Photos by G.
The Taschen store in SoHo was the hottest place to be in New York both literally and figuratively on September 29, 2010 as the store celebrated the release of its latest book: Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. There were so many wonderfully talented artists in the store, it was really a site to behold. I spotted some of my heroes Alex Grey, Ron English and Elbow Toe (and had great conversations with each of them). In addition, I saw The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK), Steve Lambert, Jack Napier, Fumero, Tony Serra, Joshua Allen Harris, Michael DeFeo, Linus Corragio, Laura Keeble, Texual Healing, Charlie Ahearn, Martha Cooper, WK Interact and Milton Kalman, just to name a few.
There were many more artists present tonight that are not listed, but as a lot of them are ‘renegade,’ nobody knows what they look like. I spoke with several artists who recognized me from this site and a few others thanked me for writing about them! It was a very special night. I urge you to click on the link above as you can leaf through the book and it’s wonderful. Thanks to all the talented artists whom I spoke with tonight. There’s going to be a lot more pictures of my encounters with these artists in the coming days, so stay tuned. Evenings such as this one really make you stop and think about the fact that some of these artists are wanted by the feds for vandalism when all they’ve tried to do is bring their art to the masses and yet the true criminals on Wall Street are allowed to roam freely. Chew on that for awhile.