BATES – MAKING PAINTINGS

ARTISTS
GRAFFITI /// Bates, Great, Poet, Soten
STREET ART /// Kissmama, Basco5, Don John, Miss Take

Well Done Daphne presents a giant exhibition with graffiti and street art at Carlsberg. The exhibition runs from the 19th of November through the 19th of December, 2011.

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BATES “A PIECE OF ME”…

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Being A Graffiti Writer in Berlin

Being a graffiti writer. The kind of writer that Dennis Hopper thought was relevant, all while trying to maintain that idea you have of what a “real” writer is. Skipping the height of your art opening to attempt 7 minute backjumps, running away and failing, and being stupid enough to try the same spot the following night. Not like I can show everything I do on this blog anymore. You knowing how much of a supermodel I am prevents that business from going down these days. This strategy to get ahead with something that is defined by most as a dead end. Something that must be flipped and vaguely referenced in past tense. I love graffiti, but not that type that makes that flat screen TV money. I do like getting over and having fun. Business or street hustle. Persuasion and confidence. I like embracing the idea of being poor even though I am not anymore. I do own a few pairs of sunglasses. Word… Some photos from Berlin while we were out promoting The Exchange project book-


That signature Bates handstyle


Yes 2’s mix of past exchanges


Poet


Bates / Rime hybrid, Yes, Ensoe collage, Rime / Poet


Detail of Ensoe’s work


Serval sketches by Jurne


Serch paints a Jurne style sketch, Poet by Rime


Poet / Scotty 76 on Berlin Wall replica


Bates / SWK, Host / SWK


Bates signature roll call

“Shit he writes my name better that me!” – Jurne


Nakz, Jurne


Jurne again…


Seven fingers of fame… like mad fame!


The Exchange


Sabe, Bates, Serg by Serch, Jurne, Rime