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Pussy Division Reminds Philadelphians That Catcalling is NOT Okay

April 14, 2015

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As the warmer days draw more people outside, Pussy Division takes a page from Kid Hazo and installs a bunch of these anti-street harassment signs around Philly reminding everyone that catcalling is NOT acceptable. Period.

The sign in the photo above is on 15th street next to Love Park!

Save the Date: Streets Dept to Host Street Art Panel Discussion at The Philadelphia Museum of Art!

April 8, 2015

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Sooooo excited to finally announce this! Been planning for some time…

Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art 
An Artists Panel Discussion at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
6:00 – 7:00pm
(Pay what you wish)

This hour-long panel discussion will pick the brilliant minds of some of today’s most active and exciting artists and talk to them about how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia.

Panel to include Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo… All of whom you likely know very well, especially if you’ve ever spent even just a few minutes reading this blog!

Can not express enough my gratitude to The Philadelphia Museum of Art for inviting me to host this talk in what is truly one of the world’s most prestigious, and iconic, art institutions.

Hope y’all can make it out!

Special thanks to Mike Perry for designing this flyer!

Philly-centric Zesoner Mural is Giving Me Life!

April 8, 2015

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Yaaasssssss… LOVE this Zesoner!

HUGE New ‘Ca$h for Your Warhol’ in West Philly

April 8, 2015

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No doubt in association with the LMNL Gallery show opening this Friday!

Win A Pair of Tickets To See Hamlet at The Wilma and An After-show Panel Discussion with CERA and Myself

April 6, 2015

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As you may have seen me Instagram about a few weeks ago, the current production of Hamlet at The Wilma Theater is performed on a set designed with the help of local street artist, CERA! (They happened to discover CERA through this blog too, which makes me very happy to hear.)

Since street art and graffiti have such a huge presence on the set, The Wilma has asked CERA and I to partake in an on-stage panel discussion about street art and graffiti…

Street Art – Onstage and On the Street
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 beginning at 7:30pm
Join us after the performance of Hamlet for a lively conversation between Wilma Dramaturg Walter Bilderback, street artist CERA (whose work is seen in the Wilma lobby and on the set of Hamlet), and Conrad Benner, curator of the popular Streets Dept blog as they discuss the history of street art and its role in city life.

This panel discussion will happen only once – and tickets are available HERE.

OR, you can take your chance at winning a pair of tickets by Instagramming a piece of street art or graffiti around the city that you love using the hashtag #HamletStreets… Contest ends this Sunday (April 12th) at midnight, winner will be notified Monday, April 13th! (And yes, you can enter as many times as you like.)

Streets Dept Shop: Announcing the ‘Ishknits Collection’ of Limited-Edition Prints for April

April 3, 2015

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SO excited to announce today that the next collection of limited-edition prints available for purchase in the Streets Dept Shop reflects upon the work of Ishknits!

Ishknits will always have a very special place in my heart. She was really THE artist that pushed this blog – and my photography – from being a hobby to being a career…

After inviting me to photograph her yarnbombing of the Market-Frankford El in 2011, her work (and my photography) ended up being published ALLLL over the damn place. We were published in Time Magazine, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and countless other outlets. Esty tweeted about the installation. We were even interviewed by “Good Day Sacramento.” It was really a whirlwind for me. And Ishknits instantly became a nationally-known artist putting her work up all across the country. Of course, her Philly pieces are my favorite.

For the next month, Ishknits and I are partnering to offer prints of 5 of my favorite photos of her work (in two sizes) – 15% of ALL sales will go right to the artist Ishknits herself… CLICK HERE to shop the prints!

And as always, thank you so much for your support!

Presenting “💩” by Kid Hazo

April 1, 2015

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Kid Hazo
American, 21st Century

💩, circa 8:24am, April 1st, 2015
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Now showing on Oldenburg’s “Paint Torch” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with a limited run until a security guard or passerby decides to take it down.

For further examples of Kid Hazo’s work, click here!

 

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