With great pleasure Factory Fresh presents Skewville's 80th Birthday: A Retro Retrospective to celebrate the art and life of this duo. The Skewville twins have been making things since birth, from building club houses in the 70's, graffiti in the 80's, then on to commercial ventures in the 90's. In the past 13 years, they have been making innovations on the street and in art galleries with their stylized work and installations. Best known for their wooden sneaker mission "When Dogs Fly" which continues to evolve and has grown to many new cities and editions.
This past year they returned from their final european show in the UK at High Roller Society and did a coast to coast tour showing at Pawn Works in Chicago, Black Book in Colorado & White Walls in San Francisco. They have also done a large scale mural for Brooklyn's North Side Festival as well as creating The Bushwick Art Park and making an outdoor prototype at the New Museum. The Bushwick neighborhood summer favorite for 2011 was when Skewville painted an entire building to look like boombox.
As the largest collectors of their own work, Skewville will showcase past favorites such as the original giant "Hype" signs from Wooster Collective's 11 Spring Street show in 2006, as well as the Skewville "Lawnmower Stamper" that prints out " Keep on Grass" and The Secret Laboratory Book Shelf Door from Basement AIr Show in 2005. Also featuring their wooden sneaker archives from 1999 to present as well as recent artworks from the past few years will also be available and on display.
Skewville's 80th Birthday
Anxieteam play at the twins birthday party and unveil their one off special Hasidic Street-Art Duo Jewville
Photos by Jakop Nazaretyan Photography. Thank you to Chick, Chris & Devon for helping us make this show happen. Viva La Skewville!