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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

Plus photographic prints from @a_candela_photography @alexandria.deters.art @icaptureyou2 @katiegodowski_photography     @kurtboonephotography @moderndayvixen @mrcandid0_0 @streetartdesire @wendyrandom

Vendors featuring the Release Party Weekend include:

@queenofheartsglobal @beercanvas @sourmousenyc @classyscreens @hustlenflo.co @stainednapkins @shaniceariel @m.erchhh @wl_pma @birdbrainsnyc @erinwip @wisdomher @eyeofnox @ad.tumulum @blackligma

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.