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Bonzia – Graffiti Kings

Check out this graffiti classic by Graffiti Kings artist Bonzia.

For those who don’t know, Darren Cullen, the founder of Graffiti Kings, was found in a bit of an odd situation recently – the only graffiti artist approved by the British Government & official graffiti artist for London 2012 he was actually arrested in a raid on graffiti artists’ homes. He was then told he could not go within a certain radius of the Olympics, despite the fact he has been a law abiding artist for years and had been specifically appointed the above role. It was all very hypocritical and ridiculous at the time so we just wanted to voice our support for The Graffiti Kings and all the work they do in promoting graffiti and helping to rid the stereotypes of vandalism.

More info on the Olympic arrest of graffiti artists HERE.

Street Artists Try Out Liquitex

A couple of weeks ago paint brand Liquitex invited a whole bunch of artists from a range of disciplines, including street art, to come and try out their new ‘Liquitex Professional Spray Paint’. The Graffiti Kings, Dale Grimshaw and Dan Kitchener were among some of the artists to try out the new product which ‘combines artist grade pigments with revolutionary water-based technology… offers color brilliance, lightfastness and durability in a unique low odor formulation.’

Check out the video below to see the results; you’ve still got time to head down and peep at the works created on the day at Griffin Gallery, the Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street as they will be on display until 12th September.