Beyond the Street – Book Launch

Posted by The G on May 28, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | 11 Comments to Read

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Beyond the Street by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie - Out now!

May 27, 2010 will go down in art as a historic night.  It was the final event ever to be held at Deitch Projects in New York (which closes on May 31, 2010) and it was also the celebration of the launch of the most excellent book Beyond The Street by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie.  Beyond The Street is not just a book – it’s an encyclopedia.  It profiles the 100 most significant people in the urban art movement, many of whom were in attendance last night, and I met them ALL!  The guest list included Logan Hicks, Jonathan Levine, Faile, Elbow Toe, WK Interact, Saber, Gaia, DZine, Jose Parla, Momo, Charming Baker, Mr. Brainwash, Ron English, Sweet Toof, Martha Cooper, Pedro Alonzo, Patti Astor, Charlie Ahearn, the Wooster Collective and documentarian Morgan Spurlock. In the coming days, I’ll be writing about my encounters with these artists, ALL of whom were super cool! A few people on the list are known anonymously in the public sector as the “moral majority” considers their art to be graffiti.  I would never break the confidence that was entrusted to me by these great artists so I’ll only be posting images that will not get people into trouble.  I’d like to thank the Happy Famous Artists for getting me on the guest list of this once in a lifetime event, which will now be referred to as “the Woodstock of Urban Art,” and I’d like to thank Patrick Nguyen for his role in this amazing book and for throwing one of the greatest parties I’ve ever been to, and of course thanks to all the artists I got to meet who have made my life a brighter place with their great art!

See a picture of Morgan Spurlock and Ron English (OMG!), Mr. Brainwash, Beyond The Street co-author Patrick Nguyen and spot the artists in a crowd shot – after the jump.

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Dylan-Fest at the Bowery Ballroom

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Sean Lennon

May 27, 2010 was an all-star jam night at New York’s Bowery Ballroom for Dylan-Fest, a celebration of the life and music of Bob Dylan.  Dylan turned 69 this week and everyone from Sean Lennon to Boz Skaggs turned out to wish the singer/poet a happy birthday.  I was coming from another all-star event (the Woodstock of Street Art – and much more on that later), so I was a bit overloaded by the time the show started.  From our friends at Brooklyn Vegan, here’s the lineup for Dylan-Fest:  Fab Moretti and Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Adam Green, Norah Jones, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl of Ghost of a Saber Toothed Tiger, The Pierces, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Tracy Bonham, Antony Ellis of 5 O’Clock Heroes, Sammy James Jr. of the Mooney Suzuki, Josh Lattanzi of the Candles, Jody Porter from Fountains Of Wayne, Tyson Ritter of the All American Rejects, Steve Schiltz of Longwave and Hurricane Bells.

See a picture of Boz Skaggs, a surprise guest, as well as the set list after the jump.

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