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Streets: Revok x POSE on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

In part one of our behind the scenes coverage on the creative process of the new mural, we showed you the relentless work ethic of both Revok and POSE. It was interesting to see the first time two artists with different approaches were tasked with creating a work of art on display for the people of New York at the historic Bowery & Houston wall. Taking over six days, this piece was finally completed and it turned out wonderful as the text concept and end product reflected […]
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Streets: Revok x POSE on Bowery & Houston (Part I)

AM took some time to catch up with artists Revok and POSE (pictured above) as they were next to tackle that monster wall on the corner of Bowery & Houston. Following in the footsteps of many notable artists such as RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH and Faile, the two members of the MSK crew accepted this hefty project at the historic mural location, but took a little bit of a different approach. Over the course of six days, the […]
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Upcoming: Pose & Revok – “Uphill Both Ways” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This Saturday night (June 29th), the Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be presenting a two-person exhibition (cureated by Roger Gastman) from Pose and Revok. Uphill Both Ways will bring together the two MSK-affiliated graffiti artists in a show inspired by “legal persecution and loss, as well as general themes of the human struggle.” The Detroit-based Revok will bring with him his abstract geometric panels (seen above), formed from found materials sourced from abandoned structures in the city while the Chicago-based Pose will be showing his cartoonish, fragmented portraits […]
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Releases: REVOK – 1313 Milwaukee @ 1xRUN

Releasing at 9am Pacific (noon Eastern) time on Tuesday, March 19 by 1xRUN is a limited edition (of 200) print by the highly respected graffiti writer/fine artist REVOK. Titled 1313 Milwaukee and priced at $200, it is a 30″x30″ archival pigment print on hand-deckled, 300gsm water color cotton paper. Based on the assemblage pieces the artist does in Detroit that are composed of bits and pieces of the city, it will be the one and only edition that he will make based on these works. […]
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Previews: Walking with The Dutch Giant – A Benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honoring Justin Van Hoy @ Space 1026

The untimely recent passing of Justin Van Hoy has had an huge impact on the artistic community he was associated with. The Los Angeles based gallerist, artist and designer sadly lost his long battle with cancer in November shortly after his book Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California was published. Close friends Alex Lukas and Bill McRight have organised a tribute to Justin in the form of Walking with The Dutch Giant – A Benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honoring Justin Van Hoy at Philadelphia’s Space 1026. […]
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2012 Election: #GoVote – November 6th

It seemed like only yesterday that the some of the art world (here, here, here, here) helped boost Barack Obama into the White House. Now, it’s almost time for the 2012 elections and although the buzz created by the visual culture may not be as overwhelming as 2008, some artists are still taking a stand to make their voices heard. TrustoCorp created this image above reminding people to vote between hot dogs (Obama) & burgers (Romney) as there’s only one week left before Nov. 6th. Also […]
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Previews: Revok – “Ordinary Things” @ Library Street Collective

This Friday, REVOK will be premiering a new show in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. With Ordinary Things, the graffiti titan makes his solo premiere in his adoptive city since moving from his home base of Los Angeles. This fresh body of work consists of REVOK taking his intricate paint’em & break’em style to another level. Each piece utilizes numerous fragments of “locally sourced” urban material from the Motor City and challenges his already impressive diamond motifs (seen City of Fire & Known Gallery […]
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Streets: REVOK x RIME (Detroit)

Featuring two graf legends who have mastered a aesthetic of their own, this recent collaboration from REVOK and RIME really hit the spot. Entitled A MAN’s THREAT & A WOMAN’s PET, the mural combined many elements from the two MSK brothers’ work including the figurative stylings of Jersey Joe and the strength of lettering from REVOK. Check out all the sick details of this complex and layered piece below… Photo via The Seventh Letter & REVOK. Discuss REVOK here. Discuss RIME here.
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Openings: REVOK – “Gilgamesh” @ Known Gallery

Not only did Known Gallery host an opening reception from SABER (interviewed) on Saturday night (covered), the Los Angeles showspace also featured new works from REVOK in a joint exhibition. Entitled Gilgamesh, the collection of intricately assembled sculptural pieces represent a carefully selected montage of found materials garnered from the slowly decaying areas of Detroit, REVOK’s current city of choice and source of inspiration. These forgotten pieces of the Motor City were constructed into an intriguing display of diamonds, triangles, rectangles and other irregular polygonal shapes. Also seen in the […]
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Preview: Saber & Revok – “Beautification & Gilgamesh” @ Known Gallery

Tonight at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles, two of the area’s most respected writers will be putting on a joint show. SABER (interviewed), who recently was in the UK for a group exhibition where he added the Union Jack to his series of flag interpretations, will be presenting a new body of work entitled Beautification featuring his kinetic strokes of color overlaid on depictions of urban landscape. At his side will be fellow MSK brother REVOK, whose pieces for this show we touched on in a previous “process” […]
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