I guess this is what was put up over the Katsu piece. Sounds like Blade got a frantic last min call. Gotta play the the all mighty Deitch's rules.
this whole moca thing is slowly turning into an exercise in rich irony.
so the museum is preparing for the opening of a landmark celebration of street art focusing specifically on the history of graffiti. an actual organic piece of graffiti pops up on-site, panic ensues, and another artist is hustled out to cover it up. well, i suppose that simply buffing it - a la Blu - seemed a less appealing option to Deitch and Co, but man this is getting quite amusing.
how do you celebrate spontaneous street art and graffiti and yet at the same time suppress the very thing you are supposedly celebrating.
i think the conflicted logic here is an excellent example of the ways in which street art often suffers when vested interests attempt to tame it and bring it into the staid gallery/museum setting.
Agreed. Def another instance that seems so counter intuitive to the purpose of the show. You could argue that Katsu was trying to cash in on the hype of the event. I'm far from familiar with his work. Jeffrey The Great don't get down with peeps riding his coat tails
That said, I'm giddy waiting in the airport for my flight out there. Def a must see any which way you splice it.
Post by thinkspace on Apr 13, 2011 17:01:47 GMT -8
Can not wait! I will admit that I find it odd that Lee and Blade, two folks far from active on the streets anymore, are the ones on the outside 'representing' the exhibit to the public at large, but the goodness on the inside will far outweigh such trivial nitpicking. The work it took to make a museum of MOCA's stature get behind this is what really needs to be applauded here. This will only lead to more exhibitions around the world embracing this movement.
Just posted a shot of EINE up in Venice on Sour Harvest. Hear he'll be busy the next few days. DABS MYLA also just finished up their massive wall with HOW and NOSM on a somewhat related note. Sure Amanda will post some shots here and I'll post tomorrow once I get down to take some nice shots. Have a feeling Jack from DailyD was down there today too. Downtown is buzzin'!
In conjunction with Art in the Streets, the Cinefamily will present a week of documentaries, live panels, Q&As, and parties, featuring many key participants and witnesses of the early graffiti and street art scene. A closing-night party will revolve around the most ancient form of street art—the cave paintings of southern France— with the premiere of Werner Herzog’s new 3-D documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, screened at the Natural History Museum.
Pretty amazing show. Highly recommended for you to check out in person as pics do not do it justice. I think the ESPO / McGee / REAS Street Market stood out for me along with Banksy, Os G and the Swoon.
so much INCREDIBLE work at one place!.. wish I knew about the size and the extent this show, I'd probably consider seeing it in person (not sure if it would happen, but would be nice if at least tried)..
Most of the Banksy works were for sale Sven - the stars were out shopping. Think many of the Shep pieces will come up for sale too via Subliminal at some point as almost all seemed new / just shown as NFS in that recent show he did with the Devo cat. Stars were all over the place last night including some very, very big names. Pretty crazy the buzz in the place. Going back Saturday for sure and many times throughout the run. Excited to see how it transforms come next March for the Brooklyn Museum.
OH... and the accompanying book is a MUST have. Just finished looking it over late last night and this AM. Nice work.
Last Edit: Apr 15, 2011 8:11:27 GMT -8 by thinkspace