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ALL BIG LETTERS

Curated by Vandalog Editor-in-chief RJ Rushmore on the 50th anniversary of modern graffiti, ALL BIG LETTERS approaches the medium as fundamentally entangled with its tools. Investigating graffiti as a site of stylistic innovation where the sense of place, the excitement of sport, and the search for fame intersect, the exhibition considers primary yet lingering questions about the medium: Why does graffiti look like that, and why is it on my wall? ALL BIG LETTERS suggests that every aspect of graffiti can be understood as an effort to maximize reputation through novel uses of instruments and other innovations.

Video Produced by Peter English
Archival Video of Jordan Seiler by Aymann Ismail / Courtesy of Slate Magazine
Smart Fools Video by Smart Crew
Music by Watermark High

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Drew Leshko’s Tiny Decay

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I first encountered Drew Leshko’s work at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami…two maybe three winters ago.  Steadily and without fail, I’ve become a bigger and bigger fan of his 1:12 classic dollhouse scale models of  gritty urban landscapes and worn travel vehicles.

On Friday October 28th,  Andenken and Makerversity Amsterdam are hosting Drew’s first solo exhibition in Europe ‘Heaven is Whenever’  .  I caught up with Drew in advance of the show.

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