The following text is taken from the Vimeo site for the trailer to The Sheik and I: Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of “art as a subversive act,” independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi (I AM A SEX ADDICT) goes overboard. Told that he
This is a scene from Larry Clark’s 1995 film “Kids.” Clark became famous in the 70s for his photographs of young people doing lurid things. “Kids” was shocking because it had verisimilitude–it seemed like a nakedly truthful depiction of thoroughly debauched children. It was a huge but controversial indie hit
Scottsdale Fashion Square (aka Scottsdale Quarter) is one of Arizona’s most upscale shopping centers in the state. Scottsdale is ranked fourth in per capita income with a median family worth of $73,846.00 only to be outranked by its neighbors Rio Verde, Carefree, and Paradise Valley topping the list at $164,811.00.
This image depicts a popular medium of communication and expression utilized by Cartel members and organized crime groups in Mexico. They are commonly referred to as “narcomanatas” or “narcomensajes” and are usually placed in some of the busiest avenues in cities of Mexico. Cartels have traditionally preferred to operate using
In the Mission District in San Francisco where I am from, we use paintings, graffiti, and murals to explain our heritage, our pain, and to acknowledge which gang is active in the area. They are everywhere. On apartments, fences, anywhere people can add art or graffiti at, they will do
The above video shows Lil Wayne’s face tattoos. Lil Wayne has a couple of teardrop tattoos on his face. Many gangsters and convicts have the teardrop tattoo on their face under the eyes. This tattoo has many different meanings. Outside of the prison system it usually represents the loss of
The art of Hip-Hop can be great for conveying and telling a story. The song i chose in particular is called “Sexy Cyber” by Hopsin; the song is about a young female who met an individual online and planned on meeting this person for the first time. Not knowing that
What is the difference between graffiti and sidewalk art? Why do people normally see graffiti as a crime and sidewalk art as art? Both are done, completed, and showcased in public. Some artists have permits or permission and others do not. They both require immense amounts of time. Like most