These photos of Picasso doing graffiti with a tiny flashlight were shot in 1949 by LIFE photographer Gjon Mili when he visited the artist in Vallauris, France.
Vandal, graffiti writer, street artist, fine artist, Eine has over twenty years experience of drawing a crowd. Internationally recognized for his super-sized lettering in urban areas throughout the world, from storefront shutters to city walls, the former master printer at UK publishing house Pictures On Walls continues to take his deceptively simple typography to a new level.
Eine has enjoyed successful group and solo shows at galleries throughout London, Scandinavia and the US and has participated in numerous art events and festivals, including Santa’s Ghetto (2004-2007) and Nuart (2007). He most recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for hand-pulling the most colors (78) in a silk-screen print and is about to set foot in Los Angeles to prepare for his first West Coast solo at Carmichael Gallery.
SlamxHype pulled him aside for a few minutes to learn a little more.
SXH: Can you tell us a bit about where you are from?
Eine: I was born and grew up in London.
SXH: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Eine: When I was really young I wanted to be a train driver, when I was a little bit older the Bionic Man, but then I came to the realization that he was science fiction and that left me feeling flat and disappointed. Feeling like this, I started exploring the idea of creating a fantasy bionic world of my own and now I’m an Artist.
SXH: Where do you find inspiration and influence on a daily basis?
Eine: It has a lot to do with what makes me laugh and things that amuse me.
SXH: What’s the best thing about the city you live in?
Eine: The fact that London is unique and everywhere you look something strange is happening.
SXH: Where is the best place to eat? Why?
Eine: Bagel shop on the top of Brick Lane, because it’s always open. At 4 in the morning it’s a good meeting place.
SXH: Best Gallery in your city?
Eine: Tate Modern, because it’s one of the best in the world.
SXH: What do you think of the current climate of the art scene?
Eine: Before the credit crunch there was a real buzz but far too much money involved, now it’s more about painting and having fun.
SXH: What artists are changing the way we think at the moment?
SXH: Where do you see the art scene in 10 years time?
Eine: There will be a new bunch of kids making stuff that we don’t fully understand. They will make us look old and boring.
SXH: Whats green, fluffy and lives in your second drawer?
Eine: A sandwich.
Interview by SLAMxHYPE
By LUKE SALKELD
Last updated at 12:44 PM on 23rd June 2009
These dramatic images capture the scene as a woman casually strolls on to main line rail tracks on her way home from shopping.
She seemed oblivious to the potential dangers of walking along the line where high-speed trains regularly pass.
Fortunately for the unidentified 38-year-old, the alarm was raised and services halted.
One of those trains held up had stopped near a bridge when its driver spotted the woman.
He eased his train forward to meet her and then got down from his cabin, helping her aboard before giving her a lift to nearby Bristol Parkway.
The bizarre scenes were captured by trainspotter John Hobbs as he waited on a bridge to photograph a special service due to arrive from Birmingham.
School caretaker John, 61, from Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, said the mystery woman appeared to be very 'laid back' despite the danger.
He said: 'I heard some shouting from the tracks so I looked down and saw three guys wearing orange jackets shouting at this woman to get off the line.
'She had a few bags of shopping with her so I thought I'd take a few pictures because it was a very unusual situation.
'She was totally oblivious to the danger because she was actually walking along the mainline and it could easily have been electrified.
'I thought she must have been suffering from some sort of illness but when I spoke to the transport police afterwards they said she was absolutely fine.'
The unnamed woman, who lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is thought to have walked off the platform at Bristol Parkway Station just after 9am on Saturday.
She then strolled for 650m along the track eastwards towards Winterbourne before a cross-country train driver picked her up at 9.20am.
Train services in the area were halted between 9am and 9.30am, causing travel chaos for thousands of passengers.
A British Transport Police spokesman has confirmed they are investigating the incident and revealed that the woman involved was not in a disturbed state.
He said: 'Nine times out of ten when you find people on the tracks it is down to mental health issues but as far as we know this woman wasn't in a distressed state.
'After she was taken back to the platform by a train driver our officers escorted her on another train to her home in Cheltenham.
'We have now reported her to the Crown Prosecution Service for trespassing and the case is in the hands of the prosecutors.'
The damage to the Llandudno-Manchester Piccadilly train, the first incident on Saturday night
Three trains are out of service after a spate of vandalism during which metal and bricks were suspended from a bridge to smash the driver's window.
On Saturday evening a train travelling from Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly was struck. Then the Holyhead to Crewe service was hit by a brick.
Another was damaged on Sunday, but this time a brick or stone was thrown.
British Transport Police said the offences could kill and could be punishable by life imprisonment.
Sergeant Andy Hemmings, of British Transport Police in Bangor, Gwynedd, said: "We're talking ultimately that people could die as a result of these actions.
"In legal terms the offence that we're looking at investigating is what we call an offence endangering the safety of persons on the railway, and that offence with intent carries life imprisonment the same as murder - so very, very serious."
Officers have been collecting forensic evidence and are said to be following other lines of inquiry. As well as plain clothes officers, there are high-visibility patrols in the area.
No-one was hurt in any of the incidents but the trains were removed from service for repair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
A jogger forced a train driver to apply the emergency brakes after he found her running in the middle of the tracks.
The woman jumped to the side of the tracks as the train came to a halt near Bucknell railway station in Shropshire.
The driver of the Shrewsbury to Swansea service, who rounded a curve before seeing her, was left in shock and unable to continue driving on Monday.
Police said the woman held up a hand to apologise and told the train crew she had lost her way on a footpath.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers who were called to the scene could not find the jogger following the incident, which happened at shortly after 1500 BST.
This was a very serious incident which has left a train driver in shock and the consequences could have been far worse had the driver not acted so quickly
British Transport Police
The train was travelling at about 60mph (97km/h) when the driver saw her running with her back to the train.
There was major disruption to services after the train driver was unable to carry on, police said.
A BTP spokesman said: "This was a very serious incident which has left a train driver in shock and the consequences could have been far worse had the driver not acted so quickly.
"I cannot emphasise the dangers of trespassing on the railway strongly enough as, unlike road vehicles, trains are unable to stop quickly in an emergency."
The woman police are trying to trace is described as being aged about 40, 5ft 6ins and wearing a blue vest top with white trim and blue shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP or Crimestoppers anonymously.
A £5,000 reward has been offered after vandals threw a concrete slab through the windscreen of a train.
British Transport Police (BTP) said they wanted to trace four Asian youths seen running from the scene in Lye, in the Black Country, on 1 June.
The 37-year-old driver, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, saw some youths on a footbridge before the slab hit the windscreen, injuring his arm, BTP said.
Officers also want to trace the driver of a Citroen who drove past the youths.
The operator of the train, London Midland, is offering the reward.
"We are offering this £5,000 reward in a bid to seek new information that will lead to a conviction and will do everything we can to assist BTP in identifying these offenders," a spokesman said.
"Incidents such as this are uncommon, but throwing stones at trains can have dreadful consequences and I'd urge anyone who has information to assist BTP in their enquiries to come forward."
The youths, aged between 15 and 18, are described as wearing dark clothing, with one in a hooded top with a motif on its front. Another was carrying a bag.
Second Banksy city mural attacked
A second mural in central Bristol by the graffiti artist Banksy has been defaced.
The Mild Mild West, which depicts comic policemen and a bear, has been splattered with blue paint.
On Monday, a picture painted on the side of a wall in the city's Park Street was vandalised with blue paint splashes.
The image, which was due to be restored on Wednesday, shows a naked man hanging from a window sill.
Businessman Albert Murphy, Conservative councillor for Avonmouth, said he was using his own cherry picker to clean the Park Street work.
"The council won't do it because they haven't got the facilities to do it and we have.
"We're going to remove the biodegradable paint first and then it can be cleaned off with soapy water and then we'll start on the picture.
"I'll do it myself, there's no cost to the council whatsoever."
In April, the Mild Mild West was sprayed with red paint by a group called Appropriate Media as a protest over the Stokes Croft area of the city "being gentrified"
The red paint was later cleaned by community volunteers.
The Mild Mild West was voted Bristol's favourite alternative landmark in an online poll in 2007.
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is showing an exhibition of Banksy's work which is due to run for 12 weeks.
Three people have appeared in court charged with faking artwork by the graffiti artist Banksy. Grant Howard, 43, from south Croydon, and Lee Parker, 44, from Eastbourne, east Sussex, are charged with conspiracy to defraud. At City of London Magistrates' Court Vesna Grande-Howard, 32, also of south Croydon, is accused of money laundering. All three face a charge of possessing articles for use in fraud. They are accused of forging screen prints purporting to be by controversial 'guerilla artist' Banksy, whose art has sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds. It is also alleged they manufactured and sold faked Vivienne Westwood clothing. The accused are due before Southwark Crown Court on 18 August.
Three people have appeared in court charged with faking artwork by the graffiti artist Banksy.
Grant Howard, 43, from south Croydon, and Lee Parker, 44, from Eastbourne, east Sussex, are charged with conspiracy to defraud.
At City of London Magistrates' Court Vesna Grande-Howard, 32, also of south Croydon, is accused of money laundering.
All three face a charge of possessing articles for use in fraud.
They are accused of forging screen prints purporting to be by controversial 'guerilla artist' Banksy, whose art has sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
It is also alleged they manufactured and sold faked Vivienne Westwood clothing.
The accused are due before Southwark Crown Court on 18 August.