This is connoisseur material at it’s finest. Henry Chalfant’s (Style Wars) often forgotten overlooked hip-hop documovie, All City. This was experimental documentary about the early days of the Hip-Hop in the South Bronx that was created shortly after Style Wars. Be sure to catch the lofi bit version of T La Rock + Jazzy Jay’s “It’s Your’s”. Classic Material. [Read more...]
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HA!!! After weeks of anticipation the list is out. And what a list it is indeed. Clearly the biggest event of it’s kind ever. Artist from every coast of the US. Artist from overseas, underground and above. Old school legends seated with New school troopers. Male and female. In regards to the participants there are no bounding lines. It doesn’t even matter that some of the names listed aren’t even artists. With exhibition an of this scope and magnitude, just to be a part of it is honor enough. We’ve done our best to cover the preliminaries and next week we’ll do our best to keep you posted drip by drip. Enjoy. [Read more...]
APRIL 17â€“AUGUST 8, 2011 / THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art. The exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Following MOCAâ€™s presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view March 30â€“July 8, 2012.
Art in the Streets will showcase installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, including Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee QuiÃ±ones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (SÃ£o Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCAâ€™s exhibition will emphasize Los Angelesâ€™s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition will feature projects by influential local artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz BojÃ³rquez, Dr. Dax, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK. [Read more...]