Sigh Of Bliss print with Galleri Chenus Longhi

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023

Three years after his last exhibition at the gallery, Augustine Kofie returns to Paris with a new series of works on canvas and paper for his exhibition UNDERCURRENTS. This is an opportunity for us to offer you a beautiful limited edition on paper, hand-signed and numbered. It is now available from the gallery’s online store. Just click on the button below.

– Archival Pigment print on Hahnemühle 210gsm paper
– Limited édition of 50
– Hand signed and numbered by the artist
– 50 x 65 cm
– Price: 150 euros

Available through the gallery HERE

HPM Print with HARMAN PROJECTS for DesignerCon2022

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Harman Projects presents:

Den-City, 2022

24″ x 18″

Limited edition HPM (Hand Painted Multiple) archival pigment print

signed and numbered edition of 30.


Available this weekend at the Harman Projects booth at @DesignerCon 2022 in Anaheim, California.  Booth 427.


*Online Release: An online release of prints  will take place on Black Friday, November 25th at

Interview with VANTAGE POINT

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Had the great opportunity to speak with the good folks at in the first half of 2020. Spoke freely on my creative endeavors and how I attempt to manage my outputs.  Also had the chance to share some music that inspires me including Yusef Lateef, Narada Michael Walden, Sadistic Candle and The Nonce.


Streaming on as well as iTunes, Spotify & Mixcloud.

IsoAzo Print Release with Hashimoto Contemporary

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Progress images of IsoAzo, a set of hand embellished archival pigment prints for the upcoming group exhibition ‘MULTIPLES’ for HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY, NYC. Pulled out the vintage @automaticpens for some of the embellishments marks, as well.

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Multiples, a group exhibition featuring limited-edition HPM (hand-painted multiples) and prints.

For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email Jennifer Rizzo at

20 JUNE – 11 JULY, 2020


Custom box set for the KEEPDRAFTING book with Zero+ Publishing

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Book specifications:

Hardcover – Cloth with paper dust jacket
11.25 x 11.25″ (28.575 x 28.575 cm)
164 pages
100 color plates
200 gsm SPCO matte art paper
Introduction by Rafael Schacter
Edition of 1,000
ISBN 978-1-937222-39-0
Release date: June 2015
Designed by Pedersen Projects, Claremont, California

Custom constructed HPM wood box:
Technical specifications
Edition: 8 / 2 AP
Custom constructed stained box with a HPM acrylic, screen printed†lid-12.5 x 12.5 x 3.75 inches (31.75 x 31.75 x 9.525 cm)
Vintage measuring stick (one side of the box)

HPM-acrylic, paper and screen print on wood panel framed with vintage yardsticks-10 x 10 x 1 inches (25.4 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm)
Signed/numbered book


For availability and all inquiries please contact Kirk at
$1,500.00 (please write for availability and selection of box lid)


ArtshareLA Presents: ABOVE THE STREETS 2016

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016



The 3rd Annual Above the Streets fundraising event benefitting Art Share L.A. will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 6PM – 10:30PM. This year we will honor the 6th Street Bridge Project for contributing to the transformation of Downtown Los Angeles.  And we have the pleasure of highlighting artist/muralist Augustine Kofie.

Augustine’s work will be splashed around the City of Los Angeles through different outdoor media channels: large billboards, digital billboards, bus bench ads, and more!  Using drafting as his inspiration, Augustine’s architectural images align with the many new buildings and changes coming to our city.

Each year, Art Share L.A. serves our community of emerging artists and supports them through their artistic journey.  Last year we shepherded, 350 artists through our gallery and opportunities programs; hosted 4,500 attendees to various events; held 25 gallery shows; 150 musical performances and 50+ readings and poetry events.  Art Share is where you come to discover new talent – Art Lives Here!

 Your sponsorship will ensure Art Share’s ability to continue to support local, emerging artists in their journey of becoming professional artists


Limited Edition 12x 12, 18x 18 and 24×24 inch, Moab Entrada 290 GSM, Cottonrag available for local Los Anggeles pick up only. NO SHIPPING. 

Publication: KEEP DRAFTING Monograph with ZERO+ Publishing

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


ZERO+ Publishing 



Published by Zero+ Publishing

Introduction by Rafael Schacter

160 pages, 11 1/4″ X 11 1/4″

120 Illustrations, English

100 color plates, 200 gsm SPCO matte art paper

Hardcover – Cloth with paper dust jacket

Release date: June 2015

Edition of 1,000

Designed by Pedersen Projects, Claremont, California

ISBN: 9781937222390


Keep Drafting traces the fascinating trajectory of Augustine Kofie’s work, from his early figurative pieces to his more recent forays into geometric forms and abstraction using collage and found images. Sketches, initial drawings and a grouping of paintings on clipboards give a strong sense of not only the working process of this incredible artist, but help document how he achieves such enduring finished paintings. KOFIE’s background growing up as a graffiti writer in Los Angeles in the 1990s has further informed his amazing outdoor murals, including a featured signature piece from Mexico City. Augustine has exhibited his work in Milan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Miami, Glasgow, London, Vancouver, Berlin, Basel, Melbourne and beyond.    -GINKO PRESS


Available at:







Custom Box Set for KEEPDRAFTING Book with Zero Publishing

Monday, February 1st, 2016





Technical specifications:

  • Edition: 10
  • Custom constructed stained box with a unique acrylic / screen printed lid—12.5 x 12.5 x 3.75 inches (31.75 x 31.75 x 9.525 cm)


  • Original acrylic, paper and screen print on wood panel framed with vintage yardsticks—10 x 10 x 1 inches (25.4 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm)
  • Signed/numbered book


$1500.00 Write to for availability

Solo Exhibition: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris documented by François-Xavier LAURENT

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


An excellent set of TAKING SHAPE opening night photos from François-Xavier LAURENT are available to view here.

View the exhibition installations here. 

Publication: LE PETIT VOYEUR feature

Monday, August 11th, 2014




LE PETIT VOYEUR is an independent magazine released bianually by curator, designer and publisher Kristian Rosėn out of Denmark.



Visual Arts, 24×34 cm, 273 pages incl. cover and special Ian Kuali’i cut out insert, 33 artists from around the world. Sold in a limited and numbered edition of 1000 copies – all individually numbered on the cover.


Offset printed in Denmark on Igepa Avanta Card 280g/m2 (cover) and Arctic Volume White 130g/m2 (content). Embossed logo on the cover.


Featuring the works of:

Alexis Diaz, Ashley Oubré, Augustine Kofie, BATES, Boris Tellegen – DELTA, Bryan Liston, Cameron Davis, Caroline Mackintosh, Claudio Oliverio, CMP ONE, CPHCPH, Erik Jones, Erin Elizabeth Kelly, Hélio Bray, Ian Kuali’i, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jouk Oosterhof, Juan Francisco Casas, KACAO77, Kasper Eistrup, Kevin Cyr, Kevin Peterson, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Michael Johansson, Miko Lim, MODE 2, Rasmus Weng Karlsen, ROA, Rob Timko, Scien & Klor, SOBEKCIS, Tristan Eaton & Tyler Shields.



Available HERE 

Publication: Feature in VNA Magazine Issue 26

Thursday, June 26th, 2014



[Very please to have a feature article in Issue 26 of VNA magazine. Excuse their typos, tho.]



In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.

This issue, our cover feature is a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.

3D’s brooding, politically motivated work stems from early punk album-art influences. Always one to buck social trends, he cut his own path and his own stencils, unwittingly sparking interest in a trend that surged from the States, leaping the Atlantic and taking the UK by storm.

After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie, we also went back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.

We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche, as well as Lithuanian street painter, Ernest Zacharevic and abstract Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.

Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.

With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round with this issue. 

Artworks for Bläp Dëli x Pragmatic Theory x Goldie Records 12″, WHISPËR.MË

Sunday, June 1st, 2014








Illustrations for the Bläp Dëli Pragmatic Theory x Goldie Records 12″ LP ‘WHISPËR.MË’.

Released internationally June 1s, 2014. AVAILABLE HERE.


About The Release

With the beginnings of UK based label Pragmatic Theory inspired by interactions & admiration of the talent found within an underground music community, happening upon Bläp Dëli’s page, we unanimously felt we had stumbled across someone special. Immediately reaching out, talks of releasing both his first LP vinyl & Pragmatic Theory’s, went underway. In capturing the musical essence of the finished album, its cover art was an integral representation of the project as a whole & we had the pleasure and fortune to be able to work with the extremely talented LA artist Augustine Kofie to fulfill that aim. Spanning a wide range of genres & styles that align with the vision of both the artist Bläp Dëli & label Pragmatic Theory alongside the perfect visual landscape Kofie has created, we welcome you to join us in this journey a year in the making of which we hold close to our hearts. Please enjoy Bläp Dëli’s ‘Whispër.Më’.


Bläp Dëli ‘Whispër.Më’ LTD Edition Vinyl is available from our Website, Bandacmp page & as of the second week of June HHV, Jetset Japan & various Worldwide independent record stores. ‘Whispër.Më’  will also be available digitally through i-Tunes, Amazon, Juno, Spotify & various online digital music sites in the coming days & weeks.


About The Artist

California beatmaker and Goldie Records founder Bläp Dëli [Emmet Kai] began his venture into electronic music in late 2011. With years as an instrumentalist in various punk/metal bands, transition into making his own music came easy leading to an artist and musician group in 2012: The Sandbox Collective, a San Francisco and Sonoma County based label. With all of Bläp Dëli’s projects released independently, the collaboration with Pragmatic Theory Records and focus on his current label Goldie Records made born  to his his first 12″ LP “Whisper.Me” (June 2014). Currently residing in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa area, Bläp continues to make music and play in bands.


About The Art

We feel truly blessed to be working with Los Angeles based street artist Augustine Kofie, whom has established himself within the local West LA graffiti scene since the mid 1990s & has then been manifesting a coalescence of artistic & structural aesthetic internationally. Having had no formal Art background past high school, Kofie’s natural inclination to experimentation of drawing was expressed when he was younger by use of the materials & supply available around his home by his mother, whom studied Fine Arts at UCLA. Further developing his skills through the type of experience gained as a veteran graffiti artist, his abilities, perspective, and approach of personal visual expression was further strengthened and veered toward merging simple shapes & linear lines on a structural form skillfully approached to become his canvas.
Along with his visual creations, Kofie has also been exploring with music from back in 1995 tying in another connection of providing the cover art of Pragmatic Theory’s first vinyl to beatmaker Bläp Dëli, who also resides in the California.


About The Label

UK based label Pragmatic Theory began as a movement for the love & appreciation of music & inspiration from the talent found within the SoundCloud community. In 2012 marked the first compilation being a Curtis Mayfield tribute released as both an album (mcs/beatmakers) and a beat tape. Not long after, the Pragmatic Theory bandcamp platform continued to release alternating compilations to support both underground scenes that shared the same love for music as well as independent artist releases. Continuing to be blessed with many talented artists/beatmakers as well as a loyal fan base, growth of the label opened up another opportunity to venture into vinyl & physical releases. Today the ethos of the collective & label remains the same, to provide a platform to promote underground artists & share with listeners new & innovative music. All for the love of music & the beat culture.

Publication: Cover illustration for “My Los Angeles” by Edward W. Soja

Sunday, April 20th, 2014




Was an honor to contribute artwork for a recent publication from Professor and author Edward W. SojaMy Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization. Many thanks to contributor Stefano Bloch for the recommendation.



On the Author and the book:


Edward W. Soja is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions and the co-editor of The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century among other books.


At once informative and entertaining, inspiring and challenging, My Los Angeles provides a deep understanding of urban development and change over the past forty years in Los Angeles and other city regions of the world. Once the least dense American metropolis, Los Angeles is now the country’s densest urbanized area and one of the most culturally heterogeneous cities in the world. Soja takes us through this urban metamorphosis, analyzing urban restructuring, deindustrialization and reindustrialization, the globalization of capital and labor, and the formation of an information-intensive New Economy. By examining his own evolving interpretations of Los Angeles and the debates on the so-called Los Angeles School of urban studies, Soja argues that a radical shift is taking place in the nature of the urbanization process, from the familiar metropolitan model to regional urbanization. By looking at such concepts as new regionalism, the spatial turn, the end of the metropolis era, the urbanization of suburbia, the global spread of industrial urbanism, and the transformative urban-industrialization of China, Soja offers a unique and remarkable perspective on critical urban and regional studies.



Available for purchace at UC Press 





Interview: Bizarre Beyond Belief Issue #11

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


I have a featured interview in the arts and culture digital mag Bizarre Beyond Belief issue #11. Very humbled to make the cover as well, Cheers BBB!

 With another 100+ page issue, this lengthy new edition of BBB is an artistic gold mine. With a broad range of visuals such as Zeus40 of Wildboys, XRay, ANSER: Mysterious Date, Dick Cherry, Mikael B/KetsOne, an editorial on the graffiti Mecca “5 Pointz” in NYC, AGENS ABM Crew, Trevor Wheatley‘s NIKE Project and Augustine Kofie, this issue is sure to be an instant classic.  


Interview: The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti Art feature

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013


I am very proud to be part of this publication offering a stunning survey of Street Art and Graffiti from across the Globe. To be one of 5 artists representing Los Angels is pretty Important to me. Many thanks to Rafael Schacter for including me in such a well curated, written and comprehensive text on contemporary independent public arts.




The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti Art

Rafael Schacter; Foreword by John Fekner


400 p., 9 x 9 1/2
700 color illus.

Yale Press (US), Aurum (UK) & University of New South Wales (Australia).

ISBN: 9780300199420

Rafael Schacter is honorary research fellow at the Department of Anthropology at University College, London. John Fekner is a street and multimedia artist.




Available through Yale Press

Available on Amazon


Billboard for Art Share LA. Photos by Todd Mazer

Monday, March 11th, 2013




The Seventh Letter

Known Gallery


Billboard is located south of Santa Monica Blvd. on Vermont in East Hollywood near Los Angeles City College.

Photo: Todd Mazer


Ed Fuentes at KCET explains more on the project HERE

Montana Colors Limited Edition Spraycan design

Sunday, January 20th, 2013


 MTN Colors recently released 5 new limited edition spray cans featuring Belin, Mistery, How & Nosm, Roid MSK and myself. As always they they are presented in an individually designed wooden box, stamped with the artists personal seal. Limited to only 500 units in total.

My can is available here for purchase.

Interview: The Qualities Of Light: Augustine Kofie

Monday, December 24th, 2012

kd-tqollogo.jpgThe Qualities of Light is a film project curated by my good friend and collaborator Shane Sakanoi of Draftsmen and Rich Hama.

I must say, after a number of years giving it up to cameras for interviews an the like, this is by far my most cherished contribution to a doc piece to date. Yes, I did have some say in the style for the film and a bit of direction and I’m sure that’s helping the sway of my judgement, but the guys went somewhere else with it and I’m happy for that.


Music by Teebs & 4x4tracktor.kd-brackettexture2.jpg

A.Kofie illustrated by El Mac, 2010

Thursday, July 19th, 2012


Illustration by El Mac [June, 2010]

Ink on paper


Mac and I had just spent a little less then a week in Basel, Switzerland for Art basel 2010 doing a little live painting with LA Art Machine. At this point we were on our grind to Berlin where I had a live painting project curated by the illustrious Jaybo Monk for the Project Room. During the travel up by train Mac and I were both doing our usual, sketching during travel. To my delight I became one of his subjects, hence the illustration above. Not many have seen his raw sketchbook illustrations of figures, many of which include sleeping travelers. I’m blessed to be familiar with such creative peoples.

Commercial work: G4’s Attack Of The Show

Friday, February 11th, 2011


Client: G4 TV/ Time Warner

Project: G4’s Attack of the Show Add Campaign backdrop

Location: Los Angeles

Medium: Latex paint, acrylic & spray paint on 8 x 8 foot wood panel


In the Fall of 2010 I was commissioned by the design crew at G4 TV to produce an original backdrop for an add campaign to promote the upcoming season of the viral video and gadget heavy G4’s Attack Of the Show. The final design incorporated my looser style and interwove iconic electronic gadgets and media related to the shows subject matter. I felt there was a great fit here + I wanted to make sure my work was organic and loose enough to not look so ‘digitally printed’ as a backdrop.

The Street campaign consisted of full size billboards as well as train and bus adds from January to March of 2011.

One of the highlights of this project was that the final piece is publicly on display in the main lobby of the E Entertainment Building on Wilshire where they film Attack Of The Show.


Interview| Feature interview in JUXTAPOZ Issue #117

Monday, October 18th, 2010


JUXTAPOZ Art & Culture Magazine

Issue #117


A true highlight in my art career is this Jux interview for the October 2010 Issue of the famed art & culture magazine. El Mac provided the questions & UK based artist Pete Stern the profile photo.



Illustration: Julien Wari Hobobo AKA VibezOne Rest In Peace

Monday, March 29th, 2010


Wari and I shared many mutual friends. I can’t claim to be in this top tier of peoples, but we always chopped it up deep about beats and music samples when we happened into each other in the Mid city districts of Los Angeles. Wari was a meticulous beat maker and sample connoisseur. It took him a minute to warm up to me, but he finally let me listen to some tracks once in a while.

Taken much to early, he will be missed by many underground Angelinos.



Illustration: The Gaslamp Killer

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

kd-gaslampkiller.jpgXtra fine point Pilot ink pen & watercolor on vellum.  I have mad love and support for this cat as much as I can. Theo took a  the original photo and it called to me, especially since this is a hair style rarely seen in print. I placed the majority of the attention on the facial hair and the sun glasses and flipped some classic illustration techniques to aged her. There are some 2″ stickers floating around of this illustration as well.

Revisited Coltrane Painting for Flying Lotus

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


I initially painted this Alice Coltrane piece live in 2004 at a MALATHION event. A Ladybug Mecca Release Party, if I remember correctly. I was never quite pleased with the overall outcome of the one.  It needed some adjustments that I just didn’t know quite how to execute at the time. Recently I rediscovered the painting rolled up in my garage during a pre-spring cleaning run,  I immediately tacked it to the wall and prepared to update her. Now I was satisfied. I had to make the call to The Gaslamp Killer to let him know I needed to pass this one along to Flying Lotus for his personal collection. First, because he is her Nephew, secondly because I wouldn’t feel quite right making a profit by selling it. The piece is now in FlyLo’s possession and in safe hands. Positive Projection Proton Drive Art

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008



Project: Dublab Positive Projection Proton Drive Identity


Jeff Madrid of TRSRHNT  & I recently completed the artwork for The Dublab Positive Projection Proton Drive. We went back and fourth digging on various images and text as well as a set of original watercolors to produce a body of work with positive & inspirational value.


We also produced over 300 f 1-off screen printed ‘Positive Projection’ postcards and a 2009 Calender featuring artwok form various artists.


Sunday, June 8th, 2008

kd-dumbo-x-kof.jpgDUMBO is an incense company based in Kobe, Japan. All of the incense sticks are all hand crafted & come in a high quality package with 25 sticks. In late spring of 2008 I collaborated with DUMBO on this design based on one of my mix media collages of found paper with pencil and ball point pen. So far they are only available in Japan for 1,500 yen pack. I may be selling a few on the sight in the near future. 

Hand painter trucker cap for El-P

Friday, May 16th, 2008


Spring, 2002

When El-P was in Los Angeles promoting his now-classic solo debut album, Fantastic Damage, I was in the middle of a customizing trucker cap session.

Making one for El made sense since that was a Def Jux fashion staple in the early 2000’s. During his in-store set at Amoeba Records in Hollywood I passed along the custom cap. He seemed humbled and in that moment a seed germinated.

The following night at the El Rey Theatre on Wilshire, that seed flowered as El-P halted his performance 3/4 of the way through to grab said cap, set it on his dome like a crown, gave a shout-out to yours truly (and the rest of the cheering Los Angeles crowd) then proceeded to rip through the last quarter of the show.

I was not personally looking for anything in return for my action, just a fan wishing to share my work, so that act as way more than I expected. Many thanks and much respect to El and his fellow Def Jukies. 

Commercial Work: Target; Revolution Short film by Tronic

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

tronic06.jpg2006. Tronic is a well established NYC based Multimedia studio.  Scrawl Collective artist Mr. Jago & myself were commissioned by Tronic to paint 2 identical 8 x 8 x 8 white cubes for Target. The short film was never aired on public television, but projected on 8 jumbo LED screens that move across the faced of a building at Victory Park in Dallas, Texas. The actual painting was executed on an abandoned airplane runway near Coney Island, NY in the fall of 2006 from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Yes, I came home with the worst case of bronchitis.Tronic_Revolutions

Commercial Work: Talib Kweli’s ‘Listen’ Video/ Illustrations and performance

Monday, May 1st, 2006


 Original linear and portrait Illustrations & Live Painting. 

Commissioned by Syndrome Studio


Japan 2004: Stussy & Frank 151 party in Dakianyama, Tokyo

Sunday, December 5th, 2004



Double booked this night. First off, live art @ the Back Channel Store. The Piece was auctioned off the a lucky ticket holder. 


Next was the Stussy & ALIFE party for the Frank 151’s Wu-tang issue @ Club UNIT. Painted Ol Dirty Bastard in a room between the stage & the entrance for the event. This club was super packed and the crew at Stussy took really good care of me. At one point U-God made it through, approved of the piece and sign the corner.

Wu-Tang forever.