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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
An Illustrated Talk and Panel Discussion with James and Karla Murray
Wednesday, September 9
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
Judson Memorial Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street off of Washington Square South
Free; reservations required
RSVP to email@example.com or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35
In their book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, author/photographers James and Karla Murray provide an intimate view of the mom-and-pop stores of New York’s neighborhoods including Greenwich Village. The Murrays will share interviews and photographs from their book, revealing how neighborhood stores help set the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.
Following their talk, the Murrays will lead a panel discussion with local store owners from Greenwich Village, including the Ottomanelli Brothers of Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meat Market, Peter Longo of Porto Rico Coffee, and Matt Umanov of Matt Umanov Guitars.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is just freakin’ awesome. James and Karla Murray, the photographers behind Miami Graffiti, the book showcasing our finest street artists, have inspired a nostalgic acid trip of an art installation featuring local graff legend Crome.
For an exhibition still in the works called MOM & POPism, artist Billi Kid has made huge blow ups of photos from the Murrays’ book on disappearing mom-and-pop storefronts in New York. Then he’s plastered them on miniature buildings atop the Gawker Media building in Manhattan for graffiti artists to decorate. Among those spray-can impresarios invited: Crome of infamous Miami graffiti duo Crook and Crome and capo of the MSG crew, those personas non grata in Hollywood.
Now we’re wondering: can we get something like this in Miami? God knows we’ve lost some beloved and unique business storefronts to make room for soul-less developments. It’s only been gone for a year, but who isn’t nostalgic for the ugly yellow facade of the Pawn Shop Lounge? After the jump, a few more photos. For more, visit the photographers’ website: HTTP://WWW.JAMESANDKARLAMURRAY.COM .
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
UNDER WATER PIRATES, TICKY
MORGAN THOMAS, CAKE, VENG RWK, DESTROY & REBUILD, CERN
SHAI R. DAHAN, ROYCE BANNON
SHAI R. DAHAN, BUILDMORE BLANCO, CARLITO BRIGANTE
PLASMA SLUGS, MATT SIREN
CYCLE, CROME MSG CARTEL
STORE OWNER Matt Umanov of MATT UMANOV Guitars, INFINITY
GOLDENSTASH, CHRIS RWK
CERN, UNDER WATER PIRATES, TICKY, CELSO, GOLDENSTASH, CHRIS RWK
MATT SIREN, PLASMA SLUGS, ROYCE BANNON, INFINITY
SHIRO, LADY PINK, DAVID COOPER
DESTROY & REBUILD
PERU ANA ANA PERU, ENAMEL KINGDOM, KNGEE, THE DUDE COMPANY
SHIRO, DAVID COOPER
PERU ANA ANA PERU, ENAMEL KINDOM, KNGEE, THE DUDE COMPANY
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Day two of MOM and POPISM had torrential rain, thunder, lightning and a great sunset. CROME MSG CARTEL closed out two days of painting that brought together an amazing group of Gawker Artists doing their thing. Thanks to Liz, Genevieve and Serena of GAWKER MEDIA for allowing such an incredible event to take place and to BILLI KID, who always amazes.
More from the 48 hours of MOM and POPISM endurance weekend:
Top to bottom: CROME MSG CARTEL ( http://www.msgcartel.blogspot.com ), LADY PINK, SHIRO, DESTROY & REBUILD,
CERN YMI, THE DUDE COMPANY, CYCLE, KNGEE, DAVID COOPER, BLANCO, CHRIS RWK, SHAI R. DAHAN, THE UNDERWATER PIRATES, TICKY, CAKE and The GAWKER MEDIA ROOF DECK.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
DAVID COOPER, CYCLE, BILLI KID
MOM & POPISM’s first day was a great success. GAWKER ARTIST’s CYCLE , DAVID COOPER and show curator BILLI KID were among the artists who painted directly on our STORE FRONT photos on what was a hot and clear New York day.