Parla and JR ‘Wrinkles of Havana’ video by Nowness

Jose Parla and JR are two of my favorite contemporary artists. I like not only their art, but their philanthropic influence. On top of all of that, they are both super nice guys. Last year they collaborated on a project in Cuba. It was documented and later exhibited at the Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC. I ended up covering the opening. You can still peep a large wheatpaste piece on the wall of the Getty Mart parking lot at 24th and 10th, that was originally placed to promote the show. I was pretty excited when I saw that Nowness released this short video documenting the project. Check it out below.

JR & José Parlá: Wrinkles of the City

on Nowness.com

Salt Surf Cruiser

Thanks to the Casey Niestat types, I have developed a bit of a chip on my shoulder when it comes to mini-cruiser skateboards. But I’m into this piece by New York City’s Salt Surf. The aesthetic is elevens.

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