Pantheon: A history of art from the streets of NYC opened this past Saturday, April 2nd with a well-attended reception at the Hilton Hotel. The work of 33 street and graffiti artists is now on view around the clock until April 17th – across the street from the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Stay tuned for more information on the closing + catalog launch party. The 300+ page catalog features interviews with all participating artists, crew histories, essays on topics relevant to the history of NYC street art and graffiti, and images from eight contributing photographers (Becki and I included). I’m not normally one to encourage people to visit midtown, but this is one exhibition that is not to be missed – don’t sleep on the crazy 3d collaborative installation by six members of the 907 crew.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: * Abe Lincoln Jr. * John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres * Adam VOID * Cake * Cassius Fouler * Darkclouds * Droid * El Celso * Faro * John Fekner and Don Leicht * Freedom * Ellis Gallagher * Gen2 * Goya * Groser * Richard Hambleton * infinity * KET * LSD-Om * Matt Siren * NohJColey * OverUnder * Oze 108 * Quel Beast * Royce Bannon * Sadue * Jordan Seller * Stikman * Toofly * UFO * Vudu
chashama at the Donnell
20 West 53rd Street, b/w 5th & 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019 (across from MoMA)