I’m back and well-rested from a much needed vacation! But now, it’s back to work. Check out information below on a cool event that’s happening tomorrow evening at one my favorite museums – the Museum of the City of New York . I saw the City as Canvas exhibit a couple of months ago and LOVED it, so I expect this to be just as awesome!
Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.
WHAT: In 1980, after painting 5,000 subway trains, Steve Ogburn, aka BLADE, earned the title “King of Graffiti” and continues to exhibit his work internationally today. Join the artist and graffiti historian Chris Pape at BLADE: King of Graffiti, a presentation, conversation, and book signing about the New York graffiti scene of the 1970s on Friday, August 8 at the Museum of the City of New York. Copies of BLADE and Pape’s new book, Blade: King of Graffiti (Schiffer Publishing, June 2014), will be available for purchase.
Presented in conjunction with City As Canvas, the first exhibition of New York graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection. RSVP required. Free for Museum members; $10 general public; $40 for general admission + book.
City As Canvas is on view at the City Museum through Sunday, September 21, 2014.
WHO: BLADE, artist and author
Chris Pape, graffiti historian and author
WHEN: Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
About the Exhibition
City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection is the first exhibition of New York graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection. In the 1970s and 80s, Martin Wong—an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art—amassed an unparalleled treasure trove of works on paper and canvas in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. City As Canvas features more than 150 works from the collection, including canvas and other media by such artists as Keith Haring, FUTURA 2000, and Lee Quiñones, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.