” …the works of a newly formed collective of (mostly) former graffiti writers in their 20s and 30s, who have embarked on an unusual citywide campaign to summon 50 or more of the most famous pieces of old-school graffiti out of the history books and back onto the streets. The project, called “Subway Art History is unusual not only because the artists are making the pieces with the permission of businesses, schools and other perhaps nostalgic owners of blank vertical space, but also because of the nature of the pieces themselves. They are expressions of homage in a subculture that has almost always been defined by fierce competition, intense striving for originality and a kill-the-elders attitude toward the past.”
Read more at The New York Times article here
To coincide with the upcoming show FUZI WORLD on Saturday 30th October, Fuzi will be taking appointments for tattoos whilst he is in Amsterdam.
He will be available from Tuesday 26th October – Sunday 31st October. Appointments can be made by contacting us at:
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources.
The 2011 TED Prize winner was recently announced as being the Paris based JR whose photographs are presented freely in the streets of the world.
His most recent work is the film Women Are Heroes which was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and received a long-standing ovation.
JR is currently working on two projects: “Wrinkles of the City,” which questions the memory of a city and its inhabitants; and Unframed, which reinterprets famous photographs and photographers by taking photos from museum archives and exposing them to the world as huge-format photos on the walls of cities.