many years ago, before i became a respectable artist, i was a very naughty artist as well as being a DJ and rave promoter (Way Out East). Over Xmas I found all these old shots I took of graffiti I'd done around Hong Kong. I've never shown them before and always did the work anonymously but it's probably too late for them to lock me up for being a naughty monkey so I may as well share with the AND community...
I got my friend to photograph me with my face made up to look like the monkey from cantonese opera, then output these shots on a huge printer and cut out stencils from them. easy! I wish I'd taken more shots but quite often I'd go back a week later with a camera and they'd be gone. I only got chased by the cops once but always had a good escape plan and i can run like a motherfucker. I'm pretty sure I could've taken the boys down if it came to a brawl, I'm 6'3" and they're like 5'2", but I figured they would love to pull their magnums to bag a white guy so running for it made more sense...ha ha.
I used to go out at night, usually with girlfriend acting as lookout. at the time,
a few years ago now, there wasn't really much graffiti in HK so I thought someone should get the ball rolling!
Most of it got covered up very quickly but some lasted a couple of years. I don't think there are any left now. Which is a shame because the way my painting prices are going, this shit's worth some dollars now!!!! : )
happy new year to all at AND. hope we all have a very productive and creative 2008.
lan kwai fong
wanchai near immigration tower
potttinger street central, near yumla, 2nd version, some dick graffitied over my original one (not cool, even graffiti has some etiquette!)
yau ma tei
central at peak tram
admiralty outside the police HQ
this was the first one i ever did, outside Yumla
i pulled the stencils out for one last time to use at an exhibition i put together in Chai Wan in 2005. This was outside Six Keys, the skate ramp which I used for the show too.
The corridor leading into the exhibition, this was a new stencil project but I only had time to do a few on the street.
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