Posts Tagged ‘spraypaint’

Artist Chor Boogie Stabbed Twice on Market Street Over This Spray Paint Collection

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Read all about the stabbings that sent graffiti artist Chor Boogie (aka Jason Hailey of Glen Park) from Mid-Market to the emergency room last Saturday night in this bit from Mike Aldax. And video here from Lilian Kim.

This was the scene Saturday night, when I was trying to figure out how much the Feds were kicking in (if any) to this little project. (You know, these days, The Feds Must Be Crazy*, I don’t know, something must have gotten into them - Bridge to Nowhere, Mana From Heaven “Also Benefits Newsom“, the Chinatown Subway (aka Big Dig West - will our costs overrun by 1000% also?) - Uncle Sucker just might run out of our money one of these days. Oh well.) 

Mr. Boogie’s amazing Technicolor palette, as seen that evening, a scant half-hour before things got stabby:

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But he’s back on his feet, back at it. Good for him:

“YES IT IS SO ..I GOT STABBED TWICE LAST NIGHT BY SOME GRAFITTI VIGILANTES / SPRAY PAINT THIEVES WHILE IM WORKING ON MY 100FT OR SO LONG MURAL ON BEAUTIFUL MARKET ST.. THIS DOESNT STOP THE SHOW.. I AM ALL RIGHT AND WANTED TO GO BACK TODAY ACTUALLY TO PAINT SOME MORE..BUT NEED SOME HEALING TIME WILL BE THERE SHORTLY IN THE WEEK OR SO.. . THIS COULD OF HAPPENED ANYWHERETO ANYONE AND MARKET STREET IS STILL AMAZING AND LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING BEAUTIFY THE COMMUNITY…..CRISIS PRECIPATATES CHANGE..AND CHANGE IT SHALL…THE SHINING..”

Get that, man, “the shining.”

Keep on keeping on, Chor Boogie!

*The Gods Must Be Crazyseen parts of this movie 60 times, imprinted in the memory it is… 

Attempt at Foiling Truck Graffiti in San Francisco Partially Successful

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

How should you handle all the graffiti your trucks get subjected to after parking it on the streets of San Francisco? Does this black and green color scheme irritate the spray paint artists or does it only incite the taggers? Only Time Will Tell.

Before…and After:

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San Francisco Holocaust Museum Bounces Back After Attacks

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Well, this rather complete story by Amber Lee over at KTVU Channel 2 about the Monday’s vandal attack at the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial will get you up to speed on this issue right quick. But that won’t satisfy young Joe Eskenazi, who would like a more detailed description of the culprits involved.

Did it really cost $8,000 to hastily clean up the red spray paint? Apparently.

This is what part of it looks like now, after the cleanup. Click to expand:

Newly-installed SFPD Richmond Station Captain Richard Corriea was on the scene before starting his shift on what must have been a busy new year’s evening. The belated news of this recent attack attracted many to the memorial yesterday:

The vandal spray painted “ISRAEL THERE IS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” or something like that on the white wall seen here. A prior attack had a different appearance.

People speculate on the timing, which seems particularly off-message, depending on what message was intended. Over at IndyBay they have a message, of sorts.

All that’s left to do now is to figure out what was intended by the following from the KCBS:

“KCBS reporter Doug Sovern says the vandalism has shaken some Jews, concerned about the possibility of a rise in anti-Semitism and well-meaning people reacting the wrong way to renewed hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.”

(Good luck with that.)