Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Urban Folk Art® Gallery gift guide 2012

Here are a few things you can use to check off your list this holiday season from the gallery's shop. You can order online here, or come into the shop and save on the shipping. Wether you need stocking stuffers, or want something more substantial, check out what we suggest, as well as the rest of what we have in the shop. There are also a lot of prints we don't have listed in the shop, come by and check it out, and stop by our holiday party sat dec 8th and grab the stuff in person while hanging out with the BKT2 and UFA® Crew!, Cheers!

Nothing says love like tattoo time! Gift certificates come in $25 increments, you don't have to pay for the whole thing, just get them started! buy em here

 The infamous Brooklyn Landmark Pint Glasses by Adam Suerte. There are now about a dozen of these out now including all 4 bridges leading to Brooklyn, The Williamsburg Savings Bank, The Brooklyn House of Detention and many more, $10 each. Check them all out here. For every 4 bought you can have a hand pridnted by Suerte gift box, or have them all boxed separately, cheers!

Gift box is printed all the way around, and when assembled, separates the glasses for no clinking!

Give the gift of concealed drinking, this set comes in the Brooklyn Tattoo logo as well! you can buy the shot glasses separate for $5, and they come free with the $20 Flask. check em out here

Urban Folk Art® Gallery hosted the release party for this book by the well renowned photographer Martha Cooper.  Coverage on that show here.We still have a few left, beautifully Japanese bound and signed by the artist. $35 Check it and the description out here

New limited edition tshirt as part of Suerte's Urban Mandala series, $25, check it out here. Along with tons of other shirts.

Limited edition button pack depicting the 4 bridges that lead to Brooklyn, great stocking stuffers, $5.00.

420 piece puzzle of the cover of Mark Bode's latest Miami Mice Comic, by tools of the Trade, $24

And lastly Limited edition of 86 (many are already gone!) silkscreen from the it's Alive2 show, coverage here. Signed by legendary artists Mark Bode and Dr. Revolt, these will not last, $30 see details here.
From everyone at Brooklyn Tattoo and Urban Folk Art®Studios, Have a great and safe holiday season!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Brooklyn Tattoo® Urban Folk Art® Holiday party staff art show

This Saturday, Dec8th  from 7-11pm is our annual holiday party, and first time staff art show

We'll be showcasing artists who work at Brooklyn Tattoo® and Urban Folk Art® Studios.
There will be a raffle for anything from original art to Tattoo gift certificates, and shop merch. All proceeds from this raffle are going to our friends and neighbors down in Red Hook whose businesses were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We will hand over all proceeds to (or feel to contribute directly to them HERE).
Hope to see you all!, Have a great holiday season!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's Alive 2 show Oct 19th: Mark Bode, Dr.Revolt and Stan 153!

Next fri Oct 19th 7-10 will Mark the return of the It's Alive show (It's Alive 2'). 

Mark Bode, Dr. Revolt, and Stan 153 will fill the gallery with new works. The first show was legendary. The show will also be the release party for a never published Miami Mice comic by Mark Bode (published by Urban Folk Art® Studios), as well as the release of the new Miami Mice puzzle from Tools of The Trade ( There will also be silkscreen prints signed by all the artists from the first show and new prints for the second show.

For immediate release:

Urban Folk Art® Studios and Brooklyn Tattoo® is proud to re- present the work of Mark Bode, Dr.Revolt, and Stan 153. The first ‘It’s Alive ‘ Show in March of 2010 was the 2nd gallery opening UFA studios presented, and has stood as the most well received. The show will include new works from Dr. Revolt, Mark Bode, Stan 153 and Jean 13.  Lets recap if anyone hasn’t been doing their graffiti history homework, Dr Revolt is one of the founding members of The Rolling Thunder Writers (RTW) and is infamous for taking over the 1 subway line with his signature graffiti  style (and creator of the ‘Yo MTV Raps’ logo). Stan 153, who got his start on the corner of 153rd Street and Eight Avenue defined the landscape of Harlem in the dawn of graffiti history, the 1970’s. He has been documented in The Faith of  Graffiti by Norman Mailer.. Mark Bode, son of the legendary comic book artist, Vaughn Bode, has developed a worldwide following for taking his family legacy and applying it to the comic and tattoo worlds, and has currently been showing art, painting murals (tributes to his own and his father’s notorious comic characters such as Cheech Wizard), and keeping his bloodline’s legacy alive worldwide. 

The show will be up through Nov 19th.

Miami Mice cover

Miami Mice Puzzle From Tools of The Trade

Thursday, September 6, 2012

This Friday Perception: Through the Lens

This Friday we have a great photography exhibit by 4 local artists. It's all up and looks great, come check it out!

The moments that are captured through the visual art of photography.
 Capturing emotion, a moment, or a place in time is what photographers do everyday.The art of photography is a way of telling a story without saying a single word. Whether it being portrait, landscape, fine art or the many other types of photography it all comes down to what the photographer captures through his or her lens that transports us into that moment.
 The Urban Folk Art© gallery has brought together 4 local photographers, Alex Bershaw who started his creative journey while traveling the world with the US Navy, Jorge Camacho, Anthony Jehamy who grew up expressing themselves through street art and making the transition to photography, and Joe Russo who works as a professional entertainment photographer as well as an avid street art documentarian, to exhibit their works. The opening reception will be on Friday, September 7th, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and will remain on display until the 5th of Oct. Urban Folk Art® gallery is located at 101 Smith Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Founded in '91 by Adam Suerte. Urban Folk Art® Studio/Gallery is an artist collective/Gallery based out of South Brooklyn working in many mediums, avenues, and aspects of creating art. The collective is a mutually supportive effort to expose artists of many disciplines and levels of experience including undiscovered, emerging, and established. 
Photographers Bio's
 Alex Bershaw
Alex Bershaw's skyline panoramas unleash provocative aspects of city landmarks. His portraits and street photos evoke movie stills, frames of a story that came before and continues on. Looking at Alex Bershaw’s work, the viewer is treated to a hint of the long shadow cast by fleeting moments, a glimpse of the unexpected. Tapped into the living and breathing subculture that informs each scene, one wonders not so much what’s in these images as what’s behind them.
 Jorge Camacho
Jorge Camacho's journey to photographer starts with a raw energy that is subtle in appearance yet inviting in nature , his photographs not only draw you in but leave you inspired long after. A Brooklyn native who grew up with the influence of urban art and it's various forms, now takes his place behind the lens, not only to capture moments, but to release creativity.
 Anthony Jehamy (Guest Curator)
Anthony Jehamy grew up satisfying his hunger for creativity through urban art. Where he once only used a spray can and brush to express himself, this Brooklyn native has now added a camera to his creative arsenal. With an eye for detail and a passion for the fine art of photography, Anthony's photo's capture his perception of the world around him.
 Joe Russo
Joe Russo is a Brooklyn-born photographer. Most of his career behind the lens has been focused on music and people. Through his photos, he tries to capture the raw emotion of his subjects while he seizes each moment.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brooklyn Yes Indeed UFA® Recap

The show was truly amazing. The Graffiti history books came alive on Friday night. The group that assembled was a great testament to the fact that Graffiti will never die. Urban Folk Art® Studios would like to thank guest curators David Chino VIllorente, and Lee Greenfeld, as well as the legendary RIBS, TRIKE, MR.KAVES, KEO, JOUST, and Jamel Shabazz. 
Check out some pics below. Some more pics can be seen at the UFA®Studios Facebook page HERE. And another set by Jay Lajoie can be seen HERE.
                                          Here's a cool preview from Mass Appeal 

                     A recap from

we'll post more recap's as they come in. Check out some highlights below, and the show is up through the end of August, come check it out
Gallery hours, tues-sat  12pm-9, sun 1-8

Big crowd inside and out

 Nice Ride.

 Gallery score of the night.

This thing got bombed!




Jamel Shabazz







DR.REVOLT and Adam Suerte 

Guest curators, Chino and Lee




TRIKE (photo by Jay Lajoie)

 RIBS ( photo by Jay Lajoie)

QUIK (photo by Jay Lajoie)

Here is what is likely a partial list of who showed up last Friday.

Chino BYI, Keo X-Men, Mr. Kaves LOB, Ribs, Trike GND, Scar-1, EMone, Quik RTW, Dr. Revolt, Haze, Tatu X-Men, Jon One (156), Cey City, Dash FC, Zame FC, Poke IBM, Epic IBM, Rebel NSA, KC-Oner TBC, KR-1 MAFIA, MR. R MOD, Teo MDC, Sast FSU, ZA-One TNS, Python BAD, Dance TM5, Basic TM5, Sp-One, Rip 7DS, KP-1 WR, Smash TFV, Sin BYI, Sere Uno, Sev TDT, Shizel, Venom, DS STV, Paid STV, Risk 9, Panic TDP, Ream AOW, Sor TBK, Rac TBK, Snatch, Quest KDS, Heart KDS, Criz 156, Yes 1 BT, Logek, Vers, AX, CE IF, Set 156, Pabs 156, Sloan TPA, Kano TVS, Cram DTA, Sec FTR, Sen Two, Fargo, Flite, Snatch, Whoosh, Jez KD, Jick IMOK, Sare TMK, Dover, Rine NCB, Poet TFV, Pugh 135... Plus Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest) and Steve Mona (ex-NYPD Vandal Squad).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our next show "Brooklyn Yes Indeed" July 27th.

Here's the press release for the next show coming up. Its got 2 great guest curators, and the show will be awesome. Here's the link to the facebook event page . Please spread the word.

David “CHINO BYI” Villorente, Dead Flowers Productions,
and the Urban Folk Art® Studios proudly present
Opening Reception & Party
Featuring artwork from legendary Brooklyn artists
JOUST • Mr. KAVES • KEO • RIBS • Jamel Shabazz • TRIKE
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
Brooklynites have a pride that is unmatched, and while the borough has gone through many changes as of late, one thing holds true, Brooklynites from the ’70s and ’80s have style, and we know it. This style was exhibited in many ways, from the way we dressed, walked (with a knowing swagger), talked (despite mythology, there’s more than just one Brooklyn accent), made a stoop our own, or how we wrote on subway trains, walls, and later, canvasses.
While street-art is often referred to as a worldwide movement — and it truly has has become one, co-opted by small commercial interests and big business alike — the art-form got its humble, ink-stained start in the five boroughs of New York City, kicked-off by city-kids for city-kids. The County Of Kings can lay claim to breeding and nurturing many a talented and acclaimed urban artist, hailing from places as diverse as Red Hook, Coney Island, Park Slope, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
The BROOKLYN YES INDEED show intends to highlight an art movement and subculture that has grown leaps and bounds from its insular D.I.Y. origins, by showcasing artwork that shows the trajectory of a clutch of legendary Brooklyn artists who have taken their work from the trains and walls of our great city onto the next level. In addition to canvas and sculpture work, the exhibit includes photography in an effort to give a context as to where the art was birthed, and by whom.
*** Curated by David Villorente and Lee Greenfeld ***

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge show/tattoo day were awesome

We had a great time at the Brooklyn Bridge 129th anniversary group art show opening, and then had a blast the sunday after where a good 30-40 people came out to get their $29 Brooklyn Bridge Tattoos.
The work in the art show was an amazing mixture of backgrounds and mediums. For a full rundown of the work, prices for whats still available, and more shots of the opening, check here. The show will be up until the last week of June, so come down and check it out!

Limited edition event poster by Adam Suerte

 John Bartolo

 Rachel Gibbs

Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge $29 tattoo day