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SPRAY HOT MESS, SNAPPIN HOTNESS. NOT FAR TO GO THUGSPORT, GAME GAIN, TOUCH A DIRTY RAINBOW. LOATHING TOMORROW, ALL THAT MATTERS IS NOW

A recent wall painted in Los Angeles by Rime, Dabs & MYLA, Persue, Nychos and Askew

SPRAY HOT MESS, SNAPPIN HOTNESS. NOT FAR TO GO THUGSPORT, GAME GAIN, TOUCH A DIRTY RAINBOW. LOATHING TOMORROW, ALL THAT MATTERS IS NOW. The phrase is read starting on the bottom left towards the right, then right to left in the center row, and left to right at the top.

Wall arranged by Branded Arts and Gabba Gallery. Some process photos via Birdman


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ASKEW BETH PRINT / 1XRUN

In time for Pow Wow 2013 in Hawaii , 1XRun is dropping this very special edition of 45 of Askew’s recent painting ‘Beth’. The original work is also available. 


‘We are extremely excited to be a part of Pow Wow Hawaii 2013. For our first year joining with the many talented artists and more headed to Hawaii we have come up with an all-star lineup of print releases of Pow Wow artists to coincide with this year’s event. Starting February 8th we will kick things off with Pow Wow founder and artist: Jasper Wong. 

Jasper and the gang over at Pow Wow Hawaii have again outdone themselves bringing in some of the world s best artist’s many of whom are 1xRUN veterans likeAskew, Meggs, Shark Toof, Ekundayo, Nychos, Estria and Erik Otto! We will also welcome first timers Jim Mahfood and Prime who will be featured in 1xLand and 2xSea Exhibition on Saturday Feb 12th from 5-10p at Mohoa – 679 Auahi St. Honolulu, HI with Estria and 1xRUN!’ -1XRun

http://1xrun.com/runs/Beth


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ASKEW – IN DEPTH

Often in my interactions with younger crowds that follow graffiti (or whatever the fuck it is that I do), I’m asked what is it that a person needs to take what they do to a more noticeable or accomplished level? I often say that a great writer needs a great deal of self motivation; needs to aggressively create opportunity rather than waiting around for shit to fall on their lap. Askew is one of the few writers that I have met that has these “can do” qualities.

Here is a video that digs into some of his background, philosophies on art, and inspiration in creating work for an upcoming show…


ASKEW ONE
SMOKE SIGNALS

16 March – 22 March
Weekdays 10am – 6pm
Weekend 10am – 4pm

The Australis Room
Australis House
36-38 Customs st
Britomart

FIND OUT MORE AT ASKEW1.COM


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ASKEW LIMITED EDITION PRINT

ABOUT:
This limited edition print features a selection of Askew’s favourite details from work painted during the 2010 – 2011 period. Take a closer look at the aspects of his pieces that resonate strongly with him, which best illustrates his current ideas and hints at where he is heading.

EDITION:
– limited number of 100
– editioned at the front bottom left and signed at the front bottom right of print

PAPER:
– PhotoRag
– 310 gsm
– landscape 18″ x 24″ (457.2mm x 609.6mm)

INKS: Epson Ultrachrome K3 (Pigment Ink)

OTHER:
– packaging cost included
– can take up to 7 business days to produce the work

Get yours at: store.askew1.com


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ONLY TIME WILL TELL

Our initial concept for this wall was to take the phrase “Only Time Will Tell” and split it up into four sections on the wall. Each word in every section represented a season, starting with winter and ending in fall.

As the wall dragged on our ideas to support the theme got more retarded; more dysfunctional. Having a limited amount of ladders and scaffold we spent a lot of time waiting for others to finish.

Dysfunctional points of interest:
* Coked up Charlie Bronson Yeti saying “AAAAARRRGGGHHHH” to a timid young chick
* Santa says yes to 4LOKO
* Jesus turning tranny was unintentional. The legs were on the wall first. Intended to come randomly from behind the “Will” piece. Later I sketched up Jesus chillin’ at the beach. Revok said I sketched it too small and too far over to the left. I ended up buffing the first Jesus sketch out and painted it larger and more to the right. It took us a good two hours before we connected the possibility that the legs could be Jesus’s. Tired and late as fuck we laughed about it and embraced the idea… Fuckin’ Tranny Jesus!

Painted with: Vans Omega (Australia), Score (Germany), Dabs & Myla (Australia), Revok, Deus (New Zealand), Askew (New Zealand) & Witnes

Letters by: ONLY (VANS), TIME (SCORE), WILL (REVOK), TELL (ASKEW)

Click image below to view large…



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HIGHLAND PARK (LA) x SAN FRANCISO


http://player.vimeo.com/video/16349804

HIGHLAND PARK x SAN FRANCISO from Askew One on Vimeo.

Askew writes: This is the last video from my trip to the US during the summer. It’s in two parts: the first features the wall I painted with Revok, Rime and Saber in Highland park. The last time we painted there in 2008 – we had some drama, which Saber speaks about in the revised version of his book. Between then and now the area has changed a bit as the once vacant lot facing the wall has become a community garden. This has truly changed the atmosphere around there considerably. On this wall we exchanged names as well just to make it more challenging for ourselves.

The second park features our spur of the moment road trip to San Francisco. This was my first time visiting SF, a place that was strangely reminiscent of home – especially the Kauri floors inside the weatherboard houses. The wall features Steel, Rime, Revok, Lango and myself.

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