This wall was created by DELVE www.flickr.com/photos/delovate/ ,Will Kasso www.flickr.com/photos/kasso_vs/ & Leon Rainbow www.leonrainbow.com. We decided to do a tribute wall for Guru of the hip hop duo, GANGSTARR. Guru passed away recently due to a battle with cancer. His death was a huge blow to the Hip Hop community. This wall is in honor of a legendary emcee who left a wealth of material for future generations to come.
For more info on Guru and GangStarr, visit this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_Starr
This wall is on the side of T & T Auto, Pennington and Prospect St in Trenton, NJ. The wall has always been some what controversial with the Neighbors, but the owner Cliff always had my back. It definitely did not help that the last two walls, although both had a positive message, involved the devil. So when I decided to re-paint the wall I wanted to do two things: 1. Do the wall in a similar fashion to the way I do my water colors. 2. Paint something beautiful that the neighbors would love. So I worked the background and Ras did the portrait ( a random picture of Model Sincerely Ward). Ras was half-way done with the portrait when one of the neighbors stopped and said that the portrait looked like a demon, because it was blue. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Liquitex was out at TerraCycle in Trenton, NJ to help paint a mural on their property with artists Will Kasso Condry, Leon Rainbow, and Mike Ciccotello of ALBUS CAVUS. The mural uses Liquitex Soft Body and New! Liquitex free•style Brushes and is is 23 wide x 8 high. For more information, check out www.liquitex.com or visit us at www.facebook.com/liquitex.
I originally painted the piece on the bottom based on a Spanish landscape painting for my friend Anne in 2003. She had problems with kids running through her alley and tagging her garage door. The piece ran for many years without any issues until about 6 months ago someone tagged some obscenities over it. So, Anne asked me to come repaint it I showed her some of the recent sketches I have been doing and she told me to run with it. The Layout is based on the freestyle friday week #15.
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Come watch Trenton’s famous graffiti muralist LEON RAINBOW* in action, as he works his magic and creates a canvas live at decked skateshop. While you’re at it enjoy food, drinks and great deals on our new Spring merchandise. February 28th, 2010
Store opens at 12, painting and party start at 2.
*Catch Leon in Bucks Life Magazine at http://www.bucksmedia.com/CMS/uncategorized/knocking-down-walls
72 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
This was filmed in Trenton, Surg/VS Crew Stand Up!
Produced by DJ HELLFIRE!
Kasso x Rain x Demer x Ras VS Crew in Full Effect!!
Slick Rick with Kasso and Myself
Not Sure if the video shows it but it was cold as hell out there!