Monday, October 14, 2013

Red Bull Presents “Write of Passage” - Exploring The History and Impact of American Graffiti Art On Display For Six Weeks!

An event I have been looking forward to for a long, long time is final upon us!  Write of Passage, a legendary graffiti art exhibition will take place beginning this week and on display on Saturday's until November 23, 2013 from 1-5 p.m.(each Saturday) at Red Bull Studios New York, 218 West 18th Street, NYC.

The details: A six-week long educational program that explores the impact of American graffiti art on global culture, Write of Passage curated by graffiti historian Sacha Jenkins and editorial director of Mass Appeal.  There will be several installations including; Subway Train & Tunnel, Tattoo Parlor, Construction Site and Scrap Yard, rare canvasses, photos, sketches, vintage apparel and over 100 original graffiti artifacts document the evolution of graffiti art, celebrating its local origins and global influences. 

Here is a look at some of the art and history...
Alexander Richter


Kaves - Brooklyn tattoo parlor 
Among the four installations that bring graffiti to life are a subway train & tunnel installation and a tattoo parlor installation from noted graffiti artist/tattooist Mr. Kaves.
Photo - Henry Chalfant

The list of artists include: Daze, Futura, Haze, David “Chino” Villorente, Claw Money, Alan Bortman, Chris Pape, Easy, Miss 17, Freedom, Cycle, Fargo, Greg “SP” Lamarche, Krink, Mare 139, Cost, CES, Jay “J.SON” Edlin, Keo, Mark Ali Awfe, False, Tommy Rebel, A-ONE, Dondi White, Serve, Ed “Metal Man” Walker, Kaves, Trap IF, False, VFR, , Cope 2, Daze, Harley Spiller, Haze, Henry Chalfant, Louie KR.ONE Gasparro, YES 2, Samuel Kleiman, Sharp, Todd “Reas” James and Wane COD.