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Archive for June, 2011

Blade Art Show

Blade – The King’s New Line

Blade ‘the King of Graffiti’ returns to Amsterdam for a triple event in his honor.

Starting at ArTicks Gallery with the exhibition of Blade’s newest collection of artworks on canvas. Afterwards, at the 5-Elementz. In a TV Talk Show setting with host Kev Visser aka Dirk Richard Tinus and the king himself, Steven Ogburn, will discuss the 70’s NYC graffiti scene and the old ‘lines’ of the New York City Subway lines that he use to rule. ’70s funk music provided by DJ Nekst. After an autograph signing and meeting opportunity, the last part of the trilogy will take place at Cafe Batavia 1920 where the king and subjects can feast on NYC style hotdogs, pizza and drinks in the presence of The King of Graffiti with additional artworks done by the Codex Inferno Art Collective. 70′s/80′s Funk/Soul and HipHop by DJ Turne.

Steven Ogburn started his career as a successful artist during the early ’70s in New York City where he painted thousands of subway trains. Since then he has shown his artwork at many international exhibitions. During 1994 Steven was exhibited at the Groninger Museum where he was introduced to Queen Beatrix. His canvases have also appeared at the Stedelijk Museum, MOCA Los Angeles and Sotheby’s.

Opening Exhibition Sunday 26th of June

13:00 – 19:00 Art Exhibition
ArTicks Gallery
Singel 88
1015-AD Amsterdam

19:00 – 22:00 Autograph Signing & Presentation
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 44
1012-SB Amsterdam

22:00 – 01:00 Kings VIP Lounge with DJ Turne
Cafe Batavia 1920
Prinhendrikkade 85
1012-AE Amsterdam

PosterChild Show

Levi’s Film Workshop premiered Alex Stapleton’s OUTSIDE IN: The Story of Art in the Streets, the first and only film to portray the comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibit. The event attracted the likes of Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose, Mister Cartoon and Shepard Fairey, among other notables in the industry. Following the world premiere, Alex Stapleton took the stage with film contributors including Roger Gastman, Neck Face, Aaron Rose, Saber and Shepard Fairey to engage in a live discussion with audience members. Attendees then enjoyed music DJ’ed by Shepard Fairey in the courtyard of the theater for a few hours before ending the night.

Babe Amsterdam