Nicknamed the “first lady of graffiti”, Lady Pink’s work is known for its celebration of women. The Ecuadorian-American artist was one of the first women active on the New York graffiti scene at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s, earning her a lead role in the seminal hip hop film, Wild Style, in 1983. While still at high school Pink began exhibiting in art galleries and by the age of 21 she had her first solo show. More recently she has designed a perfume bottle for Lancôme and turned her signature designs into a clothing range. Pink’s latest project is to create a 33 foot long mural on the walls of one of the new World Trade Center buildings, built to replace those destroyed by terrorist attacks on September 11 2001. The artist’s creation for this particular space will be based on her Unity Tree design, because she says, “The world has never been the same, but what we can celebrate is all the peacefulness and happiness that we enjoy in New York City with all the nations and nationalities living together”. New York reporter Tara Gadomski joins Lady Pink over the course of a week to witness her new painting come to life.
A few days ago I had an incredible conversation with the "First Lady of Graffiti" Lady Pink. In this episode we talk about her early days of painting trains with elite graffiti writers, proving herself, playing the construction game and mentoring young artists. Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/lady-pink/
Legendary graffiti artist Lady Pink takes to TFR: The Podcast this week from across the pond in New York City. Sipping away on Tattinger, and Pink smoking something a little stronger, the threesome touch on feminism, military operations and disrespecting Banksy (naughty Cookie)...
Female Artist Lady Pink Talks SWAT Teams And Toy Cops
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Sandra Fabara, AKA Lady Pink, recalls how an NYPD SWAT team and the toy cops (the NYPD Vandal Squad) raided her home while she was still living in Queens, New York. Trying to construct some charge against Lady Pink and her husband Roger, the boys seized anything they could find – from books, to computers, TV’s, and cans of spray paint! The Vandal squad had open investigations and would stop at nothing to try to back up their false charges. Lady Pink and her husband had to move to upstate New York to escape this harassment. For shame, Mr. Policeman… Check out the full interview at www.citizenabels.libsyn.com/pink-molotovs. “I Am Citizen Abels” (www.iamcitizenabels.com) is an internet radio show starring David Abels, and a copyrighted production of Four Strong Media LLC (www.fourstrongmedia.com). You can follow The Citizen on his social media sites and listen to him on iTunes, Stitcher, Last.fm, YouTube, Vimeo, and other iPhone, Android, and Windows phone, desktop, and tablet podcast and media player apps. Just search and subscribe to “I Am Citizen Abels.” You can also follow Citizen Abels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram or get in touch with him by email at email@example.com. Call Citizen Abels on The Citizen Hotline at (919) 969-9962.
Pink Molotovs, with Lady Pink, Artist & Graffiti Pioneer
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As a famous Nobel Prize-winning civil rights prosecutor once wrote, sometimes it feels like you’re playing in the ghetto and it ain’t much fun, and the fun you have becomes work even though it’s world-class art. That’s because at many turns, and in many subway depots, the man wants to come stop you from telling the world what’s right and what’s wrong, and he’ll come knocking down the door with machine guns and German shepherds to make sure you understand. On this episode of “I Am Citizen Abels,” entitled, “Pink Molotovs," recorded October 12, 2016, The Citizen interviews graffiti pioneer and internationally renowned artist, Lady Pink, from an undisclosed location away from the center of town. Lady Pink keeps The Citizen on his toes and back on his heels – a hard act for a woman – by teaching the prodigal genius that art for a dollar ain’t art for art’s sake. And while Lady Pink eventually volunteers to sit on The Citizen’s therapy couch to discuss the loss of fun in her life, he realizes soon that no copay is worth the paper it’s written on when you’re talking to a woman with something to say. So, join The Citizen and Lady Pink as they discuss Greekarican, the vandals on the vandal squad, and other assorted miscreants and mischief in another mind-bending assault on the lazy, the full-of-themselves, and other con artists. Lady Pink’s got everything she needs. She can and does look back. Forward too. “I Am Citizen Abels” (www.iamcitizenabels.com) is an internet radio show starring David Abels, and a copyrighted production of Four Strong Media LLC (www.fourstrongmedia.com). You can follow The Citizen on his social media sites and listen to him on iTunes, Stitcher, Last.fm, YouTube, Vimeo, and other iPhone, Android, and Windows phone, desktop, and tablet podcast and media player apps. Just search and subscribe to “I Am Citizen Abels.” You can follow Citizen Abels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram or get in touch with him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Citizen Abels toll-free on The Citizen Hotline at (844) 99-CITIZEN.
How do you feel about graffiti and street art? Is it a democratic form of creative expression, or an eyesore, a public nuisance, that gets your blood boiling? These are questions that Kim Chakanetsa puts to her two guests today.Olga Alexopoulou lives in Turkey but is originally from Greece. She has a master's degree in Fine Art from Oxford University but she likes to paint on walls, big walls. She is responsible for the biggest mural in Greece, all 350 square metres of it. Street art has been very visible during the recent crises in both Turkey and Greece and while Olga's work promotes peace she has also had to face down her critics. Lady Pink has been described as "the first lady of graffiti". She was born in Ecuador but made a name for herself across New York by literally spray painting her name on the city's subway trains. She was one of very few women on the scene in the late '70s. She used to dress as a boy to avoid unwanted attention. Three decades on, she is now one of the leading figures in the street art scene.(Photo: Olga Alexopoulou (L). Credit: Yannis Bournias. (R) Lady Pink. Credit: Lauren Thomas)