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Art: Happening

Rage Is Back Graffiti Show feat. Blake "KEO" Lethem


Friday Feb 1, 2013 (6–10pm)

Saturday Feb 2, 2013 (8pm)



1714 Telegraph Ave


$5 launch party on Saturday / FREE on Friday


You might be familiar with Berkeley-based author Adam Mansbach thanks to his (in)famous "children's book for adults," Go the Fuck to Sleep, but Mansbach is far more than a profane picture book author. He's also the guy behind "Wake the Fuck Up," the Obama ad featuring Samuel L. Jackson that garnered 1.7 million views in its first 24 hours; the author of The End of the Jews and Angry Black White Boy; a poet, essayist, screenwriter, graphic novel writer, and cultural critic; co-host of the KPFA radio show "Father Figures," about progressive parenting; and an overall well-rounded dude. His newest novel, Rage Is Back, is a big, bold, graffiti-and-grit-filled novel set in the modern underbelly of New York City. Join Mansbach at Oakland's shoe-boutique-meets-art-gallery, SoleSpace, as he's joined by NYC street art legend Blake "KEO" Lethem. Friday night is a First Friday/Oakland Art Murmur preview of Lethem and Mansbach's show, and Saturday night is a $5 official launch party.

Bonnie Chan, Flavorpill

SoleSpace says…

Join SoleSpace as we welcome NYC spray can artist Blake "KEO" Lethem to present new works, including illustrations for the just released novel Rage is Back by Adam Mansbach. Lethem is a graf legend, visual artist, and emcee from Brooklyn, and original member of the legendary VOS Crew (Vandals on the Street). He'll be signing art — and Saturday night he'll join Mansbach as part of the discussion for the official Rage is Back launch party.