323East Presents: Stickers – Stuck Up Piece of Crap by DB Burkeman – Exhibition and Book Singing on March 24th from 6-11pm
“Whether you’re a punk, skater, grafﬁti artist, musician, clothing brand, political activist, ﬁne artist, or just a fan of a band, stickers have always been the perfect way to express oneself. Stickers features approximately 4,000 stickers from the exploding, vibrant world of street art, DIY culture, music, and branding. Cheap, democratic, easy to “tag,” and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium—from the New York and London underground punk scene to skate culture and political expression. Celebrating the graphics of this street-art medium, Stickers illustrates the timeline of this pastime, from counterculture to politics.
Stickers includes approximately 4,000 sticker graphics organized by categories and themes, with works by such diverse artists as Raymond Pettibon and Jenny Holzer; street artists such as Banksy, Neck Face, and Barry McGee; and amateur artists who “tag” the streets anonymously. With texts from artists and writers, including Swoon, Stanley Donwood, ESPO, Clayton Patterson, Carlo McCormick, and Michael Betancourt, Stickers illustrates not only the visual and social history of sticker art but also the personal relationship that street artists and pedestrians alike have with stickers. The book includes eight sheets of stickers, most of which are original works, by artists such as Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, and José Parlá.”
About the Authors
DB Burkeman fell in love with stickers and street art at an early age via skateboarding and punk rock, but made a name for himself DJing between his homes in London and New York.
Shepard Fairey is an artist and graphic designer who is known around the world for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign and the Barack Obama “Hope” poster.
Carlo McCormick is a curator, cultural critic, and the author of numerous books. He is the senior editor at Paper Magazine.
“Stuck-Up – Forty years of alternative & Pop culture, told through stickers”
The exhibition is an exbanded version of the Rizzoli publication “Stickers”.
* Starting with Andy Warhols Banana sticker for the Velvet Underground & punk stickers in the mid 70’s to early 80’s, the show will chronicle their development through different eras, such as Californian skate culture from around the same time, early Hip Hop, infamous graffiti tags, Techno/Rave culture in late 80s & early 90s, recent political & controversial subjects, right up to contemporary art & street art today.
* Anonymous stickers peeled from the streets on NYC have been curated & arranged into themes, thus creating entirely new pieces of art for this show.
* The exhibition will also spotlight certain “celebrity” artists, not necessarily known for stickers.
A section will focus on non traditional sticker mediums I.E. wheat pastes, tape, tiles, postage stamps or anything else an artist chooses to work with that utilizes adhesive materials.
Some artists have loaned personal items & artifacts to the show that have been adorned with years of stickering.
* Carlo McCormick, curator & art writer since 1974 will be hosting Q&A’s with contributing artists to coincide with the openings of each of the exhibitions around the county, such as Stephen ESPO Powers & Mark Gonzalas in NYC, or Shepard Fairey & Ed Templeton in LA.
* Milton Glaser (designer of I Heart/Love NY) & John Pasche (designer of the Rolling Stones logo) Write short text about designing their logos & the exhibition show these & several other key stickers & then show the effect & echos they have had on graphic & sticker designers.
Malcolm Garrett (designer for the Buzzcocks)
John Holstram (publisher/writer of Punk Magazine 1975)
Chuck Dukowski (founding member of Black Flag & owner of SST)
Rev. Hank (straight edge roadie early 80’s now a reverend)
Stanley Donwood (Artist & Designer for Radiohead)
Steven Blush (Writer of American Hardcore -Book & Film)
Lance Mountain (1st generation of superstar skaters)
Eli Morgan Gesner (Started Zoo York)
Steve ESPO Powers (Artist)
Bill Mcmullen (Designer)
Monica Lynch (original Tommy Boy records partner)
Ron English / Billboard Liberation Front (Activists)
Ken Harman (Runs Obama Art Report)
Andy Velez -Act Up (activist)
HAZE (Artist – Had his 1st stickers in Keith Harings Pop Shop)
Tony Arcabascio (Started Alife, writer for Arkitip)
Tatu (Founder & President of XMEN)
Alan Ket (Writer)
Non Traditional Materials
Michael Batancourt (Writer / Artist)
Cheryl Dunn (Filmmaker / Photgrapher)
Lois Stavsky (Writer / Teacher)
Martha Cooper (Documentary Photographer ) (JK5 (Artist)
Barry Mcgee – TWIST
Steve ESPO Powers
Site God? Tony Arcabascio
Todd James – REAS
Tess One & DJ NO of XMEN
The London Police
Robots Will Kill
Suitman / Young Kim
Jeroen INFLUENZA Jongeleen
Meatwater / Till Krautkraemer
Alessandro Zuek Simonetti
Ji Lee / The Bubble Project
Billboard Liberation Front
Michael De Feo
Retard Riot / Noah Lyon
Janet The Bike Girl
Damarak The Destroyer
Romeo Doron Alaeff
Dave The Chimp
Leroy + Leroy
Bue The Warrior
Spaze Crafte One
Smart Crew / DCEVE!
Waste Yourself Ltd
Stephan Doitschinoff -CALMA
Mint & Surf
PERU ANA ANA PERU
Why Not ?
Erik Mark Sandberg
assume vivid astro focus
Chuck D / Hank Shocklee
MUSIC PROFILED ARTISTS
Destroy All Monsters / Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Niagara & Cary Loren
Punk Magazine with text from John Holstrom
Sex Pistols / Jamie Reid
Stiff Records / Barney Bubbles
The Buzzcocks with text from Malcolm Garrett
Factory Records / Peter Saville
Black Flag / SST / Raymond Pettibon
The Rolling Stones 1969-1980
The Beastie Boys
Warp Records / Designers Republic
Underworld / Tomato Design Group
UNKLE / Mo Wax / Futura
Richie Hawtin / Plastikman
Gorillaz / Jamie Hewlett
The White Stripes
Surface 2 Air / Daniel Jackson
FUCT / Erik Brunetti
PAM / Perks & Mini
Not From Concentrate / Stash & Futura
Triple Five Soul
Dave’s Quality Meats
Zorloc / Pushead
MHI / Maharishi / Hardy Blechman
Brooklyn Fly Kid
Zoo York with text from Eli Morgan Gesner
Liquid Sky / Claudia Rey & Carlos Soul Slinger
Slam City Skates
New Deal / Andy Howell
Staple / Jeff Ng
Nigo / Bathing Ape
Anarchic Adjustment – Nick Philips & Charles Uzzell
Fresh Jive / Rick Klotz
SSUR / Ruslan Karablin
Old Ghost Designs
Generic Costume / Kevin Carney
On The Go Magazine / Steve ESPO Powers
My favorite couple of quotes from visitors to the stand were..
“Every sticker is like a memory” – Maya Hayuk
“Best exhibit at Art Basel!” – Peter & Andrew Sutherland
STUCK UP will be on exhibit from March 24th – April 24th at 323East Gallery located at 323East