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Tonight in BK: The Hu$tle

the hustle

Juxtapoz magazine and Powerhouse Arena invite you to the launch of the Hustle: A tribute to capitalism in action, The Hustle, is about the art of selling—anything. Selling sex, selling drugs, selling clothes, selling souls, selling dreams, selling schemes, selling anything ‘cause this is America, baby. Held in conjunction with the publication of powerHouse Magazine Issue 3, The powerHouse Arena will be transformed into a Hustler Wall of Fame, with a broad selection of artists contributing their vision of this iconic figure in America culture.

The Hustle


Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 28, from 6–9pm

The powerHouse Arena

37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

For more information, please call 1-866-99-ARENA


Music by DJ Emz

Mural by HOST18

Drinks Courtesy of Union Beer




Exhibition runs May 22–July 13, 2008

Gallery Hours:

Weekdays: 10am–7pm, Weekends: 11am–7pm


List of featured artists and their hustle inspirations after the jump . . . 

Contributing artists include:


    * Keiji Ando and Luke Behrends on Dick Cheney, the greatest hustler of our time

    * Vanessa Bahmani on Rokafella, b-girl extraordinaire

    * Carlos Batts on April Flores, the biggest beauty of them all

    * Juliana Beasley on Lapdancers, the ultimate tease

    * Peter Beste on Scarface, representing Texas Hip Hop since the 80s

    * Boogie on Chris Nieratko, the greatest American writer of the past twenty minutes

    * Nicola Cairns on Ewan McNaught, Edinburgh’s finest

    * Joe Conzo on Grandmaster Caz, hip-hop pioneer and lyricist extraordinaire

    * Rose Cromwell on Roberto, working the tourist circuit in Panama’s Caribbean islands

    * DJ Disco Wiz on DJ Disco Wiz, the first Latino hip-hop DJ

    * Tristan Eaton on J.C. Leyendecker, the greatest American illustrator of the 20th century

    * Amy Eckert on Ross Shelton, selling the American Dream one mobile home at a time

    * Ron English on Ronald McDonald

    * Derek Erdman on the Nigerian 491 Scam, damn those emails

    * Brian Finke on Bodybuilders, flexing for big bucks

    * GODLIS on Dee Dee Ramone, punk rock reigns supreme

    * Arlene Gottfried on Miguel Piñero, “the junkie Christ,? poet, playwright, and dramatist

    * Bobby Grossman on Glenn O’Brien, the Style Guy

    * Tomoaki Hata on Diana, Japanese nightclub personality and drag queen

    * Jamil GS on Kool Ace, former Nation of Islam member turned Atlanta pimp

    * Brian Kenny on Go-Go Boys

    * Ohyun Kwon on Ohyun Kwon, no reason to hustle.

    * Hilary Knox on the World’s Largest Gun Shoot

    * Seth Kushner on the Snake Man of Brooklyn

    * Greg LeFevre on Tupac, the greatest selling rapper of all time

    * Graham Letorney on Dumar Brown, writer and revolutionary

    * Slava Mogutin on Go-Go Boys, shaking what they mama gave them

    * Theresa Ortolani on Stuntmen, burning up the sets

    * Mark Peterson on the Charity Ball Circuit

    * Dustin Pittman on Andy Warhol, the world has never been the same

    * Ricky Powell on King Ad-Rock, the Beastie Boy in his 80s prime

    * QUIK on Playboy Centerfolds

    * Joseph Rodriguez on Spanish Harlem Drug Dealers

    * Sylvia Plachy on Guy Gonzalez, original hustler on the Deuce

    * Stephen Schuster on Vanessa Del Rio, the first lady of pornography

    * Udo Spreitzenbarth on Tracy Quan, Manhattan call girl turned novelist extraordinaire

    * Craig Wetherby on Ricky Powell, the WeeGee of hip hop

    * Geordie Wood on Clayton III, Central New York drug dealer



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