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Hipfire Friday – CFYE, Street Art & Pudding

I don’t know if I’m just getting older or that I've been sniffing too much paint fumes but the years seem to pass by very quickly since we have ve started the CFYE platform. As we speak it’s already three years ago when we started with this project, though it feels like It was only yesterday when you could find Kaymir and myself in coffee shop Siberie in Amsterdam every other afternoon. That’s where we hung out to enjoy our...

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  •  03.01.2011
  •  Arden

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Hipfire Friday: Artists are Wankers

It’s not too long ago I met ‘performance artist’ (by lack of better words) Abner Preis. We had a conversation about artists and self-promotion, but all I remembered was this one thing that Abner said to me: “Most artists are a bunch of wankers”. Like with most things I don’t understand right away, I gave it a smile and let it pass. After a few days I gave it some thought and it doomed: He’s right! you guys are a bunch...

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  •  03.11.2010
  •  Arden

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Edward Olive on the Jealousy of Pro’s

We at CFYE asked ourselves: What is a professional anyway? Especially in creative lines of work like photography. What defines someone's level of competence? We didn't go to art school so we can't lay it out in big expensive words for you, but for example: Street art doesn't know any professionals, nor amateurs. There are people that make their living with it, there are kids that do it because they don't have anything else to do. It...

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  •  17.04.2009
  •  Arden