James Powderly

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Middle of the Night: Powderly Update, Marty Unltd., Etc.

    James Powderly et alia are back from Chinese detention, and claim rough treatment in custody, including threats against themselves and their families, the third degree, sleep and water deprivation, and the theft of thousands of dollars worth of video equipment, reports the New York Sun. They had bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Powderly Beijing Update

    We have mentioned that Brooklyn artists James Powderly was detained in Beijing earlier this week by Chinese authorities for protesting on behalf of Tibet outside the Olympic games. The Brooklyn Paper fleshes the story out today. It turns out that three other Brooklyn artists -- Powderly collaborator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Brooklyn Artist, 5 Others Detained in Beijing for Protest

    Brooklyn's James Powderly has been detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing, reports Boing Boing. The high-tech artist apparently was part of a group that used LED lights to spell out the words "Free Tibet" near the site of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is reported that all five in the group ar ... More >>

  • Art

    December 19, 2006

    Graf Life

    An impromptu museum pops up as street artists seize a building they once illegally tagged