The Art of New York: 1980's


 

The work of both late and living legends of 1980s New York City street art, graffiti and other seminal styles of urban work has been assembled by curator Linus Coraggio—sculptor,painter and instigator of the notorious Rivington School and Gas Station spaces in the 80s/90s Lower East Side underground art scene.

 
The creative luminaries featured include living pioneers such as Fab 5 Freddy, LA2 (Angel Ortiz), Al Diaz (SAMO©), Delta 2 and Rick Prol; as well as departed masters like Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and FA-Q; along with other surprise notables.
 
The premise of the show is to exhibit the famous alongside significant but lesser-known artists of the period.
 
Contra Galleries, 122 W 26th St., Floor 5. 
 
Opens February 13th with a gala from 6-9 pm and runs through February. 
 
For info or appointments call:
Matthew McGlynn - 610 613 4914
General gallery hours M–F 12–6 pm.
 
“Expect to be blown away,” says Coraggio.