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January 2009

Yarnbombing

Graffiti artists use a variety of materials in their work - stensils, paint, stickers, wheatpaste. But now they are adding yarn! It's all the rage in Britain and it is called Yarnbombing aka Knit Graffiti. Yarn is wrapped, knitted or otherwise used to decorate (or tag) buses, street signs, mailboxes or really anything that a regular tagger would hit. What will they think of next?!

Check out the full article here.

I tried to find books on the subject. There is only one and it is about to be released. Here is the link: Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti


Rudy Gyselings

Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is having a group show of 140 artists. I went to the opening the other night and the exbitit was great! One particular artist deserves mention - Rudy Gyselings. His work is very much related to street art. In fact, he and I had a show together at the 3rdRail Studio in Westchester in 2007 called "Wall Scrawl: A 360 degree Exploration of Street Art". Here is a short video of his Sideshow opening.