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04.10.13 Bucky Turco

Art21 made a short video profile of Barry McGee and it includes footage of his street-bombing alter ego TWIST painting trains and other things. The clips of him doing graffiti are not exclusive, but the interview with him is. It was conducted in 2012 during his retrospective exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific […]

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12.15.10 Bucky Turco

Continuing their exploration of graffiti as fine art, REAS, TWIST, and AMAZE released a limited edition print that is somewhat reminiscent of the infamous tag-smashed piece they* did on Houston Street. Produced by Edition Copenhagen, each of the (65) prints features original spray painted tags and comes signed/numbered by the artists. They’re also a lot […]

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11.24.10 Bucky Turco

So, permission was given to a very active graffiti writer to bomb the TWIST mural on Houston Street, it was given by the artist himself. The Hole Gallery, which is now responsible for curating the wall, said Barry McGee asked one “his local friends to do a SACE tribute,” before the wall undergoes another seasonal […]

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11.23.10 Bucky Turco

TWIST and crew’s tag-filled masterpiece on Houston Street has has officially been bombed, hard! In photos posted on flickr earlier today, one brave young soul is seen painting a monster SACE tribute, in the middle of the goddamn day and presumably without permission using a fire extinguisher, while cameras snapped away. UPDATE: Semi-legal. […]

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11.15.10 Bucky Turco

With the exception of a few tags, no prominent graffiti writers have bombed the Deitch wall that TWIST and company spray pained months ago in the Lower East Village, but there has been plenty of John and Jane Doe’s leaving their mark—Tumblrs included. It’s kind of ironic that vandals have mostly respected the wall, while […]

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11.11.10 Marina Galperina

To complement his Street Art and Graffiti MoCA Extravaganza coming in April 2011, gone-west curator/critic Jeffrey Deitch is releasing a new book – Art in the Streets. It will feature a long chronology of graffiti and street art that his sort have figured out how to sell, from Jean-Michel Basquiat on, but do we really need […]

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09.08.10 Bucky Turco

The night TWIST and crew tagged the Deitch wall it was action packed. After a car flipped a block away, the NYPD moved in to shut down traffic and question the writers just as they were hitting the spot above the wall. Watch as the officer motions them to come down and they keep painting […]

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09.07.10 Bucky Turco

A self-described “motivational artist” was posted up by TWIST’s Deitch wall on Saturday with a basket of scrolls for sale. Although he wasn’t sure who did the tags, he was very appreciate of the foot traffic it’s bringing. And he’s right, in the few minutes I was standing there with him, he sold two at […]

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08.31.10 Bucky Turco

Less than 24 hours after Team TWIST completed the Deitch wall, the tags they did way above the mural were promptly painted over by workers. Apparently, that part of the building is for ad projecting, not art! (Photo: Jim Kiernan) […]

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08.30.10 Bucky Turco

TWIST and company finished the mural that is likely to breed outrage, anarchy and cliché news narratives questioning whether graffiti is art. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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