Friday, November 27, 2009

Scot Lefavor and DECOY make sweet sweet art...

One of my FAVORITE artist is in town from DENVER, CO getting ready for his show at The Fridge in SE DC DEC 3!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Scot Lefavor is in town YO!

You better get ready. Solo show opening at The Fridge DEC 3rd! DON'T MISS IT!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crazy Horse

CRI painting at The Fridge.

In Memory of Jeanne-Claude

Jeanne-Claude, 74, American artist and resident of New York City, died suddenly November 18, 2009 as a result of of complications due to a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Christo is deeply saddened by the passing of his wife, partner and collaborator and is committed to honor the promise they made to each other many years ago: The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue.

Christo is dedicated to completing their current works in progress: Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, and The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates, as Jeanne-Claude would wish.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude met in Paris, France in November, 1958, sharing the same date of birth and have worked together for 51 years creating temporary works of art.

It is Jeanne-Claude's wish that her body be donated to scientific research.

A memorial will be announced at a later date. Christo requests that flowers not be sent. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.
Read an old post here, about a letter I found at the Chelsea Hotel from Jeanne- Claude about a piece of theirs at the Hirshhorn!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

L. A. Abbott

One of the most fun things about doing murals in other neighborhoods, is getting to meet the people who live there. Getting to meet everyone around Sherman and Barry was amazing! What an up lifting and kind neighborhood. L. A. Abbott is a grad student at Howard studying film. We met at the wall, and he even ended coming out to film the Monster Jam in NJ on halloween. Good times. Good times.

Thanks for the photos Mr. Abbott!

Destination: Journey.

Fun nights with RELAX.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Richard and DECOY!

Saw this picture and thought it was so fun. Thanks Richard!

Rosina Memolo photography on view Thurs. night

Show runs from November 19 till December 12. Opening Reception to be held on Thursday, November 19 from 6-9pm. You can RSVP on Facebook at the Nevin Kelly Gallery. Participating artists include Sondra N. Arkin, Carol Beane, Scott G. Brooks, Judy Byron, Groover Cleveland, Richard Dana, Anna U. Davis, Thomas Drymon, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Deb Jansen, Rosina Memolo, Michael Platt, Renée Stout, Tim Tate, Ruth Trevarrow, and Ellyn Weiss.

Painting with my buddy Dana.

Dana is an amazing young girl, and the daughter of one of my best friends. I was so excited that we would be able to paint together on this project. I'm glad she was too!

"I'm pretty happy that I'm my dad's daughter..."

Draw. ing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If you are in DC

I highly recommend going to the NGA and visiting the east wing. They have recently rotated their modern permanent collection, and you will get to see one of m FAIV pieces of art EVER, ON VIEW NOW, Bedroom at Arles by Roy Lichtenstein-1992. AMAZING. GET A DATE AND GO NOW! Nicole did...

DC and Lady Gaga

two perfect things! When I grow up I want to be Lady Gaga.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Old Friends

Got to hang out with one of my favorite X DC friends this past week. Nicole west, who is funny funny funny. So excited we could paint and hang together. Thanks for stopping by nicole, love ya, wish you all the best on your journey. hugs.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Finishing up the Sherman and Barry mural.

Finally, after three days of rain...SUN!

My second favorite dog in the world, ROCKY!

Friday, November 13, 2009


I've been trying to find something close to the bows the girls wear in the Juicy ads...Here's the largest hair bow I could find.


Read the latest article on DIABETIK here.

Art Whino

Images from the Art Whino, Old Schooling it for the kids show here.

Drawing with your eyes

The Eyewriter from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Mothertongue Celebrates 11 Years of DC Women’s Spokenword with Silvana Straw, Michelle Parkerson and Maureen Andary

I am a huge fan of Mothertongue and of Maureen, so I bet you this event will be amazing!

Washingtonian Maureen Andary ( developed her writing style over her years at NYU earning a degree in Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing (Poetry). Having traversed genres, her 2008 debut album, Nostalgia, was funded through a Young Emerging Artist Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. She is also a member of folk/pop duo The Sweater Set ( which has performed at the Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Center for the Arts, the Arts on Foot Festival, the Fort Reno Summer Concert Series, and many more venues throughout town. Andary will be sharing her poetry along with musical styling.


Two of my best friends babies.

Aiyden Rivers. Check out his mom's store where she sells super cute baby clothes!

Jeremy Jones

Sherman ave mural

This mural is part of Murals DC 2009 initiative. Located on Sherman Ave and Barry Place NW, Washington DC. The artists are: Chor Boogie, Decoy, Leon Rainbow, Asad Ultra Walker. They work with young artists from Ward 1.

Monday, November 9, 2009


One of my favorite local bands is plying tomorrow night at the IOTA club.

November 10.
The Sweater Set.
IOTA Club & Cafe.
8:00 pm. (40 min set)
$10 door

2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(on the orange line)
It will be wonderful!


alleycat race

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Where The Wild Things Art

My BROSIS Scot Lefavor's piece from the Where The Wild Things Art, art show out in Denver. SO SO SO CUTE! Look for DECOY!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chor Boogie

In the past year, Chor Boogie has gotten to paint and know a lot of local painters and children from dc. He worked on the summer mural in Edgewood and most recently at the Sherman and Berry mural. It's a great honor for me to get to paint with him, and I am so glad some of the kids from DC have gotten the chance to work with him. Too bad this show isn't here, but if you live in cali- check it out.

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso of spray-paint Chor Boogie presents his solo show:
THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLICITY with the "Boogie Birds"
Viewers often find it nearly unbelievable that his masterful works are created
almost solely from spray-paint. His work is purely legal, spiritual
and he creates original pieces with very bold colors. The artist uses
an inverted-can technique to get the intricacies of small details
and the colors he selects are meant to be therapeutic.

Check out the ART, listen to Live Music by MOJO FILTER
with catering by BELLA LUMA CAFFE on:
In conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk- with over a dozen galleries open late!
StarStruck Boutique
123 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
707 766-6199

Friday, November 6, 2009

DECOY's Photo party pick!

It's back! Photo week in DC! Our annual competition received over 3500 amazing entries from 39 states and 28 countries. As for the rest of the celebration, now just around the corner, it's going to be even bigger and better this year, filled with powerful international exhibitions, thought provoking lectures, and, of course, the chance to have your own portfolio critiqued by experts. In short, FotoWeek DC - a non-profit organization - has planned a total photographic immersion, featuring the latest in documentary, fine art, and every genre of photography - and feel free to overindulge, because most of these events are free.

The date is November 7th - 14th and the place is all around the city, from our nation's prestigious museums and institutions to embassies, cutting edge galleries, and even public schools. So browse on to find out more about our schedule -- and start planning yours.

I know it's a little difficult to pick which photo events to go to. So here's my photo pick!
david alan harvey presents....
a Fight Club/Broken Square Media Event
david alan harvey
michael loyd young
chris bickford
a.j. wilhelm
and selected photographs from BURN magazine
opening event saturday november 7th, 7pm-1am
fight club 1250 9th st nwdc
gallery hours monday november 9 to saturday november 14th 1-6pm
curated by anthony smallwood | 202-607-1495
My great friend A.J. is showing some of his amazing photography.

Wilhelm's exhibition focuses on young men in Kabul who are living as homeless opium addicts in a structure built by the Russians to house operas, ballets and music concerts. The building was decimated during tribal fighting of the Afghan civil war and sometimes shelters as many as 400 addicts. Most of these men have the same story of addiction--they snuck into Iran to work in fields or weave carpets or do other back-breaking labor and became addicted when they started smoking opium to ease their physical pains. Deportation inevitably forces them back to Afghanistan where they travel to Kabul desperate as full blown addicts begging and stealing to buy more opium. There isn't much hope or help and many health officials fear that more addicts will start using the drug intravenously as eradication efforts threaten to drive up the street price.

AJ Wilhelm is a New York City-based photographer and filmmaker whose work has been published by New York Magazine, The FADER, Playboy España, L'espresso (Italy), Vacature Magazine (Belgium), Washington Post, National Geographic Books, Punk Magazine, Wine Spectator, and others. Born and raised in the midwest, AJ is a graduate of the University of Michigan.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009



Transformer proudly presents
The 6th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
November 7, 2009
7 – 10pm
The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW

This Saturday!

We are taking advantage of the last warm fall days in Washington DC and hoping to finish the new mural on Sherman Ave this week. Stop by on Saturday November 7, 2009 between 1pm and 5pm to see our progress, paint with us, meet the neighbors and have a nice relaxing afternoon. If you are interested you can also learn the basics of painting with spray paint. Wear your work clothes if you want to paint. The location is Sherman Ave and Barry Place NW in Washington DC.
put together by Albus Cavus.