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04.30.15 Liam Mathews

Have you ever read Jonathan Lethem’s novel The Fortress of Solitude? The main characters, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, have a ring that gives them the power of flight. At one point, Mingus tags a high wall on the Brooklyn House of Detention, and people are baffled, because it appears that the only way to […]

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01.09.15 Bucky Turco

“Remember the Future” is the title of KATSU’s new solo show. The graffiti art-pranking-hacker-of-sorts unveiled his latest series of work on Thursday night at The Hole gallery that includes installation, canvases, and sculptures touching on themes of technology. Take his “enamel splattered” drone paintings for example, a series that he didn’t even physically touch with […]

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12.19.14 Rhett Jones

KATSU, the eclectic street artist, is getting a gallery show at one of the Lower East Side’s biggest galleries. The exhibit, titled “Remember the Future,” will display sculpture, video, audio and painting that, in press release language: examine the slippages and disconnect between humans and their tools, the future and the present, in our quest for self-realization. He’ll […]

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04.11.14 Andy Cush

In the video above, graffiti artist KATSU pilots a DJI Phantom II drone with a spray paint can affixed, peppering a series of canvases with paint. He’s exhibiting the works at the Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair, which opened yesterday. Though KATSU is technically in control, he says the quadcopter is partially responsible for any […]

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02.25.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL loves F.A.T. artists so much, you know? But here’s F.A.T.’s street artist Katsu braggingabout tagging in Minecraft, all like “The future of graffiti for me will be in the form of black hat tactics” and “MINECRAFT offers me a way to connect with my untainted inner youth and create expressions of criminal activity without the police […]

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04.11.11 Bucky Turco

In just six days, the “Safest Show on Earth” will open at the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, offering what should be an incomplete and thoroughly sanitized “history of graffiti and street art.” So, KATSU decided to pay a visit early and offer his unsanctioned critique by way of a paint-filled fire […]

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03.21.11 Marina Galperina

Morrissey circa mid-90s finds himself endorsing Nike in KATSU’s latest series of faux-ads. This one just popped up on Avenue A and 12th Street. There’s a doughnut-grubbing Chief Wiggum in Chinatown on Allen Street too, but the Moz had more passerby doing a WTF double-take. […]

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02.14.10 Bucky Turco

A video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show graffiti vandal KATSU tagging the security fence in front of the White House and even more remarkable, some people actually think it’s real. It’s basically the the low budget version of this. |Vandalog| […]

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10.27.09 Will Sherman

As the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Art Primo took down their first video of KATSU’s “World’s First” fire extinguisher fill-in, replacing it with a new, Jay-Z soundtracked edit. Besides speeding up the drippy action footage, the graffiti supplier also included a finished shot of the wholly illegible piece, […]

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10.13.09 Will Sherman

In an advertisement billed as the “decline of civilization,” KATSU paints a “fire extinguisher fill-in,” the “first ever in graffiti history.” Despite the historical nature of this event, graffiti supplier Art Primo doesn’t bother showing off the finished fill-in, likely as drippy and sloppy as one would expect from the notoriously messy medium. Jump for […]

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