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City as Canvas at Museum Of The City Of New York

Photo: StreetArtNews.net

Last week the Museum Of The City Of New York open the exhibition City As A Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong collection, a documentation of the New York graffiti movement in the 80’s. The exhibition includes over 150 works on canvas, paper and photo documentation. Martin Wong donated his collection to the Museum of the City of New York in 1994, five years before his death from AIDS-related complications. The exhibition includes artists like Dondi, Lady Pink, Blade, Lee Quiñones, Zephyr, Futura 2000 and  Keith Haring. The exhibition last until the 24th of August 2014.

If you can’t visit the exhibition The New York Times wrote a review:
“The closest you get to graffiti’s living spirit here is in the artists’ black, hardcover sketchbooks. In them you see the writers Blade, Daze, Crash, Sharp and others developing their signature styles and practicing their graphic skills. There’s more freshness and joyful discovery in these books than almost any of the show’s finished works.” Ken Johnson, New York Times.

There is also a great preview of the exhibition available at StreetArtNews.net.

Outside In: The Story of Art In The Streets

http://vimeo.com/36179600
Outside In: The Story of Art In The Streets is a 30 minutes long documentary about the exhibition with the same name that tock place at MOCA last year. The movie is produced by Patrick Simpson and fetures some of the top names from the street art/graffiti scene, including names like: Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Saber, Revok, Futura 2000, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, JR, Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon och Retna.