Sunlight catching the coloured pencils on my desk.
Whatever possessed me I don’t know, but while I was in Sun Valley last week I decided I would graffiti my yoga mat.
Before we go any further, let me share something with you:
Be extremely careful opening large, waterproof felt pens at high altitude.
We’ll leave it at that.
After I cleaned up and started to draw, the most amazing thing happened. The early morning light began throwing wildly vivid rainbows through the beveled windows of the dining room onto my “canvas”! The photo above is not enhanced in any way.
I took this as a message from Heaven.
Basically, the message was this;
“SLIM!, Standard & Poors is about to downgrade the credit rating of the country for the first time in 70 years, so enjoy any and all forms of Art where you may find them”
Can you believe it??
From there, I began to ponder the true definition of “Art” and if, in fact, graffiti really could be considered a true art form.
From “Art In the Streets” at the MOCA in LA
Though steeped in controversy, I believe it is, and a rather primal one at that if you think about how earliest man was painting on his cave walls.
Which might beg the question; Was he painting on his own cave walls, or someone else’s cave walls??
The age old rub with graffiti…
Personally, I enjoy a bit of well done graffiti in a very urban setting, say NYC, but I’m slightly horrified by it in a small town like Santa Barbara, and that’s not a case of “not in my town” as I lived in NY for many years and I love the city. Can’t wait to be there in just a few days!
“Bloody Tears” bracelet in silver and fluorescent enamel, by Delfina Delettrez for OPENING CEREMONY
(Eerily close to what transpired in my dining room 🙂 )
Shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood celebrates artist Keith Haring
Moschino’s doing it.
Slim Paley photo
Slim’s doing it…
and as really long time, faithful readers of S.P. know- whatever Slim does…
that little scamp..
Someone tagged Daphne Groeneveld
Playa Vik Jose Ignacio
“Graffiti-esqued” walls are showing up in hotels
as well as underfoot
modular area rugs ByHenzel.
Monday, August 8th (tomorrow!) is the last day you can catch “Art in The Streets” at MOCA
If you can manage to make it there
your entrance fee will be graciously picked up by BANKSY
You can see the trailer for Banksy’s 2010 film about Street Art “Exit Through the Gift Shop” HERE
.A little “graffiti” I wouldn’t mind owning…
96 Marks Place, the original building on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” album
Even old luggage titans like TUMI are tagging
The Novogratz’ enlisted street artist Matt Siren to create this bedroom on the first episode of their new show on HGTV.
( hope they’ll be showing more of their adorable kids on the upcoming shows, don’t you?)
Banksy in NYC
Nicholas Kirkwood’s Keith Haring shoes
(Special order only. D’yathink?!)
Check out the Sumi Ink Club in LA ( “All ages, all humans, all styles” ) Cool.
.Playing Safe for the home or office;
Flaunt your points on this very cool chalkboard pingpong table by Puma
and graffiti to your little vandalizing heart’s content 🙂
I love the whole vibe; the huge circular fire pit (including the genius round log holder), graffitied corrugated metal walls, & multi-coloured chairs. Fun!
I’ve had this image on my inspiration board forever-I think it might be a hotel somewhere in South America.
Free water-proof felt pens for the first caller.
Vivienne Westwood, a graffiti soul if ever there was one.
If it’s on canvas and worth a zillion $, can it still be considered “Street Art”?
Have to admit I love the combat of the graffitied wall and old classic floor tile.
Slim Paley photo
It’s not quite finished yet, but I needed to use it this morning!
I started off with the best intentions of channeling Basquiat and Haring and crew, but somehow ended up with a rose… then vines & hearts…I guess you just can’t teach an old tagger new tricks 🙂
.I leave you with permission to draw on your walls,
and this little video I first posted in July 2010, but I like it for this post!
Color Me Crazy by Sarah St. Clair Renard
Are you getting your felt pens out yet??!