TOOFLY NYC

Apr 3

TOOFLY BUBBLE STICKER

I’ve been on a roll this past few weeks creating new designs for my spring product line. I recently created my latest die-cut bubble sticker at 4″X3″. It’s been a minute since I made one. I believe the first bubble sticker I made was back in 2005! Almost 10 years ago. Everyone’s jumped the boat since then. It’s all good cause while everyone’s biting your style and your ideas your originating them. True skill over hype anyday baby!

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Toofly Die-Cut Bubble Sticker $3.00 www.tooflynyc.com/shop

 

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Mar 29

NATIVE SOUL TOTE

My first ever tote is hot off the press! This past year I created a few new ink drawings. Recently I started messing with them as new designs for t-shirts and totes. The “Native Soul” ¬†image was one of the very first drawings I started this whole series with. I love the hair flow, and native patterns. She’s my favorite so far. $25.00 now exclusively available on my online¬†shop

Toofly Tote Native Soul

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Mar 24

ABUSA (Chile) X TOOFLY (Nyc) 2014

Hellllllllllo spring! The day everyone waits for has arrived. Back in the states winter is finally over, and the rainy season in Ecuador is coming to a close. I prefer rain so much more than snow these days, even though the cloudy rainy season here is a bummer too. You stay indoors most of the time and wait for the sun to peek out every other day. Luckily it’s completely bearable, and we can paint all year round. This month has been especially fun. The Abusa Crew from Chile has arrived in Ecuador!!! My first official guests :) Hosting them has been a pleasure. Anis, and Wend are lovely women, super talented, and vegetarians. I’m energized by all the delicious, healthy meals we have been making together. The girls and I ¬†met back in Peru in 2013. We instantly connected because they were on a whole other frequency + I fell in love love love with their mandala work.¬†It was just a matter of time until we got together again to collaborate and do pieces that mean a lot to us. This past weekend we got invited to a paint jam entitled; ” Pardedes de Escritores Salvajes #2″ organized by our friend Enaone. The wall was ready to paint on March 21st, which marked the first day of spring! An important date in this part of the world known as “Inti Raymi”¬†in quechua language. ¬†It is a ceremony that was celebrated the Incas to honor the resurrection of the sun across in the andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. When the girls and I were coming up with a design we didn’t even realize that the image unfolded in celebration of ¬†this wonderful tradition. Whatever pulled me back to my birth land continues to inspire me. It feels super good, like super food, to learn that the people of our land celebrate “nature” as the highest power. This makes way much more sense to my heart. Let nature, sunshine, love, dope women, traveling, friendships, and good energy all around RULE!!!

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Photo © Laura Cardona

Toofly Mavisu

Abusa Toofly Mavisu

Anis Abusa Mavisu
Photos © Mavizu

Viscerarte

Gracias por las fotos Eli de Viscerarte Revista de Arte Urbano.

Painting ABusa

Abusa Toofly 2014-2

Quito Peeps March

PAREDES DE ESCRITORES SALVAJE #2 ( Quito Norte ) Subiendo la Ave. Occidental. Por la Legarda – Gracias Enaone!

Ecuador Graffiti

Jason Sapito

Jason from Atuntaqui came thru to rock his “cool sapito”

Paint Jam Quito
Lola Tattoo from Peru also made an appearance. Gonna hang this week and have a beer and maybe get a tat!

Ecuador Dog
Photo © Luis C. Aguilar

Graffiti Quito Piece

Dogs CHilln
Photo © Laura Cardona

Photo bomb with Laura

Photo bomb with Laura :) Gracias por la fotitos!
Paredes De Escritores Salvajes
Photo © Luis C. Aguilar

Abusa Crew Chile

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FINITO! – Abusa (Chile) X Toofly (USA) Quito, Ecuador 2014

Toofly Ecuador 2014
Photo © Luis C. Aguilar
Abusa Toofly 2014 Wall
It’s officially 2 years of living in the land of the sun and I love it!!!

 

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Mar 5

ATUNTAQUI RE-CAP!

Back from the lovely town of Atuntaqui. Minutes away from Otavalo and “la ciudad blanca” Ibarra, my birth town. I love this whole area it’s full of beautiful landscapes and many many artisans. Happy I got a chance to participate in this well curated, and highly organized event. Shout out to Bolivar Vega for the invitation. Lead organizer for this second year in a row. The level of artistry is on point, and everything the artist needed to make wonderful works was provided. This was a really dope event that sets high standards for organizations in Ecuador to produce great public art/culture events. Atuntaqui is an example for all other towns in Ecuador to take notice and see what wonderful artists and organizers this country has. Hoping Quito takes notice, and stops messing with the artists right to create and beautify their neighborhoods! Word to the motherland….

TF Atuntaqui

Toofly Atuntaqui

Photo by Mavisu. More flicks coming soon!

Toofly Atuntaqui Wall
#12 on the map. Big solo wall! 1 1/2 day to complete…

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DAY 1 – “SKY” Warrior…

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My day was made when a little old indigenous man passed by and looked at my piece, pointed at it and smiled. Then he said something in quichua. Our indigenous native language. I asked what that meant and my friends said a “Shaman Woman”. The little old man totally got it!:)

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Day 1 process complete. Ready to rolllllll on out! Shout out to the compas who came thru to support and hang out with us. Ready for a rainy day sopita and a crew of wonderful artists making jokes on the ride back to our lodging spot.

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DAY 2 Sunshine!

Santa Rosa

Good morning! Lovely place for all the artists to stay. Hosteria Santa Rosa with a hot pool! We were all so tired we did not take full advantage of this pretty place. Next time…

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Handstyles, and finishing touches…

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“Dentro de ti Existe la Luz y la Paz” – dedicated to folks around the world who spread love and positivity.

Toofly Atuntaqui Wall 2014

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Toofly Atuntaqui Festival

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Dope artists, fresh walls, and a wonderfully organized event. Sending a special shout out to Bolivar Vega for putting it all together. Loved it all!

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I had to break out early unfortunately so I did not get a chance to see all the finished walls. Here’s a peek at the process. Final shots by photographers on the scene like Mavizu are trickling in so I will update as they pop up online.

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catching up with folks a little bit in between breaks and checking out their works…

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This huge stencil rocked!!!
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SKIPY MFC

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Grabbed a few photos to share from Contenedor Fanzine Ecu and from Bolivar Vega

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Photo by Mavizu of K-No-Delix – Colombia
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Guayaquil represent!

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Buenaso!
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Cool peeps right here. Lot’s of building with these fellas, and silkscreening projects coming up. Stay tuned…HTM

HTM

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STEEP
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I was happy to see a good number of ladies painting like Ledalia, Gleo, and hommie Vera. Love their colorful, graphic, and detailed work!
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They even hit up this house down the block that was destroyed and turned it into a skull! Fun.

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Vera’s Character came out super sweet, just like her. Love it!:)

gleo 

Gleo, Colombia
quito

Hasta la proxima. Good times in Atuntaqui thank you all!

 

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Feb 24

::ATUNTAQUI:: March 1st/2nd

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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Feb 19

TOOFLY by ALEXANDRA HENRY

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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Feb 12

LOVE WARRIOR PAINTING

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

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Thank you Daniella and Family <3

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

 

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Feb 4

ART WYNWOOD FEB 13th-17th, 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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Feb 2

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA 2014

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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Feb 1

8″X10″ LOVE WARRIOR PRINTS

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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Feb 1

OUTDOOR GALLERY 2.22.14

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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Jan 10

NATIVE SOULS…

It’s that time again! Me time, studio time:) Spring will be here in no time gotta enjoy these cold winter months and cozy up with my favorite tunes and pens.

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Jan 5

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2014

Category: Day in the Life

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

2014 happy New Year

I’m a little late on this post. The holiday’s are jammed packed with family & friends gatherings to close out the year. It’s not until everyone has settled back into their daily lives that I get a chance to reflect and think what it all really means really really…you know? It’s important to grab on to those thoughts before they slip by. Time flies. Not so cool to go on in life aimlessly right? What is truly guiding you out there? It’s winter, and it’s cold, and your probably indoors on this lazy Sunday afternoon like I am. Only it’s like 70+ degrees here like everyday. Either way, it’s a perfect time for thoughts:)

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Dec 12

ART BASEL MIAMI 2013 RE-CAP!

Back from Miami! I have so much to share with ya’ll. But First —-> FEW & FAR @ART BASEL MIAMI 2013!Toofly Art Basel Miami 2013-10

Big ups to Alexandra Henry and the team of photographers and videographers who came through to shoot the crew process. We had a lot of fun on this wall even after all the mix ups with locking down the right wall. Our Few & Far 2013 Miami wall almost didn’t happen. Fortunately we had a wonderful team this year and we got it together in a matter of weeks. Thank you all for making it happen on all fronts! Few & Far “Warrior Women” is in full effect in Miami folks —> 375 NW 24st between 4th & 5th aves. We dedicate our wall to an amazing human being, and wonderful man who passed away the day we started painting the wall; Nelson Madela <3

“IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE” – Nelson Mandela¬†

photography by Alexandra Henry ©2013 

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Want to extend a big thank you to Eric the owner of this wall at 375 NW 24st. He has an amazing warehouse. Wish we would have had enough time to build. Thanks for the cold cold beers Eric!  Photo by ©Toofly ©2013

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Glad we moved from our original wall location to a much bigger one so we can all fit and re-conceptualize. Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Happy we finally started! Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

Dog Action Miami
kaz’s Pitt on guard for for our materials <3

Few and Far Sunsets

Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Shout out to Christina Isabela Rivera for helping me rock the halo, heart, and fills on my character and taking some dope fish eye lenz flicks of the crew. Your a lovely woman! Your energy was on point with the crew thank you sOOOooooo much!!!!

FewandFar Process

Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

Art Basel Friends
Shout out to all our hommies that stopped by the wall to support <3 Percy, Dj Crykit, Tania Cuevas, Cubannie Links, and DJ Jasmine Solano <3

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PEEPS LOVE

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I was all work and no play the first few days while my buds were out and about the basel events. Luckily we squeezed in some quality time towards the end of our crew trip. LOVE YOU GUYS!!! <3 Thank you for the transport scoops, pool dip fun , beach chillax, and quesadillas!

DAY 2 let’s get to work!

Sketchings Miami basel

Toofly DJ Agana Process
Photo by Jaime Gonzales ©2013 spaced out catching a black book and lost my cell! ahhhhh!

Martha Cooper Few and Far

Photo by Martha Cooper ©2013 Thank you Martha for always supporting the ladies since day 1!

Toofly Painting Art Basel

Photo by ©Agana 2013
Toofly Process Miami Basel 2013
Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ©2013

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STRONG WOMEN. SISTERHOOD. WARRIOR WOMEN. LOVE. FREEDOM. Each of us found a way to connect our works and collaborate on things we believe in and spread our messages in a collective voice <3

Dj Agana Few and Far Women

DJ Agana (SF) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ©2013 Рso much love for DJ Agana! Such a beautiful person. Always there for the crew extending her efforts in all areas. Love ya girl!

Ursula Young Miami

Ursula X Young (SF) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ©2013 РGreat meeting Ursula X Young at last. Her brush work and characters are  lovely! Hippies 4Ever <3

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Few & Far welcomes Kazilla to the Few & far team. Thanks for all your hard work lady! Your super FUN!!! good times. Photo by Dj Gana ©2013

Deity Painting

 

Photo by Agana ©2013
Deity Miami 2013

Deity (LA) Photo by Christina Isabela Rivera ¬©2013 – Shout out to Deity for coming thru for the crew on the transport and crew love on this trip. First time rock’n with the Few & Far ladies. Great job sistah. Chicana’s Rock!

Few and Far Women Miami
Photo by¬†Alexandra Henry ¬©2013 Follow the entire team! —> www.fewandfarwomen.com

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Shout out to IRONLAK for sponsoring the Few & Far wall this year. THANK YOU!

Kazilla Few and Far

Kazilla ( MIA) Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

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Big ups to Kazilla for locking down a beautiful wall for the Few & Far ladies to rock. Thank you Kaz!!!

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Few & Far Art Basel Miami 2013. Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

Toofly Wall Basel

 

TOOFLY X AGANA collabo…

Toofly Art Basel Miami 2013

 

Alexandra Henry Miami 2013

Photo by Alexandra Henry ©2013

Toofly Few and Far

XOXO Miami 2013

Beach Relaxation

XOXO MIAMI! Till next time <3 

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Dec 2

ART BASEL MIAMI 2013

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