Art in The Streets Opens This Weekend
What seems long overdue, the Museum of Contemporary Art opens Art in the Streets this weekend. The exhibit is the first major U.S. museum exhibition focusing on the history of graffiti and street art. Following the history of graffiti from the 1970s to present, the show includes artists from major cities. Locally, you’ll find work from Shepard Fairey, Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK. The exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum from March 30–July 8, 2012. Featured New York artists include Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Futura and Swoon.
Banksy Makes A Statement In LA
British street artist Banksy held a west coast premiere for his film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” on Monday inside the Los Angeles Theatre but not before leaving a few new pieces scattered across the city.
This one, located just a few blocks away at 908 S. Broadway, is oddly neighborhood-appropriate. Just a block away, a resident group is trying to find $6.6 million to convert a parking lot into a grassy park space with a small playground.
Below is his ambitious rat piece and the trailer to his critically acclaimed film.