Archive for January, 2011

Kutmah Business!!!

January 25, 2011

So here are some pics from the big night out….First Kutmah’s Solo Gallery Show at 18 Hewitt Street and then on to the after party!!!!
Big Obey UK love to the guys from Earnest Endeavours, Hit & Run and everyone playing at the afterparty – Patchwork Pirates, Jams, Teebs, Dorian Concept and the big man Kutmah!!!

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Kutmah’s Exhibition Opening Tonight in London!!!

January 19, 2011

Justin “Kutmah” McNulty was born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father. He moved to the US when he was 12-years-old. Without advance warning nor any provoking criminal activity, on 5th May 2010, seven armed federal agents entered his house, handcuffed and detained him. With no calls allowed to family or lawyers, Kutmah was brought to a facility in downtown LA where he was interrogated regarding immigration issues. On 7th May he was flown to a New Mexico prison where he was locked down until his release (almost two months later) on 29th June. Kutmah was deported to the UK where he currently resides, and cannot legally re-enter the United States.

Whilst detained under conditions akin to a federal prison – one hour of daylight allowed per day, lights on at 4am – Kutmah sought solace in art, drawing to keep sane with only a short pencil and ID card. The frustrated, emotional and powerful results of Kutmah!s imprisonment ordeal have come to fruition with “Two Soups & A Honeybun”, the full collection of 39 drawings Kutmah created in prison, presented by VTech, screen print crew Hit+Run, music and art label Earnest Endeavours and Protein!s brand new project space, Protein Gallery.

Kutmah has long been in the Obey extended family, collaborating through music and art, and is close friend to our boy Roams…. Here’s a few words from Romeo…..

And more knowledge from the Earnest Endeavours crew

Mandala Ornament Mural Miami

January 12, 2011

The Mandala Mural was over 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide – all painted – no half steppin’ by Shepard and the Obey Giant Crew! Jon Furlong was on hand as always to capture all the action…


Photography By Jon Furlong