Thursday, November 27, 2014

Urban Folk Art® Black Friday/ Holiday and beyond liquidation sale!

Starting from Black Friday until the end of the year, we're having a sale to get rid of old merchandise, to fund and make way for new merchandise in the new year! ALL WOMENS TSHIRTS ARE $16!! ALL MEN'S XXL AND SMALL SHIRTS ARE ALSO $16!! (These are mostly American Apparel, you can't even get blanks of these for less than $16!)
 Come on down and get your holiday shopping done on the cheap! There will also be discounted slightly imperfect glassware and dinged up prints cheap! We'll also have original artwork and art prints from a variety of artists at our always reasonable pricing. All of this will go on to the end of the year or until supplies last! We can also ship the discounted t-shirts anywhere in the US. We won't be able to alter the online store, but take look there and email us with what you want, and we'll apply the discount for you, and ship it out.

Brooklyn Landmark Temp Tattoo Series #1
Coming first week in December, perfect for stuffing a stocking- We've made the first series of temporary tattoos depicting Brooklyn Landmarks as seen on our trademark Brooklyn Landmark Pint Glass series. This is a 6" X 9.25" sheet of 10 individual temporary tattoos designed by Adam Suerte with favorites like the Brooklyn House of Detention, Brooklyn Bridge, 2 cityscape armbands, and his trademarked 'Brooklyn love" and Hecho en Brooklyn logos. They're $10 for the full sheet, bagged and ready for the holidays or any day.

Adam Suerte Original Artwork Under $400
Adam Suerte, founder of Urban Folk Art® studios, Co owner of Brooklyn Tattoo has put up a section on the online store listing some original artwork all under $400. If you've ever wanted any original suerte, but haven't been able to saddle up to one of his usual large works, he's set up some smaller stuff cheaper than usual, to make room in his studio for new works. Everything is one of a kind, and he'll update as newer works are created. Great for the holiday season as well. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UFA®'s 4th Annual Group Halloween Show!

This friday, Oct 24th, we will be opening our 4th annual Halloween group art show. A great and diverse lineup of artists from multiple backgrounds. 7pm-10pm. Music by our own in-house DJ, BISHOP. Refreshments will be served.

Facebook event page here 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TIMEBOMB : 3 Decades of Style Writing Recap

The opening was nuts. Graffiti luminaries high and low, black books en masse. Once the gallery filled up, the streets filled up, both sides. Then the cops came and broke it up (luckily that was 10 minutes before closing anyway). A great show with a great turnout. Go HERE to see the full catalog, and go HERE to see some merch we are selling in relation to the show (tshirts, sticker packs and limited edition signed and numbered silkscreens from Easy and Skuf). 
The show is up through August, so come down and check it out. Gallery hours Tues-sat 1230-830, closed Mondays. 


DG memorial silkscreen prints by curator Queen Andrea

FAUST  (Who also designed the Timebomb Logo)


Tshirts and Sticker packs available here

Sticker packs vary but all have Sure(Faust), Ket, and VFResh hand drawn stickers inside.

Here are some articles written about the show

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TIMEBOMB curated by Queen Andrea Opening July 25th

Hot on the heels of the Versus show is TIMEBOMB curated by Queen Andrea. An awesome line up that spans generations. 

From the press release "a rare graffiti exhibition featuring some of New York City's most famed and sought after graffiti artists, spanning the mid 1970's to the present day. On view will be original paintings and limited edition prints by Ces, Duel, Easy, Faust, Ket, Noah, Part, Pure, Queen Andrea, Skuf, Vfresh and Wane. The works on display represent each artist's individual mastery of letterform or legendary graffiti style. The show celebrates the roots of both hardcore vandalism and the fundamentals of more elaborate "piecing" style, fused with complex exporations of illustration, design and color. Each Timebomb artist is exhibiting new pieces from their growing bodies of work, unified by the theme of highly focused and expertly crafted graffiti art. Each artist exists in a league of their own, from Part's legendary and brilliant graffiti career that began in 1974, to Wane's vast and versatile knowledge of letters, to Faust's perfectly chiseled handstyle, to Ces’ imaccuately painted wildstyle art, Duel’s classic New York City bomber style, Easy’s iconic presence as a graffiti titan, Ket’s skillful stylized bombing, Noah’s intricate and highly detailed modern interpretation of stipple techniques, Pure’s unrivaled mastery of the legendary TFP crew style, Queen Andrea’s whimsical letter explorations using popular phrases and hip hop lyrics, Skuf’s tried and true mastery of bombing and Vfresh’s remarkable fusion of graffiti and dynamic conceptual illustration, Timebomb is a undeniable expose of some of graffiti's greatest and most innovative artists. Timebomb's curator, Andrea von Bujdoss AKA Queen Andrea, is a noted graphic designer, graffiti artist, native New Yorker and art curator with extensive knowledge of both graffiti style and urban culture."
For further information, please contact:
Urban Folk Art
©, Adam Suerte (718)643-1610 or
Queen Andrea: 

Preview images

EASY (there will be limited edition silkscreen prints available with this image)


Queen Andrea


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Versus recap.. Awesome!

The opening of Versus was a great success. Despite the rain and heat, we had a full house of graffiti luminaries, as well as fans, and admirers. The work looked amazing, and the zines we brought sold out (we have more in stock at the gallery as of yesterday!). The work is up until the 2nd of July, so be sure to come down and check it out, and grab a zine. If you can't make it, the full catalog of the show is HERE, and you can get a zine shipped (while they last) HERE

Thanks to Cey and Erika Romualdo, as well as all of the artists for a great show. 
Thanks to Mass Appeal, 12oz prophet, and Complex for the support. Look back here for other media outlet's coverage. 

 Cey Vs. Morning Breath
Trike Vs. Keo

Part One Vs. Dr. Revolt

Chino Vs. Jester

Cycle Vs. Greg Lamarche

Chino and Cey

Cey and Dr. Revolt

Spilling out into the street


Thursday, June 12, 2014

VERSUS curated by Cey Adams Opening July 2nd

Cey has teamed up some legends spanning generations for this awesome experiment. Each team up works on a canvas together and then each artist has a canvas to themselves. 15 Canvas' all 2' square. Opening july 2nd, and only up until July 22nd, a must see this summer!


Cey also created these limited edition newspaper size fanzine with samples of all the artists in the show's work and a forward by distinguished graffiti historian, and hip hop journalist Sacha Jenkins. They'll be $2 opening night and $5 after. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

5th annual Brooklyn Bridge Anniversary Group Art Show May 23rd

This May 23rd will be the opening of Urban Folk Art® Gallery's 5th annual Brooklyn Bridge Anniversary art show. over 30 awesome artists of varying mediums and backgrounds will converge to honor the 131st anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge to the public (may 24th 1883). Invite and press release below. Come check it!

MAY 7THth, 2014

For the 5th year in a row, Urban Folk Art® Gallery will be honoring the anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge with it’s annual group art show.
Brooklyn Native, Curator, and resident artist Adam Suerte remembered how the centennial of the Brooklyn Bridge was such a huge deal to Brooklyn and N.Y. when he was a teenager in the 80’s. There was some fanfare for the 125th anniversary , but 5 years ago he wondered “why not celebrate the bridge’s birthday every year”? Since then, every May (the bridge was opened to the public on May 24th 1883) he’s been gathering dozens of artists from a variety of backgrounds and mediums to create their homages to one of the most enduring landmarks of Brooklyn, a landmark that is recognized all over the world. This year over 30 artists will be showing work, from Painters, illustrators, photographers, tattooers, printmakers, designers, animators, and legendary Graffiti artists
   Last year Suerte bought a bunch of surplus paint made for the Brooklyn Bridge over a decade ago at an online auction. Not only did he have every artist in the show use the paint, he redesigned and repackaged it and sold the surplus of the surplus at the gallery. This year only a few artists are using the paint, but the rest of the limited edition surplus will be for sale, as well as the art on the walls, and some limited edition prints  by the artists in the show.

The show is up from May 23rd to June 17th at
 Urban Folk Art® Gallery
101 Smith Street
South Brooklyn, N.Y.
718 643 1610
Links about Brooklyn Bridge Paint

Article about the Bridge Paint Auction

Article about the Paint repackaged and last years show

Stella: Homage to a Cancer Patient up until May 20th.

For the next week we have a short but poignant show up in the Gallery. "Stella: Homage to a Cancer Patient" is a multi media art show with work by Joe LoGuirato, an homage to his Wife who passed away from cancer in December 2011. The work is strong, and will be up until the 20th of May. Very touching and heart felt. Paintings of cancer cells are mixed with drawings of places they frequented as a couple as well as a lot of other work and mediums. All profits from the show's original art work will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 

From the press release:

BROOKLYN, NY – Artist Joe LoGuirato was bereft when he lost his wife of 38 years, Stella, after her heroic battle with cancer ended in December 2011. So he did what artists do: he began creating, working from memory, infusing images of life and beauty in the moments shared during her illness.  The result, on display from May 9 through May 20 at the Urban Folk Art® Gallery on Smith Street in Brooklyn, shows the full range of his talents. The exhibit’s art sales will benefit the American Cancer Society for adenocarcinoma-lung research, the most common lung cancer afflicting women and non-smokers.

 “LoGuirato’s capable of moving from painting, drawing and various two dimensional media to modeling in clay and other three dimensional sculptural processes,” said Brooklyn author Bob McGee.  “He defies a curator’s instinct to find a stylistic oeuvre with the exhibit, instead focusing on the memory and experience of Stella’s peaceful desire to carry on.  An abstract of a mutant cell, a sculpture of syringes, an anatomy figure, studies of Stella in various media; the work is eclectic, driven from the memory. Its depth and resonance will touch anyone who has had any experience with cancer.”
On Lincoln’s Birthday, 2009, Stella saw her doctor for results of a left hip CT scan. She’d had some discomfort; as it turned out, the problem was more severe than previously thought. The scan revealed a large tumor that was undermining the integrity of the bone. After a biopsy, Stella was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, where the disease originated.

“The metastasized cancer would later spread to her vertebrae,” LoGuirato recalled.  “She courageously fought the disease for almost three years — a success story of sorts according to statistics. During that time, she went from a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane, to briefly going back to work. Not one for self-pity, Stella accepted all the medical procedures and treatments without complaint. She was an inspiration to me and our three surviving children. (Their first child, Christopher, died after as asthma attack at age 13, before the others arrived.)  The exhibit is a visual journal of some experiences we shared during her last months.

“She had an ongoing joke with the oncologist about participating in the roller derby,” LoGuirato added. “The pastor would stop by to visit Stella and regularly give her Communion; it was a spiritual boost for her. Stella was able to fight her illness with great resolve, dignity, and peace because of her faith.

“The physical therapist recommended that Stella wear sneakers in the house for stability, instead of slippers, but Stella felt her slippers were just fine. Always a lady, but never a pushover, Stella cordially listened to his advice, but wasn’t so quick to give them up.

“Jersey Boys was the last play we saw together. Both of us were Four Seasons fans in the 60s, so seeing the show allowed us to reminisce about our childhoods. It was all enjoyable, and Stella was always fond of Broadway, even though she was getting weaker in general and felt most comfortable at home.

“The last restaurant we went to was Smith and Wollensky. Stella felt good after chemo one day so we had lunch in the city rather than going straight home as we did most often. We enjoyed the steak — and the red wine.

“The oncologist often told Stella she was a tough cookie because she handled the illness and the treatment well. Her favorite was linzer tart. Stella also loved key lime pie, if it was made well. When she felt up to it, we would take a drive to Red Hook in Brooklyn, and get a pie from Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie.”

LoGuirato’s images of roller skates, the communion box, the exterior of Smith and Wollensky’s, a glorious linzer tort, and slices of key lime pie, accompanied by explanatory notes, are part of the exhibit.

The treatment strategy by the oncologist involved drugs familiar to those who have dealt with cancer and its associated complications: Cisplatin, Pemetrexed, Tarceva, Zometa, and Lovennox. Stella, according to Joe, was not overly concerned with researching statistics or dwelling on her prognosis. She had no inclination to focus on the negative aspects of her condition and always instinctively remained positive.

Stella plateaued in 2010, so the LoGuiratos took a vacation cruise to Bermuda. It also was a sweet-sixteen celebration for their daughter, Lani, who brought a friend and a cousin along. Sons Matthew and Max also each brought a friend, and Stella’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew joined them. 

“We knew the future was uncertain,” her artist-husband remembered, “but we were hoping there would be more vacation trips together. Unfortunately, we were wrong. I don’t think any of us will ever forget how special that trip was.

“As the illness progressed, Stella became weaker and spent her days at home resting. Sometimes she would wake up in the morning feeling good and wanting to do something. I always recommended lunch in a fine restaurant or a matinee show somewhere, but most often she just wanted to do something simple like grocery shopping and cooking. Stella was a good cook and when she had time, enjoyed being in the kitchen.”

Stella, in home hospice, died at 1:30 a.m. on December 16, 2011 in the reclining chair in her bedroom, where she spent her final weeks. She was surrounded by the people she loved.  In addition to her immediate family, her parents, brothers, sister, nieces, and nephews, as well as the pastor, all were there. She was 58 years old. LoGuirato’s testament celebrates her life, underscoring the importance of every moment that each of us are given. 

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