Making Space: Bill "Spaceman" Lee

Bill X called and got me out to the local bar. He wanted to do something with former Red Sox and Expos pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

We just had the floors refinished in our apartment and I was loopy on polyurethane fumes. “William Burroughs wrote under the pseudonym of Bill Lee,” I said, “and William S. Burroughs made shotgun art, shooting paint cans and splattering them onto wood. So we should go make shotgun art with Bill Lee."

Bill Lee was into the idea. I saved 400 all-but-empty spray cans from a mural I did that summer, then bought thick white sign metal and painted strike zone boxes on them. Todd Mazer came on to film it all. One weekend in October, we drove up to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and Spaceman thoughtfully set up and blew away the empty cans from about sixty feet, six inches away.

Philosophy, art, and baseball were discussed.

The paintings are to be sold for charity. There's no commercial purpose to this at all. Sometimes you just get an idea.

Boris Tellegen aka DELTA: Episode 1 - The GENESIS

A video documentary on Boris Tellegen / DELTA - an artist who’s right up there with my very favorites. I was really happy to share a few words in this. Watch the whole thing, it’s three parts and this is just the first.

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley

Companion video to the Worcester Art Museum retrospective I curated of my forever art hero Ed Emberley. 

David Ortiz tribute mural in Fenway Park

Timelapse video by Red Sox Productions of me painting this small tribute to the greatest Red Sox player of my lifetime. 

Wall Writers documentary trailer

From graffiti's humble beginnings in 1967 to the first painting being sold in 1973, Wall Writers reveals the context of the start of a movement that would eventually grow to transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over. Narrated by John Waters.

The Block Player mural in Worcester, MA

Converse made this short video as I painted one of my largest murals, located in the center of Worcester, MA. 

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan - trailer

The Legend of Cool "Disco" Dan is a feature documentary narrated by Henry Rollins that tells the story of Washington, DC in the 1980s through the life and eyes of DC graffiti legend Cool "Disco" Dan. 

Caleb Neelon animation at Illuminus Boston

A projection-mapped animation of my artwork onto an old building in Boston's South End. This is filmed with my phone and features some pitch-perfect townie accent commentary from the crowd.

PBS NewsHour: The History of American Graffiti': From Subway to Gallery

PBS NewsHour feature with me and Roger Gastman on our History of American Graffiti book.

12ozProphet Presents... Found Footage: 1997 Brazil Graffiti with Os Gemeos, Raven & Sonik

This video still gives me goose pimples - I'm only 21 in it and this is the trip where Raven and I met Os Gemeos (who were only 23) in order to write the 12 Oz Prophet magazine article that would give a lot of the world their first look at both them and Brazilian graffiti. 

Scion Installation LA: Ed Emberley & Friends

A short on an Ed Emberley tribute show I organized in 2010 at Scion Gallery in LA.