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April 02nd, 2012 | Category: Exhibitions,Graffiti / Street Art

Last day in NY was dope, went out with a bang! I had a great time painting live at the XCIA book release and hanging with my hommies at our last supper. Shout out to everyone who made this project and trip a sweet deal. Till next time!

Thank you Hank! Had a great time on the collaboration:)

M.Tony Peralta – Instagram Flicks…

Madhattan Instargram flicks. PS I’m Ecuadorian, not Brazilian…

great seeing you guys! Thanks for always supporting your homegirl:)

Unable to get access to the professional photographers flicks. He got some good ones! 

VOILA! Living in Brooklyn for the week got my Caribbean juices flowing…yeah mon!

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! See you again soon:)

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April 02nd, 2012 | Category: Events,Graffiti / Street Art

In the midst of my NY trip I got a call from the publisher at Siman Media works with some great news. The legendary Strand Bookstore had approved the XCIA project to paint the walls on 12 street and Broadway. I was pretty excited because I had the chance to bless this wonderful NYC location with my classic Toofly steelo in collaboration with Hank O Neal’s upcoming book release. Not only was this the first time the Strand Bookstore ever allowed anyone to paint their walls, but for years they kept graffiti off their walls. As street art and the love for urban art grows internationally so do the book shelves on the subject. Artists and their work now have wonderful public spaces where the community at large can enjoy this growing art form. Thank you Strand family! It’s an honor to come this far and rock this wall for you guys.

GALLERY CAT: “The Strand Bookstore, New York City’s legendary home of 18 miles of new, used, and rare books, will celebrate the publication of XCIA’s Street Art Project: The First Four Decades by Hank O’Neal (aka XCIA) by having street artist Toofly–paint in hand and feet on ladder–create street art on the 12th Street side of the store on walls that have long been blank …

The street art project will promote the release of XCIA’s Street Art Project: The First Four Decades, a collection of photographs taken by former CIA officer turned photographer Hank O’Neal. Publisher Siman Media Works will release an app version in April.

FINITO! Shout out to my cousin Clef who came thru lat minute to help out his sistah. Ian who was shooting video and flicks of the project, can’t wait to see! Ken for organizing the project and logistics, you rock! Benjamin for looking out on the press and showing the twitter love! and thank you Hank for taking such wonderful photos of my street work which lead to our meeting and collaboration. Your a sweet man, love my book & print!:) Good times fellas. Looking forward to the app release.

THANK YOU NEW YORK! You will always have a special place in my heart:) I’ll visit often…

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Trying to get all my bloggy blog posts in before they start piling up! Here’s a preview of what’s to come for our friends at Circa 95′ who are about to open up a their very own POP-UP SHOP in the BX. I’m super proud of my peeps!  Thanks for the invite to rock the entrance wall in the space. I’m happy I had a chance to rock it during the trip, and most of all kick it with ya over some rice and beans WEPA!

The Circa ‘95 Pop-Up Shop is a community art shop/gallery space that exhibits a variety of urban artistic works and use the arts to transform communities.  Circa ‘95 has a four month artistic residency with The Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab. The shop is dedicated to supporting new upcoming and established artists. Through our new temporary storefront in The South Bronx artists will have the opportunity to sell their goods and share their work.  Work which is traditionally under-represented in the cities big chain stores, galleries and museums.  We will also be hosting workshops, special events  and musical engagements for kids and adults, creating a community for artisans to share their experiences, hone their craft and create further opportunities.  The Circa ’95 Pop-Up Shop is committed to the artistic, educational, and economic development of The South Bronx. Our staff is 100% volunteer, and we rely heavily on community support.

Cekis Circa 95′ Piece love it!

Circa 95 shop logo by Toofly:)

Photos by Samantha Morales



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April 02nd, 2012 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art,Video

Back in the motherland and resting at last. My first trip to New York was a non-stop grind and I loved it! Even though I was crazy tired by the end of the day, it felt good to get into my NY groove again. First stop on the array of scheduled Toofly gigs, and art projects like ((( MOTIONGRAFF )))

a live art, stop animation video episode featuring the first female guest on MotionGraff; TOOFLY!

I was excited to re-connect with hommie DJ VANDAL in one of my favorite neighborhoods, Greenpoint Brooklyn. We met back a few years ago when METHODS hired me to work on the METHODS X TOOFLY World Traveler T-shirt design project. We stayed in touch since that collabo, and was honored to get the invite to shoot the first ever female episode of MotionGraff. I had a lot of fun hanging out with the fellas, and messing with a bunch of markers, paint, and objects. Fubz and Vandal shot the footage in a style all their own. We messed around with some stop animation using my Kidrobot figures which added some really fun scenes to the piece. I can’t wait to see the video and flicks! Here’s some behind the scenes. More after the release…

Thanks fellas! xoxo – TOOFLY

It started as an art project. It has snowballed into a show. MOTIONGRAFF™ seeks to unveil the creative process through transmedia storytelling. Rather than use video recordings, we have opted to shoot only still images, using a number of cameras and angles, in order to present a stop-motion animation-style collaboration between producers of audio and visual content. Our goal is to showcase talent and techniques, while conveying a message.

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