August 2013

The Infamous Magazine Issue #7

Issue #7
Cover Art: Few&Far – Illustration by Merlot
Photos by Jaime Sanchez

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Issue #7, out in August 2013, features a cover on Few&Far, a new all-female graffiti group. The other cover story is on MQ by Phil Tanfield. Other writers in the issue include Nores, Stae2, Fuzi, Learn, Apeal, Onorok, Coma, Klas, Jade, Begr, King157, Rapes, Mr.Penfold, Eklips, Oz156 (RIP) as well as articles on Albee Layer, Alex Corporan, Rich Menet, Sparklefight, Phil America, Adam Mansbach and the LTV Squad discuss the Exploring scene. Check out more magazines here

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Sweet San Francisco days with Few&Far

Few days into our trip with not much sleep we were still going strong… Erin Yoshi and Max Eon75 hooked us up this wall Located on Haight and Laguna streets in San Francisco.

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rabbitreye Our great helper and guest artist Rabbit Rye. Photo by jaime

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Then Ballerina girl came by to say hi!
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Some other images taken by Jaime Sanchez from our trip…

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Thanks Ironlak!!

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#TeamTwerk… 5 day Marathon

Few&Far artist Meme, Reds, Jenn Ponci, Moven, our buddy Rabbit Rye plus our videographer Jaime Sanchez set out on a short road trip Supported by IRONLAK SPRAY-PAINT to the Few&Far group art show at ART PRIMO SF. Shortly after our video guy Jaime got off the flight from Texas he was thrown into the whip with three of the gals at 1am to paint some spots that were pre-planned out for video project Meme is directing. Any who three of the spots were just not a go… So Meme knew of this cutty bridge spot they could do a large crew Spell out.

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ff17 Finally arriving to our buddy Gorge’s back yard bowl in SF. Gorge owns and hand makes these very unique skateboards called Iris Skateboards.

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We skated and hung out while having a few colds ones with Rob Collinson LOWCARD Mag. Rob hooked us up with some cool product thanks man!

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Our good friend Sabraina owner of Saba Anna Swimwear gave us some Tank tops as we said fair well. We got in a photo before we hit the road late for our next location… Oakland…

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That night we hit the city…
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To be continued…

Most photo’s in post are by Jaime Sanchez

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Few&Far is “Tough as Nails”

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Few&Far’s opening night of “TOUGH as NAILS” group art show @ ART PRIMO SF

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You can purchase artwork on Art Primo SF Store Or in gallery. “Tough as Nails: Artwork from the Women of Few & Far Crew”
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 6-10pm @ 1124 Sutter st, San Francisco 94109
Exhibit: Aug 3rd – Sept 29th, 2013
Press Contact: Kelsey Lannin- gallery@ArtPrimoSF.com

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Miss Reds painting at Crocker Museum

Few&Far member Miss Reds was asked to paint at Sacramento Crocker Museum. On August 1, 2013, as part of The Takeover: An Art Jam by & For Youth, the Crocker Art Museum is hosted its first Urban Calligraphy Battle. All artists was given the same word to write, nine cans of paint, and a 4’ X 9’ flat surface to work on.


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For more info visit: http://bit.ly/teentakeover

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Teenager Israel Hernandez Tasered to Death by Miami Beach Police

At just 17, Israel Hernández-Llach was already an award-winning artist, on the threshold of acclaim in Miami Beach art circles. He was a sculptor, painter, writer and photographer whose craft was inspired by his home country of Colombia and his adopted city, Miami.

He was also a graffiti artist, known as “Reefa,” who sprayed colorful splashes of paint on the city’s abandoned buildings while playing cat-and-mouse with cops, who, like many property owners, consider graffiti taggers to be vandals, not artists.

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It was while spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s early Tuesday morning that Hernández-Llach was chased down by Miami Beach police and shot in the chest with a Taser. He later died.

Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez said the department “would like to extend its condolences to the family of Israel Hernández.”

Two of the dead teenager’s friends, including one who says he was his “lookout” while Hernández-Llach applied paint, said the officers exchanged high-fives and congratulations after Tasering him.

“He was on the ground and the cops were making jokes,” said 19-year-old Thiago Souza.

Félix Hernández said he saw about five police officers chasing Hernández and shoving him against a wall. Then he saw his friend on the ground, surrounded by police.

“He is a very skinny guy, very small” said Hernández, no kin to Israel.

Martinez said the incident is under investigation.

The chief said Hernández-Llach was confronted by officers about 5 a.m. as he was vandalizing private property, and he fled, leading officers on a foot chase. It ended at 71st and Harding when he was cornered by police and ran toward the officers, ignoring commands to stop, Martinez said.

“The officers were forced to use the Taser to avoid a physical incident,’’ the chief said.

He was hit once in the chest and collapsed, Martinez said, at which point officers noticed he was showing signs of distress. He was transported by fire-rescue to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Tasers are considered a nonlethal weapon, and police say their use has greatly reduced the number of fatalities in confrontations between police and violent subjects. Deaths after a Tasering are uncommon — but they do happen. Often an autopsy will discover that the Tasered individual had either a pre-existing medical condition or drugs in their system.

The medical examiner did not rule on a cause of death following an autopsy Wednesday. Further tests are pending, but Martinez said Hernández-Llach did not suffer any other injuries. Martinez said Hernández-Llach’s only previous arrest was for shoplifting, and that there was no indication he was involved in gang activity.

At the family’s apartment in Bay Harbor Islands Wednesday evening, a group of family and friends were tearfully coming to grips with their loss. Arranged carefully on a table in the apartment: an array of the young man’s drawings, sculptures and awards.

“He wanted to change the world somehow through art,” said the teenager’s 21-year-old sister, Offir Hernández. “We want answers. We only want to know what happened.”

The family’s lawyer, Todd McPharlin, said his clients would like an independent investigation of the incident.

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Rest in Peace REEFA!!!

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Spot light: Stela “The Little Star Child”

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“I’m a french canadian girl , I grew up around Montreal and been living there for 8 years now. I’m into cute and fierce stuff – ive been doing graff since high school, I started theough partying. It’s been a couple of years now, but I think I got seriously hooked 3 years ago. That’s a huge part of my life.” -Stela

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Follow her on IG @littlestarchild

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