Photo: Danny Steezy
agnès b. and Krink release 3 limited edition t-shirts as part of the Artist’s T-shirt collection, a prestigious, collaborative series established in 1994 and has included artists such as Félix González-Torres, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Harmony Korine. The agnès b. x Krink t-shirts feature designs that are a reflection of the Krink studio, from studio drawings made with Krink markers to original art work by Costello.
As a youth David Chino Villorente made his name ubiquitous on the subways and walls on New York City. Today he is widely considered one of the foremost practitioners and ambassadors of graffiti art in the world. His reign as the eleven-year editor of both the “Bomb Shelter” and “Graf Flix” graffiti features in The Source magazine cemented his position as an important arbiter within the graffiti community. His firsthand knowledge of the graf game and all its past, present and future players makes him an indispensable source for dozens of other publications. Dave stopped by our WHQ to catch up and catch some tags.
K-60 on glassine.
Krink announces WHQ, a book of photographs by Craig Costello produced with the generous support of agnès b. WHQ features portraits of over 50 artists and friends who visited the Krink studio, affectionately referred to as “The WHQ.” It includes a foreword by Stephen Powers. WHQ is a glimpse into a culture of creatives, showcasing their style and personality. Each photograph was made in front of the studio’s door, which became the established set. The door served not only as a static backdrop, but also a colorful, collaborative canvas. Curated by Costello, the door gradually collected the marks left by friends invited to write and draw using Krink markers. The door, now a completed work, will be installed and on view at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in NYC, April 6-May 28. Accompanying the installation and release is a new limited edition: WHQ (Wall Vinyl), 2017, ink jet on adhesive vinyl, 83 x 40 inches, edition of 20. A 1:1 representation of the door, WHQ (Wall Vinyl) is a unique edition with a trompe l’oeil effect.
The Art of Rebellion IV is Christian Hundertmark‘s most recent compilation.
The first edition originally published in 2003, Art of Rebellion features the broadest possible variety of street art including flyers, stickers, spraycan and stencil art, and a host of interesting hybrids that fall somewhere in between.
Craig Costello was also featured in the previous issue, Art of Rebellion III.
Shantell Martin is an artist who creates with black and white lines, following her stream of consciousness. Her signature lines transform everything into a narrative. Someday We Can is on exhibit at the Albright-Knox through June 25, 2017.
Martin’s work with institutions such as the MIT Media Lab, Autodesk and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts denote her ongoing inquiry into new models and technologies that are transforming the way art is made and consumed. Eschewing traditional art world norms, Martin’s work purposefully bridges fine art, performance art, technology and commercial work. Her artwork has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, Bata Show Museum and at the prestigious Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
K-51 and acrylic on wall.
Photos: Connie Tsang