Said Dokins - Crait - Múller Auction

Thanks to all of you, the auction was a success! The work of Marie Dufour was amazing, impeccable, also the work of our auction house CRAIT-MULLER I'm very happy, we achieve significant sales during the event, my artworks were above our expectations. Thanks also to Streep and Drouot for the opportunity.

Calligraphy and Calligraffiti by Said Dokins

Lot n° 331 SOLD 2,000.00  
Said DOKINS (1983). Shin Sei, 2017. 
50 x 50 cm 
Acrylic and Spraycan ink on canvas, signed, dated and titled on the back 
Informations: Drouot, Crait Müller
Lundi 25 novembre 2019 à 13h30
Salle 5 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris

Calligraffiti and calligraphy by Said Dokins
Lot n° 333 SOLD 1,800 .00 
Said DOKINS (1983). Primitive Alphabet, 2017. 
80 x 60 cm 
Acrylic and Spraycan ink on canvas, signed, dated and titled on the back 
Informations Drouot, Crait Müller
Lundi 25 novembre 2019 à 13h30
Salle 5 - Drouot-Richelieu, 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris

International Public Art Festival 2019 (IPAF) Cape Town

The International Public Art Festival 2019 (IPAF) will take place in Salt River, Cape Town from 9 to 17 February 2019 under the theme of Generation Next: Educate, Collaborate, Empower.

An initiative by NGO BAZ-ART, this unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their art and messages around a specific theme and upon a global platform. Around 20 artists, 50% of whom are international, will create artworks on walls and in public spaces in Salt River for communities, the public, businesses and visitors to enjoy and appreciate. IPAF connects international and local artists and communities in a meaningful and interactive way. ROA at work during IPAF 2018, Salt River, Cape Town. Photography by Oliver Petrie International Public Art Festival 2019 theme 

The 2019 theme Generation Next: Educate, Collaborate, Empower represents a focus on the future and the responsibility of present and successive generations to create a better world for all. In this spirit, the IPAF 2019 festival in Cape Town will again harness the immense power of public art to engage individuals, communities, businesses and others around the theme and help promote collective responsibility for one another and the well-being of the planet. In today’s fast paced world, the power of visual media is increasingly playing an important role in grabbing public attention and often provides a critical access point of information and reflection. Recognising this, the artists participating in IPAF 2019 will use walls and public spaces to visually reinforce messages around the theme for their bold, large, colourful and insightful artworks. 

International Public Art Festival 2019 

IPAF 2019 will feature artists from Spain, France, Mexico, Ukraine and the United States alongside wave making local artists from South Africa, including Aida Gomez [SPAIN], Zola [SA], Dbongz [SA] Wa-One [UKRAIN], Said Dokins [MEXICO] , Skubalisto [SA] , Urban Khoi [SA] Kipermillsap [USA], Mernette Swarts [SA], Aleksandro Reis [BRASIL], Dekor [SA], Maye [FRANCE], Sara Erenthal [ISRAEL], Tim Marsh [FRANCE], Ryan Allan [SA], Shinji [SA], Jono Hornby [SA], Seth Pimenthel [SA]
There will be guided tours and workshops and members of the public will be able to see local and international artists in action as they produce their works. 

About Baz-Art 

Exciting graffiti, street art and contemporary urban art festivals are blossoming all around the world. Baz-Art seized the opportunity of collaborating with the IPAF community and initiated the first IPAF in Salt River in February 2017. A second event was held in 2018. Baz-Art is also collaborating with the Mexico and Vancouver Public Art Festivals, which focus on exchanging ideas and projects.

1xRUN’s Murals In The Market Returns To Detroit’s Eastern Market For 4th Year

Detroit’s Only International Mural Festival Brings 50+ Large Scale Public Art Installations

This September 13th-22nd, 1xRUN’s Murals In The Market returns for the 4th consecutive year, bringing more than 50 local and international artists to Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market.  
New sculptural public art installations, a massive family friendly block party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff, a new Murals In The Market book available through Patronicity, and of course dozens of new public murals, will add to Detroit’s unique history of placemaking and public art in the city’s only international mural festival. 1xRUN is proud to welcome back our partners at the William Davidson Foundation, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation and Eastern Market Corporation to help bring this world renowned public arts festival to Detroit’s oldest farmers market.

2018 Murals In The Market Artists Include:
- Amy Fisher Price - Ann Lewis - Bachor - Bisco Smith - Bob Sestok - Cash For Your Warhol -
- Chazz - Ever - Freddy Diaz - Hygienic Dress League - Jesse Kassel -
- Jessie & Katey - Jillian Evelyn - Juan Martinez - Kelly Golden - Kevin Lyons -
- Leon Keer - Luke Chueh - Marlo Broughton - Naturel - Pat Perry - Phil Simpson -
- Richard Wilson - Ricky Powell - Ryan Doyle - Sabrina Nelson - Said Dokins -
- Scott Hocking - Sheefy - Tara McPherson - Terri Smith’s The Little Bit Project
- ThingThing - Tony Rave - Tony WHLGN - Plus
MORE Muralists, Sculptors + Amazing Public Art Installations...!
Elevating Detroit’s Eastern Market to the forefront of the international art stage for the fourth consecutive year, 1xRUN’s Murals In The Market continues to expand its programming with new sculptural installations from storied Detroit artists Bob Sestok and Scott Hocking. Each artist will be creating new site specific installations in the district to add new sculptural elements to compliment over 150 murals throughout the Market.

Joining forces with Detroit’s electronic music tastemakers Paxahau, The Crofoot & the Detroit Hustles Harder crew this year’s festival will also bring legendary musician DJ Jazzy Jeff to Detroit for Family Reunion, a massive all ages block party on September 15th! Joining DJ Jazzy Jeff for the family friendly block party festivities will be DJ Dez with Special Guest, Midnight Magic, The Soulclap Ensemble, Underground System, Bamboozle, Sheefy McFly, Count Mack and We Are The Culture Creators. A limited amount of discounted presale tickets are now available on for $15 each.

In addition, fans can pre-order the Murals In The Market Vol. I book and help support this year’s festival. The hardcover book captures highlights from the first three years of the festival and will help raise money for this year’s festival. Murals In The Market has teamed up with Michigan-based crowdfunding website Patronicity and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) who will be matching funds for every dollar raised! Help support this year’s festival at

Building upon the overwhelming public support of the festival’s first three years, Murals In The Market will continue to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint. With more than 150 public murals and public sculptural art installations strategically placed throughout the Market District, the festival encourages exploration of every corner of the market, giving visitors locally and internationally a look into businesses and areas often unseen and underutilized. Once again Murals In The Market will continue to enhance Detroit’s signature market experience and make the Detroit a world class, must-see destination for art, as well as fresh food.  

In addition to creating new murals, the market will also host a series of events including discussion panels with culturally significant photographers & artists, a cultural tour, art exhibitions, an Eastern Market block party, as well as nighttime activities coinciding with Detroit Design Festival’s Annual Eastern Market After Dark on September 20th.
Local and national foundations and sponsors will help make 2018 another year to remember, as presenting sponsors, the William Davidson Foundation along with the Knight Foundation and 1xRUN will be joined by Eastern Market Corporation, Montana Cans, Quicken Loans, Brooklyn Outdoor, Detroit Hustles Harder, Paxahau, Faygo, Motor City Brewing Works, Inside Out, Community Push, Patronicity and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Paint for Murals In The Market will once again be provided by Behr and Montana Cans, two industry leaders that are committed to helping artists create outdoor works of art that will stand the test of time.

Public art has always been, and always will be, an integral part of the Eastern Market District experience. The 2018 Murals In The Market festival will continue to expand on 40+ years of large-scale public murals by bringing a new world-class local and international artists to add exciting new works throughout the market. Artists from as far away as Mexico, the Netherlands, and Argentina will join a diverse group of Detroit-based artists that have made an impact on the public art scene.

Find out more at and follow on social media @muralsinthemarket

Brisbane Street Art Festival.

The walls of Brisbane are about to get a lot more distinguished with the announcement of the 2018 Brisbane Street Art Festival.
Now in its third year, the festival is bracing for the biggest program yet with more than 50 local and international artists creating dynamic murals in South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Paddington, Annerley and Brisbane’s CBD from late March to mid-April.
"The program signals Brisbane’s creative potential, we encourage all locals and visitors to come out during BSAF to see new artworks created before their eyes,” Festival Director Lincoln Savage said.
The event has a number of artists from all around the world geared up to beautify the city, including Colombian artist Gris One, London geometric specialist Rosie Wood, Mexican calligraphy specialist Said Dokins and a stack more.
"This year seven international artists are joining us for the festival, including six who have chosen to paint their first Australian work in Brisbane, which speaks volumes about our ability to attract great artists and the recognition the international community has for our burgeoning street art culture,” Savage said.
Australian artists such as Sofles, Gus Eagleton, Fuzeillear, Emmanuel Moore, The Brightsiders and many more will also contribute their work to the festival.
All the action will kick off on 1 April with a free launch party in Fortitude Vally with live music provided by The Gametes, FeelsClub, Desmond Cheese and YELLOWCATREDCAT and live mural painting by Brisbane locals Drapl and Treazy.
For more information about the Brisbane Street Art Festival, head over to the official website

Said Dokins Chalchihuite. Munich

Said Dokins Chalchihuite. Munich

Said Dokins entre Los mexicanos más creativos de 2017 | Arte Contemporáneo | FORBES

Cada año la prestigiada revista FORBES, presenta una selección 50 mexicanos que con su trabajo han cautivado a nivel internacional.
Este año Said Dokins se encuentra dentro de esta lista en la categoría de Arte Contemporáneo por el cuerpo de obra que ha desarrollado a partir de mezclar la disciplina de la caligrafía, el graffiti y el arte urbano, con la fotografía de larga exposición, registrando el acto de la escritura a través de la luz.

Haz click aquí para ver la lista completa:

Los mexicanos más creativos en el mundo 2017 / FORBES

La reconocida revista FORBES México, dio a conocer la lista de los Mexicanos más creativos en el mundo del año 2017.

Con el objetivo de reconocer la cultura mexicana, cada año, la revista Forbes México selecciona a los mexicanos que han conquistado el mundo a través de su creatividad, mostrando la diversidad cultural en diversas disciplinas como arquitectura, artes, diseño, cine, danza, teatro, gastronomía, literatura y música.

Estos destacados creadores han destacado y cautivado a nivel internacional, te compartimos aquí la lista de los seleccionados en cada categoría:


Enrique Norten. 
1954, Ciudad de México
Premio a la Nueva mejor amenidad urbana de la Sociedad de Arte Municipal de Nueva York

Frida Escobedo
1979, Ciudad de México
Premio de Arquitectura Emergente

Gabriela Carrillo
1978, Ciudad de México.
Arquitecta del año 2017

Javier Sordo.
1956, Ciudad de México
Premio Prix Versailles de diseño UNESCO

Michel Rojkind. 
1969, Ciudad de México
Ranking 10 despachos más importantes del Architectural Record

Loreta Castro Reguera, Manuel Perló Cohen
CIudad de México, 1951 y 1979
Premio Lafarge Holcim a la contrucción sustentable

Tatiana Bilbao.
1972, Ciudad de México.
Bienal de Arquitectura de Chicago

Arte Contemporáneo:

Carlos Amorales
Exposición Turbulencias en Galeria do Torreão Nascente
1970, Ciudad de México.

Edgardo Aragón

Su obra formó parte de la muestra Cartografías líquidas de Artium
Fotografía y video
1985, Oaxaca.

Fritzia Irizar

Bienal del Mercosur en Porto Alegre
1977, Culiacán.

Jorge Satorre
Feria ARCO Madrid 2017
1979, Ciudad de México.

Said Dokins

Heliografías de la Memoria
Artista urbano
1983, Ciudad de México

Teresa Margolles
Premio Príncipe Claus
Arte contemporáneo
1963, Culiacán.


Alejandro González Iñárritu
Recibió un Oscar especial
1963, Ciudad de México

Eugenio Derbez
Conquistó el mercado estadounidense
1961, Ciudad de México

Ernesto Contreras
Premio del público en Sundance
1969, Veracruz

Guillermo del Toro
León de Oro del Festival de cine de Venecia
1964, Guadalajara

Jorge Gutiérrez
Director de El Libro de la Vida
1975, Tijuana.

Robin Morales
Premio Folimage Studio

Santiago García Galván

CEO en Ítaca Films
1980, Ciudad de México

Lucía Carreras

Premio Príncipe Claus
Arte Contemporáneo
1963, Culiacán

Tatiana Huezo
Mexicana -Salvadoreña 1972

Danza y Teatro:

Braulio Álvarez
Primer extranjero en el Ballet de Tokio
1990, Ciudad de Méxic

Isaac Hernández
Premio Oliver Award del English National Ballet
1990, Guadalajara

Martha Lorena Preve Ayora

Autora de A Night with the Dead en Broadway
1986, Yucatán

Diseño y Propuesta Visual:

Alejandro Magallanes
Muestra internacional Madrid Gráfica
1971, Ciudad de México

David Pompa

Primera marca mexicana en Euroluce – Salone del Mobile Milano
Diseño Industrial
1986, Austria

Humberto Ramos

Dibujante de Champions para Marvel
Dibujante de comics
1970, Ciudad de México

Francisco Herrera

Diseño y dibujo para Disney
1976, Campeche

Joana Valdez

Exhibición Adorno
Diseño industrial
1985*, Yucatán

Paco Medina
Dibujante de U.S. Avengers, Marvel
Dibujante de comics
1983, Ciudad de México

Pamela y Paola Wong
New York Fashion Week.
Diseño de moda
1984 / 1987, Ciudad de México

Ricardo Seco

Revolucionó la New York Fashion Week con colección inspirada en la
1966, Torreón

Pepe Soho

Ganó la Copa Mundial de Fotografía 2017
1971, Ciudad de México


Armando Ávila
Socio de The Malt House
1979, Cholula

Martha Ortiz
Apertura del restaurante Ella Canta en Londres
Ciudad de México


Eduardo Lizalde Chávez
Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes a la Creación Literaria en español
Poesía / Literatura
1929, Ciudad de México

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Premio Herralde de Novela
1973, Guadalajara

Julián Herbert

Premio de novela Elena Poniatowska
1971, Acapulco

Norma Elia Cantú

Premio Luis Leal
1947, Nuevo Laredo.


Carlos Rivera
Intérprete de la canción principal de Coco
1986, Huamantla

Broz Rodríguez

DJ destacado en electrónica mexicana actual

Camilo Lara

Asesor de la música de Coco
1975, Ciudad de México

Lila Downs

Nuevo disco Salón, Lágrimas y Deseo
1968, Tlaxiaco


Música electrónica
Tomás Davó, Puerto Escondido, 1987/ Lauro Robles (LAO), 1985, Ciudad de México/ Alberto Bustamante, 1986, Oaxaca

Rolando Villazón

Concertista en Europa y host de especial de Navidad de PBS
1972, Satélite

Said Dokins / New Giant Mural in Munich / Germany

My last huge mural in Munich supporting the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art | MUCA. The mural is in the heart of the city, a stone's throw from Marienplatz, at front of the Museum there is a power electric plant that feeds the city, it has a more than 1200 square meters wall, so is the biggest mural in Munich.

Said Dokins, Chalchihuite, 2017. Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, MUCA, Munich. Photo: Leonardo Luna

This piece is a reflection on time, in it's multiple dimensions. On one side, the concept of cyclic time, represented by a great circle, denominated by Dokins "Chalchihuite", related with jade stone, preHispanic symbol of protection, water, vital cycles and vegetation. On the other side, he approaches the concept of time as a current situation, present time, where armed conflicts and wars produce extreme situations in diverse places on Earth. Dokins reproduces in his own unique style a poem by the Syrian writer Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said) about time, where the author does a deep reflection on Syrian War and human condition. For Said Dokins, the subject of refugees is very important within European context, especially in Germany and in Bavarian community because, despite the creation of several programs for refugees in Munich, due to the political and social situation in the city, the segregation between these communities is very pronounced. This mural is a call for diversity, flexibility an openness of society to migratory flows and to the new time that is arising in Munich.



“Chalchihuite” Said Dokins new wall in Munich Vía: I Support Street Art

Said Dokins has just finished his last work in Munich for MUCA and we had the opportunity to see the process of it. The Giant Façade in the exterior of the Museum belongs to a power plant and it has a 1000 square meters wall which makes it the largest painting in the city. The outdoor area will also become an additional exhibition space and part of the event area for the MUCA URBAN ART FESTIVALwhich will run parallel to the Grand Opening and will run until the end of August 2017.

The wall titled –CHALCHIUITE- a term of Aztec origin which alludes to a magico-religious protector that in the past was made of jade, semiprecious stone, and which for it effects it was necessary to warm it to the sun. Also here the sun makes sparkling the gold and silver letters on the wall maybe in connection with this idea to charge of protection energy and turning it into a gigantic amulet.

Besides Said´s chalchiuite contains poems referring to the seasons directly in connection with the texts that surround it, words that speak about the time. The work of Said always loaded with social background turns his interventions into something more than a mere aesthetic work of art. On this occasion he has chosen Adonis’ stanzas, pseudonym of the Syrian poet Ali Ahmad Said, from the poem “Time” to embrace the verses of Chalchihuite a deep reflection of the time and its destruction in relation to these times of continuous armed conflicts.

“Hugging the ear of corn
of Time,
my head a tower of fire.
My soul has forgotten the things of its passion,
forgotten its legacy, preserved in the house of images.
It no longer remembers what the rain pronounces,
what the ink of trees inscribes;
no longer paints anything
but a sea gull flung by the waves onto the ropes of a ship;
it no longer hears anything
but iron screaming: Here is the city’s breast,
a moon is ruptured, tied to the umbilical cord
of a ghoul of sparks;”
He has chosen calligraphy from typologies of the average age but approached from techniques of Japanese writing that the artist himself knows by converting the own action of the writing in an authentic performance.

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