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Swoon continues to focus her energy on those in need

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 21:13

Swoon started Konbit Shelter after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In the months after the earthquake, her team of artists, architects, engineers, and builders worked with locals to create a disaster-resilient community center for the village.

Now they are collaborating with the people of Cormiers, Haiti to build a modern bamboo house for a local family. This structure is also a communal work of art and architecture – it will involve local teachers, farmers, artists, architects, and school kids in every aspect of its creation.

Last month, Hurricane Matthew brought more destruction to a place that has already suffered so much. As Haiti disappears from the daily headlines, the need for long-term economic recovery only grows.

Click HERE to learn more and for more info on how to support this beautiful project.

Klub Obzevetwa after school program, meets for a series of classes on architecture and neighborhood design.

 

Legendary Haitian wood carver Bonsy. Artists and craftsmen from the region have created almost all of the rewards which will help build this home.

 

 

Join Us for the 11 Spring 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:26

Join us for the Eleven Spring Book Signing & 10th Anniversary Celebration at MEET
 

Ten years later, Marc and I are coming together with the artists of 11 Spring to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Event and the launch of the book.  If you're in the NYC area, let's have a drink and chat with the artists behind the historic art show and set off a great holiday season.

At this event, you may purchase a copy of the standard and limited editions of Eleven Spring. Some of the 11 Spring artists and photographers will be available to sign your copy. 

Please RSVP to attend and you may also pass this invitation to friends and family.

 

Thursday December 15, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: MEET on Chrystie, 195 1/2 Chrystie Street, Suite 200 NY, NY 10002

 

Click HERE to purchase Eleven Spring online.

 

A Sneak Peek Inside...

The view toward John Fekner and Don Leicht's piece. Photo JeeWon Shin.

 

When the door rolled up on the morning of December 15, these would be the first of several incredible pieces. Photo Donald Dietz

 

We can't wait to see you all there.

 

Cheers, 

Sara and Marc

Invitation: 11 Spring Book Signing at The Strand with FAILE & More!

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:05

 

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday November 29, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Strand Book Store 828 Broadway NY, NY 10003


Join Marc and I, along with FAILE, Lady Pink, Michael DeFeo, and WK Interact for a special signing and celebration of ELEVEN SPRING. We are so excited that this project is finished and ready to share with the world.

Please Note: The artists will only sign copies of Eleven Spring purchased at The Strand (No copies from other stores or Amazon). In order to participate in the signing, please reserve your copy or purchase it at the event for in-store pickup.

If you can't make this event, we will be having a signing at MEET on Chrystie on December 15th featuring various artists from the show - more details to follow soon!

Buy Tickets to The Strand Signing Here

With an introduction by Shepard Fairey, an Afterword by JR, and an essay from Randy Kennedy of The New York Times, Eleven Spring captures an important moment in Street Art's history.  All the works that were created for the show were subsequently covered up or destroyed by renovation. 

Eleven Spring allows these vibrant works to live again, ready for a new generation of admirers to enjoy and celebrate.

 

Buy Tickets to The Strand Signing Here.

 

 

Culture Jamming with UrbanMedium

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 14:59

"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.

 

 

11 Spring Book is Available to Pre-Order!

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 17:24

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