von
 Vacano and Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective will all be there. I spoke with Paulo today, and it sounds like the artists might be signing books as well. Unfortunately, I’ll be here in London, but I’m sure this is going to be the place to be in NYC next Wednesday evening. Check it out if you want to meet some artists, ask them questions and maybe pick up my book if you’re so inclined…

And yes I realize that I’ve been criticizing people recently for advertising stuff without really saying that they are advertising things. So, I guess this is an advert in the hopes that more people will buy my book, but if you’re flat broke or just don’t want to buy a book, this should still be a nice Q&A with some of the most influential people in street art.

Preview: Murals in Miami

This year the art fairs in Miami are going to be complimented with two massive mural projects.

First, the classic: Primary Flight came out with their promo video yesterday. PF have been doing a mural project in Miami for a few years, and their line up is a grab bag of awesomeness with artists like Ron English, The London Police, Logan Hicks and Revok. Here’s the video:

Primary Flight 2009 Teaser from Primary Flight on Vimeo.

And then there is a the guy in town: The Wynwood Walls is a project by Jeffrey Deitch. The line up isn’t as expansive, but the names are all international superstars like Swoon, Barry McGee, Futura, and Os Gemeos.


There’s even a lot of overlap between the projects with artists like Shepard Fairey and Aiko painting for both groups.

Naturally, I’ll be there filming for Babelgum and taking photos for Vandalog.

Green Day’s The Art of Rock

The latest video from my series RJ’s Urban Art London on Babelgum’s Metropolis channel. This one is of the opening for Green Day’s The Art of Rock at Stolenspace Gallery in London. While the space was really loud and I had to scream to be heard in my own mic and that doesn’t sound great, the video is definitely worth watching for the interview with Logan Hicks who curated the show.

The art of Logan Hicks

I know I just mentioned Logan Hicks yesterday, but I’ve been looking at a lot of stencil work lately and realized that when it comes down to it, there are three kings of using stencils, and Logan is one of them. The three categories that I’ve come up with for stenciling are impact, beauty and technical ability. So this is the first of a three part series looking at the best artist in each of those categories. Logan has perfected and pushed the technical side of stenciling further than almost anybody else, and most of the other artists out there using 15 or more layers of stencils to create a photo-realistic image were inspired by Logan.

Logan Cans

Photo from Logan Hicks
Photo from Logan Hicks
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Photo by unusualimage
Photo by unusualimage
Photo by unusualimage
Photo by unusualimage
Photo by unusualimage

Green Day and The Art of Rock

Logan Hicks

Thursday night was the opening of Green Day’s The Art of Rock at StolenSpace Gallery. It would have been easy for Green Day to put together a street art show full of random artists that street art fans would hate but Green Day fans would like because it has the Green Day name on it. Instead, The Art of Rock was curated by Logan Hicks and he got some really talented artists involved.

My personal favorite was this piece by Chris Stain, one of his best I think:

Photo by Paulo20210

And I think you really have to see Logan Hick’s laser etched pieces in person, but this shot should give you some idea. The background is laser etched.


Each piece in the show (other than Logan’s portraits) is based on the lyrics from a song off of Green Day’s latest album.

Ron English and The London Police
Broken Crow, Ron English and The London Police

If you ever liked Green Day, you need to check out this show. The lineup is solid, the art is great and the connection to music is different.

Photos by S.Butterfly

The Art of Rock

As previously mentioned, Logan Hicks is curating a street art show for Green Day inspired by their latest album, 21st Century Breakdown. Well now we know that the show is called The Art of Rock and it will be opening at Stolenspace Gallery in London on the 22nd of October. I particularly like Broken Crow’s piece. Here are a few preview images:

Logan Hicks
Broken Crow
Broken Crow

More info at