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DEATH & REBIRTH…

October 29th, 2011 | Category: Graffiti / Street Art

Brrrr it’s officially cold in NY and it’s SNOWING. The seasons are most definitely changing, and at a much quicker pace. Glad I had a chance to finish up this wall before the weather madness! So…I’ve been a fan of Moderno for a long time now, it’s one of my fav spots to eat in Brooklyn. They make a delicious Pollo al Vino in lemon wine sauce that just I can’t live without. Their $3 mojitos are off the hook too, and every now and then it’s the place to be with my hommies. We’ve all become good friends with Wilson, owner, and fellow Ecuadorian who used to make classic ecua grub here. I still ask him “Que paso con la guatita en el menu?” Of course it’s easy to understand that most of his customers these days have no clue what that is. In time the menu had to be switched up for those condo loving trust fund kids who pushed out families that ordered that shit! Sigh…gentrification yes. What’s happened to Williamsburg in the last 10 years is upsetting to many of us, but that’s “New York” for ya! Change is inevitable everywhere and anywhere. So in celebration of this, and with an open heart…”Let there be death & let there be life” – repeat.


Photo by Hector Cruz ©2011

Big ups to my cousin Clef for helping me on the wall! YOU ROCK. xoxo


Photo by Jose Rodriguez © 2011


Photo by ©Jose Rodriguez 2011

Shout out to my virgo twin Jose from LatinoLife, and Fabian with his lovely family who stopped by for the process. Thanks guys!!! – Photo by Hank O’Neal ¬©2011

lunch break yummyness. Thank you Wilson for the wall and your delicious mexican/ecua comfort food:)


Putting in the finishing touches – Photo by Hank O’Neal ¬©2011



It’s a Wrap! – Photo by Hector Cruz ¬©2011 thanks for the lovely flicks Hecks…

Special sshout out to photographer Hank O’Neal who came thru for some portrait sessionz for his upcoming book XCIA. Super happy to be part of it, and the animation project collaboration. It’s going to be fantastic!!! Thank youuuuuuuu Hank;)

LET THERE BE DEATH. LET THERE BE LIFE.

Feliz dia de los Muertos.
The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to the indigenous cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors have been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500‚Äď3,000 years. In the pre-Hispanic era, the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth have created an array of imagery especially the image of a skull found in various art works, illustrations, graphic designs, and handmade crafts.

 

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HELLO FALL…

October 28th, 2011 | Category: Day in the Life

Hello fall…I’ve missed you!!! Ready to let go as the leaves go, slow down, and cuddle up in earthy tones with loving hearts:)

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COMIC CON 2011 BOOTH#576

October 14th, 2011 | Category: Events,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

Comic Con 2011 is in NYC this week! Oct 12-16th at the Javits Center. I was invited by The Art Hustle team to do a signing for my very own collector trading card from Series 1. This is the first time I have ever been to Comic Con and I must say it ROCKS!!! I need to be up in here next year. The amount of character driver art, merchandise, and collector pieces is unbelievable. I’ve been to the licensing show before but this is definately the place to be, especially for illustrators, and animators. Shout out to my hommie, artist/toy designer/animator KANO who stopped by to support. Great seeing ya! To all the folks I got a chance to build with, and familiar faces that took it back to junior high, Thank you!


New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. With dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Hello NYC Comic Con!

collector Art Hustle Toofly cards signed by artist 2011.

What makes illustrators AWESOME:)

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ART FOR TIBET 10.14.11

October 10th, 2011 | Category: Exhibitions

Richard Gere, Prof. Robert Thurman, and Shephard Fairey invite you to a celebration of Art, Culture, and Resistance! ART FOR TIBET is an annual charity auction that showcases work from a diverse international pool of established and emerging artists, including a growing number of outstanding contemporary Tibetan artists. For many Tibetan artists this show is a rare and vital opportunity to express their artistic voices and exhibit their work without risk of imprisonment. Show your support: Pre bids at: HERE

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ROOFTOP LGENDS 2011! 10.8.11

October 01st, 2011 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art,Hip Hop Culture

Just finished rocking one of my favorite pieces I’ve done this year for the upcoming ROOFTOP LEGENDS event being held next Saturday in the lower east side. I’m really happy with the way it came out, especially since I totally freestyled it from beginning to end. With no sketch in hand, and a bunch of scrap paint left over from my gigs I dove right into this talllllllllll wall triple my size! Painting something so big takes a lot more time out of my crazy schedule, but luckily the practice over the years has helped improve my speed, and aerosol skills. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come with my work, my beauties, my messages. The transformation feels amazing. I have a huge year of change approaching and the love warrior spirit is on my side…

ROOFTOP LEGENDS
Saturday, October 8th, 2011// 2-7PM
New Design High School (Rooftop) 350 Grand Street.  // F train to Delancey
HOT 97 DJ Enuff.
Fundraiser for NDHS $5-25 entry. No one will be turned away.

Shout out to Jesse Pais for curating Rooftop Legends and making this place a safe haven for urban art, youth programming, and community events.

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