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Thanks to Bombing Science for the info on registering for Canada’s dopest jam (in our favorite Canadian city)
Lots and lots (pun intended) great old school and post-graffiti pieces available at this Paris auction. Futura 2000, Dondi, Blade, Rammellzee, Quick, Noc, Seen, Daze, A-One, Crash, Jonone, Toxic, Martha Cooper photos of Samo (John Michael Basquiat), Neon, Darko.
15 to 16 February, from 11am to 7pm
17 February, from 11am to 5pm
7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées
Darryl “Cornbread” McCray presents The Birth of “Tagging”
Reading, Pa.– Darryl “Cornbread” McCray, who pioneered graffiti as an art form, will present the story of his journey from “tagging” the city of Philadelphia to working with Philadelphia’s mural program on February 5, 2008, at 4 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall. Following the lecture, which is free and open to the public, there will be a presentation of Sean McKnight’s documentary, Cry for the City: The Legend of Cornbread.
McCray grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., in the 1960s where he began “tagging” as a way to gain the attention of a girl he liked. He tagged buses, trolleys, trains, police cars, buildings and even an elephant at the zoo. His most famous hit, which gained national media attention, was the Jackson 5’s jet as it sat in the Philadelphia airport. He is considered the first, and one of the most famous, graffiti writers of our time. He is retired as a graffiti artist and now works with Philadelphia’s mural program established as part of its anti-graffiti efforts.
Klein Lecture Hall is located in the Center for the Arts on Albright’s campus at 13 th and Bern Streets in Reading. For more information, contact Professor Jon Bekken, 610-921-7563.
Here’s the link to the Albright College site.
From its origins as an illegal street activity to its acceptance among art galleries and museums, graffiti has developed as an original visual language. As a popular art form, graffiti has been commodified by its close association with hip-hop music and skate culture, and as a global genre of images circulated through the Internet. Today, it exerts powerful influence in art and design. This exhibition explores the art form’s origins and its evolution in fashion and graphics, with early jackets and clothing painted by original graffiti artists Haze, Cey, Phade and Lady Pink; artist collaborations, such as that between Stephen Sprouse and Louis Vuitton, and Keith Haring and Vivienne Westwood; and high fashion interpretations of the style by designers Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and Walter van Bierendonck, among others. Over 20 rare examples of this colorful and original movement on loan from artists, stylists and collectors will be on view together for the first time.
McDowell Road & Central Avenue
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The museum is open on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
136 Atlantic Ave
Featuring artwork by: Dance, Rebel, Serch, Venom, Brush, Ced, Bes7, Base, Meres, Zimad, Sniper, Taze, Son One
Thanks to the GraffMuseum.