maandag 9 november 2015

Amsterdam graffiti history

Some amsterdam graffiti artists from the late seventies early eighties with their tags (seen in the amsterdam museum)

This cupboard in the museum stood in a room from graffiti artist Each and was accompanied by the following text.

In the 1990s, EACH's room, which is actually the garage of a house in the Bijlmer neighborhood, 
is home to the SMD crew, which includes CANOL. EACH, CHAO. GATE, CHEK. TIENUS, 
SAO, OWIE, MOON and JAKE. Every day they meet to sketch. smoke dope and make plans to be carried out at night. The cupboard, like the whole room (every piece of furniture. even the 
ceiling), has been completely tagged/graffitibombed. not only by the crew but also by 
visiting guests. Today the cupboard. which has come with them every time they have moved. is 
an object of nostalgia for the crew members; a reminder of a particular era in their lives. 

Something for monday murals perhaps.

12 opmerkingen:

  1. I don't really care for it, but I guess it is a "cultural relic".

  2. Interesting story about this cupboard.

  3. Someday that cupboard will sell for a fortune on the auction block. I won't be bidding.

  4. Well, at least they appeared to leave the fire extinguisher alone. :-)

  5. The cupboard definitely oozes nostalgia, like you say, SC!
    What a beautiful thing to capture and add to MM...
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

  6. Interesting to see graffiti artists get some space in a museum.
    That cupboard is a great exhibit.

    Thank you for coming by Oaksterdam post and leaving a valuable comment. Have a nice week.

  7. Wow, your post made me realize that street art is now old enough to allow us to feel nostalgia about the 80s and 90s. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.