Glamorous Graffiti: Basquiat, Crash, Haring & more

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Mar 19 2016 - Jun 10 2016

This companion exhibition looks at the work of Kenny Scharf’s contemporaries active in the exciting New York graffiti and street art movement of the 1980s. Including a 1988 portfolio of five silk-screened prints by Keith Haring, a range of graffiti styles are explored through the work of the artists Jean Michel Basquiat, Lee Quiñones, Crash, Futura 2000, Toxic and many others. Films documenting early 1980s graffiti and urban culture are also included in the exhibition. The artists A-One, Daze, Dondi, Koor, Lady Pink, Noc, Richard Hambleton and Rammellzee appear in films such as Downtown 81 by Edo Bertoglio, Wild Style by Charlie Ahearn and Style Wars by Henry Chalfant and Tony Silver.

Exhibition overview from the Nassau County Museum of Art website.

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Jean Michel Basquiat
  • Keith Haring
  • Lee Quiñones
  • Crash
  • Futura 2000
  • Toxic

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