Friday, April 29, 2011
The graffiti Artist known as Revok, whose work is displayed in the “Art in the Streets” exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail after a judge found that he had violated the terms of his probation in a previous vandalism conviction.
Jason Williams aka Revok, appeared in a Van Nuys courtroom Monday where he was found to have violated his probation on a misdemeanor vandalism charge by failing to pay adequate restitution to his victims, according to prosecutors. Williams was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last Thursday as he prepared to board a plane for Ireland.
His arrest came amid controversy surrounding the museum’s “Art in the Streets” graffiti and street art exhibition, which the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have criticized as promoting vandalism and tagging.
Sheriff’s investigators said they are conducting a wide investigation into Revok.
“As a result of evidence discovered during his April 21 arrest, other incidents of vandalism were found in the county of Los Angeles,” said Capt. Mike Parker.
Investigators said the L.A. County district attorney’s office could file felony charges against Williams, who was arrested by a sheriff’s transit team that specializes in catching vandals.
The team recently arrested Cristian Gheorghiu, also known as Smear, another tagger-turned-artist. Gheorghiu received 45 days’ community service for violating his probation. He was arrested two days after The Times published a story on his life as an artist with tagging roots.
Revok is among the best known and boldest taggers in Los Angeles. Williams, a one-time member of the graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings” or MSK, was arrested in 2009 in Melbourne, Australia, after a series of highly publicized large pieces. A resident of the Fairfax district, Williams was placed on probation for felony vandalism in 2009 during the Coachella music festival.
He also was arrested in November 2009 by deputies near the 33rd Graffiti Art Store, where images of his graffiti were featured. During a later search of Williams’ home, deputies found several hundred paint cans, a police badge and a fire extinguisher — a tool commonly used for applying large tags.
They also found a stolen detour sign and digital photos of his graffiti work on his phone.
His bail was set for an astounding $320,000, which is more than any of the other cases in LA over the past 2 months including number of major assaults, rapes and few charges of molestation.
Do they want us to think of artistic displays of expression and creativity as criminal?
Support the freedom of creativity however you can...
For more about REVOK visit -
Thursday, April 28, 2011
30 of Cape Town's top graffiti artist signed up and got together to produce one massive mural at the Searle St Park in Woodstock, Cape Town.
I will have the complete mural up in a few days... need to add a few images together
For more info visit -
Monday, April 25, 2011
GreenPop has been doing some rad stuff lately. I have worked on a few projects with them and really dig helping them out or lending my creativity to aid their cause. Last week Green Pop held an event at the Assembly in Cape Town and DJ Just Be...? was there to shake things up a bit.
Good things happen when.... you plant a tree
Join the Treevolution - http://greenpop.org/
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Buffy is not your normal every day Joe, he is like a classic modern day version of Renaissance Painter but with a bit of Lobo or Tank Girl thrown in there.
You don't meet too many cats like that these days...
Here is a bit of his this and that
Ruff' Sketch for Exhibition Flyer
Three Stories - One Night Only
Mixed Media Painting (Co-Lab w/ Mak1one and Bison)
Canvas from a recent solo exhibition
Cover Art for a Trance CD (his old school artwork)
This Photo is a section of the eyes
from a large painting Buffy did of me, it took almost 5 years and 4 other canvases for me to get this piece. Every time he finished a painting for me it would get swooped up by some random collector or gallery before I could link with him to get it. He had this painting hung in his studio for a few months and had to turn down some huge offers for the piece. He told me how the painting almost seem to be looking after him and that it would appear to change mood or feeling from day to day. If you ever get to see the whole painting you will know it was well worth all the time and weight.
Most people will prob. not be able to get hold of him,
for now check out a small sample of his work on FB -
For more work, commissions and information go to -
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It was a fun event for classic cause and the little kids had a blast. Helping towards good times and cleaner beaches, you can't go wrong. I was glad to be involved.
Here is the link to a slideshow of images I shot at the event for TheBombSurf