location-new york city

Chain3 in Næstved


Chain3 is the next to paint the waiting hall at Næstved station.

Hvem er Chain3?
Chain3 er født i 1958 i The Bronx, New York. Han har været en del af grundlæggelsen og etableringen af denne nu verdensomspændende gadekunst-bevægelse. Chain3 er manden bag flere kendte elementer i opbygningen af et traditionelt graffitiværk.
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Den nu 55 årige New Yorker lander i Næstved City onsdag, hvor han skal udsmykke Ventesalen på Næstved Station. Endnu en legende sætter sit aftryk i Næstved City.

More @ naestvedung.nu.

Mars @ Tuff City Styles [youtube]

“TUFFCITY STYLES “SERVES AS A HUB FOR WRITERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM THE ELITE & FAMOUS TO THE FLEDGLING… TO COME & JUST GET BUSY ..NO QUESTIONS ASKED! SO WEN YOUNG “MARS” CAME IN WITH HIS FAMILY FROM A SWEDEN JUST TO GET BUSY HERE… WE FELT WE HAD TO GET HIS STORY…

from 12oz.

Gimme the Loot trailer [youtube]


The trailer above is for the movie Gimme the Loot, a feature film that had it’s premiere at the SXSW in Austin, TX this past weekend.

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.

Here is the kickstarter page if you want to help fund the film. And here is the first review of the film.

Blade – King of graff [vimeo]


This has been online for 2 years.

In the early 80´s thousand of young people united on what they believed to be a quest toward painting the walls and trains in New York City.

One of these young people was a 15 year old boy from the Bronx, known as Blade.

During more then a decade, Blade spend days and nights painting subway-trains in New York City. More than 5000 in total. An achievement that later gave him the title – King of graff.

This is a portrait of Blade, a man who started out as a graffiti painter, and who ended up a great artist.

via writersbench.dk.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Here at dr,dk is a documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat in French and English with Danish subtitles.

30-10-2011 21:00

I midten af 1970’erne var pop-art bevægelsen ved at drage sit sidste suk, fanget af den samme sjælløshed, kulde og samme materialistiske samfund, som det ville skildre og afsløre. En kunstart, som Andy Warhol rammende beskrev som ‘en kunst enhver kan lave’. i denne periode præget af dyb tomhed dukkede den unge afro-amerikanske graffitikunstner Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) op på kunstscenen med en noget anden og mere dynamisk historie.

via writersbench.dk.