Saturday, January 30, 2016

Urban Art Legends Book release and Talk at MCNY

We are proud to help sponsor the Museum of the City of new York's event "Urban Art Legends: Conversation and Book launch". Featuring Daze, Alan Ket, and Nick Walker
From the Museum:
In just forty years, what was once viewed as mindless vandalism – graffiti – has grown into a highly valued, socially relevant urban art form found in galleries and museums around the world—as well as on walls and trains. Join renowned graffiti artists Alan KETNick Walker, and DAZE, the star of our exhibition, Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, to discuss KET’s new book, Urban Art Legends (LOM Art, 2015), which explores the pioneering urban artists that have driven graffiti’s shift from underground into the mainstream. They will consider the contentious position of graffiti as an art form and explore their choices to challenge classical ideas of art through this uniquely urban medium.
 For a discount on tickets, go here and use the discount code ART . Grab tickets early, space is limited!
Reception and exhibition viewing to follow! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's been a minute! Don't hate! Summer/ Fall wrap up

We've been really busy over here at Urban Folk Art®/ Brooklyn Tattoo®. Time for an update. As the holiday season is upon us, we've been thinking about how great our summer was, and how cool the winter will be. 

In September, we had an art show with original UFA® Members Mahoney Perkins and Jason Mitchell. They have been faxing each other drawings for the past 17 years, and they showed a couple hundred of those as well as some new work from each of them. 


Mahoney in front of Faxes

some of Jason's work


some of Mahoney's work


We jumped in to the Enamel Pin game with some cool throwback images to t-shirts we printed 20 some odd years ago, tributes to the good old 40 ounce. Get em here.


UFA® Founder Adam Suerte got to go back to school and teach his friend and fellow alumni Forrest Curl's  freshman foundation design class at his alma mater.







Brooklyn tattoo was nominated "best tattoo shop outside of Brooklyn" in the Village Voice's readers poll in their 60th anniversary diamond issue. 



Urban Folk Art® Music released it's first  split 7inch with Miscegenator and Chimpgrinder, both bands have original members of Urban Folk Art® in it. Buy the record here

Miscegenatior's graphics by Jason



We did a flea market at Lucky13 Saloon with some of our junk. 





















We'll be having a holiday artshow/sale so you can stock up on some good shit for the holiday gift giving season,  some new merchandise coming out and some other cool shit so stay tuned.. sorry we were way from the blog for a minute, cheers!  you can always follow us join instagram @brooklyntattoo @urbanfolkart

Friday, May 29, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Anniversary Group Art Show

Saturday May 30th is the opening of the 6th annual Brooklyn Bridge Anniversary Group Art Show.
The bridge turns 132 this year, and we have over 25 artists paying homage to it. A great line up. The work will be up until the 3rd week of June. Come to the opening , or stoop by normal business hours and check it out!  


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Brooklyn Tattoo® staff artshow is up for the next couple of weeks.

The opening of the BKT2 13th anniversary group art show was a lot of fun, great turnout. Below are a couple shots of the work. To see the full catalog of affordable awesome artwork click HERE.
We are just getting started on what's to be a super busy summer. If you were thinking of getting some great work, before the summer heat, nows the time to start scheduling!

Sara Antoinette Martin's Poster design for Mastadon


Floor manager EJ's Mixed Media piece


Gabe's Brush and Ink Piece (SOLD!)

Adam Suerte's Mixed Media Piece


Leah's Trypich

Myke's Homage to the Williamsburg Saving Bank

Portrait by Robert

Swodrstress by Willie

Mafi-yoda ('a fucking problem you have?') by Chris Torres

Shot of co owners Willie and Suerte, with old pal Chris Toress, who is doing a couple days a week with us. Come check him out!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shop 13th anniversary

Brooklyn Tattoo® which is adjacent to Urban Folk Art® Gallery and is their sister shop is celebrating their 13th anniversary serving the fine people if Brooklyn and beyond. On friday, April 24, from 7-10pm, come join us and see the artwork of the current staff at BKT2 . There will be giveaways and some refreshments. 


Monday, March 30, 2015

UFA® Artists and friends paint helmets for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. Bid on yours now!

UFA® founders Jason Mitchell and Adam Suerte were invited worth a few other friends (Keo, Angry Eel, Sara Antoinette Martin and others)  and a bunch of other great artists to paint helmets currently being auctioned off to raise funds for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation. The Helmets are being shown at Harley Davidson NYC until 4/8, then will move to Indian Larry Motrocycles in Brooklyn from 4/9-4/16. The Auction is currently happening on Ebay, where a link to any helmet will get you to the rest. All proceeds are going to families living with ALD ( a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 17,000 people. As it is an X-linked genetic disease, it most severely affects boys and men, you can read more about it here) .. All helmets are on display at Harley Davidson NYC from 3/26-4/8 and then at Indian Larry Motorcycles in Bklyn from 4/9-4/16. Even if you don't bid on a helmet, please donate to a most righteous charity. Thanks for all your support!











2nd grade class at P.S 15 exhibits their "Bearology" project.

The whole 2nd grade of Red Hook's P.S.15 recently did a project researching bears called "Bearology" which they showed in the gallery. They researched bears, wrote informational booklets, created a 'Great Hall of Bears' in their school, and painted watercolors showing bears in their habitat. The watercere exhibited at urban Folk Art Gallery for 2 weeks, and the students got to come see their w displayed in a gallery setting. While researching, the bears they realized they ere an endangered species, so they left a donation jar and raised close to $100 to support the endangered animals! The work was awesome and received very well from people who knew the work was here and people just walking by alike. Great job, guys!


Donation Jar, thanks to all who donated to the bears!


Hall Of Bears photos from the P.S.15 hallway



Elephant Sculptures!

Below are some close ups of a couple of the kid's work