Wednesday, July 30, 2008

concrete jungle WELCOMES



BROOKLYN PHOTOS COURTESY OF THEMINORITYREPORTNYC.BLOGSPOT.COM GOOD LOOKING OUT YALL...

THE REBELS ARE COMING


ACRYLIC AND MARKER ON SWISS MILITARY JACKET... LIVE TO CHANGE AND STAY FOKUSED!!!!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

FOKUSED X COUP D' ETATX FORMATMAG COLLABORATION


OK SO IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE UPDATED THIS BLOG OF MINE LOTS GOING ON BUT IN THE MEAN TIME CHECK OUT THIS LINK AND DOWNLOAD A REALLY FRESH WALLPAPER FOR YOUR COMPUTER AND SHOW LOVE
http://formatmag.com/wallpapers/detail.php?wid=146 MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BLOGS AND WEBSITES OF THESE 3 BRANDS THAT DID THIS COLLABO BECAUSE WE SPREAD LOVE THE BKLYN WAY

Saturday, May 31, 2008

A MAN OF MANY COLORS

MUSIC


ITS A WONDERFUL THING

A MAN WEARS BASQUIAT TSHIRT

STAY FRESH


CLASSICS

BEDSTUYBLOG FEATURE


Bed-Stuy Artist Profiles: Rob Fokused
By The Changeling | May 30, 2008

As most of you know, I have a special place in my heart for artists. I’m especially interested in artists who place their art in public spaces, and I try to photograph their pieces whenever I stumble upon them. Several months ago I photographed some art placed on a sign in front of Tiny Cup (above). The colors really caught my eye and it made me chuckle because it read “Green Like Your Boogers!” After taking that picture, I started to notice the artist’s work all over the neighborhood (he really gets around!). When I finally put the photo above on the blog (it was originally posted with my Eye in the Stuy feature back in March), the artist himself contacted me. I jumped at the chance to meet him in person, and I suggested we meet up at Tiny Cup, since that was the place where I first saw his work.
The day I met Rob Fokused, he was preparing to travel abroad. He was very friendly and he spoke openly about himself. Cool fact about Rob Fokused: he’s a polyglot. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish, Japanese, Inter-Hebrew and Arabic. I asked him about his signature image “the A-Man”. He said that the futuristic design was influenced by the Flying Nun’s habit. Remember how her hat was A shaped? I love it when artists get inspiration from the unlikeliest of places!

Pieces of art with the signature image.
The mystery artist in the flesh!
Name: Rob Fokused/Fokused Empire State
Age: 30
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Clinton Hill/Prospect Heights. I’m currently living in Bed-Stuy.
If you’re living in Bed-Stuy, how long have you lived here? I’ve been in Bed-Stuy since 1993.
What type of art do you create?
I create art that innovates and keeps your fokus.
How would you describe your art?
My art is futuristic and you can interpret it in the manner you feel embraces you.
What effect do you think that your art has on Bed-Stuy and the people who view it?
My characters are here to stay embedded in your head like barcodes. [A-man] is like the mayor for the community and if you don’t notice him right away you will surely see him pop up. You definitely won’t get enough of him.

How do you view the arts community in Bed-Stuy?
I love art. I eat art. And it is important for the kids growing up today, especially. Not to mention art keeps individuals expressing themselves. Instead of hanging in the park, let’s have a “paint park” and paint the community red.
The A-man likes the Bed-Stuy Blog!

Sadly, the woodcut art that was in front of Tiny Cup was stolen, but you can find Rob Fokused’s work in other places around the neighborhood. Check out his tribute to Sean Bell on Tompkins Avenue (look for a design with the words “over 50 shots”).

I’m always looking to meet more Bed-Stuy artists who bring art into our community. If you’re an artist who wouldn’t mind sharing a little bit about yourself with our blog readers then drop me a line at thechangeling@bedstuyblog.com.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Brooklyn Finest 3ft by 6ft

CITY OF NEW YORK SOLD 18 X 24


i know this peice will be stored for many years in Coup d' Etat headquarters...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

PRIDE.. 16X24


THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE IN THE END PRIDE...

A MAN PRESENTS LOVE IS LOVE... 4FT BY 3FT DEEP DISH CANVAS


IT'S BASICALLY WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT SPREAD LOVE....

LOVE PEACE UNITY. TRIANGLE 5FTX5FTX5FT


HERE IS THAT LONG AWAITED TRIANGLE PEICE ...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

M BREEZY

MILZ METROCARD RECYCLED 16X24


INCLUDES THE NEW NYCTA METROCARD TO PROMOTE RECYCLING IN NEWYORK..

Saturday, May 10, 2008

JUST CLOWNING AROUND


A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR RASU




THIS PIECE WAS PAINTED ON A FOUND TABLE RETRIEVED FROM THE GARBAGE . ALONGSIDE WAS THE GREAT LIVING ROOM JOHNSON DOING THE DAM THING .. BIG SHOUT OUT TO COUP D' ETAT AND EMA FOR THE GREAT PHOTOS

Sunday, April 27, 2008

BOARDS




UPON A RECENT DISCOVERY I'VE NOTICED THAT MY BOARDS HAVE BEEN DISAPPEARING QUITE RAPIDLY THEREFORE I'VE DECIDED TO GIVE THE AVID COLLECTOR THE INITIATIVE TO PUT A LITTLE MORE ELBOW GREASE INTO GETTING THESE. HAVE FUN

THE A TRAIN

RIDING THE A TRAIN YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL ENCOUNTER BETTER YET NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL ENCOUNTER . AS JAY-Z SAYS YOU CAN'T KNOCK THE HUSTLE.... video

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

THE A BY MRS FOKUSED


AVAILABLE NO WHERE CUSTOM MADE

DPM BOOK BY EMAHARISHI



YEARS AGO EMAHARISHI ASKED ME TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIER BOOK ABOUT CAMOUFLAGE THEY CAPTURED ME IN A YOUTHFUL TIME . IT TOOKS YEARS BEFORE THE BOOK CAME OUT IT'S THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAMOUFLAGE A MUST TO HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION IF YOU ARE CAMOUFLAGE JUNKIE A GOOD FRIEND SCANNED THE PAGE FOR ME THAT I WAS FEATURED ON NOW I JUST HAVE TO GET MY COPY THIS BOOK WAS RETAILED AT $300!!! EMAHARISHI I WAS MY COMPENSATION SO SEND ME MY BOOK ASAP!!!!

KOKOROBKLYN WE LOVE DORAEMON

GROWING UP I WAS FAN OF GARFIELD HERE IN THE US BUT ONCE MRS FOKUSED INTRODUCED ME TO DORAEMON I'VE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE . I SHARE WITH YOU THE COOLEST CAT IN MY EYES....

Saturday, April 19, 2008

TAKASHI MURAKAMI COMES TO BROOKLYN





TAKASHI MURAKAMI COMES TO BROOKLYN



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HOW COULD I FORGET THIS OF COURSE YOU ALL KNOW THAT TAKASHI MURAKAMI MADE THE FASTEST SELLING LOUIS VUITON BAG HIGHLY BOOTLEGGED AND FLOSSED THROUGH THE STREETS HERE IS SOME NEXT LEVEL CAMO NOW YOU CAN CALL ME THE LOUIS VUITON DON!!!!!

TAKASHI MURAKAMI







JUST A FINE DAY IN THE PLANET OF BROOKLYN...