Creating Art for the Cause

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On March 21st, the R&R crew took a little field trip off the Rockaway peninsula and into the downtown art scene. There were no Tyvek suits and no respirators to be seen. What was the occasion you ask? Well, to celebrate their new collaboration, Daryl K and Steven Alanhosted a pre-launch party at Steven Alan’s Chelsea Annex, complete with Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez and Jimmy Raskin hand-painting 2 pairs of vintage Daryl K jeans. The jeans are being auctioned off on Ebay RIGHT NOW and there are only 2 days left to make them yours. Oh, and 100% of the proceeds will help support our work in Rockaway. Did we mention that?

So, we think these look pretty great, and we also think you should let all your friends know. People who are into Street Art, Fashion, Sandy Relief, collecting one of a kind artworks that you can WEAR if you want to… Plus, these guys do some really interesting work, and Mare139 has been around for a long time, starting with painting subway cars in the 70s and 80s, to becoming the official US Graffiti Ambassador! (We have to admit, we had no idea there was such thing as a Graffiti Ambassador, but we’re glad we know now.) Anyway, it was pretty great to watch him work with Jimmy Raskin at his side, who does some pretty great stuff in his own right.

So here’s a peek at the finished product! And also, here’s the link to our Ebay page.

And in case you needed proof to believe the part about no Tyvek suits OR respirators for this occasion, here’s a a little of that, too.

Thanks to Mother New York for making the intros, and to Max Lakner for the photos.

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