Billy Knows - Fine Artist

Billy Knows

Paia, Hi - United States

 
 
 

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Billy Knows

Paia, Hi - United States

Billy Knows - Fine Artist

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October 7th, 2006

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About Billy Knows

Billy Knows. Exactly what does Billy Know? Well, the street art scene of Los Angeles, if nothing else, provides a quick education.
During the early 2000s, with the Bush elections, pre and then post 9/11, war, the political tensions and patriotic emotions were high in America. This is what freedom of speech and being an artist was all about for Billy Knows. His street art was a voice that cut through the propaganda like a knife and that voice
was beginning to be echoed. Before he knew it, pieces like his “Greed”, which attacked corporate greed with a rendering of a viscous tooth Mickey Mouse, were being reproduced all over the US and then Europe. His politically charged statements of art toward George Bush and the Iraq War were getting more and more attention. Attention Billy Knows was not prepared for.
Billy Knows, came to know one more thing. . . challenging ideologies comes at a price. On the streets, Billy Knows art began being violently marked over and removed, even when other street art along side his was remaining untouched. Then in 2004, he discovered that he not only had been declared a “target” by a group of Muslim Extremists, he also started getting death threats. When he finally discovered that the source of the death threats were from a stalker, enough was enough. Billy Knows decided to move on from the streets of Los Angeles and moved to Hawaii as a safe haven, where he could focus on his art.
This is a rare glimpse at an artist’s work whose impact stretches the globe and an opportunity to grasp an art form whose development was on the streets of L.A. in one of the most valid art movements in American grass roots art history. His art is respected, not only with his fellow street artists (see what Tiki Jay One has to say), but is also admired and owned by art critics/curators/art writers like Shana Nys Dambrot (LA Weekly, Modern Painters, Art Review, Juxtapoz, Flavorwire, Whitehot Magazine, BlueCanvas, Art Week, Art Asia Pacific, etc.) who not only agrees with the admirers but also owns multiple Billy Knows pieces. Above all, Billy Knows, truly is a gentle soul with beauty and kindness. His art proves to be the perfect metaphor for the dichotomy within us all, within those around us, and within the world we live in.

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420 Art Contest

Paia, Hi - November 4th, 2012

The first 420 Art Contest on FFA and sponsored by the 420 Aficionados Podcast on iTunes has hereby open to the public! Watch da rules brah, no photos! Aloha bk

Billy Knows Creativity Podcast

Paia, Hi - October 6th, 2012

Billy Knows creativity is a podcast I made with my friend Billy Knows back in 2005. It's still good stuff, so we decided to re-release all ten in hope that it will inspire you to explore your creative side. It's free, so come share/learn/explore/share... and send me some emails dam-it! dre http://billyknowscreativity.libsyn.com/rss http://billyknowscreativity.libsyn.com/rss http://billyknowscreativity.libsyn.com/rss

Devilboy By DR Earp

Paia, Hi - August 24th, 2012

DR Earp's masterpiece Devilboy, is out and ready to be scarfed up by everyone who reads! Devilboy, the son of Big Daddy "S", finds a Superman comic book and it changes his life. He decides to center his life around "good" instead of "evil" so he has to run away from home. How does the son of Satan escape the Underworld to the Overworld? Are you serious? This sounds 2cool 4 school!

Billy Knows Art At Gallery 212 Palm Beach FL.

Arlington, Tx - January 13th, 2012

Billy Knows. Exactly what does Billy Know? Well, the street art scene of Los Angeles, if nothing else, provides a quick education. During the early 2000s, with the Bush elections, pre and then post 9/11, war, the political tensions and patriotic emotions were high in America. This is what freedom of speech and being an artist was all about for Billy Knows. His street art was a voice that cut through the propaganda like a knife and that voice was beginning to be echoed. Before he knew it, pieces like his “Greed”, which attacked corporate greed with a rendering of a viscous tooth Mickey Mouse, were being reproduced all over the US and then Europe. His politically charged statements of art toward George Bush and the Iraq War were getting more and more attention. Attention Billy Knows was not prepared for. Billy Knows, came to know one more thing. . . challenging ideologie...

Billy Knows Writes GiantGolf

Arlington, Tx - September 21st, 2011

Billy Knows has written his first novel called Giant Golf. About 15 pieces of my art is in da book. Please ask your network to search, favorite, like, comment, tweet even buy from Amazon Ebooks! Giant Golf is only to be read by smart people who aren’t afraid to look at their own life, and are courageous enough to make the changes needed to live their dreams. In “Giant words” people who are ready to be S.A.C.D. ‘ed. His book is about love, life, death and wine. It's about Maui, par4's, greed and giants who golf while they mentor about Nene goose poop. Orgiastic rainbows, walkabouts and money. Be S.A.C.D'ed and read! dre

Vote Now In Da HARD ART CONTEST

Arlington, Tx - April 17th, 2011

GO 2 DA HARD ART CONTEST AND VOTE!

Hard Art Contest Join Then Vote

Arlington, Tx - April 17th, 2011

Now is the time 4 u 2 vent those demons! Show the dark truth! Clean your soul! Share the darkness. Ask everyone u know who creates stuff 2 enter! THEN VOTE! dre

Look At My Art On Stuff

Arlington, Tx - April 17th, 2011

Look, take a minute and look! Im having fun and I think the stuff looks good! Leave comments and Like-it up on Facebook! http://www.cafepress.com/BillyKnowsstuff

Cardinal Love Catholic Kisses

Arlington, Tx - April 6th, 2011

Found this in the "lost Art" bundle. Figured I created it in the "Priests abusing boys" time...and it must have really pissed me off! The evil (and I dont use this word lightly) at the destruction of another person (child's) life is not ok with me. So look, comment and talk. Expose the truth wherever you find it.

Lost Art Released From Jail

Arlington, Tx - April 6th, 2011

After years of legal ping-pong I finally got my "old" art out of jail! My memory (some lost in the stroke) cant recall even creating it. So it is as much of a new-shock to me as I hope it is 4 u! Please write your comments on each piece so the search engines look at them too! Its all kinda wild! dre

LOOK AT THE NEW WORK

Arlington, Tx - April 16th, 2010

First work after nine long months of nothing! First POST STROKE ART! Come on art people!!! Ya got 2 say something about this one!

Post Stroke Art

Arlington, Tx - April 6th, 2010

After I had the STROKE my art ended up in museums and some collectors asked about what might come out of my STROKED BRAIN! I have just finished my first POST-STROKE piece and taking it to the art-shooters 2morrow! u will c it soon! dre

New Art

Arlington, Tx - March 24th, 2010

The Dr has taken off the gloves! He's put up the tough stuff. In honor of painting again (9 months after the STROKE!) he decided to (digitally hang) the strong, tough art that nobody has seen. Why post this word now? "A writer sent me an email asking if I was dead. I asked her "why did she want to know?" She said "if your were dead your art would be worth something and you'd be famous!" "So I figured I should get all the work out (in case I die) or in case it gets accidently noticed.

Tyler Sharp Photographs

Trophy Club, Tx - October 3rd, 2009

Here is an image with all of the details on it. Reception is Saturday night, 6-9, at the Cube Creative. Address is 409a N. Tyler St Dallas, Tx, 75208 Hope you can all make it! Thats 2morrow/2day (Oct. 3rd) at 6pm dre

MYSTROKEDOTCOM

Trophy Club, Tx - September 20th, 2009

THIS IS THE BIG NEWS ON THE INTERNET! MY-STROKE.COM! ITS GONNA CHANGE EVERYTHING!

Post Stroke Blog

Trophy Club, Tx - August 24th, 2009

Great black (Dark) stuff coming out of this Stroke slamin brain of mine! Email me back and tell how depressed it makes you!

Pre-Stroke Art

Trophy Club, Tx - July 7th, 2009

Aloha Texas! This Saturday at 7:30pm is an art-show...selling art 2 pay for the monster medical bills left over from the stroke! the studio gallery is at 205 E. Broadway in Fort Worth Tx..... off of Main St... google it for directions DR Earp

Lifetime Lessons Of Gratitude, Courage, Love, And Letting Go.

Trophy Club, Tx - May 29th, 2009

On April 20th 2009 a blood vessel in my head broke open and my brain began to bleed. Commonly known as a stroke, and considered deadly, this brain blood leak changed my life forever. I had been asked by an artists friend to pose for a quick sketch portrait to help work her technical drawing skills. I was sleepy to start and had been nursing a headache for a couple of days. I fell asleep on her couch immediately. Three weeks later I received the above portrait in my email inbox. Counting backwards I figured out that the image above was captured on the first day of my stroke. You are looking at a portrait of me meeting my stroke for the first time. Not knowing who or what my “stroke” was. ignored it’s slight pain and dizziness until “Le Stroke” stopped me from getting out of bed. I was discovered by family and spent the next week in an Intensive Care Unit learning about loss. Body...

Prints Available

Trophy Club, Tx - April 12th, 2009

There are prints available now right here at Fine Art America from both DR Earp and Billy Knows. Even the political posters are offered! Everything is limited edition stuff. Wake up world and join us in helping saving our world. Buy art!

DR Earp And Billy Knows Offer Art Prints First Time Ever

Trophy Club, Tx - April 9th, 2009

The two (World collected) artists friends Billy Knows and DR Earp are both going into business with Fine Art America. FAA is the top art/sales/ print making website on the Net. Both BK and DR got so excited about the partnership they celebrated with a short run to the beach. Again, let me remind you to come visit the site to look, vote. and purchase art from around the world. Also remember that both Billy Knows and DR Earp are offering prints of their work for sale online! Good News for the "cool"! Pono-Partnership.com

DR Earp And Billy Knows In Art Goggle Fort Worth TX

Trophy Club, Tx - March 11th, 2009

Art Goggle is the biggest art show in Texas featuring most of the major artists in the Fort Worth area! Busses take groups of art lovers from studios to galleries and to studios to meet and greet the artist, watch them work, see how they live. It's a really big deal! All of Texas comes to Fort Worth to attend this giant art show. For DR Earp and Billy Knows, this is the first time the old friends have shown together in ten years. Both have followings around the world but together here in Texas they plan to make all the other Texan artist take cover. This round up plans to be one of a kind. Plan now for this special event. Art Goggle... Fort Worth Texas... March 27th..... just Google the Goggle! HURRY! Before DR and BK go screaming back to Maui!!!

Rockin In Fort Worth Texas

Trophy Club, Tx - January 25th, 2009

Fort Worth Texas has adopted Billy Knows and D.R. Earp as both artists and writers. Fort Worth is third behind New York and LA for artists support so what better place for the brothers to hang-out and create great art and great books. Look for Deviboy from D.R. Earp in the summer. Keep your eyes pealed for the big art show in Fort Worth in a couple of months... aloha

New Podcast From Billy Knows Creativity

Haiku, HI - October 17th, 2006

Billy Knows just produced part 7 of his podcast on creativity. Go to iTunes to catch Billy's natural, organic approach to finding your creativity.