"Always question the true intentions of those seeking authority."
By UrbanMedium, Atlanta-based contemporary artist, illustrator, and designer. You might know him for his iconic "CheTrooper" sticker. His work influences include hip-hop, graffiti, politics, and pop culture - a style he calls "culture jamming." Check out more here.
Wooster Editions is pleased to announce the November 2016 release of ELEVEN SPRING: A CELEBRATION OF STREET ART
If you've followed Wooster Collective over the years, you might remember a three-day event Marc and I curated in December of 2006 called Wooster on Spring. An unlikely group of nearly 100 street artists from all over the world came together to participate in an art show celebrating Eleven Spring Street, long a premiere destination on the international Street Art map. It featured artists including Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Swoon, D-Face, WK Interact and more (see a more complete list below).
The result was a potent mix of artists who brought the street inside by re-claiming the walls for themselves, and a tipping point for what has become an international art world phenomenon. The three-day public viewing session was a landmark downtown event that drew crowds in the thousands, with people waiting up to five hours to get inside.
All the works that were created for the show were subsequently covered up or destroyed by renovation. ELEVEN SPRING: A CELEBRATION OF STREET ART allows these vibrant works to live again, ready for a new generation of admirers to enjoy and celebrate.
It is hard to believe how many years have passed, but Marc and I are thrilled to share this new project to commemorate the 10-Year Anniversary of such an important moment in Street Art history and in our own lives.
With an Introduction by Shepard Fairey, an Afterword by JR, perspective from owner Caroline Cummings, and an essay from Randy Kennedy of The New York Times, the book will be released in two versions: a standard art book version; and five different Collector’s Editions signed by artists Shepard Fairey, JR, FAILE, and Swoon, and Wooster Collective. The Collector’s Edition comes in a custom bound case and includes a limited edition frameable print from the show’s opening.
PRE-ORDER your discounted copy here. The book will ship in the beginning of November 2016.
Artists covered the interior walls with their latest, most ambitious efforts, transforming a casual auld-lang-syne get-together into a state-of-the-art statement that ranged from classic tagging to new adventures in papering, printing, varnishing, installation and, in one impressive instance, crayon. There were lines around the block.
-Roberta Smith, The New York Times
A look insde...
Here's a sneak peak at the Collector's Edition.
We hope you all enjoy.
Cheers, Marc and Sara.
Artists in Eleven Spring Street: ABOVE, AIKO, Anthony Lister, Asbjorn Skou, Bast, Benjamin Kelley, Blek Le Rat, BO130, Borf, Che Jen, Chris Mendoza (Edec), Cycle, D*Face, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, David Choe, Davide Zucco, Daze, Diego Bergia (LEPOS), Dize, Don Leicht, Doze Green, DYM Crew, ELBOW-TOE (Brian Adam Douglas), El Celso, Elph, Evol, FAILE, Fenx, Gaetane Michaux, Gore.B, Graffiti Research Lab, Haculla, Howard Goldkrand, Imminent Disaster, Infinity, Invader, JACE, Jasmine Zimmerman, JMR, John Fekner, JR, Judith Supine, Jules Muck, Kenji Hirata, Kostas Seremetis, Lady Pink, Malcolm Stevenson (Dissolve), Max Rippon (RIPO), Maya Hayuk, MCA/Evil Design, Michael De Feo, microbo, Molly Prentiss, MOMO, Mr. Waldo, Nick Georgiou, Ori Carino, Parks Kid, Peat "EYEZ" Wollaeger, Percept, Plasma Slug, Postechild, Prune, Ralf/PISA73, Rene Gagnon, Richard Hambleton, Ruslan V. Karablin/SSUR, Sacer, Semz, Shepard Fairey, SKEWVILLE, Skullphone, Speto, Stay High 149, stikman, Swoon, The London Police, Thinkmule, thundercut, TIKA, Tyler Kline, Will Barras, WK Interact, Yok, You Are Beautiful, ZYS
If you follow Wooster Collective, you know we believe in the added value of art in our everyday world, and the important intersection of urbanization, decay, and art.
We would like to invite you to the opening of An Art that Nature Makes, the newest film acquired by sister company BOND/360 opening August 10th at Film Forum (209 West Houston Street). Filmmaker Molly Bernstein and subject Rosamund Purcell will be present for Q&As Wednesday and Friday screenings.
The film celebrates photographer Rosamund Purcell whose works are unbound by normality. "A collector of objects who is also deeply curious about the universal human urge to collect, Purcell and her obsessive eye are themselves difficult to classify. This blurry boundary is well captured by writer Jonathan Safran Foer when he asks: 'Is she an artist? A scholar? A documentarian? A living cabinet of wonders? Her originality defies category.'" (Yahoo! News)
From Rosamond Purcell’s studio. Photograph: Rosamond Purcell. Courtesy of BOND/360.
Skeleton against “Metaposition” penmanship sheet. Photograph: Rosamond Purcell. Courtesy of BOND/360.
About the Film
An Art that Nature Makes details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.
Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed an oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has enlisted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould.
Purchase tickets here.
We hope to see you there!
Check out these pictures from Edjinn's last wall at Poliniza Dos Festival in Valencia.
More from Edjinn here.
Stinkfish collabs with Mazatl and Kill Joy in Honduras on the Cuma Project, an independent initiative in several rural communities in the western part of the country that borders El Salvador.
The goal of the project was to visit a variety of communities that have been affected by hydroelectricity. The artists completed a series of interventions on school facades and communal houses.
They worked with COPINH (The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), an organization devoted to the defense of the environment, the land, and the local indigenous culture, the Lenca.
Stinkfish on the Cuma Project:
"We met up in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. From there we took buses to La Esperanza, the Capital for the state of Intibucá and where the headquarters of COPINH are. Once we got settled in La Esperanza, we planned our work route for the following three weeks, so that we could visit certain communities as safely as possible and work on our interventions despite the heated environment, the constant harassment and threats after several confrontations with legitimate and illegitimate representatives of the hydroelectric corporations, and the assassination of Berta Cáceres (co-founder and leader of COPINH).
The following three weeks we had the opportunity to visit the communities of Llano Grande, La Ceibita, Las Delicias, Las Mesitas and Rio Blanco. In their majority communities that can only be accessed by foot, that ironically don't have electricity and limited means of communication.
The images that accompany these words are a brief summary of the experiences that we had in those days on the road, in communities that are committed to a struggle for their land, their rivers and their way of life, that shared with us a plate of food, a swim in the river, a soccer match, their experiences, history, knowledge, problems and victories.
The struggle and work of the likes of Berta Cáceres and organizations like COPINH lives on in Latin America and many other regions of the world."
Pejac is an artist best known for his elusive creation of socially and environmentally-charged work, such as his recent series in a Palestinian and Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
He will open his first ever major exhibition at the London Newcastle Project Space from July 22-31st; in the lead up to this, he has created an installation, DOWNSIDE UP, on three locations in Shoreditch, London (Redchurch Street, Shacklewell Street and Granby Street).
Check it out.
To all our NYC fans, our sister company, MEET, is launching The Lamp Art Series. Join us Tuesday July 19th at 6:30pm as we welcome three very special toy art designers to curate our lamps at MEET on Chrystie.
Meet the artists behind our curated lamps. If you've ever visited our MEET on Chrystie location, you've probably noticed our much-talked-about Favorite Things Lamps. Our beautiful pendant lamps showcase MEET's eclectic treasured objects.
This summer, we have partnered with three incredible illustrators and sculptors who are curating the lamps with unique toy art: Justin Alan Volpe, kaNO, and Brent Nolasco. Enjoy an evening of wine and discussion with the artists.
We're keeping our promise to find exciting ways to include art and design at the heart of the types of projects we support.
All pieces will be available for purchase.
We hope to catch you there.
Location: 195 1/2 Chrystie Street Suite 200 New York, NY 10002
Date: Tuesday April 19th, 2016
Here's a special sneak peek at the works:
Justin Alan Volpe