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Wooster Collective
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  • Swoon continues to focus her energy on those in need

    Swoon started Konbit Shelter after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In the months after the earthquake, her team of artists, architects, engineers, and builders worked with locals to create a disaster-resilient community center for the village.

    Now they are collaborating with the people of Cormiers, Haiti to build a modern bamboo house for a local family. This structure is also a communal work of art and architecture – it will involve local teachers, farmers, artists, architects, and school kids in every aspect of its creation.

    Last month, Hurricane Matthew brought more destruction to a place that has already suffered so much. As Haiti disappears from the daily headlines, the need for long-term economic recovery only grows.

    Click HERE to learn more and for more info on how to support this beautiful project.

    Klub Obzevetwa after school program, meets for a series of classes on architecture and neighborhood design.

     

    Legendary Haitian wood carver Bonsy. Artists and craftsmen from the region have created almost all of the rewards which will help build this home.

     

     



  • Join Us for the 11 Spring 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Join us for the Eleven Spring Book Signing & 10th Anniversary Celebration at MEET
     

    Ten years later, Marc and I are coming together with the artists of 11 Spring to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Event and the launch of the book.  If you're in the NYC area, let's have a drink and chat with the artists behind the historic art show and set off a great holiday season.

    At this event, you may purchase a copy of the standard and limited editions of Eleven Spring. Some of the 11 Spring artists and photographers will be available to sign your copy. 

    Please RSVP to attend and you may also pass this invitation to friends and family.

     

    Thursday December 15, 2016
    Time: 6:30-9:30pm
    Location: MEET on Chrystie, 195 1/2 Chrystie Street, Suite 200 NY, NY 10002

     

    Click HERE to purchase Eleven Spring online.

     

    A Sneak Peek Inside...

    The view toward John Fekner and Don Leicht's piece. Photo JeeWon Shin.

     

    When the door rolled up on the morning of December 15, these would be the first of several incredible pieces. Photo Donald Dietz

     

    We can't wait to see you all there.

     

    Cheers, 

    Sara and Marc



  • Invitation: 11 Spring Book Signing at The Strand with FAILE & More!

     

    SAVE THE DATE

    Tuesday November 29, 2016
    Time: 6:30-8:00pm
    Location: Strand Book Store 828 Broadway NY, NY 10003


    Join Marc and I, along with FAILE, Lady Pink, Michael DeFeo, and WK Interact for a special signing and celebration of ELEVEN SPRING. We are so excited that this project is finished and ready to share with the world.

    Please Note: The artists will only sign copies of Eleven Spring purchased at The Strand (No copies from other stores or Amazon). In order to participate in the signing, please reserve your copy or purchase it at the event for in-store pickup.

    If you can't make this event, we will be having a signing at MEET on Chrystie on December 15th featuring various artists from the show - more details to follow soon!

    Buy Tickets to The Strand Signing Here

    With an introduction by Shepard Fairey, an Afterword by JR, and an essay from Randy Kennedy of The New York Times, Eleven Spring captures an important moment in Street Art's history.  All the works that were created for the show were subsequently covered up or destroyed by renovation. 

    Eleven Spring allows these vibrant works to live again, ready for a new generation of admirers to enjoy and celebrate.

     

    Buy Tickets to The Strand Signing Here.

     

     



  • Culture Jamming with UrbanMedium

    "Always question the true intentions of those seeking authority."

    By UrbanMedium, Atlanta-based contemporary artist, illustrator, and designer. You might know him for his iconic "CheTrooper" sticker. His work influences include hip-hop, graffiti, politics, and pop culture - a style he calls "culture jamming." Check out more here.

     

     



  • 11 Spring Book is Available to Pre-Order!

    Wooster Editions is pleased to announce the November 2016 release of ELEVEN SPRING: A CELEBRATION OF STREET ART

    If you've followed Wooster Collective over the years, you might remember a three-day event Marc and I curated in December of 2006 called Wooster on Spring. An unlikely group of nearly 100 street artists from all over the world came together to participate in an art show celebrating Eleven Spring Street, long a premiere destination on the international Street Art map. It featured artists including Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Swoon, D-Face, WK Interact and more (see a more complete list below).

    The result was a potent mix of artists who brought the street inside by re-claiming the walls for themselves, and a tipping point for what has become an international art world phenomenon. The three-day public viewing session was a landmark downtown event that drew crowds in the thousands, with people waiting up to five hours to get inside.

    All the works that were created for the show were subsequently covered up or destroyed by renovation. ELEVEN SPRING: A CELEBRATION OF STREET ART allows these vibrant works to live again, ready for a new generation of admirers to enjoy and celebrate.

    It is hard to believe how many years have passed, but Marc and I are thrilled to share this new project to commemorate the 10-Year Anniversary of such an important moment in Street Art history and in our own lives.

    With an Introduction by Shepard Fairey, an Afterword by JR, perspective from owner Caroline Cummings, and an essay from Randy Kennedy of The New York Times, the book will be released in two versions: a standard art book version; and five different Collector’s Editions signed by artists Shepard Fairey, JR, FAILE, and Swoon, and Wooster Collective. The Collector’s Edition comes in a custom bound case and includes a limited edition frameable print from the show’s opening.

    PRE-ORDER your discounted copy here.  The book will ship in the beginning of November 2016.

     

    Artists covered the interior walls with their latest, most ambitious efforts, transforming a casual auld-lang-syne get-together into a state-of-the-art statement that ranged from classic tagging to new adventures in papering, printing, varnishing, installation and, in one impressive instance, crayon. There were lines around the block.

     -Roberta Smith, The New York Times

     

    A look insde...

     

     

    Here's a sneak peak at the Collector's Edition. 

     

    We hope you all enjoy. 

     

    Cheers, Marc and Sara.

     

    Artists in Eleven Spring Street: ABOVE, AIKO, Anthony Lister, Asbjorn Skou, Bast, Benjamin Kelley, Blek Le Rat, BO130, Borf, Che Jen, Chris Mendoza (Edec), Cycle, D*Face, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, David Choe, Davide Zucco, Daze, Diego Bergia (LEPOS), Dize, Don Leicht, Doze Green, DYM Crew, ELBOW-TOE (Brian Adam Douglas), El Celso, Elph, Evol, FAILE, Fenx, Gaetane Michaux, Gore.B, Graffiti Research Lab, Haculla, Howard Goldkrand, Imminent Disaster, Infinity, Invader, JACE, Jasmine Zimmerman, JMR, John Fekner, JR, Judith Supine, Jules Muck, Kenji Hirata, Kostas Seremetis, Lady Pink, Malcolm Stevenson (Dissolve), Max Rippon (RIPO), Maya Hayuk, MCA/Evil Design, Michael De Feo, microbo, Molly Prentiss, MOMO, Mr. Waldo, Nick Georgiou, Ori Carino, Parks Kid, Peat "EYEZ" Wollaeger, Percept, Plasma Slug, Postechild, Prune, Ralf/PISA73, Rene Gagnon, Richard Hambleton, Ruslan V. Karablin/SSUR, Sacer, Semz, Shepard Fairey, SKEWVILLE, Skullphone, Speto, Stay High 149, stikman, Swoon, The London Police, Thinkmule, thundercut, TIKA, Tyler Kline, Will Barras, WK Interact, Yok, You Are Beautiful, ZYS

     



  • Join Us for the NYC Premier of An Art that Nature Makes at the Film Forum

    If you follow Wooster Collective, you know we believe in the added value of art in our everyday world, and the important intersection of urbanization, decay, and art.

    We would like to invite you to the opening of An Art that Nature Makes, the newest film acquired by sister company BOND/360 opening August 10th at Film Forum (209 West Houston Street). Filmmaker Molly Bernstein and subject Rosamund Purcell will be present for Q&As Wednesday and Friday screenings.

    The film celebrates photographer Rosamund Purcell whose works are unbound by normality. "A collector of objects who is also deeply curious about the universal human urge to collect, Purcell and her obsessive eye are themselves difficult to classify. This blurry boundary is well captured by writer Jonathan Safran Foer when he asks: 'Is she an artist? A scholar? A documentarian? A living cabinet of wonders? Her originality defies category.'" (Yahoo! News)

    Tickets here.

    From Rosamond Purcell’s studio. Photograph: Rosamond Purcell. Courtesy of BOND/360.

    Skeleton against “Metaposition” penmanship sheet. Photograph: Rosamond Purcell. Courtesy of BOND/360.

     

    About the Film

    An Art that Nature Makes details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.


    Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed an oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has enlisted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould.

     

    Purchase tickets here.

     

    We hope to see you there!

     

     



  • EDJINN X POLINIZA

    Check out these pictures from Edjinn's last wall at Poliniza Dos Festival in Valencia.

    More from Edjinn here.



  • The Cuma Project

    Stinkfish collabs with Mazatl and Kill Joy in Honduras on the Cuma Project, an independent initiative in several rural communities in the western part of the country that borders El Salvador.

    The goal of the project was to visit a variety of communities that have been affected by hydroelectricity. The artists completed a series of interventions on school facades and communal houses.

    They worked with COPINH (The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), an organization devoted to the defense of the environment, the land, and the local indigenous culture, the Lenca.

     

    Stinkfish on the Cuma Project:

    "We met up in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. From there we took buses to La Esperanza, the Capital for the state of Intibucá and where the headquarters of COPINH are. Once we got settled in La Esperanza, we planned our work route for the following three weeks, so that we could visit certain communities as safely as possible and work on our interventions despite the heated environment, the constant harassment and threats after several confrontations with legitimate and illegitimate representatives of the hydroelectric corporations, and the assassination of Berta Cáceres (co-founder and leader of COPINH).

    The following three weeks we had the opportunity to visit the communities of Llano Grande, La Ceibita, Las Delicias, Las Mesitas and Rio Blanco. In their majority communities that can only be accessed by foot, that ironically don't have electricity and limited means of communication.

    The images that accompany these words are a brief summary of the experiences that we had in those days on the road, in communities that are committed to a struggle for their land, their rivers and their way of life, that shared with us a plate of food, a swim in the river, a soccer match, their experiences, history, knowledge, problems and victories.

    The struggle and work of the likes of Berta Cáceres and organizations like COPINH lives on in Latin America and many other regions of the world."

     

     

    @killchoy
    @graficamazatl
    @stinkfishstink

     

     



  • Pejac is DOWNSIDE UP

    Pejac is an artist best known for his elusive creation of socially and environmentally-charged work, such as his recent series in a Palestinian and Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

    He will open his first ever major exhibition at the London Newcastle Project Space from July 22-31st; in the lead up to this, he has created an installation, DOWNSIDE UP, on three locations in Shoreditch, London (Redchurch Street, Shacklewell Street and Granby Street).

    Check it out. 

    Follow Pejac here and here

     

    Cheers.

     

     

     



  • NYC Fans: Invitation to Meet the Artists Behind the Toy Art at MEET

    To all our NYC fans, our sister company, MEET, is launching The Lamp Art Series. Join us Tuesday July 19th at 6:30pm as we welcome three very special toy art designers to curate our lamps at MEET on Chrystie.

    Meet the artists behind our curated lamps. If you've ever visited our MEET on Chrystie location, you've probably noticed our much-talked-about Favorite Things Lamps. Our beautiful pendant lamps showcase MEET's eclectic treasured objects.

    This summer, we have partnered with three incredible illustrators and sculptors who are curating the lamps with unique toy art: Justin Alan Volpe, kaNO, and Brent Nolasco. Enjoy an evening of wine and discussion with the artists.

    We're keeping our promise to find exciting ways to include art and design at the heart of the types of projects we support.

    All pieces will be available for purchase.

     

    RSVP HERE

     

    We hope to catch you there.

     

    Location: 195 1/2 Chrystie Street Suite 200 New York, NY 10002

    Date: Tuesday April 19th, 2016

    Time: 6:30pm

     

    Here's a special sneak peek at the works:

    Brent Nolasco

     

    Justin Alan Volpe

     

    kaNO

     

     

     





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