Several artists were given a white canvas (numberplate) for the Lightning Bolts Art Show in Beijing, China. The Artists Included: *Scott Towne *Nick Philip *Todd Bratrud *Michael Lau * Lee Basford *Mark Lewman *Kevin Wilkins *John Martin *Bob Haro *Ronnie Bonner *Norman Chuck *Gork Barrette *Rich Hansen *Clive Noctchaw *Joe Polevy *Jeff Tremaine *Greg Higgins *Andy Jenkins *Yogi Proctor *Michael Leon *Dave Fox *Dave Ortiz *David Slade and *Psycho. Here are a few of the end results for your viewing pleasure.
With the historic introduction of BMX as an Olympic sport, Nike embraced the heritage and future of BMX with the Lightning Bolts Art Show, May 13th in Beijing. For this historic BMX moment, Nike brought together pioneers, cultural icons, legends, and the future generation of the sport to celebrate 4 decades of BMX. Hosted in an abandoned petroleum tank in the 798 Arts District of Beijing, Nike 6.0 built out a full BMX course, featuring ramps, ledges, and hips. Nike 6.0 athletes Nigel Sylvester, Mike Spinner, and Maxime Charveron, performed for the crowds, showcasing the next generation and the future progression of BMX. As the night progressed, legends Eddie Fiola and Bryan Blyther sessioned the ramps, bringing BMX history full circle.
With the historic introduction of BMX as an Olympic sport, Nike celebrates and salutes four decades of BMX heritage and its intrinsic creative current. For this historic BMX moment, Nike is bringing together pioneers, cultural icons, legends, and the future generation of the sport to celebrate BMX in Beijing. Nike has teamed up with BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Haro, recreating his iconic number plate as a canvas. A select group of contemporary artists, each sharing a cultural connection to BMX, have been invited to take
Some cities tolerate it more than others. Eindhoven is cool with graffiti artists decorating the Berenkuil. Having the permission gives the artists the chance to do their jobs during the day, when it is light outside. They can bring a ladder, ruler or anything else that they wouldn't carry with them when they bomb a train in the middle of the night in a secured train yard. The results are better but there is also a lot of bad stuff from guys who are just starting out. For them it's a way to get better and experiment. Here are 11 more pieces. Peace out!
The legal graffiti spot in Eindhoven brings lots of artists down there. When we checked for new pieces last time we met up with a guy from Amersfoort who seemed totally into the scene. He knew the guys, has done his pieces and had the answers ready. For him to take a 90 minute trainride plus a 15 minute walk on a rainy Saturday morning to empty a couple of cans on a wall shows the importance of the Berenkuil spot. Find part one of the latest 2008 pieces here. The next eleven will follow later.
Dave McDermott has two hand painted "Meridian" sprockets ready for the taking. There was a total of three, but back in October some dude decided to steal it from the Madera table at Interbike... Here is the contest: "Please submit a piece of art work that you have personally created. There is no piece too big or too small. There is no media restrictions so it can be a painting, a drawing, or even a sculpture. The only requirement is that it has to relate to bmx and include the madera logo. You must submit a scanned image or a photo by Thursday, January 31st."
We've been looking for a RAP '85 Pacman but haven't found one yet. there are plenty of other pieces up though at De Berenkuil in Eindhoven. Here's another collection of some graffiti art that's currently up at the legal spot on the Ring. Today we've got Ronald McDonald for you, Spiderman, the NS train, Robots, Ninja's, some absurd shit altogether. Check it if you're into it.
Art is on the streets. Instead of making an illegal piece in the middle of the night, graffiti artists can use the Berenkuil in Eindhoven as their outlet to show what they've got. There's some good stuff and some bad stuff but everyone has to start somewhere. Enjoy the next 15 pieces.
I think there might be only fifty different people in the world that get repeated (It makes a pattern). I've seen your face in all the half where in between places to no-name cities; I find the whole thing overwhelming. Thoughts while riding on a road I didn't make; I can put anything in my mouth and run it through in a day / I want to be as effective as the animals I've seen along the way / I'm breathing in the air that's been through everyone that's ever lived. - Jason Farrell / Bluetip lyrics.