Month: February 2011
A New Edition by DAVE MACDOWELL – Titled ” I get high with a liitle help from Vermeer”. Archival Pigment Print on the 300gms art paper. Paper size measures 8.5″×12″ Hand Signed by the artist lower right from an edition of only 90.
David MacDowell was raised by a television set, and soaked in culture like a sponge. A self-taught artist, he incorporates media and social themes into brilliant and controversial satirical paintings. Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, David is not afraid of tapping into the dark side of American media worship. He tops off celebrity renderings with crying babies, candy colored nightmares, and a hilariously acidic sense of humor. Some have called his work a virtual “Disneyland on acid”. By bravely peeling away the veneer of pop culture, he validates the abused underbelly of society with x-ray glasses. With an ever-expanding list of international clientele, David’s work can be found in Atlanta, California, Florida and New York and now DirtyPilot.com
Now in the “Backroom” Gallery. 15 Fresh joints by WEB ONE of TC5. Check them out here: http://www.dirtypilot.com/backroom/web_tc5.html
Born and raised in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn,Web came to notice graffiti on the subways in the early 70s. It wasn’t until he went to the High School of Art & Design in 1979 that he learned the art and culture of graffiti.
There he met Seen, Doze, Abby, 2Cute, Mr.Wiggles(Rek), Fabel, Lady Pink, Lady Heart, Paze, Ence, Size, Par and others. After being schooled by Quasar3, he began bombing insides in 1980. Somewhere around that time, he met Staf27 and they became partners.
By 1982 Web was doing pieces on the 2s and 5s and then expanded to the BMTs. Late in 1983, he joined a group called ICRY, where he met Doc TC5 and was put down in the 5. From there,it was on. Along with Ebn, Staf27 and Beam, they took over the 3 line. In late 85, Web and Doc visited the 1 line and made a major impact. Within that timeframe, he met Yourz(YZ) and did several cars on the BMTs and IRTs. By 1988, Web’s subway career ended.
In the last 20+ years, he has continued to paint and be creative, influencing generations thru his work.
We hope everyone keeps returning to the ongoing Map Quest Show.
Revolt has just sent us 3 Dope maps… They just keep getting better.
Head on and check em out and don’t forget to keep checking back as we will be constantly adding new works.
Map Quest now in the “Back Room” Gallery