Sunday, August 17, 2014

City as Canvas Limited Edition Print Launch - Feat. Lee Quiñones, Dr. Revolt, SKEME, SPONE, & KR.ONE - Museum of the City of New York

Yesterday the City Museum of New York hosted a special meet & greet with City as Canvas featured Lee Quiñones, Dr. Revolt, SKEME, SPONE, & KR.ONE , who signed limited edition prints along with posters, t-shirts, and other exhibition merchandise.

Featured artists included:
  • LEE (Lee Quiñones), the artist behind the exhibition's iconic "Howard the Duck" centerpiece
  • SKEME, also a legendary writer of New York in the '80s and prominently featured in the classic hip-hop film Style Wars
  • SPONE (Greg Lamarche), an accomplished collage artist who got his start tagging walls and spray-painting subways in the '80s
  • Dr. Revolt, a contributor to the films Wild Style and Style Wars, active in the '80s East Village art gallery scene, and creator of the classic YO! MTV Raps logo
  • KR.ONE (Louie Gasparro), author of Don1, the King from Queens: The Life and Photos of a NYC Transit Graffiti Master
LEE sign and number two new editions entitled "The Lion's Den" and "Lee Returns Again" which will be available (if they did not sell out) in the Museums shop, and online;

As an added bonus (and worth the trip in itself) visitors had the chance to check out The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.

"Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection includes over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings."

The show originally opened in February, but if you have not seen it it closes August 24th!!

Museum of City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

Suggested Admission
Adults: $10
Seniors, students: $6 (with I.D.)
Families: $20 (max. 2 adults)
Children 12 and under: free
Members: free
Author: Matthew A. Eller
All Photos & Text Copyright Matthew A. Eller 2014
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