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28/07/2012 21:28

Vienna Shutters

Part 2 of our Vienna trip, once we got Colour Fool sorted we rustled up all the fun spray we could find from everywhere, jumped in the car and went off to paint shutters.  Here is a selection of some of the stuff we did; we basically kept going until we'd used all of the paint.  Vienna looks like a much brighter and happier place due to our visit.  Hopefully we'll get back there soon, finish the alphabet and maybe get some more numbers rolling.

A big THANK YOU to everybody who bought one of our lovely new screen prints, we are hoping to have everything posted out by Monday 6th of August.  Nelly Duff and Art Republic both have 50 prints each, they may well have sold out but if you missed out its worth a check.  

 

20/07/2012 13:44

Colour Fool - Vienna

Another week and another fat, ugly, bright orange EasyJet flight.  Why do they fly everywhere and why do I always end up on them.  If only Virgin Atlantic flew everywhere, I would be so much happier.  So we were picked up from the airport by Nicholas from Inoperable Gallery who had very kindly invited us out"to make zee street art in ze vanderful sity of Vienna".  Inoperable had found us a wall on the side of an old movie theatre.  The owners were totally cool and basically let us paint whatever we wanted, however the wall wasn't quite as accommodating.  After much thought I decided on the phrase 'Colour Fool', describing how positive I feel about my life right now.  Being with 2 Americans we discovered that if you say 'Colourful' repeatedly, over and over again in your most L.A gangsta lingo you can actually entertain yourself for days.  Try this yourselves, its really, really good fun.  If anyone has other phrases, in other accents that sound equally as funny please let us know and we'll put them up on a wall (this could be the start of something big.              or not).  

Just as we were leaving London we saw this new piece of street art down on Hackney Road, being pretty good and looking different to anything else out there at the moment, it caught our eye.  And so it follows that who do we bump into in Vienna but the Israeli kids responsible for the Hackney Road painting, Broken Fingaz (of which none seemed to have, but we didn't like to ask in case it involved some crazy Mossad secret intelligence punishment).  Go check them out  http://brokenfingaz.com/

Thanks to Nicholas and Nathalie from Inoperable for having us http://www.inoperable.at/

16/07/2012 10:33

'Oranges'

All 3 editions of 'Oranges' have now been allocated and invoices sent out to those quick enough to get an email in and clever enough to read the instructions and include the correct information in that email.  If you haven't received a PayPal invoice then you were not successful on this occasion.  However any unsuccessful emails have now been placed in a 'Reserves' folder.  Should any invoices remain unpaid and prints become available, I will contact you in due course.  Art Republic and Nelly Duff also have an allocation of the regular edition to sell so those that were unsuccessful may like to visit their sites.    

Mailing will commence next week, those who have secured a print will receive a PayPal notification with their tracking number on the day of postage (or thereabouts).  Due to the large volume of emails I have received it would be impossible to answer all unsuccessful mails individually, my commiserations to you.  Thanks to all for your patience and decorum.  

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12/07/2012 00:02

Worth More - London

Apologies for those who live or work in Old Street - you must have been thinking "What the F#@! is he up to this time!" - Ben Eine and conceptual, unfinished, is that what its meant to look like ?, street art bollocks do not mix - and you would have been right.  It was the rain, it was our glourious British summer.  Four times we carried large bags of spray paint, ladders and packed lunches to London and four times we carried it all home.  The sun finally burst through the clouds, the rain held off for long enough and we got it finished.

06/07/2012 14:08

Calculate - Amsterdam

Amsterdam.  With the help of Mark Chalmers of the Garage http://thegarageamsterdam.com/ and Hyland Mather of Battalion http://battalionamsterdam.tumblr.com/ a very quick in and out was organized for the city of sin.  There were a few things lined up to paint, but the weather was so bad and the city so much fun that all we managed was the largest door in the world.  When they said “we’ve got a shutter for you to paint” I never envisaged this.  That said, this trip felt like a reward for nearly killing ourselves in Manchester. As well as a special preview of an amazing upcoming book; ‘NSM: Painter’ by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman.  We had a Swedish Midsummer celebration with dinner for 30, homemade schnapps and singing courtesy of the wonderful Bianca and Mr Chalmers.  The London Police took Steph for Indian Food in a gay sauna and even weirder than that, we bumped into Risk (MSK) from LA on the ferry, who was also off to paint something.  Such is this life.

You can view NSM's work here http://www.unrulygallery.com/category/by-niels-shoe-meulman but you'll have to wait a litle while yet for the book as Adele and Shoe had only just sent it off for publishing.

Additional pics courtesy of Nicole Blommers

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