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Podcast #016 – Golden Hands Gallery Hamburg (German language)

Why talk to a gallery owner? Quite simply because there are now a lot of graffiti writers who are already exhibiting with their work or are planning to do so at some point. But what do you show in an exhibition? Is graffiti from the street and train yards simply transferable to the white cube? We talked about this and much more with Christoph Tornow in his Golden Hands gallery in Hamburg Mitte.

Christoph has had art in public space for many years – he always uses a wide variety that the genre offers. The genre is often not really defined, or can be. This art form is sometimes just too young for that. Exhibitions with artists such as Finsta, Mode2, Mason, Felipe Pantone, Moses & Taps or Rage include not only illustrative and conceptual works, but also classic paintings, sculptures and installations.

Podcast Number 16 from I Love Graffiti is about exactly this variety, background and motives of curation in a gallery and what chances you can actually have in the art market if you retire from the street to a studio as a graffiti writer. Of course Christoph is one of many gallery owners in Germany and Europe, but he makes it relatively clear exactly what it is all about if you take this step. An exciting glimpse behind the scenes of a gallery that has been dealing with graffiti art for many years.

The Classic “Hardcore” Design Is Back

On the occasion of Montana Colors’ 25th anniversary, the classic hardcore design is once again in circulation, in the colors Electric Blue, Light Yellow, White, Black, Silver and Bright Red.

In order to present this novelty, on the one hand we have the Barcelona writer Iber showing off his magnificent and timeless style —  wearing a sweatshirt with the same design — in a video with the nostalgic touch of vintage aesthetics. On the other hand and, reinforcing the endearing nature that this release has for us, we have compiled some important moments in the history of contemporary graffiti where you can see the fundamental role that Hardcore has played over the years.

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (8/10) Crime Time Kings | 1985 – 1987


A happening that graffiti disciples say: That was a fat thing. Mode2, Shoe and Bando, founders of the first European graffiti crew Crime Time Kings, meet in Amsterdam to paint a wall together. Over 30 years after the first pictures, they set the Style-Latte 2017 again quite high. We accompany them sketching in the studio and follow them to the revival wall.

In ten episodes, the documentary series traces the rise of the graffiti movement: from New York in the 1970s to Amsterdam and Paris to Munich, from where the graffiti virus infected Europe from the 1980s onwards. Episode 8 beams us into the here and now: The writers of the legendary CTK Crew Mode2, Shoe and Bando meet for a revival wall.

Great selection of limited edition prints!

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Our friends at www.lefixgallery.com updated their online shop with some new fresh prints. There is lots of screen prints available online but mostly street art stuff so we are happy to see some top graffiti names online now as well. Check out prints by Kaos [VIMOA], Uzi [WUFC], Tomcat19 [9 LIVES], Rens [TAV], Nug [VIMOA], Aman [VIMOA], SABE [FYS], Dmote, Mode2, Egs and more!

We also find some nice photos by CphCph. They are shipping worldwide so what are you waiting for! www.lefixgallery.com

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Graffiti video: Ulovlig Kunst (Denmark 1987)

Ulovlig Kunst (Illegal Art) is a 24 minutes documentary about the early days of graffiti in Copenhagen. The film was made back in 1987 and features names like:  Kin, Bomb, Rezq, Toys crew, Soe, Shoe, Joker, Sketzh Cosmic crew, Karen Thisted, Secher, Mode2, Jap, Dst, Bates, Reace Juice, Decoy, Jest, Joy, Metal, Egon Weidekamp. The documentary is in danish language and unfortunately without subtitles.