Graffiti writer, artist, and friend of the G.R.L. AVONE has recently been incarcerated on charges of vandalism. We haven’t used this site as platform to raise money in the past but if we can gather $2,000 $4,000* bail ASAP then we can keep our friend from having to spend the next 3 weeks in jail. If found guilty he faces a sentence of at least 9 months.

If you live in New York City and keep your eyes open when you walk around then you have seen AV’s work. I have been shooting photographs of his tags for 3 years and was lucky enough to collaborate with him on Graffiti Analysis and the Drip Sessions (video, video, photos).

If you have enjoyed any of these projects and are able to make a donation towards his bail and legal fees please do so by clicking the button below. People willing to make donations of $150 or more can choose from any of the remaining ink on paper tags used in the creation of the Drip Sessions. Click here to view archive (dimensions are roughly 5′ x 2.5′). If you live in NYC and would like to make a donation in person and get a tour of the lab please contact us at freeavone(at)

Thank you.

We have already raised about 1/2 of the the bail money, please keep them coming. Big thanks to:
Bennett 4 Senate, Ed V., Ben Reyes, Lee C., Ben E, Mark F, Florian H, Eyebeam, Amanda M.C. ….

After raising close to $2,000 and spending an afternoon in the detention center downtown I have come to find out that the city thinks the bail is set at $4,000 (not $2,000). His council from Legal Aid (who has been wonderful) is looking into to the discrepancy, but until then we will keep trying to raise the full amount here.

Thanks to everyone that donated, bail has been raised and we are awaiting trial first week of May.

Music: Scenic World by Beirut.
(Click here for youtube link)