On Sunday, October 14, 2012, The SX Lab, Street Art Productions, SinXero & Resident Activists, Army of One/JC2 founders of TAG (The Army Grows) brought an all-star collection of artists to the Bronx to transform a block-long wall at Graffiti Universe for ‘Street Art Live’. This special event comprised of street and graffiti artists, bridging the two genres of the urban art movement together to the cradle of the Hip Hop civilization, the Bronx. Rap, DJ’ing, breaking and graffiti were born from the Bronx four decades ago and by the 1980’s the world was creating graffiti.
It was great to work along side this 145′ wide x 20′ high building with my street/fine art colleagues…seeing wheat paste art next to spray and brush painted pieces. Most of the artists were from NYC, but it’s all about love and sharing, so our friends; Free Humanity from Los Angeles, Stik from London and Iranian artists, Icy & Sot, with their mural titled “HOPE” all participated in this NY moment.
There was plenty of support from the public. One man told me he saw the work while driving and had to come back to walk the wall with his daughter. The local residents loved what was created and said they had never seen anything like it.
The event was organized by SinXero so I created an 18′ grafstract portrait of him titled, ‘FuXero’. Sponsored by The Dorian Grey Gallery and Day in the Lyfe Magazine, the day also featured a film crew filming for a street art documentary and live Street Art Body Painting and photo shoot by professional makeup artist, Alexis Grafal from Mind over Makeup. The models looked fantastic!
All the artists who participated: Adam Dare, AOM, Army of One/JC2, Bayoan, Choice Royce, The Cupcake Guy, Danielle Mastrion, Elle Deadsex, ENX, Free Humanity, Fumero, Icy & Sot, Muffin Man, Russell King, SinXero, STIK, Tone Tank, VEXTA and ZIMAD.
We all send our thoughts and blessings to everyone affected by the recent hurricane Sandy.