“For more than 30 years now, sharp-eyed New Yorkers have been finding them on ledges, windowsills and store counters — poker-chip-size coins that reveal themselves to be something far more mysterious than loose change…” 2010 New York Times article on Beriah Wall.
We recently collaborated with Brooklyn based artist Beriah Wall and created a ton of these Smart Coins picture below. These are individually hand crafted ceramic pieces that will be left all over New York City and given to friends & family. Hang on to these pieces if you find them as there will be more news to come!
If you are on Instagram, please follow Beriah Wall at @beriah
Here’s a video of the project by Animal New York below:
For the last two Saturdays, Smart Crew in collaboration with Klughaus Gallery have been tagging the skies above NYC. Below are some shots of our tags with each letter about the size of the Empire State Building. Thanks to everyone who caught it and posted with #SMARTCREW (we probably stole your flick.) Two of the pilots flying the planes are actually Smart Crew members. Plug: Shout out to our main sponsor Geico. You will be seeing our names in the sky all summer long over New York City, so keep an eye out!
Last month, a couple of Smart Crew members painted the #NYCBOXTRUCK for Nike NYC in collaboration with Doubleday & Cartwright / Mass Appeal. This project consisted of a series of 5 box trucks featuring artists from each borough. (Toper – Smart Crew was also featured alongside Rime for the Staten Island Box Truck.) As always, we are always down to represent Queens! Side note: This truck was painted way before this World Cup/soccer craze but timed out perfectly. We especially had a lot of fun painting the top side of the truck. If you get any shots of the truck rolling around from above, send it our way!. Photos from the project below along with a video by Will Robson-Scott.
Last month, we worked on an art exhibit at Sixty Soho in collaboration with Animal New York and then got to destroy the artwork after the opening with sledgehammers. (We also invited people to come vandalize our work at the reception.) Needless to say, it was a fun time! Stay tuned as the full video by Animal New York is coming out soon…
Most likely, you already seen these photos but we have to post them officially on our own blog right? Here are our wall drawings in Chinatown, NY (c) 2014. Thanks to Tsing Tao Beer, Nom Wah, Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and Tay Shing Corp! Below is DCEVE’s Chinatown Postcard Mural complete w/ a dedication to Canal St. bootlegged bags and malfunctioning Fung Wah (RIP) Buses. Thank you to Snoeman and Elmo on the assist painting this!
We rarely advertise things for sale here, but for a limited time, ELMO Smart/ATG is offering custom names created from his character letters. There are digital options and custom hand-done options (which obviously cost more/take longer.) Contact email@example.com for more information. Below are a few examples of what to expect:
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!