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The Bone Yard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert


A caravan of trucks, cranes, and artists moved three planes from “the bone yard” of retired aircraft to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson this morning.

The three DC Super 3 planes were given contemporary facelifts by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, all huge names in the international street art scene and notable talents in the contemporary art world.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, January 2012

Randy Slack’s Art Show Chaos Theory Grows Up


Hundreds of artists and art fans made their way to downtown’s Legend City Studios on a cool Friday night in October for Randy Slack’s 13th annual art exhibition known as Chaos Theory.

In years past, the event was as much about the after-hours party in the parking lot as the creative gathering inside the gallery, but this year, guests showed up earlier, there was less booze on the tables, and the hottest fashion accessory was a baby (and maybe a toddler or two).

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Published: Phoenix New Times, October 2012

Anthony Velasquez’s An Odd Kind of Sympathy at Lisa Sette Gallery


Anthony Velasquez grew up surrounded by well-worn trinkets and d├ęcor in his mom’s antique shop in Avondale.

He never did well in a school setting; he recalls spending most of his time in class doodling and sketching the pictures in his textbooks, eventually dropping out of high school because he found he learned more by reading on his own.

As a young man, Velasquez was more into art, an interest born in graffiti, a common activity for kids in Avondale, he says. But when he started drawing portraits from photographs of his friends, he realized that he was pretty good.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, June 2012

Defaced Mural on Roosevelt Row Causes Public Art Debate


If you were in downtown Phoenix before First Friday on November 2, you might have noticed a missing mural.

Under the white paint on the west-facing wall of Dougherty Wholesale Floral Co., on Second and Roosevelt streets, was work by painter Carrie Marill that was defaced on November 1. The entire wall was quickly painted over in plain white by Marill and members of Roosevelt Row the next morning.

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Published: Phoenix New Times, November 2012