“Art In The Streets” at MOCA

Posted by The G on May 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Any Person Found Painting Graffiti on These Premises Will Be Reported - To The Nearest Art Dealer by Banksy.

Prior to the opening of the “Art In The Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the exhibit.  MOCA’s Jeffrey Deitch ordered the removal of a mural he sanctioned, the final list of included artists was missing many legends in street art and many artists were getting busted by police.  I had mixed feelings going into the exhibit but from the second I set foot until the moment I left, all I can say is that if you are a fan of street art or graffiti, you cannot even think about missing this exhibit.

Keith Haring

First off, the “Art In The Streets” exhibit is enormous!  There are approximately 65 sections featuring different periods and artists in this urban movement and each portion is more amazing than the one before it.  Alleyways and the influential New York art space Fun Gallery have been recreated, large scale murals are featured everywhere, and there are photos, paintings, sculptures and films throughout the exhibit.  This is in fact one of the rare instances where the catalog of the show is worth getting.  Ironic, since they allow photography (without the use of flash) inside the museum.  Typically, museums will not allow photos so that you will buy the book, but I will certainly mention this exhibit the next time I enter a museum and they try and stop me from taking pictures.

Fun Gallery

Some of the artists that are prominently featured are Rammellzee, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Banksy, Jamie Reid, Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Lee Quinones, Roa, Eine, Craig Stecyk III, Gusmano Cesaretti, Retna, Chaz Bojorquez, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Ed Templeton, Kaws, Larry Clark, Craig Costello, Terry Richardson, Mark Gonzales, Cheryl Dunn, Neckface, Freedom, Andre, Os Gemeos, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Revok, JR and so many more!  You will definitely need several hours to attempt to take it all in.

Os Gemeos

 “Art In The Streets” is on display until August 8, 2011 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles and you should not miss it under any circumstance!

Partial view of "Art In The Streets" at MOCA

The Spray Paint Hall of Fame

The Great Outdoors

Posted by The G on May 26, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

The Great Outdoors now showing at the Woodward Gallery in NYC through July 24, 2010

Street art has never been more famous thanks to the works of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Dolk, M-City and Mr. Brainwash just to name a few.  Some of their not-as-famous but equally as brilliant counterparts are showing their work at the Woodward Gallery in New York in a wonderful exhibition called The Great Outdoors.  At this exhibit, which runs from now until July 24, 2010, you’ll see works from Royce Bannon, Darkcloud, Michael De Feo, El Celso, LA II, Kenji Nakayama, Neckface, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Stikman, and Swoon.  I am a huge fan of street art and the great outdoors, so naturally, I loved this exhibition.  You can see some more pictures after the jump, but if you are in the New York area, I highly recommend that you check out the exhibition.  The Woodward Gallery is located at 133 Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side.

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