It’s no secret that one of the keys to a successful career as a writer lies in having a good partner. Some of the most storied exploits in graffiti history occurred at the hands of seasoned graffiti duos. While it is not uncommon for one partner to throw up the other, it is unusual for the two to join together to form an entirely new entity as is the case with Mirf, the creation of writers Mint and Serf. Mirf have recently raised some hackles within NYC’s street art community for perpetrating an aggressive bombing campaign… with paste-ups. The campaign continues on a similar vein as the large scale, black & white installation they did with Pork in Chelsea last fall. What’s new are screenprinted photographs documenting their experiences as part of a self-annointed ‘Special Graffiti Unit’. See all this and more at the Lyons Wier Gallery as Mint&Serf SGU opens tomorrow.
Special Graffiti Unit
Curated by Derrick B. Harden
Lyons Wier Gallery
175 Seventh Avenue (at 20th St)
July 28 – August 15, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, July 28, 6:00 – 10:00 pm