Originally published in AGBU News magazine (April 2004) Sam Kadorian remembers that at the age of five or six a New York Life Insurance Co. salesman visited his home in the Kharpert region of the Ottoman Empire to sell his parents insurance. Kadorian knows his parents bought it, he says, hoping to guarantee some security […]
This took me forever but it’s finally done. Fifteen months after it closed, I have released the full-color zine from Ryan Seslow’s Concrete to Data exhibition at the Steinberg Museum of Art at Long Island University in Brookville, New York.
Earlier this week, it worried me a little to see how New York broke down during the snow storm everyone has been calling Snowpocalypse. I’d never expected to see an abandoned bus and cars in the middle of a major street like Driggs Avenue. They stayed snowbound for at least 24 hours.
I love the ridiculous idea of back dating graffiti. I know others have done it — this one isn’t original — but the purposefully misdated graff alludes to the more permanent graffiti (often people’s names and dates) found at archeological and historic sites and the ephermeral nature of contemporary graffiti. The idea that a single […]
The irony is immense. Do people even care what the Banky stencils say anymore?