In July 2005, John Tsombikos, a then 18 year old art student from Great Falls was arrested as the person mainly responsible for all the BORF taggings in DC (and beyond – read the complete story here).
The whole street art universe has since been on foot to help him (see some of the efforts here) and there have been several non-spraypaint media exhibits held by the man (boy) himself.
(the general Borf backlash, we can focus on some other time)
Now, this Friday, the Borf Brigade (last time actively seen during the street bycicle party (see the “Twist and Shout” video footage here), is orchestrating a “Spectacular display of found objects” in hopes of raising 12000 dollars, that will be required to pay his legal fees.
No one has seen the exhibit yet, as the media has been given ONLY a blind folded tour but this is obviously one of those events that is to be deemed unmissable by, lets face it, 99% of us, and you.
Opening Reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 18
6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 18-20
6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 25-27
Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
1644 North Capitol St. NW
find out more about the exhibit here
Read one of the rare Borf interviews here here
see random flickr tagged Borf here: