From effyoo on the 12ozprophet forum: “when I was in LA, I was staying on Venice beach and checked the walls every morning after i got my orange juice. There was 2 or 3 new pieces every day. One morning I come out and it looked like someone smashed one of the walls with a sledge hammer or something. there was a crater 6 inches deep that was blasted away and you could see all the layers of paint that had been placed there over the years. It made me wonder just how everything had changed to create a layer of paint at least 6 inches deep. thats alot of fucking paint. and alot of pieces that people put heart into.”
New wall: 19th Street. Five layers. This is a legal wall in the Mission, with some beautiful new work by APEX and NEON. I was lucky enough to capture this one in stages over four consecutive weeks, so this is a rare behind-the-scenes view of how these artists work. Stay tuned for a similar treatment of the recent production on 25th Street…
Another new legal wall: Harvey’s Place. Three layers, three big productions by APEX, NEON, ZORE, DELAY23 and others.
From this Belgian blog: “Sometimes we think lightly about history, and all too often think that history is applicable only to a past far away. That archives were kept then, is considered normal by us. Keeping archives of the present – that sounds superfluous. However, if nobody keeps notes on the ‘Zeitgeist’, there will be nothing left to write history about later. This is what the people of this site have understood very well.” (Thanks to Liz Mattijsen for the translation!)
Added two more layers on cavern/west_divider. Also in the news: grafarc has hit the mainstream press! From WFAA in Dallas: “Kudos to designers Cassidy Curtis and Eric Rodenbeck for demonstrating how interactivity can add both educational and entertainment value.” And from USA Today: “The navigation tools turn what could have been a slide show into a fascinating excavation.” We were also added to Yahoo!’s New and Notable Sites list. Thanks, you guys!
Added three more layers on cavern/westB.
Added three new layers on cavern/eastA (two of them courtesy of Buck Austin), bringing it to a total of 12 layers. Buck’s photos are beginning to fill in some critical gaps in 1999 and 2001. More to come.