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Video: Koleszar @ Friends With Knives Opening Reception

August 30, 2010

Below is a great video of Koleszar speaking on this stencil art process and even showing an extremely intricate stencil layer which he used on one of the pieces in the show. The “Friends With Knives” stencil group at Crewest Gallery closes this week so make sure to catch it before it is over.
Enjoy

PaperMonster

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More Opening Photos: Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show @Crewest Gallery LA

August 19, 2010
Below is a brand new batch of photos of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show curated by PaperMonster opening that took place at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles California courtesy of stencil artists Henry Quiara. Participating artists in the show included: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, , HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan.
For More Visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryquiara/
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-PaperMonster
Henry Quiara, E.L.K with Blek le Rat in center
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Nathan Phaneuf crisp clean stencil layering on mirror.
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Fantastic 3-D sculpture piece by Peat using stencils.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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HAHA
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PaperMonster
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Great new direction and quality work from Chris Stain
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Chris Stain
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Scotch
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Scotch also featured in LA Times article alongside many of the participating artists
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Joe Iurato
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Broken Crow
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Joe Iurato
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Dave Lowell with insane photorealism skills
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Leckomio, Henry Quiara, and Shai Dahan
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Dave Lowell
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Insane skill by none other than Koleszar. Huge detail and layering of stencils with precision in this piece.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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PaperMonster, Nathan Phaneuf, and Peat W.
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Dave Lowell and John Koleszar
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Koleszar and Man One (Crewest)
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PaperMonster
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PREVIEW: Friends With Knives @Crewest Gallery Los Angeles, CA Opening August 7th

August 6, 2010
Below is a fantastic preview of what to expect tomorrow night at Crewest Gallery for the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show featuring Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan. Check below for more info:
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th @ 6pm
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
PaperMonster
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Nathan Phaneuf
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Blek le Rat
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E.L.K.
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John Koleszar
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Dave Lowell
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Joe Iurato
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Mefee
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Scotch
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Joe Iurato Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

August 4, 2010
Joe Iurato embodies everything it takes to be a successful stencil artist. He is driven, innovative, and determined to take on everything and anything that comes his way. I am excited to have Joe Iurato as part of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show opening in just a couple of days this Saturday, August 7th at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles California. Participating artists in the Friend With Knives Show include: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan. Check more from Joe Iurato at:
http://www.joeiurato.com/
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th @ 6pm
Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com

Joe Iurato at Electric Windows 2010
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PaperMonster

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PaperMonster Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

August 2, 2010
Below is a quick preview of some detail shots from several of the new pieces I will show this Saturday August 7th at Crewest Gallery at the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show. This show is a dream come true to put together as a stencil artists showing alongside Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan. Stay posted for more on the Freinds With Knives Show!!
For more on PaperMonster Visit:
http://papermonster.wordpress.com
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th @ 6pm
Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
Preview of “Your Worst Enemy”
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Preview of “Your Best Friend”
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Beautiful birds/wings from Andrew Zuckerman book “Bird”
Preview of “Practical”
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PaperMonster

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Leckomio aka Stefan Winterle Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

July 29, 2010
If the first image in this post does not let you know why I chose Leckomio for the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show on August 7th @Crewest Gallery, I do not know what will. That image is composed of some of the most intricate and complex stencils that you will ever see. Leckomio’s work speaks for itself. The detail is insane and the pieces are gigantic!! Leckomio = QUALITY. See for yourself below. For More On Leckomio aka Stefan Winterle visit:
http://www.stefanwinterle.de/
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
One of the most impressive multi-layered stencils I have EVER seen!!
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PaperMonster
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Blek Le Rat Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

July 29, 2010
I am extremely honored to announce that Blek Le Rat one of the pioneer of stencil graffiti/art will be taking part alongside Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch, and Shai Dahan in the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show on August 7th at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Blek continues to be a lasting inspiration for thousands of stencil artists throughout the world and to have him as part of this show is a dream come true and illustrates the valuable history of the stencil art world. For More On Blek Le Rat Check Below:
http://bleklerat.free.fr/
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
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PaperMonster
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Henry Quiara Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

July 28, 2010
Henry Quiara (HERE) will join Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch, and Shai Dahan on August 7th at Crewest Gallery as part of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show. He is a talented illustrator, graphic designer and a fantastic stencil artists. For more on Henry Quiara and info on the opening reception for the Friends With Knives show check below:
http://artficionado.blogspot.com/
Catch More info and show details below.
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
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Check out the flyer to the “Friends With Knives” show above
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PaperMonster
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August 7th Los Angeles CA: Friends With Knives @Crewest Gallery

July 22, 2010
As a stencil artist I have had the amazing opportunity to curate an ongoing project and group show called the “Friends With Knives” stencil group show. On August 7th the “Friends With Knives” will head to Los Angeles, California at Crewest Gallery (HERE). I have chosen each artists and I could not ask for a better line-up: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Henry Quiara, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan
I am extremely fortunate to have such an amazing group of artists showing under one roof and the work will surely speak for itself. This is your opportunity to check out some of the best and greatest variety in stencil art and stencil graffiti. All next week I will be sharing with you artist profiles and more info on the show. Check out the flyer below.

Crewest Gallery
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th 6-9pm
110 Winston Street
Los Angeles, California
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Via Crewest Gallery
A broad range of stencil graffiti styles including photorealism, political, pop, abstract, and those focusing purely on beauty will be on display. Emerging and established artists will be on view side by side as a testament of the history, evolution and future of stencil art. Artists in this exhibit form a collective that defines the power and beauty of stencil art which continues to drive one of the fastest growing street art movements throughout the world.
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PaperMonster

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E.L.K part of Friends With Knives Group Show Opening August 7th at Crewest Gallery Los Angeles, CA

June 1, 2010

There is nothing more important for me to show the power of stencil art and stencil graffiti. On August 7th Crewest Gallery will host “Friends With Knives” in Los Angeles, California curated by me, PaperMonster. It is a stencil group show unlike anything you will ever see and the artists list speaks for itself featuring: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Henry Quiara, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch, and Shai Dahan.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be featuring an artists featured in the show.
E.L.K. (HERE) will be taking part in the Friends With Knives show and you can check out some of his work below. His latest series of concert photorealistic stencils is truly impressive and you can catch more of E.L.K. on August 7th at Crewest Gallery.

Catch More info and show details below.
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com

E.L.K.
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E.L.K at work.
For More Visit:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ELK/35668676008
Friends with Knives
Curated by PaperMonster
On view from August 7th through August 29th

Featuring a collection of stencil artists who demonstrate a broad range of stencil graffiti styles including photorealistic, political, pop, abstract, and stencil art focusing purely on beauty.

Exhibiting Artists: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Henry Quiara, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch, Shai Dahan

Opening Reception
August 7th, 2010
6-9pm

Artwalk Event
August 12th, 2010
6-9pm

The artists come from all walks of life as well as from all over the world including Australia, United Kingdom, Paris, and throughout the United States. The show is not about how intricate, how many layers, or how much time it took these artists to cut each stencil but about showcasing the history, evolution, and future of stencil art. Paper Monster, the exhibits curator, has this to say about bringing the Friends With Knives to Crewest Gallery: “I chose to put these artists together for many different reasons. Some of the artists I have either been a fan of or have had the honor of showing with, collaborating, or meeting by chance in my life. As a whole we push each other and hopefully push the creativity of the stencil graffiti/art community. Being stencil artists we have a common bond and we know the hardships and struggles that come with the work that we do. The process of cutting stencils can be grueling and demanding. It is extremely difficult to gain respect and admiration for the huge amount of work and dedication that we put in our work from the art world but we are willing to do everything in our power to share our talent with the world. Many of us have been creating stencils for five to ten years and some of us are relatively unknown artists that deserve an opportunity to shine. My hope is that everyone in the show uses this opportunity to support their love and hopefully they will be leaders in the future as they continue to push stencil art further.”-PaperMonster

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PaperMonster

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Koleszar: A Friend With Knives

May 26, 2010

It is always important to surround yourself with people who are driven, motivated and push you to do bigger and better things. Koleszar (HERE) just sent over this photo of a recent stencil he completed. This is his process:

“What I am doing is breaking the image down into a color half tone, color separating out the cyan magenta yellow and black, and then cutting out all the dots. Time consuming to say the least. This one here was almost 2 months of cutting alone.”-Koleszar

I am blown away by how much time this type of stencil takes and it is a great example of how stencils can be used to really push art in a powerful way. The things your can do with your hand using stencils and your imagination is unlimited. Hopefully Koleszar’s work motivates you to try something new and creative today.
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Completed stencils together.
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Stencil Layer
Another example of this CMYK stencil technique.
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PaperMonster

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Interview: @SensesLost with PaperMonster on “Friends with Knives” Stencil Group Show

September 24, 2009
I had the pleasure to sit down with Senses Lost (HERE) and chat about the process of curating the “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show current open at DirtyPilot.com (HERE). The interview covers everything from the styles of stencil art I wanted to highlight in the show as well as the my thoughts on the future of stencil graffiti. Here is a short excerpt from the interview: To read more visit:
http://senseslost.com/2009/09/19/friends-with-knives-papermonster-interview/
::Via SensesLost:::
 
Explain the concept behind “Friends with Knives Show”?
The entire concept behind the “Friends with Knives” show is ultimately about diversity. When I was approached to curate a stencil group show through DirtyPilot.com. I wanted to have stencil artists that really cover a wide range of styles. We are all individuals and have taken the fundamentals from cutting thick pieces of cardboard with a kitchen knife to making beautiful works of art……
“As stencil artists we have a common bond and we know the hardships and struggles that come with the work that we do. The process of cutting stencils can be grueling but at the same time it is extremely difficult to gain respect and admiration for the huge amount of work and dedication that we put in from the art world at large.” -PaperMonster

Also, I want to send a HUGE thanks to everyone who covered the show on sites all over!!

Click on Image To Visit: CyanaTrendland

Click on image to visit MonsterFresh.

Huge thanks to ProjectCyan (HERE), JoyEngine (HERE), AGuyNamedVernonMac (HERE), CyanaTrendland (HERE), Prefuse (HERE), Stencil Archive.org (HERE), YouLookNow (HERE), OurHype (HERE), StencilHistory X (HERE), ToysREvil (HERE), Feed Your Wall (HERE), TheBlot Says (HERE), SpankyStokes (HERE), GoldCoin (HERE), KillahBeez (HERE), NewYork-Tokyo (HERE), Poster District (HERE), LeasedFerrari (HERE), PostersAndPrint (HERE), MissOnMedia (HERE), MonsterFresh (HERE), Juxtapoz (HERE), IllicitExhibitions (HERE) and everyone else who covered the show. To view links to all my friends check out the sidebar to view the amazing work they put in every day.

Enjoy

PaperMonster

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NOW OPEN: “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show @DirtyPilot

September 18, 2009
I am extremely happy to annouce that the “Friends With Knives” stencil group show @DirtyPilot.com (HERE) is now officially OPEN. Seeing the show, I was immediately impressed by the work that all of the artists put in and the layout of the show is fantastic. You have to see it for yourself. Check out the entire show featuring over 60 stencil art pieces from 15 incredibly talented stencil artists at the following link:
http://dirtypilot.com/show1-1.html
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Sept18th: “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show @DirtyPilot feat PaperMonster

September 14, 2009
DirtyPilot.com (HERE) will open the “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show on September 18th curated by PaperMonster will feature stencil artists from around the world including: LECKOmio, E.L.K., SOULE, Peat Wollaeger, PaperMonster, L.E.T. , Nathan Phaneuf , A1One , Billy Mode, Ben Slow, Koleszar, Dave Lowell, Mefee, Roy Schreuder, and HAHA. Putting the show together along with DirtyPilot, I wanted to showcase a broad range of stencil art styles and techniques including photo-realism, pop, and political stencil works that emphasize the power behind stencil art. As a group I feel like we all have something very valuable to offer to the art world. We all work extremely hard and deserve larger venues to showcase our talents. Some of the artists name you will recognize right away and some you will want to keep a close eye out for in the years to come. Catch images of the pieces that I (PaperMonster) will have in the show.
For More Info Visit: http://dirtypilot.com/

PaperMonster- Whatever She Likes
24″ x 30″ Stencil Collage On Canvas
PaperMonster- Comfort
22″ x 28″ Stencil Collage On Canvas
PaperMonster-Never Again
24″ x 30″ Stencil Collage On Canvas

PaperMonster- Skin Deep
24″ x 30″ Stencil Collage On Canvas

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Preview: Stencil Group Show @ DirtyPilot.com Sept 18

September 8, 2009
The “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show @ DirtyPilot.com (HERE) is fast approaching and I wanted to share a preview of several of my pieces in the show. I will be posting works and small bios from each artists as we get closer to Sept 18th.
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“Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show
When: September 18th 2009
Where: http://dirtypilot.com
DirtyPilot.com
Until: October 18th 2009
Enjoy
PaperMonster
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SEPT 18th: DirtyPilot.com “Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show curated by PaperMonster

September 1, 2009

DirtyPilot.com and PaperMonster have teamed up to present a wonderful range of skill and creativity from some of today’s most talented stencil artists from all over the globe. On Sept 18th DirtyPilot.com (HERE) will open their first stencil group show titled “Friends With Knives” curated by PaperMonster. The stencil art show will exhibit pioneers, established and up-and-coming stencil artists such as: LECKOmio (HERE) , E.L.K. (HERE) , SOULE (HERE) , Peat Wollaeger (HERE) , PaperMonster (HERE) , L.E.T. (HERE), Nathan Phaneuf (HERE), A1One (HERE) , Billy Mode , Ben Slow (HERE) , Koleszar (HERE), Dave Lowell (HERE) , Mefee (HERE) , Roy Schreuder (HERE) , and HAHA (HERE). This show aims at demonstrating the variety of stencil art techniques in both message and style at a global level with artists from Iran, Germany, USA, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Stencil graffiti art continues to be a powerful growing force in todays art world and it is this level of talent that is pushing the field of stencils into beautiful new heights.

Catch more info and works from each artist in “Friends With Knives” below:::
“Friends With Knives” Stencil Group Show
When: September 18th 2009
Where: http://dirtypilot.com
DirtyPilot.com
Until: October 18th 2009
PaperMonster: HERE
Ben Slow : HERE
A1One: Here
Koleszar : HERE
HAHA : HERE LECKOmio /Stefan Winterle : HERE
L.E.T : HERE
Dave Lowell : HERE
MEFEE : HERE
Nathan Phaneuf : HERE
Peat Wollaeger : HERE
SOULE : HERE Roy Schreuder : HERE
Enjoy
PaperMonster
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PHOTOS: Progress Shots and Details

August 17, 2009
Things are looking great!! I have been busy in the studio putting together a huge amount of work for new pieces and projects that will be show in the upcoming months/weeks. I wanted to share some of my progress and detail shots of things to come. Stay posted for more news on shows such as the “Friends With Knives” group show @DirtyPilot.com (HERE) which I am curating on Sept 17th with some of my talented stencil graffiti friends and also stay posted to a wonderful graffiti jam taking placed this Saturday Aug 22nd.
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Enjoy
PaperMonster

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