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MOCA Art in the Streets Los Angeles.............................

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i view this as an opportunity to see some really great art.


do i give a fuck about the other details? not so much.

i'll be in LA for a couple days this summer so i might actually get a chance to check it out, and not worry about anyone's street cred, roots, history, haircut, scene points, or other bullshit that lots of people think have to accommodate art.

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a truly amazing line up.....until.


C'mon son, there are many more before obey's name came up that didn't deserve to be in that lineup.



me[ihhh[/i]. not really dude. but perhaps it all depends on just how much hatred you hold for said faggot.




ps. katsu. whats going on with this guy?

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"It's been a long while since i posted anything on here but felt compelled to do so now....I have had the pleasure of seeing what has been going on inside the MOCA walls for the past many days and I gladly will go on record and say that this show is 100% HISTORIC!....As far as anything Graffiti or Street Art related there has never been such a collection of talent under one roof...EVER! While of course it's not 100% complete or inclusive I don't think it's meant to be but it does a beautiful job of telling the story of Graffiti from it's roots to current day...Kudos to Deitch and Co!.....the giant space is so jam packed with eye searing visuals it is overwhelming and will definitely warrant repeat viewings....The LA version of Mcgee ESPO REAS Street Market blows the New York classic exhibition out of the water! it's like the ultimate Disney Ride for art vandals....mind blowing detail!....The Banksy room is retarded fresh with a few new large canvases and some new re-workings of classic images...my favorite so far that I will trade my mother in for if I could is a giant Indian "No Trespassing" on wood that is fantastic! similar to the one he did in San Fran I believe but this time the Indian is standing....the man is no dummy and more than holds his own in a space full of art Kings...The Os Gemeos room is classic Os Gemeos with a few stunning stunning pieces....They have also turned the outside box office cube building into a giant double faced classic Gemeos Balaclava man that is fresh and the kicker is what they are building inside the chain link fence on top of the guys head...will not spoil it. The Basquiat that is hanging in the storefront recreation of the legendary Fun Gallery might be one of the rawest Basquiats I have ever seen and also might be one of my favorites of his that I have never seen before. all that being said I do think that Phil Frost is sadly missing from this exhibit and is a crucial link that cannot be overlooked....hopefully they will include him in the NYC version of the show...and oh yeah...can't believe that BLU is not inside the building at all?!! f**ked.....in two days history will be made!! and i urge anyone that was born between 1965 and 1995 to make a pilgrimage to this ART MECCA!!!!"


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Art in the Streets will showcase installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art

community, including Banksy (London), Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York),

Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo),

and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with

special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition will feature works by

influential local artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon, Robbie Conal, RETNA, SABER,


A special emphasis will be placed on photographers and filmmakers who documented graffiti and street art

culture including Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, James Prigoff, Steve Grody, Gusmano Cesaretti, Estevan Oriol,

Ed Templeton, Larry Clark, Terry Richardson, and Spike Jonze. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork,

photography, video, and ephemera will provide further historical context for the exhibition.

Art in the Streets will feature several shows within the show. There will be a special section dedicated to the

Fun Gallery, which connected New York graffiti artists with the downtown art community in the early 1980s. Co-

curated by gallery founder Patti Astor, the Fun Gallery installation will feature the work of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel

Basquiat, and the graffiti artists who shaped the gallery’s history. A section dedicated to the seminal film Wild Style

(1983), co-curated by the film’s director Charlie Ahearn, will document its influence on the global dissemination of

graffiti and hip-hop culture. The exhibition will also feature a memorial presentation of Battle Station, a rarely seen

work by legendary artist and theorist RAMMELLZEE, and a display of graffiti black books and other historic works

from the Martin Wong Collection presented in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York. A highlight

of the exhibition will be a Los Angeles version of Street Market, a re-creation of an urban street complete with

overturned trucks by Todd James, Barry McGee, and Steve Powers.

The exhibition will open with a skate ramp designed by pro-skater Lance Mountain and artist Geoff McFetridge.

Skate demonstrations by the Nike SB skate team will be held on Thursday and Saturday afternoons.

“Art in the Streets will be the first exhibition to position the work of the most influential artists to emerge from street

culture in the context of contemporary art history,” said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch.

“This quintessentially urban and dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and MOCA began with the

2005 Brooklyn-organized exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the consummate American street artist of

his generation; continued with the MOCA-organized ©MURAKAMI in 2007, defining critical elements of worldwide

street art; and now culminates with a groundbreaking exhibition devoted entirely to street art and graffiti,” said

Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold L. Lehman. “The partnership has, in itself, provided a major record of public art

over the past half century.”

Art in the Streets is organized by Jeffrey Deitch and associate curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose. Gastman

is the author of The History of American Graffiti, which will be released in April 2011, and was a consulting

producer on the film Exit Through The Gift Shop. Rose curated the exhibition Beautiful Losers and directed the

related documentary film. Ethel Seno, editor of Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, is the curatorial

coordinator of the exhibition. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation will be organized by Managing Curator of

Exhibitions Sharon Matt Atkins.

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