Limited Edition Giclee Prints based off of the artists’ Fuck the Buff series of paintings. The Utah and the Ether versions of this print can be purchased individually or together as a set. Currently available in the shop.
We're proud to announce that we will be a part of the third part of Think Tank Gallery's YOU ARE HERE. series. "Legal Goods" combines international artist Phil America's ongoing series of community engagement with LA's most notorious neighborhood for multi-generational crime. While the project does not ignore the shadier aspects of the swap meet that houses it, every aspect of the show flips MacArthur Park/convict stereotypes on their heads, humanizing the artists that take part. Simply put, it is three things:
a monthlong pop-up in the most popular swap meet hood in SoCal (we've commissioned the work of convicts who learned artisanship with the limited means provided to them in prison, and will show other artists with a record),
the restoration of a neighborhood mural that was vandalized, and
a photo essay and Instagram project documenting an at-times neglected neighborhood from a humanist perspective.
Produced and featuring convicts, exclusively, in a neighborhood known for illegal activity and immigrants, this is Think Tank Gallery's first production after getting essentially kicked out of their space for their creative expression of the laws of space use in Los Angeles. The idea of what is "legal" and what is "good" is a continually more confusing one, and this project looks to explore that. In a society that will only become more obsessed with what is "legal" over the next four years, it may very well require breaking laws in order to lead a good life. All of the artists' involved with Legal Goods have extensive experience with the legal system, and a coherent awareness of what day-to-day items were created from the sweat of inmates and illegal peoples. This is an opportunity for these groups to share their creativity, by way of a now-transient gallery rooted in the illegal Street Art and Graffiti scenes that could no longer legally maintain their storied venue.
It's also Think Tank Gallery's second exhibit outside of that venue after co-directing the massive Night on Broadway festival for three years, and we expect thousands of guests. While there is no price of admission, we do ask each guest to bring at least a few dollars to purchase an item from one of the local vendors, our neighbors for the month.
APRIL 1 - APRIL 30, 2017
THURS - SUN
11AM - 7PM
The first monograph of Utah & Ether tells the story of American couple who left their home land for good. By boarding on a plane to India in 2011 and with no plan to return, they set a course for new adventure, which lasted 5 years in the world’s largest and wildest continent – Asia. The following years Bonnie & Clyde spent traveling through 11 Countries, 37 cities, lurking metro depots day and night, so far untouched by graffiti writers.
The project was called PROBATION VACATION: LOST IN ASIA and the documentation of the nomadic journey was separated in two:
1. First, the video footage they created 12 original episodes, which allow us to follow U&E and experience a small part of their adventure. To be part of the action and to celebrate the accomplishment of their goals. This series was (and continue to be) release online for free.
2. The second part is held in a book. A book that will tell us the stories, the experience and the emotions they had along the way. This personal regard introduce us details and situations, which we can’t see or understand in their videos. Together with a selection of their best photographs, the book will complete the experience and set a new milestone in the modern history of graffiti.
The book is now available in our shop!
We are pleased to announce that we will be featured in the upcoming documentary Graffiti: Peintres & Vandales. It airs on the 5th of October at 22:40 on France's public channel France 4, with additional broadcasts on TV5 Monde.
We are proud to be a part of Sauli Sirvio's latest exhibition, NWE (New World Error). If you are in the Helsinki area be sure to check out our collaborative piece entitled Under the Paris Skyline.
Details at: sicspace.net
The exhibition is open from 12.9. - 11.10. 2015
SIC is located in Jätkäsaari, Makasiini L3
Tyynenmerenkatu 6 C, 3rd floor, Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 40 727 3582
Thu– Fri: 2 – 6 pm
Sat – Sun: 12 – 4 pm
We take to the road and the rails in Finish InterRail, the premier release from Trespass Press.
Each of the 120 full-color pages in this zine document the adventure and spontaneity of our European holiday gone awry. Shot fully on 35mm film in the form of stolen disposable cameras, the images in this publication emanates a rawness and honesty that draws the viewer into our world.
This edition is limited to 300 copies and will not be reprinted.
120 Full-Color Pages
120g Woodfree Paper
5A Size (148mm x 210mm / 5.83" x 8.27")
Heavy Card Stock Cover
Edition of 300
Available in our store.