Street Artist Above recently vicited the Diamond District in Johannesburg’s Jewel City center.
He proposed the familiar "Diamonds are a woman's best friend...", let's just say he left out the 2nd part of his intended mural.
Quote from Above:
“I assume the owners were too busy trading diamonds inside the mega centre they never took the time to come out and see I was painting a controversial word play about the diamond trade and how it’s fueled so much bloodshed in wars making it one of man’s worst enemies.”
On of the founders of Infamous Magazine has run into some serious health issues. Learn how you can help him with his mounting health care costs.
*Calling all artists to support a friend in need, MAD vs. Cancer!*
Hello, my name is Sean Gallagher, a few months ago, a friend of ours, MAD kd esc nsf wh, co-founder of The Infamous Magazine was rushed to the hospital with severe pain. Only to find out that his spleen had ruptured. During the operation to remove his spleen, cancer was found in multiple spots in MAD’s body. He currently has Stage 4 Cancer, and is receiving chemo-therapy to try and fight this fight.
MAD is a self-employed artist with no insurance nor workmans compensation, and is in a major financial situation. He currently has over a quarter-million dollars in medical bills, and has to pay cash for his medications. Some medications cost upwards of $300. for a weeks supply, not even to mention the mans stress to make his rent and keep his lights on. MAD is currently in a situation that I would not wish on my worst enemy, and will try my hardest to make his hardships as light as possible.
MAD is not only an asset to the Philadelphia graff scene but has paid his dues worldwide. I’ve witnessed MAD sacrifice money and time, issue after issue to release each copy of the Infamous Magazine. A magazine that he does, not for the money, but for the love of the graffitti scene worldwide.
Due to these unfortunate circumstances, me and members of the KD, NSF, and ESC crews will be putting together a few things to try to drum up some monies for him. Here are ways you can help. Check the online store.
1. “Stickers & Sketches” — I am asking for artists across the globe to send me hand drawn stickers, sketches, and blackbook pages. They will be put together in packs and sold for a reasonable nominal value. The grab-bags will be available for purchase at The “MAD vs. Cancer” Shop. Among some other donations.
2. “Paintings, Prints, & Photographs” –On May 1st, I will be auctioning off all of the pieces of higher value donated on eBay, will all reserves set to sell, or set to the artists request.
3. “Monetary Donations” If you would like to simply donate a few of your hard earned dollars, you could send a check, or send to a paypal link, which will be live and available shortly.
Please consider supporting a great cause, and thank you for your time.
**All donations are being accepted as soon as possible, as soon as we have enough art to get started, we will be able to begin helping a friend in need.
Reebok put together a video promoting, Piece Book. Most of the video was shot in Miami; interviews with Cope2, Erni “Paze” Vales, West, SP.One, Wane COD, Rime MSK, Chino BYI, Ewok 5MH, PEZ, How and Nosm.