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What Graffoto saw in 2021

Well done 2021 for having the audacity to follow a totally weird year with an equally weird year, way to go! Although life was not “business as usual” the year did yield some wonderful street art with unexpected and inspired new forms of creativity and a re-evaluation of the significance of paste-ups. We are delighted […]

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The decade is dead, long live the decade!

This month the 21st century ends its troublesome teenage years, the street art brat certainly matured and changed. In terms of becoming a phenomenon accepted by the public, the media and importantly the art market, the past decade actually makes up about half of street art’s life to date and Graffoto is delighted to have […]

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Take To The Streets – 11 Street Art Photographers

Street Art Photography Group Show feat Alex Ellison, Cheff031, Delete08, Doug Sherman, HowAboutNo, Ian Cox, Joe Epstein, Mark Rigney, Myriam JC Preston, NoLionsInEngland, Unusualimage Curated by Esther F. Castelo Fun Factory at Top Office Machines, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG25 April – 19 May 2013Email funfactory at gmail dot com to confirm opening […]

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Hit Shot Walls – April 2013

Some of the new bits and pieces this month. . .  Special mention must go to Alo, hitting up so many locations this month and last I’ve officially lost count. Quite a few new faces to the streets too, but plenty of habitual Hackney hitters returning after a while away.   Enjoy.

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TRP v. ID – Graff Battle

SNOE, CEPT, BRK, SEKS v. SHUCKS1,JOBE Strongroom Curtain Rd, London Sat 18 Aug 2012 Expect sparks when two crews collide. Fills get abstract, characters pose, outlines pop, shines burst and backgrounds flare yet the real stress causing graff foreheads to pucker is not the law or the pikeys robbing cans…it’s the clock! Two of London’s […]

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Letterpress Printing – Alex Booker

High Roller Society 10 Palmers Rd London E2 0SY Sun 27 Jul 2012, All photos: NolionsInEngland Letterpress printing was the arcane image making experience available at High Roller Society this weekend. Alex Booker, fine artist and printmaker has an ancient collection of letterpress block which he bought along, demonstrated and then let a crowded workshop […]

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Reykjavik Writing and Street Art

VNA Issue 19 (July 2012) has a glorious 7 page photo spread of graff from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, shot by me on my first visit there a short while ago. The photo features the local stars of the graff scene as well as one or two illustrious visitors. The mag is available in many disreputable […]

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Graffiti 365 – Jay “J.Son” Edlin (et al)

all photos: NoLionsInEngland A sub woofer resonating rumble and Richter scale registering tremor signalled newly published book Graffiti 365 crashing through the letter box today. 365 graffiti artists, 2 inches of pulp and about the same weight as a newborn baby, you could use this book to barricade your door. On the surface it’s a […]

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Underbelly Project – NY subway art

Photos as credited by: Luna Park, Ian Cox aka Wallkandy,RemiRough,James Garrett Sources – Sunday Times, New York Times The duty of the street artist shall be to create art taking risks, pushing boundaries and exploring territories so that the more risk averse among us may vicariously thrill and admire. Note for once the curious omission […]

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VNA Issue 12 – This Thursday 12 Aug 2010

Pure Evil Gallery108 Leonard StLondon EC2A 4RH VNA Issue 12 launches this coming Thursday (12 Aug 2010) with a party at Pure Evil Gallery, London, K.O. 6pm. 98 pages (100 counting the covers?) are packed with features and photos. The cover artist ROA has screenprinted a unique image on 100 copies, his first ever screenprint […]

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Alex Young “Portraits Of Alter Egos”

Westbourne StudiosAcklam St, London W10April 5 – May 10 2010 all photos nolionsinengland Graffiti artists need a lot of skill to make a successful transformation to canvas. Alex Young’s new outing at the London Miles gallery shows him using not just a completely different non-graff skill set but also strong ideas too. Tat Escarriot Young […]

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Keep It Crap. . . A.K.A Councils Are Bullies!

Further to last weeks premature death of the Brick Lane hall of fame that had started and allowed to continue after the Meeting of Styles event this year, word has reached the Graffoto news desk of underhanded tatctics by Hackney Council in trying to bully shopkeepers into having graffiti cleaned from their shutters. A Shoreditch […]

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London Art Fair

London Art FairIslington13 Jan – 18 Jan 2009Went to London Art Fair tonight, optimistically hoping to find some inspiring and directional contemporary art prior to optimistically popping out to watch Southend beat Chelsea in the cup replay. London Art Fair isn’t the kind of “annual fair” that is going to have Heathrow flight marshals working […]

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Little Art Book Group Show

Alphabet BarBeak St, London11 Nov – 24 Dec 08 In a world straddled by the behemoths such as PoW, Souled Out Studios and BRP, comparatively un-sung boutique urban art print operations like Little Art Book come as a more personable and significantly less frantic tonic. For a start, consider the free-at-the-door limited edition show print; […]

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FRIEZE ART FAIR 2008

Regents Park, London16 – 10 Oct 2008 With most of the leading contemporary galleries present there’s bound to be some stuff that will intrugue, impress, mystify, bamboozle or delight any one prepared to pay to go in. Stuff I liked included Perpetual Void by Petrov Sesti, the trippy colours come from Ian Lavender’s Riley-esque poured […]