Photo by G. Sticker by Jesus Saves.
The timing of me posting this is almost spooky but I was once told that there are no accidents.
The very first street artist I ever met was Jesus Saves. I was with a friend from another country who was visiting America for the first time. Also a lover of street art, we set out on foot on an expedition that led us to the Bowery/ Houston area. When we got to that area, we ran into the artist who goes by the moniker “Jesus Saves,” who happened to be putting up stickers as we were walking by. Considering we were on a “street art adventure,” we found it so cool to catch a pretty famous artist in action purely by chance. We chatted with him for a few minutes and he even gave us some hand drawn stickers. My friend and I have looked back on that day so many times over the years with great joy. I found out the horrible news that my friend who was with me that day passed away today. As I mourn her death, I would like to thank Jesus Saves for providing an amazing woman who lived an amazing life with a memory that she recalled fondly for the rest of her life.
Photo by G. Art by Dada, Jesus Saves.
Dada, Jesus Saves
Photo courtesy of Royce Bannon.
Under The Influence. July 13 – August 7, 2011. Click on photo to enlarge!
New York! Save the date for an art show that is going to be epic. “Under The Influence” is the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena (located at 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY) The exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community. “Under the Influence” will be curated by street art legend Royce Bannon and Alex Emmart of Mighty Tanaka Gallery.
The artists featured are: 212 Magazine, 907 Crew (UFO, SADU, DROID, Tony Bones, OZE 108 and GEN II), Ader, Ak5, Alice Mizrachi, Avoid, Cash4, Darkclouds, Destroy & Rebuild, Don Morris, Endless Love Crew (Royce Bannon,Matt Siren, Celso, Infinity, Abe Lincoln Jr), Ellis G, Eric Jordan, Jesus Saves, Joe Conzo, John Brenner, KA, Keely, Kosbe, Martha Cooper, Miguel Ovalle, Mike Screiber, Moody, Pesu, Robots Will Kill, Rodeo, The Me Nobody Knows, Toofly, Tuxedo, URNewYork and Vanessa Chew + more TBA.
The opening night reception will be on July 12, from 6 – 10 PM and the exhibit will run through August 7, 2011.
The powerHouse Arena is located at 37 Main Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Photo by G. Art by Jesus Saves.
Hope you all have a peaceful Christmas!