Selected Publications and Press


Duncan MacKenzie, Our Tom Sanford, Bad at Sports, Sept 10t.
Manish Vora, Café des Artistes, Artlog, Sept 9th.
Staff, Paintings by Tom Sanford, Juxtapoz, Sept 6th.
Andrew Lasane, Tom Sanford’s Paintings Are An Homage to the City of New York, Complex, Sept 5th.
Bucky Turco, Inside Tom Sanford’s Cafe des Artistes, ANIMAL, Sept 5th.
jessica, Tom Sanford’s New York State Of Mind, beautiful/decay, Sept 5th.
Andrew Lasane, Tom Sanford’s Paintings Are An Homage to the City of New York (Video), Complex, Sept 5th.
Scott Indrisek, Imaginary City: Tom Sanford’s New York, Black Book Mag, September 4th.
Jamie Martinez, Interview with Artist Tom Sanford, Arte Fuse, September 3rd.
Michael Anderson, TOM SANFORD 100 LITTLE DEATHS @ BRAVIN LEE, Whitehot Magazine, Jan.
Emily Colucci, Tom Sanford Honors ‘100 Little Deaths’ at BravinLee Programs [Gallery], Societe Perrier, Jan 30.
Austin Considine, Death in the TMZ Age, Art in America, Jan 15.
Stephanie Simon, Your Weekend Starts Now, NY1, Jan 10.
Timmhotep, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys by Artist Tom Sanford, Mass Appeal, Jan 7.
Jillian Steinhauer, Art Rx, Hyperallergic, Jan 1.


Katy Diamond Hamer, 100 Little Deaths @ BravinLee Programs, Eyes Towards the Dove, Dec 31
Travin Rice, Arts Watch: Sprucing Up The Streets with “Murals Around New York”, The Lo-Down, Sept 11th.
Ken Johnson, The Double Dirty Dozen (and friends), The New York Times, September 7th.
Jeffry Jetton, Saints of the Lower East Side, Brightest Young Things, Aug 30.
Guia Marie Del Prado, Artist Depicts New York City Legends on East Village Scaffolding, WNYC, June 26th.
Zach Bell & Tiffany Jow, Remembering the Folks Who Made the LES Awesome, Artlog, June 26th.
Dan Rosenblum, The Saints of the Village, Painted on the Streets of the Village, Capital New York, Jun 15th.
Hrag Vartanian, The Scaffolding Saints of the Lower East Side, Hyperallergic, June 14th.
Paul D’Agostino, Heroes and Heroines of Lower Manhattan, The L Magazine, June 14th.
Claudine Isé, Tom Sanford is a Busy Man…Here’s Why, Bad at Sports, June 12th.
Daniel Maurer, Joey Ramone, Allen Ginsberg Show Their Faces on Fourth Street, The New York Times, June 8th.
Jen Chung, Tom Sanford Puts “Saints Of The Lower East Side” On East 4th Street,, June 7th.
Staff, FABnyc’s Saints of the Lower East Side Exhibition Runs thru 9/5,, June 7th.
Jessica Dailey, Artsy Scaffolding for East 4th Street; A Rainbow for NYC,, June 7th.
Travin Rice, Saints of the Lower East Side’ Debuts on E. 4th Street Scaffolding, the Low-Down, June 7th.
Staff, Sanford’s Saints on the Lower East Side, Bowery Boogie, June.


Bill Donovan, Tom Sanford Brings Charlie Sheen to Europe, beautiful/decay blog, Aug. 30th.
Marina Galperina, Media Pop Art: Charlie Sheen Smoking Rock and Bin Laden Under the Sea, ANIMAL NYC, Aug 25th.
Michael H. Miller, Marlborough Gallery: Young at Heart, New York Observer, Aug 24.
Ken Johnson, POWHIDA, The New York Times, August 4th.
Charlie Finch, William Powhida: Useless Tool, artnet, August 3rd.
Emily Nathan, New Art: Art Ramble, artnet, July 29th.
Kyle Chayka, The Joke Is On Whom?:, Artinfo, July 28th.
Blake Gopnik, An Artist Turns Us All Into Puppets, The Daily Beast, July 28th.
Hrag Vartanian, POWHIDA Is a VIP Douchebag, Hyperallergic, July 28th.
Nicholas Wells, Porn of Plenty, New York Press, Feb 9th.
Andrew Russeth, The Battle of the Brush, Bryant Park, New York, 16 Miles of Sting, Februry 7th.
Bill Donovan, Battle of the Brush in Byrant Park, beautiful/decay blog, Jan 31.
Scott Indrisek, New York Invades Denmark (American Painters Find A Home Abroad), Modern Painters, February 201, Pg 18 ill.
James Wagner, “Battle of the Brush,” encamped in Bryant Park,, January 22nd.


Bill Donovan, Tom Sanford’s Sexy Guston, beautiful/decay blog, Dec 7.
Katherine Rushworth, New SUArt Galleries exhibit highlights work of 21 New York City artists,, Nov 21.
Astri von Arbin Ahlander , Interview with Tom Sanford, Days of, November 8th.
Barney Koluk, Profiles – 6 People, Line A Journal, Fall 2010.
Scott Indrisek, Big Picture, Painters, August 5th.
James Homer, “Big Picture” catches a glimpse of a generation of artists, Manhattan Fine Arts Examiner, July 18th.
David Grimberg,  Interview: Tom Sanford & Ryan Schneider,, July 13th
Anne Sophie Rasmussen, Talentfulde røvhuller (review of “the Irascible Assholes” @ Gallery Paulsen),, July 12th.
Bill Donovan, Big Picture, beautiful/decay blog, July 12th.
Staff, Paintings by New York Based Artists at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art,, July 8th.
Jesper Dahl, Tom Sanford – Painting History, Champagnegaloppen/, July 7th.
Carlton Palmer, Tom Sanford, Ryan Schneider and the Big Picture show, New York, July 7th.
Zoltan, The Assassination of Dimebag Darrell, Jailbait Magazine, July 4th.
Graell, Vanessa, “El surrealismo pop y el graffiti triumfan en la feria de arte emergente Swab,” El, May 14, 2010, p. 59
Staff, Group Show in Nassau County Museum of Art’s Contemporary Gallery,, June 23rd.
Carleton Palmer, Tom Sanford, artist’s statement and portfolio May, 2010, (New York), May 25th.
Taru Tuomi, SWAB – International Contemporary Art Fair in Barcelona, The Barcelona Guide, May 16th
Chris Bors, B@S at apexart,, April 23rd.
Stephen Truax, A Bushwick ‘Battle’ Results in Stalemate,, April 7th.
Bill Donovan, Bushwick Schlacht, beautiful/decay blog, april 3.
Claudine Ise, BUSHWICK SCHLACHT! GERMANY VS. USA , Bad at Sports Blog, April 2.
Ben Davis, Artnet News: GERMANY VS. USA, FOR PAINTERS,, April 1.
Michael Anderson, Photos: Bushwick Schlacht!, Whitehot magazine (online), April.
Marina Galperina, BUSHWICK SCHLACHT!: THE POP UP PAINTING SHOW, Animal New York, March 30.
James Wagner, Powhida: “No artist should have to watch this”,, March 9.
Scott Lickstein, The Antidote NYC, Look Into My Owl, Feb 8.
Cian O’Day, The Antidote @ Claire Oliver, EpiBLOG, Feb 1.
Bill Donovan, Studio Visit: Tom Sanford, Beautiful/Decay Blog, Feb 1.
Bucky Turco, Tom Sanford is Seeing Stars, ANIMAL NEW YORK, Jan 24.
Walter Robinson, Weekend Update,, Jan 22.
Angela Ashman, NEVER RECORDS: Tower Records lives again, sort of, Village Voice, Jan
Hova’s Art Crushes, buckt, January 13th.


Chrystal Zhou, The Hip-Hop Art of American Current Affairs, Vision Magazine (china), December 2009, 125-131 il.
Aarni Kuoppamaki, Young German gallery owner came, saw and conquered NYC’s art scene, Deutsche Welle, Dec 12.
Claudine Ise, Tom Sanford’s “Assassination of Dimebag Darrell” Painting Angers Metal Community,,  November 16
Dimebag Death Artist Speaks Out, Rock Radio
Hoppa, Jocelyn, Dimebag Darrell Painting of His Assassination Not Okay With Certain Metal Fans, CrawDaddy Magazine, November 12
Controversial DIMEBAG Painting Being Auctioned,, November 10
Tom Sanford Studio Visit Look Into My Owl Blog, October 29
‘Invisible Dog-Leash’ Factory Transformed Into B’klyn Art Center, Caitlin McNamar, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 1
Assassintation: Tom Sanford… Interview by Qi Peng, Salt Lake City Fine Arts Examiner, July 13


Korotin, Lindsay, Tom Sanford, Beautiful Decay, Issue X, 2008, p. 20
Amanda Browder, Audio podcast interview with Tom Sanford, Bad at Sports, Feb 3.
Kaelin, Catherine, One Man’s Art is Another Man’s Living Room In This Show, Columbia Spectator, February 2


Wolff, Rachel, Artist Tom Sanford Gets His Christmas Cheer from a Can,, December 10
Brown, Lane and Dan Kois, ed., Artist Manages to Make Britain’s First Couple Look Even Less Lifelike, New York Magazine online, July 17
Se Anna Nicole Smith som dodssynd pa dansk galleri,, July 2
Grimberg, David, Interview: Tom Sanford,, June 27, pp. 1-6
Urbani, IIaria. Nell’era Della Guerra Etera, Ii Napoli, p. 41 il., April 6
Staff, Tanti eroi di oggi al PAN, Corriere del Mezzogiorno Napoli, p. 19, April 6
Pepe, Anita. Giu dal piedistallo, tutti in Mostra, ROMA, p. 11, il., April 6
Trione, Vincenzo. Niente piu dei, solo eroi per caso, Il Mattino, p.40 il, April 6


Madra, Beral, On Youth Culture. The Thousand Faces of Uprising, ARCO 2006 A Retrospective, Asociacion Amigos de ARCO, 2006, pp. 86-87
Long Time Coming, XXL, October, p. 117
Saylor, Ryan, Can’t Knock the Hustle, Useless, Issue 3, p. 4, July
Renaissance Thug Tom Sanford, playa painter, Stuff Magazine, May, p. 32
Hontoria, Javier, Trazos de un arte urgente, El Cultural, February 9-15, pp. 54-55
Stolen Moments, Complex, February-March


Recht-Czar, Stacey, Culture of Celebrity,, Arts and Entertainment Weekly, December
Str8 Ballin’ Tom Sanford, (interview) Animal, Issue #6, Fall, pp. 34-40
Silverstein III, Silver, Rapper’s Delight, Juxtapoz, November-December, #59, pp. 62-67
Paumgarten, Nick, Salesman, The New Yorker, Oct. 17, pp. 144-151,153-155
Self-Preservation Society, The New York Times, August 9
Hip-hop art – the next big thing?, The Art Newspaper, No. 155, Feb., p. 41
Hansen, Thomas Soie, Rap Renaissance, Berlingske, Jan. 31
Kjaergaard, Jytte, Hiphop kunst fra New York revet vaek, B.T., Jan. 26
Koster-Rasmussen, Janus, Den flaske 2pac, Kunst, Jan. 21


Nato, Thug Life, Frank, pp. 20-24
Cravens, Angela, Wangsta Tom Sanford, Metro, Trace
Life After Death, The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 16
de Novais, Jeanine, Extreme Makeover, Time Out New York, Oct. 10-16, p. 6
Son, Hugh, Rap Artist Tu-Packs a Punch, Daily News, NY, Oct. 10, p. 8
Valintine, B. Ray, Platinum Plus, pp. 20-23 il.
Becker, Maki, tupac is as tupac does?, Stitch, p. 102, il.
Brand, Madeline, White Artist’s Transformation into Ersatz Tupac, NPR
Dreisinger, Baz, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 16
de Novais, Janine, Time Out NY, interview, Oct. 9-16
Ishi Mioh, and Tai Kawabata, Praise Be! Hip-Hop Art Gets Religious, The Japan Times, Oct. 1
Chung, Jen, Thug4Life: Becoming Tupac, Gothamist, Sep. 5
Interview 4 Tom Sanford, Custom Lowriding, June, pp. 171-172
Ishidawa, AIko, The Alchemy of Hip Hop Art, Black Music Review, April, no 296, PP. 34-37


Skevington, Tony, Eyesaw unites artists’ scene, Japan Times, Dec. 26
McGee, John, Tom Sanford at Tomoya Saito Gallery, Metropolis, Dec. 14, pp. 22