DirtyPilot.com presents KOPYESON Recent Work
Check out graffiti writer/artist KOPYESON rocking some crazy characters on canvas and works on paper. A true aerosol spray can master.
The San Fernando Valley and greater Metro Los Angeles area have provided a challenging backdrop for much of Kopyeson’s work. It has served both as a playground and a classroom. In Kopyeson’s words- I’ve been writing copy since Jr. High. Instead of paying attention in class, I would always be drawing. There was this girl who’d let me copy her homework thus calling me Copy, Kopye, Kopyeson and Fukusya. Fukusya is Japanese for “to copy,” given to me by my Japanese girlfriend. As a fan of Japanese art I enjoy creating characters and drawing females. Appreciating the woman’s body. My style is raw and sketchy, gritty and grimy. Clean lines don’t exist. Characters are often correlated to my emotions. Some days silly & devilish. Other days sad. There are days where I have this intense creative drive and just spitting out crazy ass wild characters.
Kopye is a rising star in the West Coast art scene showing though out the San Francisco and Los angeles areas. DBRLA gallery, 33gallery, Crewest, to name a few as well as being sponsored by both IronLak and Belton.
These amazing works grace the cyber walls at Dirtypilot now through Oct 15th.



Now showing Terrible T-KID

DirtyPilot.com is stoked to present Terrible T-KID. Check out this amazing body of work spanning 4 decades. From early works on paper dating back to 1977 to drawings and paintings dating from the 80’s, 90;s and 2000’s.

Raised in the Bronx by first generation Latino immigrants, Julius Cavero received his artistic training in the streets when he started in the 1970s, tagging the name “King 13″ every time he’d win a challenge, performing daredevil tricks on swings in local parks. His start on trains had a take-no-prisoners attitude and he quickly gained a reputation as a style master for creating exciting and innovative whole cars. He later became the president of TNB (The Nasty Boyz) and ex-president of TVS (The Vamp Squad), one of the most notorious New York graffiti crews. T-KID is still active and his work can be seen in the Bronx as well as around the world. He is also a member of MAC crew from Paris. T-Kid was originally asked to be the narrator for the Hip-Hop documentary Style Wars but he declined.

By the early 1980s his trains were the ones to watch out for and were photographed by photographer Henry Chalfant and included in the book, “Subway Art.” Today Julius, travels around the world collaborating with other style masters and influencing new generations with his paintings.

More recently T-Kid has appeared in Marc Ecko’s 2006 video game, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Also in the book “The Terrible Nasty T-Kid 170,” which chronicles the artist’s life from childhood to the present and features pictures of his work by graffiti photographer Henry Chalfant. He also appeared in the Graffiti Documentary ‘Bomb it’ – directed by Jon Reiss.

Show runs through July 13.




Check out the COPE 2 “True Legend” Show. A dope collection of paintings, drawings, hand painted trains and maps. COPE2 graces the cyber walls of DirtyPilot now through May 13.
Check it out now.

COPE2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and auctions throughout the United States and abroad, including the Guernsey and the Philip De Pury & Company auctions, the McCaig Welles Gallery, The Showroom Gallery and The Bronx Museum of Arts in New York City; the Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles; the Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco; the Defiance Gallery in Chicago; the Skalitzers Gallery in Berlin; The Gallizia Collection in Paris; the Artdrenaline Gallery in Den Haag, Holland and The Federation Atrium Square Gallery in Sydney, Australia.



Also on view in the Pilots lounge, are several series of of amazing Woodcuts & Linocuts by artist Dennis McNett. These works will be showing now through May 11 at DirtyPilot.

Dennis McNett was born in 1972 and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He moved to New York in 2001. He has been carving surly block prints for over 17 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy graphics pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene. Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has been fortunate enough to create board graphics for Anti-Hero skateboards, design shoes for Vans, and participate in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.




Graffiti on trains has always been a controversial medium, and this has certainly been one of the reasons that has made the form controversial and has brought such popularity to the movement.Although there have been many arguments about graffiti on trains,
the train has been the medium of choice for the ‘Graffiti Writer’. It is something that has been a vital part of the New York transit history, 
that often is spoke about by many of those who have had the experience to witness the works displayed on the 
subway system of New York.

“Trains of Thought” has re- captured the true attitude of graffiti once again, by placing original art form on trains!
An archival pigment print of a railcar placed on acid free museum quality paper was distributed out to numerous artists. 
Each artist then creates an original artistic rendition of whatever it is their ‘thoughts’ would take them.

These ‘train cars’ are beautifully adorned with mixed mediums and have been creatively hand embellished by the 
most talented New York Graffiti masters of yesterday and today.

Each original work measures 36″x9″ and is a “Unique” work on paper.

Featured in the show are works by Part, Med, Ghost, Keo, Serve + Jase, Smash, Moody, Ewok, Wane, Chino, Kaves, 
Sye, Dil, Yes2 + Ces, Team, KR one.,Revolt, Noxer and more…

The show opens on May 13 and will run thru June 14 only on www.dirtypilot.com

For more info contact: info@dirtypilot.com

Filmmakers Plot Daniel Johnston Biopic, Toy with Roles for Johnny Depp, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly 
3/18/2010 By Josiah Hughes

When he’s not gothin’ it up with long-time collaborator Tim Burton, absent-minded heartthrob Johnny Depp has been keeping busy with a plethora of music-related film roles lately. Recently, the actor has been linked to upcoming film projects about Ozzy Osbournethe Doors and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. The latest possible music credit could be as Daniel Johnston’s older brother, Dick Johnson.

The role would be part of an upcoming Daniel Johnston biopic helmed by father-and-son filmmaking team David and Jordan Miller. While promoting their new film, My Suicide, in Australia, David Miller revealed that they’re hard at work on the pre-production for the Daniel Johnston flick.

Speaking with Pedestrian.TV [via TwentyFourBit], Miller said he would write and produce the film, while My Suicide lead Gabriel Sunday would star as a young Daniel Johnston, as well as direct.

“It’s going to be an epic superhero story and it’s going to be a narrative biopic, so it doesn’t really cover any of the same stuff that the famous Devil And Daniel Johnston documentary that won Sundance in 2005 covers,” Miller said. 

Miller went on to talk briefly about Depp playing Dick Johnson, and said that actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly have both expressed interest in playing the cult singer-songwriter later in his life.

Check out our other site www.worriedshoes.com for rare and early original drawings by Daniel Johnston.




www.dirtypilot.com presents  a series of 7 “Mono Distortions” by MEAR ONE. These fantasticimages will be showing now through April 11 at

DirtyPilot in the pilots Lounge.

There are artists who paint with the intention to be the best, or to make a ton of money, some to become famous, but MEAR questions the intention of each of his individual works, asking is this a worthy concept; and what is the outcome of such a work that speaks to the masses. This is an involved process in which MEARs hopes are to bridge a gap between what is common and that which isnt. To raise a responsible conversation on the topic that is displayed, i.e. the painting. MEARs works are meant to bring the unseen mysteries locked with in our minds to the foreground as if to take part in a grand expose`. The question of how did we become, and why. To see through the illusion of our decrepit social condition and speak out with art as a weapon of mass liberation.



Check out Mear One!


One of my favorite artists has past away today. We have collected his paintings for years which can be seen at www.hobbsgallery.com

Acclaimed artist Ernie Barnes, best known for his unique figurative style of painting and whose work was immortalized on classic television and album covers, died last night, according to reports. He was 70 years old.

According to his official biography, Barnes was born July 15, 1938 to Ernest Sr. and Fannie Mae Geer Barnes during the Jim Crow era in Durham, North Carolina. As a child, young Ernest would accompany her to work and was allowed to peruse the extensive collection of art books. One day in junior high school, a teacher found the self-admitted fat, introverted young Barnes drawing in a notebook while hiding from the bullies who taunted him daily.

For over 40 years, his art has been admired and collected internationally. His national traveling “Beauty of the Ghetto” exhibition in the 1970s featured some of his timeless works as “Storyteller,” “High Aspirations” and “The Graduate.” His famous 1971 “Sugar Shack” dance scene appeared on the “Good Times” television show and on the Marvin Gaye album, “I Want You.”

Enjoy these images of his work!