~Target First Saturdays/Photos by KATE CERIGO

KATE CERIGO, a 3rd year Graphic Design student at SVA (School of Visual Arts, NYC)
went with a whole group of friends from the Lower East Side – to the recent – JULY 1st –
Target First Saturday event at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM.
There’s free !! music, movies and special events, including a dance party !
plus access to exhibits – sponsored by Target – on the First Saturday of
each month, from 5-11pm.

Kate reports that the recent July 1st Saturday evening event was a great
party – and everyone had a really great time. They spent alot of time
in the ‘Graffiti’ exhibit – which they all really enjoyed – even though
the group of friends had very diverse backgrounds, and Kate was probably
the only serious ‘art’ student among them. Several films were shown including
Style Wars, the acclaimed documentary about New York City
graffiti writers, and Wild Style, featuring Lee Quinones
and Lady Pink. The night ended with a Dance Party, featuring
The Black Underground Show, which Kate said was the most fun,
after the ‘Graffiti’ exhibit – itself – which she ranked first – as the best part
of the night.

‘Graffiti’ remains up at the Brooklyn Museum until Sept 3, 2006.

Here are few of Kate’s photos of her favorite works in the show.

Target # 1

Marvin Ramirez in front of ‘Mr. Potato Head’, 1983, by Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy
(American, b. 1959), Spray enamel on canvas, 72 x 9 in.,
Gift of Schorr Family, in the exhibit, ‘Graffiti’, at the Brooklyn Museum.

Target # 2

‘Untitled’, by Melvin Samuels Jr., aka NOC, (American, b. 1961), Spray paint on canvas,
78 x 96.5 in., Gift of Carroll Janis and Conrad Janis, in the exhibit, ‘Graffiti’,
at the Brooklyn Museum.

Target # 3

‘Geisha’, 1984, by Chris Ellis aka DAZE, (American, b. 1962), Spray paint on canvas,
68-1/4 x 70-1/4 in., Gift of Carroll Janis and Conrad Janis, in the
exhibit ‘Graffiti’, at the Brooklyn Museum.

All Photos: Kate Cerigo, ‘Graffiti’, Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, July 1, 2006

The next Target First Saturday is August 5th. It appears to have a focus on
immigration, and the dynamic & lively cultural diversity it brings to New York City.

Among the many events offered:

Ivor L. Miller, author of ‘Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City’,
will lead a tour of the ‘Graffiti’ exhibit – with a focus on “how immigration
helped make aerosol art possible”.

there will be 2 film screenings – and these look really interesting:

(Aaron Matthews, 2002) documents a year in the life of an immigrant
family from the Dominican Republic, now living in Brooklyn.

at 6:30pm – SUGAR CANE ALLEY, (Euzhan Palcy, 1983) tells the story
of a woman who tries to keep her grandson from a life of work in the
sugar cane fields in 1930’s Martinique.

THE DANCE PARTY, from 8:30 -11pm will feature DJ Reborn and Mary Mac
spinning music that ‘spans’ the Caribbean.

check out the museum website below for details.

note: although all the events are free – some of the events – due to
limited seating capacity – e.g. some of the film screenings –
require (free) seating tickets available in the lobby – usually about 1 hour prior
to the schelduled start time.


~Abe Lincoln, Jr./Kid Robot

abe-kid robot

Abe Linclon, Jr. Proudly Announces His First Toy Design with Kid Robot’s Dunny Series 3 !

… let the man, speak for himself :

“Hey everybody. I am pretty freaking excited to announce that I’ve got a design coming out in Kid Robot’s Dunny Series 3. As if that’s not cool enuff, my design was selected to be one of the “chase” figures in the series (meaning they’re produced in smaller runs and they’re top secret til someone gets one and posts it on some internet message board).

HINT: Mine is the blacked out one with the “fez” looking hat, but its not a fez.

… lastly before I leave you alone is that on JULY 27th ( that’s this THURSDAY !!) Kid Robot will be having a Dunny Trading Party at all of their stores. I’ll be at the New York store with stuff to trade if anyone wants to come down and meet up with me and MishkaNYC. Check here for more details.”

Kid Robot NYC – is located at: 126 Prince St., Soho.


~Abe Lincoln, Jr./ELC

Abe- I hate my mother

Abe-fancy pants

Abe Lincoln, Jr. – the ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC) live painting jam, at Chashama Center Gallery, Times Square, March 25, 2006

Photos: Nancy Smith

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Mark Ruffalo

the very cool and endlessly, totally talented, MARK RUFFALO – dropped by the closing party for the ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC) live painting jam, at Chashama Center Gallery, on 44th Street in Times Square, NYC, March 25, 2006.

He was in rehearsals for his starring role in the new presentation of Clifford Odet’s 1935 ‘Awake and Sing’ at the Belasco Theater, directly across the street. CELSO one of the organizers of the ELC event, said Mark was a real fan of street art and had been dropping by on a regular basis throughout the week of the ELC live painting event.

(‘Awake and Sing’ – opened a couple of weeks later, on April 17th and received a review in the New York Times the very next day, by Charles Isherwood – whom deemed it a “stirring revival.”)


the dude with the afro-puffy is by Celso – ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC) live painting jam, Chashama Center Gallery.

Photos: Nancy Smith, Chashama Center Gallery, NYC, March 25, 2006

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Josh & Mark at ELC

on the left, MARK ENGER with JOSH HARRIS. they dropped by the ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC), live painting jam, just before Josh split for Spain – the latest word is that Josh has already gotten bored with Spain … a new sighting just in, reports him to be in LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, helping ONDI TIMONER of INTERPLOPER FILMS, (and SUNDANCE 2004 GRAND JURY AWARD WINNER … for her rock documentary ‘DIG!’ ) – with the final edit on the documentary on his big – Pseudo funded – Millennium Party – the notorious ‘QUIET’ 2000, NYC.

Photo: Nancy Smith, Chashama Center Gallery, Times Square, NYC, March 25, 2006

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Ondi Tomoner – DIG! photos

~Christelle Imperial de Castro/ELC/THE SHOWROOM NYC


CHRISTELLE IMPERIAL De CASTRO visiting NYC from her home base in San Francisco, drops by the ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC) live painting jam at Chashama Center Gallery, March 25, 2006.
Photo: Nancy Smith

Christelle was in town for the opening of an exhibit of her photos at THE SHOWROOM NYC. Called ‘FOOLS GOLD’ – Candid Portraiture by Christelle Imperial De Castro – it laid claim to “bringing San Francisco to New York City” … & … “Frisco city by means of snap photography”. The show ran from March 30 – April 6, 2006.

below is one of her photographs – the image on the card for the show – ‘FOOLS GOLD’.

Christelle's photo
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~Destiny Matta/ELC

Destiny Matta

from left, Vera Souvorova, studying art at PRATT, Catlin Smith, and Destiny Matta at the closing party for the ENDLESS LOVE CREW (ELC) live painting jam, Chashama Center Gallery, Times Square, NYC, March 25, 2006. Destiny goes to high school on the Lower East Side.

Photo: Nancy Smith

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mint … just cause we liked it .. sorry you gotta be a real insider for this one.

Photo: Nancy Smith, Downtown Manhattan, April 29, 2006

~OBEY/Shepard Fairey

OBEY # 1

OBEY # 2

OBEY # 3

Photos: Nancy Smith – OBEY, different locations, Downtown Manhattan, March 2006

don’t know about where you live, .. but if you live in Manhattan you know this face. alot of people thought it was a caricature of ALFREDO MARTINEZ when it first surfaced. NOT!

The work of SHEPARD FAIREY – now becoming a bonafide artist, ‘who sort of had to re-locate to SAN FRANCISCO’, abruptly, … OBEY has now been ‘hijacked’ by a major advertising firm, with no imagination of its own, the slogan: ‘OBEY’ , in almost exactly the same typeface & scale … rides the city buses in banners for some godawful banal consumer product like a soda or something. the product too banal to be remembered – the hijacking of the artwork – priceless !

more OBEY/ SHEPARD FAIREY art at the McCaig=Welles temporary Manhattan space – ‘fountain’.


David Stoupakis & Aprella

DAVID STOUPAKIS and his muse, APRELLA. photographed at the opening of the McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, temporary exhibition space in Manhattan, for the ARMORY ART FAIR weekend – ‘FOUNTAIN’, March 9, 2006
Photo: Nancy Smith

david Stoupakis card-front

david stoupakis card-back

both sides of the DAVID STOUPAKIS.COM business card – if you want to check out a ‘heavy-metal’ art site – this has to be it ! it’s actually quite well done – but … what goes on in this boy’s head !

more photos of David and Aprella, and his work at the McCaig -Welles ‘FOUNTAIN’ opening


painting by DAVID STOUPAKIS – scanned from the McCaig-Welles press release – March 9, 2006