Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ives vs. D4CKS

So finally figured out my telephonical issues. And yes, I made up that word.

Bellow the be break is a gallery of the stickers I put up for PART 1 of my Ives vs. D4cks plan. Almost all of them were down when I got up in the morning- hence no pictures of that. But it is okay. Soon I will be explaining to you all (my loyal fans) PART 2 of the D4cks take down.

gallery after the break

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Monday Link Dump

Huge Dump.

Hehe. But first a video

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SPIDERTAG

The child of yarn-bombing and tagging, SPIDERTAG (his webpage) is an example of “tagging” as an expression of abstract art.

More after the break.

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Graffiti As An Abstract

Phone still down. Workin on it. But for those of you who are  interested in the graffiti vs street art argument and are readers of this blog – you are probably aware of said conundrum. This is an argument we have talked about to no end and will continue to have dialogue on, but for now its time to flip the script.

Futura 2000 has been a graffiti artist for a very very long time. If someone is going to present and arguement for the beauty of graffiti as an abstract art, well, I present to you exhibit A.

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Phone With Pictures Is Broken – On the Mend

As the title says, my phone with all the Ives vs. D4cks is broken right now. But it is being fixed and Ill have it up for you guys soon. But while we are waiting. Here is an awesome and ispiring video that everyone Neeeeeds to watch right now. RIGHT NOW! DO IT>

Some kool kid stuff after the break (and by that I just mean some stuff that I  think is cool.

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In the Mean Time

Don’t worry, IVES VS D4CKS is well on its way. But I need to do a little tweaking and in the mean time have an update from Slinkachu for you guys!

After the break.. But first…..

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Banksy FAQ

Sorry. Just stumbled on this. (verbatim via website) A Banksy FAQ and I recommend clicking the link, some of his answers are particularly funny. Also loving the Kollwitz shout-out.

Frequently asked questions

Is it cheating to use stencils?
Stencils are good for two reasons; One – they’re quick ; two – they annoy idiots.

Why are you such a sell out?
I wish I had a pound for every time someone asked me that.

Is Banksy just a big brand these days? Do you even paint your own pictures?
It’s not supposed to be a brand, which is why people in advertising think it’s such a good one. I paint it all myself unless its illegal, in which case I’ve never seen any of it before, your honour.

Is Exit Through the Gift Shop real?
Yes.

Are you still friends with Mr. Brainwash?
I like to think so. When I asked him what he thought about the film he said “This is a cult movie, this is a classic movie, this movie stands alone – like The Godfather.”

Did you paint over Robbo’s piece and have him beaten up?
His piece in Camden had been dogged for more than five years by the time I painted that spot. It’s a real shame about his accident and I hope he fully recovers. I would never deliberately cuss Robbo – he’s a graffiti legend.
And he’s bigger than me. Click Here

Did you rip off Blek le Rat?
No, I copied 3D from Massive Attack. He can actually draw.

Do you need an intern?
No thanks.

Why are you so annoying?
It’s not all my fault, sometimes they make it up – I’ve never vandalized a war memorial, painted Kate Moss’s kitchen or visited the Playboy club with Ashley Cole wearing a skull mask.

What artists do you rate?
Käthe Kollwitz is my favourite. Partly because her drawing style is so beautiful, and partly because she thought being an artist was self-indulgent crap and became a doctor in an orphanage instead.

Can you donate a picture for my charity auction?
What are you? Blind? In which case maybe. I mostly support projects working to restore sight and prevent eye disease. Or as I like to call it ‘expanding the market’.

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