August 5th brings us'The Usual Suspects". A graffiti show featuring an awesome line up of old school graffiti artists, most of whom are from Brooklyn, got their start in the 70's and early 80's, and most of whom are still doing it.
Forty years ago, an article in the July 21, 1971 issue of the New York Times titled: TAKI183 SPAWNS PENPALS - ignited the graffiti movement in New York.
On the 40th anniversary of this article, July 21, 2011, TAKI 183 will arrive – for a special event with Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, the authors of THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI, to which TAKI 183 wrote the foreword.
Special guests from WRITERS' CORNER 188:
SNAKE 1 • SJK 171 • MIKE 171 • ROCKY 184
TAKI 183 signed prints will be for sale.
Only copies of HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI will be signed.
Come celebrate the release of Sacha Jenkins SHR and David "Chino" Villorente's World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings--the third book inside of their critically-acclaimed Piecebook series.
Copies of World Piecebook will be available for purchase, free limited edition World Piecebook t-shirt with the first 100 books, (plus Jenkins and Villorente will be proud to sign your copy). The night begins with a discussion on the history and importance of piece books featuring noted artists Doves FC, Kr.One and Mr. Kaves.
DJ Treats and the legendary and mighty Prince Paul will be on the wheels of steel playing the best possible music on the planet.