Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art in the Streets

Chaz running in a backstreet near Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles, 1974, photo by Gusmano Cesaretti. Courtesy of MOCA
 Wild Style mural by Zephyr,Revolt, Sharp. Photo by Martha Cooper. Courtesy of MOCA.

Art in the Streets is the first major U.S.  Museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, 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 such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Sao Paulo. This exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles's role in the evolution of graffiti and street art. Exhibition opens tomorrow, April 17 through August 8, 2011. Read more on moca.org

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