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::ATUNTAQUI:: March 1st/2nd

February 24th, 2014 | Category: Community,Ecuador,Graffiti / Street Art,Travel

Painting season officially begins for me this weekend at the ATUNTAQUI International Graffiti/Street Art Festival in Atuntaqui Ecuador. A small town near Otavalo which I love very much. It’s also a great time to celebrate women’s international month, so Vera, Myself, and a few others will be reppin’ for the ladies. Shout out to Bolivar, lead organizer of the event. Thank you for the invitation!

Atuntaqui Ecuador Graffiti

 

WALLS LOCATION MAP below:

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TOOFLY by ALEXANDRA HENRY

February 19th, 2014 | Category: Few & Far Women,Graffiti / Street Art,Video

Women Street Artists: Episode 4 ¬†featuring TooFly by Alexandra Henry is up! I had the pleasure of building with Alex in Lima, Peru last year during the “Nosotras Estamos en la Calle” Women Arts festival. The weather was sweet, and we were both finally living the artist life. Traveling, freelancing, and doing what we love. We met up later that year in New York where she rocked the first interview at 5Pointz before the whitewash. It would be the last time the Love Warrior Wall would be shot on film. At the end of 2013 we made sure to meet up at Miami Art Basel for some live painting footage at the Few & Far¬†all women wall collaboration in Wynwood . It was a great time for all the ladies to be in Miami this past December because it women in street art were finally getting some shine! The “Women on the Walls”¬†exhibition at Wynwood Walls¬†was a great example. The art world had finally taken notice of our work, and contribution to graffiti/street art.¬†I’m happy to be part of her latest photo & video project – WOMEN STREET ARTISTS. Thank you Alexandra <3

Alexandra Henry Toofly

THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO EXPLORATION OF WOMEN STREET ARTISTS THAT AIMS TO FOSTER CULTURAL AWARENESS BY LOOKING AT THE LIVES OF TALENTED ARTISTS CURRENTLY CREATING IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THEIR ARTISTIC STYLE AND MESSAGING WHILE IT ALSO PEEKS INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES WITHIN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE. AS EACH WOMAN’S STORY IS TOLD, A NARRATIVE TO THE HISTORY OF WOMEN COMING ON TO THE GRAFFITI / URBAN ART SCENE WILL BE ESTABLISHED.

PHOTOS & VIDEO —->¬†http://www.alexandrahenry.com/toofly#2

 

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LOVE WARRIOR PAINTING

February 12th, 2014 | Category: Art & Design,Community,Graffiti / Street Art

Love Warrior by Toofly from TOOFLY NYC on Vimeo.
I recently completed a commissioned piece for a lovely young collector in New York. Her favorite piece was the Love Warrior wall at 5Pointz in Queens NY. The wall had been destroyed because of the whitewash “buff” back in November¬†It was days away from becoming a NYC landmark.¬†Many beautiful street works were lost that day, and the last official piece of New York Graffiti history died. My first wall at 5Pointz was in 1993, and my last; “Love Warrior” in 2013. It took 20 years for graffiti to resurface from the train buff in the 80′s and rise up as street art – the biggest arts movement in the world. Brewed in this very city by youth of various cultures, and colors. It¬†was a sad day for many of us who painted at 5Pointz as well as the community and fans who visited from all over. As the battle continues for street art to be respected in NY one thing holds true. The heart and voice of the artist can never be silenced. The greed, the bully, and the envy of those who hate on what we create just grows even more in the face of opposition. Our street works continue to inspire hundreds of artists across the globe with even more passion and meaning than ever before.

A Kiss Goodbye

“A KISS GOODBYE” by Instagram @amanon
5Pointz Toofly Whitewash

I LOVE NY - Whitewash 5pointz

Love Warrior Toofly Painting-1

Love Warrior Toofly Painting 6
Thank you Daniella and Family <3

Love Warrior Toofly Painting 7

Love Warrior Toofly Painting 8

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

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ART WYNWOOD FEB 13th-17th, 2014

February 04th, 2014 | Category: Events,Exhibitions

I’ve been invited to participate in the Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair in Miami this year. More info coming soon…

Art Wynwood 2014

Art Wynwood Toofly

Art Wynwood 2014 will feature 70 international galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique feature is the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing worldwide recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect one of the most significant art movements of our time.

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CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA 2014

February 02nd, 2014 | Category: Day in the Life,Travel

Toofly Cartagena Colombia 2014

Back from Paradise! I looooved Cartagena Colombia. Decided to dip out for a few days to kick it with some friends traveling thru. With only 3 hours away from Ecuador why not! Cartagena is beautiful. The colonial town with blooming flowers on it’s balconies, vendors of all kinds on the street selling; ice cold fruit drinks, hot colombian coffee, salty hot sauce fruits, grilled arepas with cheese, empanadas, seafood, the list goes on. Street food is the bomb. There was cute shops everywhere filled with their classic colorful wayuu bags. Read more

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8″X10″ LOVE WARRIOR PRINTS

February 01st, 2014 | Category: Art & Design

Toofly Prints 8X10

Now that the “Love Warrior” showcase has come to a close it’s time to make some of those 8X10 prints available online! Sky, Mas Amor, Native Soul, Into the Deep Blue, and Moon Flower. $20 Limited Qty’s. Sold exclusively at: —->¬†www.tooflynyc.com/shop

Into The Deep Blue_Toofly Ink
If your interested in the original ink send us an email at: info@tooflynyc.com Original Toofly Inks are $350.00

 

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OUTDOOR GALLERY 2.22.14

February 01st, 2014 | Category: Events,Pressed

OutdoorGallery

Outdoor Gallery Book TOOFLY

 

Sneak Peek!

TOOFLY street works make an appearance on a new book dropping soon! —-> OUTDOOR GALLERY NEW YORK CITY by Yoav Litvin documents the vibrant and diverse street art of New York City. Because outdoor art is ephemeral and constantly changing, it is necessarily current and relevant. Outdoor Gallery pays tribute to this dynamic and countercultural artform. The book features 100s of pieces of art by 46¬†different artists. The photographed works are accompanied by the artists‚Äô thoughts on New York, the current state of street art, the future of this dynamic medium, and their own work and processes.

Some of the artists profiled in Outdoor Gallery- New York City include: Toofly, Roycer, Shiro, Free5, Cern, Sofia Maldonado, Bishop203, ChrisRWK, The Yok, Sheryo, and more. Books will be available at the MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Guggenheim Museum.

EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH
February 22nd – March 1st 2014
17 Frost St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Opening: february 22nd 6-11PM

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