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New York Streets

It’s your girl Shakwanane-ne comin’ at you live from B K. Holdin it down while Dasco tries to get a hold of Michael Phelp’s agent. Unlike some companies, we support his extra curricular activities. C’mon Michael Phelps let us sponsor you! At least, let us get high with you. Oh, New York Street update: Get at it like a bad habbit.

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One day Ima sell enough food stamps to get that cash money to hook up a crib with a garden hangin off tha side like this.

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All we need is love.

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I don’t know this old honkeys name but he used to hustle this vegetable peeler and he’d go all city. Downtown Brooklyn one day, Union Square the next. Heard he was a millionaire but never had a permit and was constantly harrassed by the NYPD. The NYPD harrasses people? Nah…. This memorial for dude was seen in Union Square. And another one bites the dust…

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(Shakwanda Lee Jenkins)

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Neckface Mural in LA

From SuperTouch blog

NASTY NECK FACE has been a busy guy since touching down in Hollywood earlier this month, and today he unleashed his biggest bomb in LA to date on the front wall of Melrose streetwear hotspot BARRACUDA. Wrecking shop in a marathon eight hour painting session (almost like working a real job) in the subtropical weather that is our winter, the graffiti gremlin left behind a piece so bright it practically glows in the dark—and the day. HAVE A LOOK:



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MASSIVE New York Streets

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“Bomb Tel Aviv! Bomb Tel Aviv! Kill their children! They kill babies so we’ll kill theirs!”

The tall white American man creeps behind a woman walking through Union Square and yells this in her ear repeatedly.

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If you are an “emerging artist” (starving artist) in New York, especially in this economy… garbage cans full of compost begin to look very appetizing.

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This is how we move:

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This should be sprayed on every corner of the Lower East Side.

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Poster Boy got locked up?

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This is out front a store on Heather Sherman’s block in Williamsburg. It reminds me of this old West Indian man that is always outside my building in Flatbush. He is the ultimate anti- anti smoking campaign. When the weather is warm enough he’ll sit outside and chain smoke through at least a pack a day. My girlfriend says he’s still healthy from climbing mountains in Jamaica for the first half of his life. Do your thing Mister Cigarette Smoking Man.

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If you live in New York you have seen this ad blasted all over the Subway and Street. You’ve probably seen the cute commercial with Lewis Black. Don’t get me wrong, I like Lewis Black. The woman that manages his website used to be my upstairs neighbor in East Harlem. I do however have a big fucking problem with this advertisement. If you’ve seen these ads for Aruba you may have noticed one key aspect is missing from their advertisement…. BLACK PEOPLE. There is not a single black person in the entire advertisement. I can only imagine the horror of the elder wealthy Manhattan resident that tries so hard to avoid going uptown or to Brooklyn… and then bam! shows up on vacation and is surrounded by a bunch of colored folk. Stop faking the funk Aruba.

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Rod Stuart loves getting sprayed all over. Take that however you want.

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Papa Loves…. oh shit! the pooolice! (Make sure to come back and finish this one homie)

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You may recall me mentioning that I only like graffiti that has strong undertones of Satanism. Neckface gets an A+

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I like it when I see tourists taking photos outside of this building on Wooster St. in Soho. It is truly a dying breed… one of the last authentic spots in New York City. What a shame that culture has become an endangered species in a city that is suppose to be the epicenter of culture.

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Dear tourists of New York, do you want culture? Come to the hood. This is a storefront on my block in Brooklyn.

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Ha! ha! You do know there is a big camera around the corner, right?? Gangster gangster.

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Speaking of my neighborhood in Flatbush… these little hoodlums hit up our train station on the daily. VANDALS!

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So yesterday Heather Sherman and I were calmly enjoying a coffee at the Cake Shop on the Lower East Side when suddenly these old Asian ladies started fighting one another over… I think the bottles and cans in the garbage. Okay, if you live outside of NY… maybe this doesn’t happen. Let me explain. In my neighborhood crack heads roam the streets digging through other people’s garbage looking for items they can recycle for a few bucks to buy drugs i.e. crack. Apparently, being that Manhattan is so progressive these days… Bloomberg has successfully replaced crack heads with elderly Asian woman. I ❤ NY

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And to conclude our tour… I hereby post the greatest sign ever to be seen by my eyes. Yes, I’m serious.

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Krave in the Caribbean

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While we are stuck in NYC during a blizzard, our brother Krave (probably the most notable Graffiti writer/artist in Miami) gets flown to Turks and Caicos for a commission. Don’t worry bro, we ain’t mad atcha.

If you’re lucky enough to be in South Florida right now… check out Krave (and some other great artists… shout out to Gems and Alex Yanes) below:::

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Artists for Israel

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I’ve got opinions. A lot of them.

When I saw the flier for a gallery show about Artists for Israel, the first thing I thought was “Israel. Really?” Art sales to befit a country that has better intelligence, missile defense, security, and military might, of every country with the exception of the United States. Really?

But I like Bombin’ Magazine so I was curious to see what would grace the walls of The Stanton Barrett Gallery.

I arrived outside the gallery on the Lower East Side and was promptly padded down by two dudes working security.
Perhaps they felt I had an uncanny resemblance to this guy…

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As I stood arms out, legs spread in the snow I mentioned to the two of them that I had no bombs, or grenades. They laughed in this weird way that made me think they actually were expecting someone to show up with explosives. When I got inside I bumped into Cahbasmn. Come to find out they didn’t pat him down. This means, I am officially more gangster than Cahbasmn. Take note America.

Here is the almighty Cahbasmn signing the black book…

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All in all a very interesting show. Politics aside I can’t be mad at someone for wanting to stand up, support, and defend their country. Artists for Israel has got cojones. For real folks.

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New York Streets

I was in the South Bronx this morning and grabbed up these shots…

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UNION SQUARISH…

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TIME SQUARISH…

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Nekst

The people won’t leave alone the WK Interact/ Nekst/ Wyse drama so I gotta post some recent comments that I think are hilarious.
I suppose, the truth is surfacing about the mysterious “bad boy” graffiti writer Nekst…

“These guys are from my town in Texas ….. (The real name of Nekst has been taken down per request.) / Nekst, we used to call him Shrek. His brother IS (I have also been asked to take his name off the website.) Wyse. They look like twins, I think —- lives in NYC. All Nekst likes to do is get COKED UP and punch people. He is real lucky he did not get caught here in Miami the law is not cool for assault.”

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“its real sad when you see whose posing as bombers these days. just another bunch of fakers using the street to get famous and in with the gallerys. heads got to recognize these little sell outs like NEKST got to be disciplined. WE dont do this for the same reasons. and his daddys texas doll house dont look nothing like the SouthBronx to me.”

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And after all the “fuck art fags” comments. I thought this was really on point:::

“Dudes, you all gonna have to calm the fuck down because you are all so (retarded)!!!!!!
Nekst thinks so highly of himself with his miserably primitive artwork that he allows himself the right to “fuck” another artist on the street?

It’s because of mentally (retarded) people like NEKST that shit gets out of hand and before you know it everyone and their little brother is dead!

Look at all the retarded comments on the WK incident: “frog” ??????? do you guys even know who is the French president? probably not, because you spend so much time trying to emulate the old glory days of the pioneer graffiti guys -who would be embarrassed by your crime- and who have totally moved on in their art career. Does NEKST think he is so legitimate that he can start a war over a space that’s not his and that’s been comissioned by the owner? I bet he is jealous of WK’s talent and recognition…who cares if WK is French? does that make him a phony? all of you Nekst supporters should make a little investigation into the ghettos of France…graffiti is totally prevalent, and has been for a while.

Nekst is only calling for cultural regression with his crime; retaliation only works when something terrible has happened…look at his work: sorry, but it’s pathetic and should be hidden from plain sight.
So if you guys think it’s brotherhood to fuck up a legitimate artist, revise your thinking.
Times have changed.”

-Jeanne d’arc

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