Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tribute to Kalief Browder

Demand Justice
Collaboration between Gilf & Lmnopi
Mural Unveiling & BBQ
Saturday, July 11th
23 Cleveland Place at Henley's
Kalief Browder was only 16 when he was picked up by police officers in the Bronx for a crime he never committed. He languished in Riker's Island for over 3 years- 2 of which were in solitary confinement while he awaited trial. The horrific conditions inside Riker's Island are profound and had a very detrimental effect on Kalief's mental state. Sadly this year he took his own life after countless suicide attempts during and after his stay at Riker's. Demand Justice is a collaborative mural between artists gilf and Lmnopi as we call for dramatic and swift reform of our policing, judicial, and correctional systems, not only in New York City, but throughout the United States. We have chosen to honor Kalief's strength and determination while he stood up against multiple derelict and degrading governmental systems. Lmnopi's tremendous painting talents depict Kalief with sensitivity through her lively brush work. Gilf continues her conceptual typographic maze work to symbolize the bars of a prison cell gradually fading behind Kalief to honor his tragic struggle for permanent, true freedom. Through this work we hope to call attention to this destructive "incorrectional" systems of Justice. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Child Labor in Katmandu, Nepal

Indira works in a granite quarry near Katmandu. She is 7 years old. The granite is sent to Britain to provide stone tiles for patios. Children are paid the equivalent of 25 cents a day to perform tiring and dangerous work with little or no safety gear.. Approximately 32,000 children in Nepal work in stone quarries. Some are as young as 5 years old  Many work besides their parents who are in debt bondage with  little hope of escaping. Some live at the work site which is watched by guards who forbid them from leaving. The children are forced to perform hazardous jobs & if they refuse the employer withholds food from the family. Eradicating child labor from Nepal is difficult because it is fundamental to the economy.

this mural was painted in conjunction with the 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens
it is located on 12th street in between Welling Court and 30th Rd.
Rumor has it that the building will soon be demolished to make way for condominiums. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015


placid defiance
 houston & 2nd ave
dedicated to the fight for climate justice around the globe
and to the kids in Nepal

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Housepaint on paper, mounted on wood
8' x 4'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Print Sale!

work goin in the mail to LA for the Manifest Justice pop up store!

hand painted limited edition print available online here:

available online here:
rice paper paste up on tin

hand painted print available on webstore here:

hand painted prints available on line here:

hand painted limited edition prints available here:
this piece is for sale in LA at the Manifest Justice exhibit in May

detail of paste up in Violin! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015


housepaint on paper, mounted on board
4' x 8'

dandelion, the commoner of the flower world

This painting is on view at the Vazquez building in  Bushwick, Brooklyn at 93 Forrest St off of Central

This painting is on display as part of the Bushwick is the Future exhibit until April 26th.
Vazquez Building 93 Forrest St off of Central Ave in Bushwick
Hours of operation: Sat April 18th, Sun 19th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th from noon til 6pm
0-6:00 pm.