FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UP MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 – ICONS
One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, New York NY 10007
Opening Night: Thursday 9/15, 7-10pm
Icons Art Market: Friday 9/16, 2-9pm
Games & Community Day: Saturday 9/17, 1-5pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 9/18, 3-5pm
Power, influence, and Icon status are as elusive as they are alluring. In UP’s fifth print issue since our launch in 2019, we tackle what it means to be an icon and what the icons we aspire to and use in our art say about us. The world of graffiti and street art is full of bombastic legends and iconic tags, and UP5 features exclusive interviews with artists such as CRASH, Mike 171, SJK 171, and D*Face among dozens of others. But more than ever, UP5 – ICONS doesn’t restrict itself to urban art. In UP5’s more than 35 articles, we cover the history of American flag, Hasidic Jewish art, Bob Ross, and superheroes, because for this issue, we wanted to think big.
In the spirit of thinking big, we have a whole weekend of events planned to kick off the UP5 release. Join us at One Art Space in Tribeca on September 15th-18th for an opening night party, an art market with local vendors, a game day, and an artist talk with several of the featured artists from the magazine.
All events are free of charge and open to the public. Keep an eye on the @up__mag Instagram for updates.
Artists featured in the Release Party Weekend are: @jappyagoncillo @art_by_eyebrows @crashone @mike_171 @sjk_171 @optimonyc @iamfinley @jeffhenriquezart @ian_cinco @zglauber @nasrinsheykhiart @dylanegon @baston714 @tonysjoman @eyeantic @hiphopismyreligion @ladyjday @marzipanphysics @mschainkerfineart @citykittystreet @sfgrajales @turtlecaps @vk.nyc.art @paolo_tolentino @fire__flower
Vendors featuring the Release Party Weekend include:
Articles featured in Issue 5: ICONS are:
Fame, Fortune, & FOMO: Confessions of an Artfluencer by Christina Elia
Modern Mythology: Superheroes by Sean Barry
Transcendent CRASH: John Matos by Vittoria Benzine
King of LA’s Creative Golden Age – Robert Vargas by Ana-Alicia Salazar
Muckrock & Roll: Jules Muck by Vittoria Benzine
The Boys from the Heights by Emma Riva
Rebels Without a Pause: A History of NYC Graffiti Writers by Lonnie Richards
Abstract Beauty: Tony Sjöman and the Rise of Rubin415 by T.K. Mills
Faceless: Showcasing Iconic Artists Who Don’t Show Their Faces by Lonnie Richards
Icons of Havana: Art of a Revolutionary Generation by Amir Saarony
Old Gloryfication, An American Icon by Greg Hamm
Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya: The Neuroscientist-Artist Fighting Anti-Asian Racism by Miranda Levingston
A History of the Bowery Wall by Caitlin Sowers
Stickers Slaps to 18 Stories: A Conversation with D*Face by T.K. Mills
The Irony of Becoming Iconic: An Afternoon with Ron English by Alexandria Deters
OBEY: An Introduction to the Iconography of Shepard Fairey by Moira Hampson
Rocking with Risk: A Colorful Career by Karen McDonough
Portrait of An Artist: Jeff Henriquez by Jeanelle Folkes
The Every Woman Biennial: 5 Quick Questions with Finley by Alexandria Deters
The Iconic Humanism of Bob Ross by Claire Carvounis
Canvas of Time – Portraits of the Past and Present with JAYO by Brian Bloss
Inside the Mind of Ian Cinco by Ana Candelaria
False Idols by Emma Riva
UP5 – ICONS Cover art by was commissioned by UP Magazine and designed by Jappy Agoncillo.
UP5 – ICONS was edited by T.K. Mills, Emma Riva, Christina Elia, and Claire Carvounis. Photography by Katie Godowski, Just A Spectator, Leah Gerstel, Kurt Boone, Jeanelle Folkes, Karen McDonough, Lonnie Richards, Wendy Random, Brittany Hopman, Milena Bennett, Amir Saarony, Erik Castaneda, and T.K. Mills
UP5 – ICONS wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors, Aha! App, BeerCanvas, Bushwick Daily, Classy Screens, Clutter Magazine, Deep Space Gallery, FoxyLab, Goldfine CPA, Hustle & Flo, Loft Projects, One Art Space, Plastic Pizza, Prime Life, Paint the Town Podcast, Queen of Hearts Global, Tango Hotel, Teak, and The Buren.
UP is a NYC-based magazine that centers on street art, graffiti, and creative urban culture. Each issue of UP focuses on a single subject, exploring a wide range of artists, interviews, and ideas around the theme.
Our mission is to provide the art community with nuanced, provocative, and critical writing that navigates the questions of our generation. We pride ourselves on serving our readers high-quality articles that investigate, inform, and entertain. Like good art, UP Magazine is made to make you think and make you feel.