COPE2 presents TOP OF THE LINE:
A collaboration event, featuring some of the most influential and inspiring artists from the pop art, contemporary, and graffiti art scenes. There will be works from Futura, Cope2, Sharp, Shepard Fairey aka Obey, Fafi, Siloette, Revok, Can2, and Ron English. It's going to be an ill show, just look at the flyer, I'm so hyped to check out the opening reception tonight at Showroom NYC. Come through, and let's kick it!
Thanks to INDIE184 on the invite.
THE SHOWROOM NYC
117 2nd Avenue (7th Street)
New York, NY 10003
from December 4th - 9th 2008
Opening Reception Thursday, December 4th, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
FUTURA - internationally acclaimed graffiti artist, graphic designer, and gallery artist. Known for his beginnings on the New York Subway and distinctive abstract approach to graffiti art, Futura's artwork has been involved with The Clash, Mo' Wax Records, Nike, John Mayer, and many more. Futura also designs and produces highly collectible toys and has his own successful clothing line-FUTURA Laboratories.
SHARP - a graffiti artist, started in 1978 and was active on the New York Subway trains through the 1980's. His canvases sometimes combine sexual images and women in a collage with his graffiti. Sharp has built a successful career for himself in art and entertainment.
COPE2 - graffiti artist from the South Bronx, with worldwide recognition for his works on the New York Subway system, his throw-ups (bubble letters), and billboard ads. The self-proclaimed "King of the 4 Line", Cope2 has been featured in movies, a Marc Ecko Video game, GTA IV, and has worked with Converse, PRO-KEDS, TIME Magazine and most recently ADIDAS Original.
SHEPARD FAIREY - contemporary artist, designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker. Shepard's namesake has only grown with the recent artwork he did for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, including the famous "HOPE" poster. He also is known for his works in film, album work, gallery exhibitions, and guerilla marketing.
FAFI - Born and raised in France, her strong presence in graffiti and fine arts was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Her sexy, funny, and sometimes aggressive girl characters kick-started a whole new graphic language by exploring feminism through stereotypes launching her into the international art scene. Fafi has had numerous collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola, M.A.C cosmetics.
SILOETTE - residing in San Francisco, her graffiti art and paintings mostly portray vibrant, colorful, and ornate female portraits. Siloette is a fine artist and illustrator who has a modern art style and has done works for billboard ads, clothing, commercials and snowboards.
REVOK - based in Los Angeles, his graffiti art can be seen in some of the most inaccessible spots across the world. Revok's renowned street art has influenced many artists, who seem to often mimic his work, causing him to adapt and reinvent his methods. Last year, he modified a billboard ad for a Takashi Murakami exhibition at the L.A Museum of Contemporary Art. Murakami saw photos online and loved the new version so much he had it removed and shipped to Japan for his personal collection.
CAN2 - graffiti artist from Germany, Can2 has had a presence in the street art scene since 1983. Possibly one of the most famous writers from the StickUpKidz, his artwork has been in exhibitions all over the world. In 1998 he developed 20 new spray paint colors and can designs focused on the needs of graffiti artists.
RON ENGLISH - a contemporary pop artist, Ron's work involves changing iconic corporate and popular brand imagery to share his own message. He is known as the "celebrated prankster father of agit-pop"and has targeted McDonald's, Joe Camel, and even Abraham Lincoln. Recently, Ron created "Abraham Obama", his combination of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln for the 2008 Presidential Campaign. His artwork has been displayed in galleries all over the world and Ron actively writes and records his own music as well.