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Facebook: www.facebook.com/angotti81
Website: www.benangotti.com
email: angotti81@yahoo.com

I have a TON of original paintings on SALE!  I also take commissions, illustrations, paintings, graphics, you name it!
Candles lit gamble with a bitch
Who made me love her, when I touch her
Soft paws, hide claws
Bees with sweet honey in they mouth
Have bitter stingers at they tail
Walk through the chambers of death, take a hold on to hell
Embracing her was like embracing a 3rd rail
Got a Guru painting I did last night signed by Gang Starrs other half!!!  cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?…

Original Painting by legendary live painter Ben Angotti ( www.benangotti.com ).  A painting of one of raps finest, Guru of Gang Starr.  Signed by top billed MCs, Djs and producers.
Signatures on the back include:

Dante Ross
Kool Herc
Dj Premier (of Gang Starr!!!!)
Grandmaster Caz
Smif N Wessun
Dj Scratch
Just Blaze
Grand Puba

This is your chance to own not only a beautiful painting done in the memory of Guru, but a true testament to the world of Hip Hop.  Each signature was done on the memorial of Guru's passing at Sutra lounge in NYC, April 19 2011.
If you've been keeping up I know I've been in a lot of these.  But please if you have a few minutes register and vote

Here's the link: www.artbattles.com/poll/vote

Many many many thanks
You're invited to be my complimentary guest at this years ArtExpo NY. I will be showing with over 400 different artists from around the world.
Go to the link below and enter "ARTNY2011" for your complimentary tickets!
www.microspec.com/tix123/etic.…
I'll be in booth 230
Hope to see you there!
Let's do what we can to save this landmark!
Please sign here: www.ipetitions.com/petition/su…

Here's a quick bio of NY's premier graffiti mecca:

5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world's premiere "graffiti Mecca," where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.
The name 5Pointz signifies the five boroughs coming together as one but, because of its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, the industrial complex has actually united aerosol artists from across the world. Legendary writers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and all over the United States have painted on the building walls, including Stay High 149, Tracy 168, Cope2, Part, and Tats Cru.
Over the past decade, the striking, graffiti-covered warehouse has attracted several hip-hop and R&B stars, including Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Kaz, Mobb Deep, Rahzel, DJ JS-1, Boot Camp Clik, Joan Jett, and Joss Stone.
On any given day, 5Pointz visitors can expect to find prominent artists, musicians, deejays, Emcees (rappers), and B-boys (break dancers) on site, in addition to filmmakers, photographers, and entire tour buses full of admirers soaking in the more than 350 Technicolor murals.
The gallery curator is graffiti veteran Jonathan Cohen, best known by his signature tag, "Meres One." His goal is to convert the five-story, block-long industrial complex at Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, formerly the Phun Phactory, into a graffiti art museum.

Website: 5ptz.com/graff/
Another NY landmark suffer the pangs of gentrification, money and greed
www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2…
Please click on the link then the plus sign
link: www.artbattles.com/user/194

A trip to Europe is on the line and I really want to go!

Thanks!
Hey Everyone,
Got a humble request for you all to check out www.artbattles.com ( www.artbattles.com )
It's been a live art movement I've had the privilege of working with for 10 years.
It really is gaining steam and moving worldwide, starting with a european tour in April.
As an artist you may be featured on the site by submitting an application.  Also you can vote for your favorite live painter!
My page is here www.artbattles.com/artists/ben… but check out all the artist pages as well.

Thanks!
Thanks for the support and best wishes!
I'm going to be in Barcelona oct. 13-31 painting live with the artbattles crew.  ( www.artbattles.com )
All you unbelievably talented Spain people, if you have advise, or just wanna chill let me know.  We are working with the owners of La Maquinista, the largest mall in Barcelona.  Please stop by if you are in the area.
After all my banter they picked a worthy winner!!!
I had this entry pegged as a winner for a while.  Well deserved!
Again, Congrats :iconbeagifted:
So I didn't make the cut for the top 25, but there were some overwhelmingly amazing entries!  I wanna thank everyone that gave me encouragement and comments.
After seeing all the other entries, I was pretty sure I wouldn't make it anyway, but I gotta say I think the DA staff sucked in 50% of their choices.  There were some sick characters, but of course the ones that looked like toddlers in armor always seem to win.  Also its a character contest, not a "forest in the background" contest.  Some of the characters were very well drawn and put in a plausible scene(which was often a forest), but generic as hell in design.  I trolled through the entries and there were some truly new and unique designs that didn't get picked.
Boooo DA
So I'm in the contest.
Wish me luck!!!
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Cheers to celebrating the life of the best fantasy illustrator of all time.
Thanks for the enormous influence all your work has had on me and the art world.
Though you will be missed, your exceptional work and the impact it had will live on forever.
Cuz Twilight is to movies as Bush is to Presidents.  Worse actually
Happy (belated)Holidays everyone!!
I've been real busy gearing up for my show, so I'm sending a universal big thank you for all the favs and comments.  

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I have a solo show January 8th at the Under Minerva Gallery.  It will feature a large majority of the work I've completed in the last four years. Please come if you can make it.
Friday, January 8th, 8- 12pm opening

Under Minerva Gallery
656 5th Ave. (btn 20thst & 21st)
Brooklyn, NY

Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid…
I now own a mac... I hate it.  Please tell me some advantages!!! Or tell me why I'm an idiot.   Used I-mac..all progams $750...thought it was a good deal- to replace my 5 year old dell...was wrong
  • Watching: steve jobs kneecaps
"One of these four artists will receive a solo gallery show, curatorial consultation,
and a $20,000 commission for a huge permanent mural at Alchemy Properties'
latest development, The Griffin Court at 800 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan. "

Please vote at www.artbattles.com
(scroll down to second blog entry, no signup necessary)

Also thanks for the DD!  I'll try and thank everyone individually when I get a chance!
Thanks to :icondrop-asd: for the suggestion and :iconarchann: for the feature!
Go to the Artbattles website and vote!!! www.artbattles.com
I made it to the top 4 (of 10)!!!

On another note two keys on my keyboard stopped working(the k and ,).  Its an imac standard aluminum keyboard about a year old.  Does anyone know what might be wrong with it? Getting real sick of copying and pasting "k"s