Urban Spree and Jan Kaláb invite you at Urban Spree Galerie next Saturday 24.11 at 18:00 for the Berlin release of the much-awaited first published monograph of the influential Czech post-graffiti artist.
Published in November 2018 by Prague-based Trafo Gallery on the occasion of the artist’s new solo exhibition in Prague (02.11-20.12-2018), the 320-page book – edited by the artist himself with the support of critic Petr Volf and designer Jan Novák – encompasses the many different aspects of Jan Kaláb’s artistic career, from the early graffiti bombings as CAKES and POINT to his versatile works in public & indoor spaces, murals, sculptures, and paintings.
Signed copies will be available in our Berlin shop and online after the event. Please make your order on our webstore now to reserve a signed copy. All orders placed before 25.11.2018 will receive a signed copy.
In addition to the book signing event, Urban Spree Prints and Jan Kaláb release “Shine Around Blue 1118“, a very limited silkscreen print on Saturday 24.11.2018 at 18:00.
Edited by Urban Spree Prints and printed by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studio), the print is a 6-colour, 70 cm x 70 cm hand-pulled screen print, with vibrant colors and a hologram glitter layer.
The print is edited in a very limited run of 18 prints. 9 prints are reserved for the Berlin event while the remaining 9 prints are available to the subscribers of the Urban Spree newsletter (you can join our newsletter by signing in on the bottom of this page and by clicking on any of the sub-categories).
Jan Kaláb: Point of Space
Book Release and Signing
Saturday 24.11.2018 from 18:00
Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
Urban Spree Prints release 2 new screen prints on the occasion of “Balance”, the solo show of the Brussels-based duo Hell’O Collective at Urban Spree Galerie.
Both prints are 4-colour, 50×70 cm, hand-pulled, and printed at Urban Spree on Somerset 300 g/sm paper by Mother Drucker in a limited edition of 35 prints.
Both prints are available in Berlin at Urban Spree and online on our webstore. The exhibition of new paintings and drawings of the belgian duo goes on until 24.06 in our galerie space.
“Keep Smiling” is a 14-colour screen print based on the most iconic photograph of the Martha Cooper exhibition “One Week With 1UP” in a limited edition of 100 hand-pulled screen prints.
This highly technical art edition was crafted by Dolly Demoratti (Mother Drucker/Urban Spree Studios) and is released for the closing of the exhibition “One Week With 1UP” at Urban Spree Galerie.
In addition to the regular “Black Smiley” print, we offer 4 variations in a very limited run of 5 prints per edition: gold, chrome, mint, and pink.
The prints are available on the Urban Spree website here.
The screen-print produced for the Opening of the exhibition – “1UP Letters” – is still available here.
Urban Spree and Sliks are releasing a new series of Berlin-made graffiti t-shirts and hoodies.
São Paulo graffiti artist Rafael Sliks has designed a new series of screenprinted t-shirts and hoodies for Urban Spree during his Berlin Residency in March 2017. The 3 new designs are part of the 2017 new Urban Spree Artist Series and as usual are limited to 50 units per design + 10 hoodies.
T-shirts and hoodies are screen printed at Urban Spree in the Mother Drucker studios.
The 3 designs are Sliks’ astro fatcap signature style printed with a discharged ink on a black t-shirt and with a special water-based reflective silver ink on the hoodie, a bubble motive topped with a throw-up, and a pixação throw-up (URB SPR).
The series is edited in collaboration with Ease Clothing, Sliks’s streetwear collection and are available at Urban Spree Berlin and online here.
Mother Drucker and Victor Ash just released a new limited edition screen print based on a mural created by the French artist at Urban Spree this summer: “Full Moon” can be considered as the follow-up story of the iconic Berlin Kreuzberg “Astronaut”.
9 years after Victor Ash painted the “Astronaut” mural (22m x 14m) in Berlin Kreuzberg as part of the 3rd editon of the Backjumps Festival in 2007, the artist came back to Berlin in the summer of 2016 to paste the full moon motive on the Urban Spree Artist Wall.
As much as the “Astronaut” refers to David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity” (the astronaut is a direct reference to Major Tom), “Full Moon” is a tribute to the sequel song “Ashes to Ashes”.
Separated in time (9 years), and distance (3,5km), the mural and the print offers a reverie about the fate of Major Tom and the essence of street art: did Major Tom find the moon Victor Ash placed for him, and will he ever?
We have only a couple of prints available of this already sold out edition.