They were so popular in the streets of New York, and have been the topic of discussion wherever they appear. Collector’s around the world called and emailed asking how they could own one. So we created a special collection of “LOVE GUNS” and they are available now through our New York Gallery, UNKNOWN NYC.
Each of the AK47′s has been die-cut from heavy 12 Gauge steel, hand painted, signed and numbered.
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Posted in Available Work,Da StreetsOctober 7, 2011
Each “Love Gun” is cut from 12-gauge steel, hand painted signed and number. They are the creative by product of TMNK’s summer street exhibition entitled Armed and Extremely dangerous.
To learn more about the Armed & Extremely Dangerous exhibit (click here) or to check out the Limited edition LOVE GUNS, and perhaps add one to your collection (click here).
Posted in Da Streets,ExhibitionsAugust 14, 2011
The second wave of New York Street Artist TMNK’s (Nobody) Art installation entitled, “Armed & Extremely Dangerous” have been deployed. AK47′s cut out of sheet metal, have been painted bright colors and inscribed with messages of peace and hope and installed throughout New York. The artist believes that we as a society of so-called civilized people have become “Armed and Extremely Dangerous.” And so he’s placed what he calls “WMD’s” “Weapons of Mass DIsruption” and Weapons of Mass Discussion” into public spaces all over New York. The artist’s message, slightly different from officials of Homeland Security, “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING (wrong in your world, DO SOMETHING!” Each of us, with acts of caring, kindness, and love can make a difference. – Nobody Cares
Posted in Da Streets,Nobody's JournalAugust 12, 2011
The First Wave of deployments were well received by the streets. Most have been scooped up and taken home. Cool. The second wave of deployments will begin soon. And yes, we’ll use any NON-VIOLENT weaponry we can to distract you, disrupt your normal pattern of thinking. Today we’re deploying IED’s (improvised erotic devices) . Aka me, my Art is My Weapon Army, and our AK47′s are going to MIND FUCK! YOU. Your mind is my canvas, your soul my wet paint. Nobody is everywhere, and if it’s up to me…LOVE’s Gonna get Ya.
Posted in Da Streets,ExhibitionsAugust 10, 2011
The Exhibit by New York Street Artist TMNK (aka Nobody) opens TODAY! and its called Armed and Extremely Dangerous. Metal “fake” ak47 cut-outs have been painted a variety of colors, and inscribed with messages that promote unity, peace, and love. They have been left throughout New York City as a Street Art Installation. They are intended to visually disrupt the passer-by, much the way deadly gunfire would from their real counterparts. But artistic weapons, “thought grenades”, Weapons of Mass Disruption and Weapons of Mass Discussion, weren’t designed to harm, instead they were deployed to spark a dialogue, or perhaps inspire others to find creative non-violent ways to make a difference. Or at least try to.
I’m just a street artist, a Nobody. But it frightens me to think that in my “civilized” world my son is in more danger of being killed by someone from the same neighborhood, city that he grew up in, than a terrorist. I’m saddened that, my world birthed a madman that could slaughter innocent men, women, children in Norway, and worse yet, he’s not the only one. So perhaps my voice, my pebble in the pond, is insignificant, my “street art projects” sheer folly? Well I think not. I think each of us has the potential to do something great, to make a difference. And since I gotta be here and do something before I am no more, I saw something, so NOBODY decided to DO SOMETHING – anything less, would certainly be dangerous. Because if you’re not part of the solution, well… YOU know who you are. This Nobody cares. – TMNK
SoHo, New York -New York Street artist TMNK aka NOBODY has announced a new Solo exhibition entitled, Armed & Extremely Dangerous. The Exhibition which will consists of a series of street installations of what the artists describes as WMD’s “Weapons of Mass Disruption” and “Weapons of Mass Discussion.” ”I want to disrupt the way we as a society normally think, and confront and discuss our views on what is a public danger. And while government agencies and media typically create and define for us who or what endanger us, I believe our own violent and at times hateful behavior is our greatest threat. I’ve deliberately chosen to juxtapoz and contrast the image of a deadly ak47 with messages of peace, love, and humanity, each inscribed with the message Art is My weapon. A reminder that there are peaceful, non-violent ways to make a difference, to change the world. And that each of us, by the choices we make daily, can be an instrument of that change a weapon for peace.”
Rebel forces are being deployed throughout the city. And there have been several recent sightings of the artist spreading his message of love, caring, and humanity. Nobody seems to be everywhere.