Friday, April 23, 2010

Eames Inspiration - Take a seat and enjoy

Billi Kid has been busy. He is going to be curating an event to auction and benefit Operation Design which helps utilize designers alike to work together with public school students on art projects. The event will feature plywood classroom chairs painted by NYC street-artists.
The event will even be featured in Barneys NY.

The roster features a great line-up including some Abztract featured artists such as Damon Ginandes, Darkcloud, Joe Iurato, URnewyork, Veng and Billi Kid himself.

"Exit Through the Wharf" - an SF movie

Banksy has been getting around like a bad case of herpes at a Hilton Serority dormroom.
As advertising for his film (yeh, we call that shit for what it really is), he has been doing the rounds in LA, NY and now San Fran.

Whether you love him or hate him or just frankly don't give a shit, you probably have seen a lot about him as of late. He has made the cover of numerous papers and magazines and has Twitter and Facebook making cyber versions of little girl giggle noises.

The folks at went out and shot some footage. It's cool if you are into seeing the "stoked" folks who "love his work" be interviewed. (My personal favorite: "I knew Banksy before he got famous!"). Right on. I knew milk before it was yogurt.

Regardless of our opinion of the street-art Jesus (we're Jewish), we chose to share this video that was sent by the nice folks at Warholian because those folks seem to really take the time to go out, shoot footage, interview folks and cut that shit up on Avid (which apparently according to Mr. Brainwash, is all you need to do to get your street-art movie into Sundance these days).

So enjoy and check out the extensive gallery on their flickr as well: HERE

Friday, April 16, 2010

JMR Solo Show @ Mighty Tanaka

JMR, an amazing artist out of Brooklyn will have his Solo show tonight at Mighty Tanaka who are a fantastic gallery in Brooklyn.

If you are around tonight, we highly suggest checking this out.

If you like his stuff, feel free to check out the limited edition print Abztract did with JMR. We still have some of these very low edition prints in stock.

Friday, April 16, 2010 – 6:00PM-9:00PM, and closing May 14, 2010
Mighty Tanaka
68 Jay St., Suite 416 (F Train to York St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: M-F 12PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment only
Office: 718.596.8781

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Street Art New York" Silent Auction

Our favorite street-art blog (and the most amazing folks we ever had the pleasure of meeting) - BROOKLYN STREET-ART, are putting together an amazing auction event.  

To celebrate the release of the new book "Street Art New York" and to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC, original artworks by a stellar array of today's Street Artists from New York and beyond will be featured in a silent auction to benefit NYC kids from disadvantaged backgrounds as the numbers of poor and low-income children in New York continues to rise.  The event is to take place on April 24, 2010, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

The list of participating artists thus far includes some amazing talents that even include a handfull of Abztract featured artists.  
Thus far, the artists participating include: Abe Lincoln Jr. ,  Alex Diamond,  Anera, Avoid Pi, Bishop 203, Billi Kid, BortusK Leer, Broken Crow, C Damage, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK , Chris Stain, Creepy, DAIN, Damon Ginandes, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, Joe IuratoJMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mark Carvalho, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, The Dude Company, Tristan Eaton, UR New York (2esae & Ski)Veng RWK  and many more

To read more about it and find out additional info, please visit: 

Joe Iurato paints his own Sistine Chapel

So a few weeks back, we showed you the fresh Gonz stencil our homie and Abztract artist Joe Iurato did.  Well, besides busting out some crazy dope original art for the Rogue Status show we did in LA in early April, the dude has been keeping himself very busy.

Joe hit up DAY ONE Skateshop in CT and took on the challenge of painting upside down for the first time (straight up Sistine Chapel style).  The stencil work he did on their ceiling is of John Cardiel and Mark "The Gonz" Gonzales.  

Check out these action shots.  Joe tells us that he will be returning to DAY ONE SKATESHOP to add additional work to their ceiling adding more portraits every couple of months painting it live during the shops events until the entire ceiling is full.  

Props and kudos for not only taking on such an extreme challenge, but doing so by giving homage to some true skate legends.

EyeFormation - Virgin Mobile Interview

Our good pal and Abztract Featured Artist EyeFormation (Frank Casazza) is also the Virgin Moblie e-zine LUV:passion featured artist for the Spring 2010.

Get an up close and personal look into the enigmatic artist known as Eyeformation and read the interview and interact with his awesome animated characters which we finds so original and refreshing.

A selection of limited edition Eyeformation product will be available for wining visitors
to the Virgin LUV:passion e-zine site too so please go check it out at:

and then make sure to stop by the Abztract shop to check out the original art and apparel caps we have by EyeFormation:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Abztract X Rogue Status X SYRV recap

Pictures by TheBadCharacter and other friends