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ARMANDO NIN – A Day’s Work

Armando Nin Exhibition at FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

January 25 – March 10, 2024

24 Rutgers Street, New York, NY 10002

Armando Nin paraphrases different preceding genres, such as photography, painting, and assembling found objects, and plays with them to identify new capacities. The focus of his multifaceted body of work is about generating a domain for spirited experimentation in which new images can arise, from what is typically considered the “mundane”. Nin’s recent development of work utilizes materials such as etch-bath, latex, layout fluid, and soot from smoke, to be elevated to the same importance as oil or acrylics.

Opening Night Portraits by artist Ryan Mcginley

In 2008 we invited the community our firneds and families and collabortoes of aNYthing and the streets of NYC, we asked Akira Ruiz a long time friend to shoot the portaits of the gang. We foiunf them erecently and wanted to share. Peep.

Wade Oats & Kripsy Kier Wade worked at the store and co created the virgins, Kriopsy Kier was form the block grew up aroind the scene from early on. they used to sneal into the parties underage

Alex Corporan – the OG Skater from the hights, He grww up bombin the hills at inwood and made his way downtoiwn to run supreme and a few movments

Thressasfour & Agathe Snow,

Dave Meats

Mike Malbon & Steve Malbon

Harold Hunter & Aaron Bondaroff

Harold Hunter

IRAK crew – Agathe, Semz, Earsnot, Glace, KSer

Livingroom Johnson

Malachi, Kiernen, Taiowa Costello

Kenji Fanta

Kunle Martins

Married to the MobJackie, Leah,

Manon von Gerkan

Mike Saes & Bill Spector

Rick, Nemo & Fulano Librizzi

Nemo Librizzi

Peter Bici

Ricky Powell

Rob Jest

Rockers NYCSean Reveron & Marcus

Roxy Cottontail

Rub n TugThomas Bullock & Eric Duncan

Ruslan Karablin

Sammy Da Jew, SSUR, AK, Freeze & J$

SEMZ

Disciplined, Focused, Sacrifice, Work Ethic. The willingness to put comfort and ease aside to achieve a goal..

aNYthing is honoring the youth athletes of New York City who represent and embody this way of life. Young athletes dream of playing professional sports. A step along that journey is playing in college. Its a rigorous and often stressful process to achieve that goal. Hours and days and years of practicing, training, and playing. Thousands of kids throughout the city grind day in and out on fields and workout facilities. It is not glamorous and is often unrecognized for those who are not familiar with this culture.

Here are our first group of athletes who have achieved their goals of furthering their playing careers by playing in college. They have been Committed. They serve as models and positive examples for younger athletes within the city. Showing what hard work and discipline can achieve. To be able to play on a bigger stage, get an education, and see other aspects of the world.

Committed T-Shirt

Committed T-Shirt

The Beatnuts Street Level LP from 1994, I think this record is underrated,  as far as  beats, the shit is a masterpiece. And I think there was so much dope shit coming out at that in that era that, people kind of looked over this project. I think this is probably like, one of the illest boom bap New York records. It’s in my top five for sure. They’re known for production. 

It’s cultural it taps into like cult, it’s downtown, it’s Uptown, got this guy on a one track, they got crazy hooks,  it’s a combination of different things. First of all Mark, the 45 king passed away not too long ago. He was the king of finding these kind of funny samples, sampling these children and making these records kind of like bringing the inner child in you. Those beats for instance where the biggest hits. Jay-Z, hard knock and I feel like The Beatnuts were always digging these kind of quirky samples, and plus I know them, so I’m a little biased.

JU-JU at A1 Records NYC. Photo by Jeremie Delon

Vic at A1 Records NYC. Photo by Jeremie Delon

I met them through Lucian from Luck of Lucien. Tribe called Quest. He put us in touch with them like when he got deported in 1995, he was still in touch with them. And when I came here, he was like, “yo, talk to those guys”. And those guys were delightful human beings. At the same time, they were open minded, on some quirky, weird shit. They were on a different level. They were part of the native tongue.

Rooftop of Dierbian artist Rafram Chad dad’s home. Le Kram, Tunisia.

Bird Shop in La Marsa, Tunisia

The Cafe in Saf Saf; in La Marsa, Tunisia

Marché Centrale in Downtown Tunis, Tunisia.

Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks curates this edition of GENRE:NOW aNYthing’s dive into music we love.

Dunks unlocked his storage unit to bring us this classic LP recorded live in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium in 1973. The featured album is played in its entirety followed by tracks from the various artists credited in the live show. Check out the playlist below… It’s a New York Thing..

Eric looked at who the players were, and then went into their catalogs and selected one or two songs from them. There were special artist on that record such as Manu Dibango Soul Makossa an African saxophone player, Carlos Santana’s brother joins in as well. Jan Hammer who did Miami Vice later on in his career, He’s also on this record, Duncan put “Crockets theme” on the playlist. Duncan tried to highlight every single personthat was involved on The Fania All-stars Live at Yankee Stadium album.

Certain performances in music history stand out as truly legendary. One such moment was the spectacle that unfolded at Yankee Stadium on August 24, 1973, as Jerry Masucci presented the Fania All Stars in an unforgettable live performance. This was more than just a concert; it was a shift in the world of music, an eruption of salsa that left a mark on entertainment history.

40,000 fans descended upon Yankee Stadium at a time when salsa was still finding its footing in the United States. This concert represented a shift in the music landscape. Yankee Stadium, typically reserved for baseball and colossal sporting events, transformed into a colossal dance floor.

Salsa music replaced the crack of the bat, forever intertwining the stadium’s legacy with the history of Latin music. The concert showcased salsa’s rich tapestry, fusing Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican influences. The Fania All Stars, one by one, unleashed their musical magic. Celia Cruz’s electrifying presence was a force of nature, Hector Lavoe’s soulful crooning reached deep into hearts, and Johnny Pacheco’s virtuosity on the flute cast a spell on the audience.

Jerry Masucci, the co-founder of Fania Records. His passion and vision would elevate salsa from the streets of New York to a global phenomenon.

The Fania All Stars were a constellation of salsa’s brightest stars. The lineup read like a who’s who of Latin music royalty: Celia Cruz, Willie Colón, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, and many more. These virtuosos united under one banner, poised to ignite Yankee Stadium.

Abhi Chatterjee is the perfect example of a block print artist who knows how to strike just the right balance of technique and tone. His technical style is precise and shows both Western and Eastern influence. Because he prints by hand, you sometimes see small

Fly Trap Sweatshirt

Photos by Kalil Justin

Artwork by Abhi Chatterjee

“imperfections” in the prints which can be the result of the inking or printing process. The reason why I put the word imperfections in quotation marks is because I don’t consider these things to be flaws. These are the tiny details that give life to his images in unexpected and unusual ways. It also shows the hand of the artist, and gives soul to an art technique that can sometimes seem cold and detached.

Fly Trap Hat

Block printing, a form of art-making that consists of carving, inking and printing wood or linoleum, is a centuries-old technique that is practiced today. The dynamic, graphic quality of block printing is unique and has appealed to the sensibilities of artists throughout the ages.The result is an interesting amalgamation of ancient and modern that leaves a lasting impression.

documentary by andrew tobar

Block printing, a form of art-making that consists of carving, inking and printing wood or linoleum, is a centuries-old technique that is practiced today. The dynamic, graphic quality of block printing is unique and has appealed to the sensibilities of artists throughout the ages. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, there were few artists in the art scene that made block prints. And those who try the technique often find it difficult to escape the Medieval European or Japanese Ukiyo-E aesthetics that are so overwhelmingly associated with that art form. In my opinion, the best artists who make block prints are those who embrace the traditions of the technique and combine them with contemporary subject matter.

The result is an interesting amalgamation of ancient and modern that leaves a lasting impression.

Brian Reedy. Artist/Mentor

It was 1997 when this spaghetti outpost opened in SOHO on Sullivan Street, They fed the community and housed all the scenes recipes. The other day while eating a bowl of pasta at the new Pepe Rosso location, Lorenzo Lamarucciola left his phone on the table, we asked him what random photos he has on his phone that he took through the years, so he scrolled through and this is what we got, a little taste of the flavors of Pepe Rosso to go

Fat Jew.

John Wilson

Eric Duncan

Dev HynesLorenzo LamarucciolaTyler the Creator

Barbara Torasso

Jack Greer

agnès b. is an artist a peer a friend and a visionary. If you are from a NYC SOHO of the mid 80’s and now, you know The agnès b. store was in your face on Prince St dead center, rite across from the original bohemian hangout Whole foods nothing to do with the corps.

She opened her first international store on Prince Street in New York’s SoHo district in 1983 the store was a meeting point and a lot of young creatives had jobs there [Artist Suekwon, designer Gaby BasoraJennifer Baker /formerly of Bookmarc, Brigitte Prat / formerly of Lulus cuts and toys, Joe AvedesianMegan Owen / biologist studies polar bears and pandas]. The store supported emerging artist and more. It sounds like the same blue print that is being used today in shops, brands and movements. She plays a big part in the formula so let’s give praise and flowers to agnès b.

agnès b. understands the abstract idea of a platform of culture that stages and sets up art, fashion all as one, it’s an energy thats is tangiable. She showcased the work of emerging talents alongside her own designs. From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Keith Haring and David Lynch, Harmony KorineFutura 2000Ryan McGinley. agnès b. played a pivotal role in shaping the careers and propelling them towards international acclaim.

agnès b.’s unique character is defined by her unwavering commitment to promoting the arts. She believed that fashion transcended mere clothing and embraced its intersection with culture, art, and society. Her philosophy is encapsulated in her famous quote.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

In 1984, agnès b. opened the Galerie du Jour in Paris, exhibiting Graffiti artists such as A-one, Futura 2000, Henry “Banger” Benvenuti, Sharp, and others; Bazooka, Bad BC, Echo et Mode2, JonOne 156, BBC (Bad Boys Crew), Ash, Skki et Jayonedont, Les Tétines Noires, les Frères Ripoulin. The library-gallery on rue du Jour eventually relocated to rue Quincampoix in the 4th arrondissement. A second library-gallery agnès b. then opened in Japan.

In 2003 agnès b. organized a show called the “a NEW NEW YORK scene” champion the next generation of artist in a post 9/11 NYC, she flew 20 artist to Paris and put them all up. Artist including Dash Snow, Jose Parla, Dan Colen, Ryan McGinness, Craig Costello, The Kid America Club, Brian DeGraw and more..

agnès b.’s influence and legacy continue to resonate today. Her innovative approach to fashion and her support for artists have reshaped the industry, leaving an indelible impact on the worlds of fashion and art.

In 2020 agnès b. opened her foundation called La Fab. in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

1977 After creating a striped top for the film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? in 1966, she launches it in her collections. Made from the cotton used for rugby uniforms, the classic piece is made in four stripe versions and was worn by David Bowie (left).

“Since we launched, we’ve always sold the 12mm and 16mm striped tops, and we won’t stop. It’s a garment you know you can keep forever. It works for children, men and women. David Bowie loved it. We have pictures of him towards the end of his life wearing the larger stripe. No one knew it was agnès b. I never told anyone that we were dressing him.”

Memories of Paul C McKasty

The Sound of Paul C, He was a producer and engineer who had his life tragically cut short at the age of 24 in what remains an unsolved murder and one of the greatest losses in hip hop history. For those unaware of who he is let’s just say that without him the likes of Large Professor would perhaps never had made the impact that they did on the music.

A proper Organized Konfusion shout out to Paul C at the end of Fudge Pudge.

Here is a found playlist of tracks he engineered, mixed and co-produced.

 

ACC – All city crew

AOK – all out kings 

AWR – Art Work Rebels

AW. – Acid Writers

AOW – All out War

B

BB – Ball Busters

BYI – Beyond Your Imagination

BLA – Bombing Los Angeles

BC. – Blue Crue

BTS – Born to scheme

BBT – Brooklyn Bound Trains

BTM – Boost that Merch

BS – Bomb Squad

BTB – Bronx The Best

BC  – Born Crazy

BRT – Bronx Rag Team

BTC – Breaking Toys Chins

C

CBS – Can’t Be Stopped

COMA – Children of Mental Awareness

CTK – crime time kings

Crome Angels  

D

D30 – Dirty 30

DTA – Down Town Artists

DFT – Dust fiend team

DTK – Down 2 Kill

DWB – Dirty White boys

DMS – Drugs Money Sex

E

EX VANDALS

F

FB – Freeway Bombers

FBA – Fast Breakin Artist

FTR – Fuck the rest

FBK – Five Borough Kings

FC – First Class

G

GAS – Graffiti All Stars

GNR – guns and razors)

GOD – gods of destruction

GO – Graffiti Organazation

H

HR – Hard Rocks

I

IFK – Interstate Freeway Killers

IRAK – I RACK  

IMOK – If Mother Only Knew

I2W – In it 2 Win it

IA – Insane Artists

IBM – international bombing masters

K

KD – Kings Destroy

K2S – Kill To Succeed

KGB – Kids Go Bombing it

KRT – Kings Runnin’ Things

KOG – Killers Of Giants

K4P – Kill 4 Pride

KST – Killer Snake Team

KCW – Kings Catching Wreck

KBC – kings beyond control

KGB – Kold getting blunted

L

LOD – Loc’s On Dope

LTS – Last 2 Surrender

LORDS – Legends Of Rare DesignS

LOB. – Lords Of Brooklyn

LSP – Lo sports polo

M

MTA – Most talked about

MSK – Mad Society Kings

MPC – Morris Park Crew

MAK – Modern Art Kings

RK – Real Kings

N

NASA – Nasty Artist’s Strike Again

NTM – Nique Ta Mere

O

OAM – On A Mission

OTR – On The Run

P

PPP – Peter Pan Posse

PMS –

R

RFC – Running From Cops

RIS – Rockin It Suckers

RF – Rapid Fire

RTN – Rockin The Nation

RTW – Rolling Thunder Writers

S

SNS – Show No Shame

STN – Second 2 None

SKE – Some Kids Envy

SMART – Save Money and Rack Things

SFI – Sick Fucks Incorporated

T

TED – The Ebony Dukes

TD – The Destroyers

TF – The Family

TFV – Those Fucken’ Vandals 

TM – THE MOB

TWS – The Wild Side

TMF – The Most Fabulous

THR – The High Rise

TDA – They’re Drunk Again

TDK – Those Damn Kids

TMR – The master race

TNS – The Non Stop

TNT – The Nation’s Top

TCK – Top City Kings

TCN – the city’s nightmare

TC5 – The Crazy Five,

TFP – The Fantastic Partners

TOP – The Odd Partners

TDS – The Death Squad

TS  – Terror Squad

TAT – Tuff Ass Team

TR – The Rebels

TVT – The Voodoo Tribe

TQS – The Quest Stars

TDC – The Destiny’s Children

TFT – Too Fuckin’ Tuff

TNB – The Nasty Boyz

TVS – The Vamp Squad

TPA – The Public Animals

U

UTI – Under The Influence 

UA – Underground Artists 

UW – Urban Warriors

UV – Ultra Violence

V

VAC – Vandals all city

VSOP –

W

WKS – We Kill Shit

WAI – WAIsted Crew

WRB –  We Represent Beef

WPB – Waterbury Park Boys

WCA – West Coast Art

WS – Wild Style

WOW – wonders of the World

X

XTC – X-terminating Toy Chumps 

X-Men

Y

YR – Yard Ratz

YNN – Your Neighborhoods Next

YKK – You kant kompete

#

5Mh – 5 million hoods

1UP –

1134 – Hell

156

3YB – Three Yard Boys

357

501 (Crew) LES