Thursday, March 25, 2010

REVOLT Online Graffiti Exhibition at Dirty Pilot

by Julie Jigsawnovich

Graffiti is a felony in New York City, yet this town launched the international graffiti art movement. REVOLT is one of the founding fathers of this movement, and this show gives collectors the opportunity to snap up vibrant early works in addition to hot new REVOLT drawings and paintings. You can own a piece of history and show appreciation for a rebel artist who helped to revolutionize the urban landscape.

This fun-loving exhibition is a welcome contrast to the political hate graffiti that's been in the headlines lately.

Wild Style "Born and raised in New York City, with graffiti roots in the early 70’s, REVOLT is an original member of the historic NYC subway graffiti crew, The Rolling Thunder Writers (RTW). Known for his ultra-colorful tags and elaborate pieces on the Broadway #1 line, with heavily influenced psychedelic and comic art stylings, and later, taking it “all-city”. With contributions to the seminal classic hip-hop films, “Wild Style and “Style Wars”, his participation in the 80’s East Village art gallery scene, variousmusic videos and, album covers, animation, comics, vinyl toy design, and creating the classic “YO! MTV Raps’ logo. His early 80’s tour of duty in the city of Baltimore is legendary, where he, like a “Messenger of Style”, singlehandedly kick-started a graffiti scene there that still feels his influence today." His place in the history of “graff-dom” is set.

DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop"His work has been seen in various publications and art galleries globally. Recent collaborations and conspiracies include: Roger Waters’ Live Earth show, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, VH-1, Scion Installation, Swindle Magazine, Illmatic, ChocolateBar, Kid Robot, Dickies, The Stussy World Tour, E.S.P. The Tri-CoastalGraffiti Show, Juxtapoz, Sony Music, Graffiti: Spirit of an Age @ 40 × 10, Bethel Center For New Media Arts, Le TAG au Grand Palais, The Draw Show, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, Nimbus Vapor, Back to the Fun Gallery @ Meltdown, NYC Black Book Masters, and Zune Arts." --Dirty Pilot press release

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