The World Piecebook was created by OG graffiti artists Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente who feature the best of the best graffiti drawings in their Piecebooks. World Piecebook is their newest release and third volume of blackbook drawings from writers around the world. They have compiled all of the best and rare graffiti drawings from 1985-2005 into their books for the world to see and I am sure it was no easy task but they did it. These are the black books of all black books featuring the best graffiti artists in the world and instead of having to keep one (shhhh) that has been passed on there is enough piecebooks to go around.. Get your Piecebooks here.
These videos were shot at Art Basel in Miami last year and I had the pleasure of meeting many of these amazing artists and got to visit lots of really great galleries that are featured (search “Art Basel” in my web search for my posts). It was one of the best experiences of my life being able to fly out to Miami with the KD crew as a model for Kweenz Destroy and I learned so much more about this culture that has surrounded and inspired me my entire life. Even though graffiti is huge right now, there are many who stand out from the rest who have their own character, own style, and exude originality and authenticity. Many of which are featured in this amazing video and in these books. I had to share it with you all and recommend that you try to attend Art Basel this year to catch a glimpse of this amazing movement first hand. I can’t tell you how many wonderful and talented people I met who inspired me greatly.
My trip to Miami was fastly coming to an end as I savored up day 6 to its fullest potential. I only had one more day to soak up that Miami sun, meet and greet a bunch of Kweenz Destroy fans and my readers at the gallery, visit galleries I still hadn’t seen, watch street artists work their magic on Wynwood walls, and see whatever else Miami had to offer. It was another perfect day, I can’t complain except for the fact that there was a power outage at a Goldrush party we were supposed to attend but we made the best of our night as Wynwood was still up and running down to the very last second of Art Basel. On this day many artists were finishing their walls and we caught a great glimpse of it all. It is always refreshing and inspiring to see artists at work, doing what they love for the world to see. I am sure many of you who love to be visually stimulated as I do will love this post. See more photos and details inside. Continue reading →
Day 5 was one of my favorite days in Miami for Art Basel with the KD crew because it was full of fun fun fun! We had a wonderful breakfast at Big Pink, spent some time selling paintings and apparel at the gallery, went to the Underbelly Project, visited the local Wynwood Salvation Army where I found tons of goodies, and partied the night away at the Graffiti Gone Global event. It was an all-around-perfect-day! I even wore the perfect outfit! I say perfect because it was comfortable and versatile. For most of my trip I would have to head out of the house with my day and night outfit so we didn’t have to drive back home but on this day all I had to do was bring an extra pair of shoes. Of course I was drenched in a premeditated Versace for H&M ensemble..I mean..What better of a collection to wear in Miami than Versace? The top is actually mens, I managed to snag one after I rummaged through the women’s section. I just felt it went better with the palm tree leggings. To spice it up for 2 different occasions I wore my comfy Zara wedges for day-time-play-time and my turquoise Louboutins for the partying we did that night. Everyone kept asking me if my panther belt was Versace but it’s actually some nameless vintage belt I snagged at Billy’s Antiques. My head scarf is also Versace for H&M, you already know I had to wear it like Rosie the Riveter ;). Check out more photos and details inside! Continue reading →