mandag den 29. april 2013

Blade The Crazy 5 crew King of trains. King of Graff!

Viborg international billboard painting festival is pleased to announce that Blade The King of  Graffiti, and Trains, from New York will come to Viborg and participate in this years International billboard painting festival.

 Blade is one of the first graffiti writers in the world. Started painting on the subway trains in 1972. He is one of the pioners from New york, who without knowing it at the time, contributed to the now, world wide graffiti movement. He is said to be the inventor of the conceptual graffit, beeing the first one bringing other ideas and concept to his paintings on the trians. Blade is the only living person since Andy Warhol, who have ever been on the front magazine of the world famous sothebys auction house catalog. Blade has since the 80es been active on the International commercial gallery scene and is selling to collectors and exhibiting world wide. His artworks are today sold for prices like 35000.€ 

Blade interview

One of the 5000 New York Subway cars Blade painted, in his train painting years from 1972 to 1980
This one is called the Swinging letters, one of the most famous trains he did. 

A young Blade a New York Train

Blade on a New York Train

Blade on a New York train

Blade on Canvas 2013

Blade on Canvas together with Os Gemeos. 

The pioner of urban art in Sao Paulo Brasil

Artist John Howard is the godfather of making art in the streets of Sao Paulo. He is a living legend who started the Sao Paulo urban art movement for more than 30.years ago. Artists like The Os Gemeos, sees him as the most important person in what became the graffiti capital of the World namely Sao Paulo, and talks about his work is one of the biggest inspiration for them to start creating when they where kids. John Howard is in his 70es and still very active, painting on the streets of Sao Paulo. We are so happy and proud to say that, John Howard can be experienced for the first time, ever in Europe, at this years, International Billboard painting festival, at Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg Denmark.

John Howard in Action