The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The graffiti styles that emerged from American housing projects, subway yards, and bleak suburban parking lots during the 1970s form the foundation for what is possibly the most influential art movement since Pop-one that continues to thrive forty years after it began. Art in the Streets, the first major historical exhibition of graffiti and street art to be organized by an American museum, surveys the origins and history of the movement in the United States and traces its influence as it spread around the world. Beginning with the emergence, in the early 1970s, of Wild Style in New York, cholo gang graffiti in East Los Angeles, and surf and skate culture in Venice Beach and Santa Monica, the exhibition documents the evolution of these styles as they developed into an international visual language. Focusing on the distinct approaches that developed in San Francisco, London, Paris, and Sao Paulo, Art in the Streets also maps the connections between artists from these diverse communities. Like other important artistic trends, graffiti and street art encompasses music, dance, film, and fashion.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
April - May 2018
18 Wooster Street
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6 PM
The gallery reopens with People in April 2018.
+1 (212) 343-7300
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