Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Dr. Revolt at DirtyPilot

If you know old skool, you know that Dr. Revolt and Zephyr created the legendary "Wild Style" graffiti piece that features on the DVD and soundtrack cover of Charlie Ahearn's film of the same name. Yes, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Crazy Legs, Ramellezee, Fantastic 5, Cold Crush and many, many others.

Dr. Revolt's solo "gallery" show is on until April 12th at DirtyPilot which is a fabulous website for old skool graffiti art collectors. These aren't prints, these are originals. Cop yourself one for $700.
"Born and raised in New York City, with graffiti roots in the early 70’s, REVOLT is an original member of the historic NYC subway graffiti crew, The Rolling Thunder Writers (RTW). Known for his ultra-colorful tags and elaborate pieces on the Broadway #1 line, with heavily influenced psychedelic and comic art stylings, and later, taking it “all-city”. With contributions to the seminal classic hip-hop films, “Wild Style and “Style Wars”, his participation in the 80’s East Village art gallery scene, various music videos and, album covers, animation, comics, vinyl toy design, and creating the classic “YO! MTV Raps’ logo. His early 80’s tour of duty in the city of Baltimore is legendary, where he, like a “Messenger of Style”, single-handedly kick-started a graffiti scene there that still feels his influence today. His place in the history of “graff-dom” is set.
His work has been seen in various publications and art galleries globally. Recent collaborations and conspiracies include: Roger Waters’ Live Earth show, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, VH-1, Scion Installation, Swindle Magazine, Illmatic, ChocolateBar, Kid Robot, Dickies, The Stussy World Tour, E.S.P. The Tri-CoastalGraffiti Show, Juxtapoz, Sony Music, Graffiti: Spirit of an Age @ 40 × 10, Bethel Center For New Media Arts, Le TAG au Grand Palais, The Draw Show, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, Nimbus Vapor, Back to the Fun Gallery @ Meltdown, NYC Black Book Masters, and Zune Arts"

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Blogger Scott said...

Love that Revolt piece! See yuz Stevio...Scotti (from the 80's/90's and a girl called Rose days! Remember?-)

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