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Painting in the 'Reykjavik Hall of Fame'

Going to Reykjavik, my friend Sigrun already hooked me up to paint with another female artist there (more on my collaboration with her later). One of the great things about the graffiti culture and social media is that once you publicize that you are traveling anywhere in the world - other writers come forward and usually make their way to paint or organize a wall. Thanks to Dan from Montana Colors who hooked me up with CLONE and CASIO - Icelandic graffiti writers.The were really no graffiti supply shops in Reykjavik, I only heard of one which only sold limited belton black and white spraypaint, thats because they were going out of business. So the only source was to go to an art suppply store who only sold German Montana. The price of spraypaint was almost double of that in New York. Luckily for some discounts I was able to load up in vast array of colors for my first piece in Iceland! I went for the gold...

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CLONE, one of the first Icelandic graffiti writers,  hitting up my blackbook ....

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Stickers...don't leave home with out 'em....

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The boys decided to paint using roller paint as a fillin' for their pieces....I don't blame them...spraypaint is way too expensive there..

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Time for some action ! At the Reykjavik Hall of Fame...also a skatepark...

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Progress shot...

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CASIO putting it down...old school style....

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CLONE getting down....

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With my friend Sigrun...

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Finished pieces....

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Adventures in Reykjavik

I just arrived from my solo expedition to Reykjavik, Iceland. I went to visit my good friend Sigrun, do some tourist things and of course explore the graffiti scene out there.Here are some photos of my first day....

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At the airport exchanging Dollars to Icelandic Krones, ISK. (kr1000 = $8.31)

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The scenery from Keflavik International Airport was breathtaking. Houses rest on land made up of  old volcanic rocks ...looks like a fairytale... IMG_2395

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I had the chance to visit the Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church...one of the tallest in Iceland.

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The statue of Leif Eriksson - Iceland / Norweigan explorer who was said to have discovered North America 500 years before Chritopher Columbus...

 

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An exhibition inside the church..."In Green Pastures I rest". I like that.

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A view from inside the church's clock tower - with a 36o degree look at Reykjavik.

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The large pipe church organs ...

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Clean and modern aesthetic of the inside of the church...

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The guesthouse where I stayed in...

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My first night in Reykjavik it rained and there was night. But then I learned

that the cloud only hid the Sun. But in reality there was no sunset during the summers in Iceland.

Inside the guesthouse, vintage Icelandic art and decor...shabby but cute.

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