In just forty years, what was once viewed by many as mindless vandalism – graffiti – has grown into a highly valued, socially relevant urban art form found in galleries and museums around the world—as well as on walls and trains. Join renowned graffiti artists Alan KET, Nick Walker, and Daze, the star of our exhibition, Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, to discuss KET’s new book, Urban Art Legends (LOM Art, 2015), which explores the pioneering urban artists that have driven graffiti’s shift from underground into the mainstream. They will consider the contentious position of graffiti as an art form and explore their choices to challenge classical ideas of art through this uniquely urban medium.
This event is co-sponsored by the 12 oz Prophet, History of Design and Curatorial Studies Program at Parsons School of Design – The New School, Mass Appeal, Sound of Art, and Street Art NYC.
Tuesday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Harlem, New York