ARTISTS BOMB’ IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL
FYI- “Bomb for Israel” is a play on the urban slang ‘bombing,’ the term for painting illegal graffiti art on private property.
Top NY street artists, graffiti vandals, and urban photographers are coming together in a special benefit gallery show designed to express solidarity for Israel’s war against terror and to raise funds to donate to charities supporting Israeli soldiers and victims of terror.
One day only
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18,
Stanton Barrett Gallery (137 Bowery, between Broome and Grand, 3rd Floor)
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR CHECKBOOK
The event, “Bomb for Israel” is a play on the urban slang ‘bombing,’ the term for painting illegal graffiti art on private property. The organizer, top urban art and culture magazine BOMBIN’, says the world will be surprised at how much support for Israel there is amongst urban youth.
“A lot of these kids saw the World Trade Center fall and they see that Israel is being attacked by the same kind of terrorists,” says Craig Dershowitz, BOMBIN’s Editor-in-Chief. “They hope their art can provide the kind of moral clarity that they don’t see in the press.”
Highlights of the exhibit include original artwork by some of NYC’s most infamous graffiti vandals like KH1, POBE, RESKEW displayed alongside the work of top Manhattan artists TRACY168, MED who bring their talents to mural work in urban settings.
Of particular interest will be the unveiling of a photo journal comparing the recent rallies supporting both sides of the Gaza conflict. The photographer (who prefers to remain anonymous for this politically charged work) says the level of violence and emotional tenor of the side-by-side comparison of the pro-Palestinian rallies versus the pro-Israel rallies is extremely revealing.
The artwork of “Bomb for Israel” will be sold and the proceeds donated to Israeli charities that support Israel Defense Force soldiers and victims of terror.