Dceve Smart Crew for DKNY (Faberge Big Egg Hunt NYC 2014)

Happy Easter! The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is in town (if you didn’t already notice.) This is the first year they are doing this in New York City. DCEVE was asked to be an artist for this project in collaboration with DKNY. You can own this egg by bidding on it online here! “Sponsored by Fabergé, the event is 100% charitable, raising money for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and conservation efforts through Elephant Family, saving the endangered Asian elephant and its habitat. “

“I am honored to be a part of this project alongside many big name artists including Retna, Terry Richardson, Ralph Lauren, Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons and many more! For my egg, titled “Dawn Keepers New York” (DKNY) I explored the patterns of NYC in a typical morning commute (taxi, subway, coffee etc.) Mornings are also usually the end of a night for many graffiti writers. The best part is that the egg glows in the dark as well!”

From April 18–24, the eggs will be gathered and displayed at Rockefeller Center. On 22 April, Sotheby’s will hold a live auction conducted by Jamie Niven! Good luck bidding!

Dceve for DKNY - Faberge Egg Hunt

Dceve for DKNY - Faberge Egg Hunt

Dceve for DKNY - Faberge Egg Hunt

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Dceve for DKNY - Faberge Egg Hunt

Smart Fools – Smart Crew x Fool’s Gold

Sorry for the late update but thanks again to Fool’s Gold for having us.  The Class of ’97 T-shirts from the show have all sold out for those who keep asking!  Here’s a select few pieces from the show for those who missed it:

Smart Crew
“Senior Class of 1997″
9 x 12 in. (Gold Screen Print 1/1)

Smart Crew 1997

 

Smart Crew
“2013 Class Photo”
24 x 18 in. (Lenticular Animated Print 1/1)

Smart Crew Cartoon

 

Marty
“Some Call It A Career”
16.5 x 10.5 in. (Paper Collage)

Marty Smart Crew

 

Tom Gould
“Four G’s”
11.5 x 13 in. (Framed Polaroids)

Tom Gould Smart Crew

 

Snoeman
“Golden Lady”
17.5 x 23.5 in. (Paint Marker on Color Photograph)

Snoeman Smart Crew

 

Dceve
“…And Rack That”
8 x 8 in. (Framed Solid Gold Sculpture)

Dceve Smart Crew

 

Action Bronson
“USA Gold”
16 x 8 in. (Acrylic & Spray Paint on Wood)

Action Bronson Smart Crew

 

HSO
“Outside Tommy’s Tavern” (Brooklyn, 2012)
8 x 10 in. (Black & White Photograph)

HSO Smart Crew

 

Jeffrey Gamblero
“Disko Shines”
8 x 8 in. (Acrylic & Gold Foil on Wood)

Korn Smart Crew

 

Elmo
“LDNYC”
33.5 x 14 in. (Archival Ink on Paper)

Elmo Smart Crew

Smart Fools – Thurs. 12/12 at 7-9pm 536 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY

This Thursday (12/12) Fool’s Gold is proud to present our latest Artist Series opening, “Smart Fools,” a highly anticipated group exhibition featuring NYC’s own Smart Crew. Founded in 1997 by a group of high school friends in Queens, Smart Crew has evolved from a NYC-based graffiti crew into a diverse collective of international artists based in New York. Over the years, many of the members have branched out from their graffiti roots into alternate art forms including music, fashion, design and photography.

“Smart Fools” marks the first time Smart Crew has ever showcased its fine art as a collective, featuring all new work from Smart Crew artists including Action Bronson, Dceve, Despot, Elmo, Hso, Jeffrey Gamblero, Marty, Meyhem Lauren, Mr. Kiji, Pierre Hefner, Snoeman, Tom Gould and Toper.  The show will present a variety of pieces, all with a “gold” theme that illustrates each artist’s unique style and the diversity of Smart Crew as a collective.

Most importantly , “Smart Fools” highlights the subversive streak and sense of humor that runs through all the artists’ work, as shown in this promo video for the exhibition, which turns graf video seriousness on its ear for a sticker bombing campaign of comedically epic heights.

“Smart Fools” opens this Thursday (12/12) at the Fool’s Gold store on 536 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn with an opening reception from 7-9pm. Refereshments will be served and limited-edition items will be available for purchase, along with original artwork. Thanks to Klughaus Gallery for presenting the “Smart Fools” exhibition with us, and Adidas Originals for sponsoring all our artist series events this year.

You can download the preview catalog for the show here:
http://klughaus.net/smart-fools-catalog.pdf

 Smart Fools - Smart Crew x Fool's Gold

Smart Crew x Fool's Gold

Smart Crew x Fool’s Gold “Smart Fools” 12/12/13 in Brooklyn, NY

Here’s some more 2013 gold action from the Smart Crew… Check out the Fool’s Gold Artist Series “Smart Fools” featuring NYC’s Smart Crew!

Details here:
http://foolsgoldrecs.com/artistseries

Smart Crew – The Golden Age… #SMARTFOOLS Coming Soon 12/12/13

The Gold Rush of 2013…

Smart Crew in collaboration w/ Fool’s Gold and Klughaus Gallery presents “Smart Fools.” Coming Soon 12/12/13. More details to be released next week.

In the mean time, enjoy some gold…

Smart Crew – School is in Session…

Did not get a chance to update the blog much over the summer, but here’s some stuff to keep you occupied…

Welcome SNOEMAN to the family:476b7b143f4411e3a6ca22000ab5bda9_8

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Toronto:

Smart x ATG London:

Paris:

Paris:

Paris:

Action Bronson Spoken Word:

Action Bronson on the 2013 BET Cypher:

A 2 hour dose of some Meyhem Lauren on East NY Radio:

Banksy x Smart Crew 2013 #banksyny

Not sure why everyone hates so much on Banksy (unless it’s something personal with him.) I think you should all be making fun of the public reaction more than anything.

In any case, we teamed up w/ Banksy recently to do this second install on a piece that was damaged. He’s actually a pretty nice guy to work with and very down to earth. He also has an amazing team that he works with. Can’t give away too much though because it’s supposed to be secretive and all right?… #banksyny

Original Banksy Piece (that we helped install.)

Banksy x Smart Crew

That evening, the sign was stolen…

Banksy Smart Crew

Banksy was busy that night doing his next install, so we helped his team redo the sign at his temporary studio out here (location disclosed.) His team helped install it that night within 24 hours.

Banksy Smart Crew

New sign was stolen and it was all painted over the next morning by someone that goes by “PHATLIPP”

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Graffiti 2013…