Urban Art Legends: A Conversation and Book Launch

    When:
    February 9, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
    2016-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
    Chris “Daze” Ellis
    Chris “Daze” Ellis

    Urban Art Legends:

    A Conversation and Book Launch

    with DAZE, Alan KET & Nick Walker

    at The Museum of the City of New York

    Tuesday, February 9, at 6:30 pm

    Chris “Daze” Ellis, artist
    Alan KET, artist
    Nick Walker, artist

    Museum of the City of New York
    1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

    In just forty years, what was once viewed by many as mindless vandalism – graffiti – has grown into a highly valued, socially relevant urban art form found in galleries and museums around the world—as well as on walls and trains. Join renowned graffiti artists Alan KET, Nick Walker, and Daze, the star of our exhibition, Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, to discuss KET’s new book, Urban Art Legends (LOM Art, 2015), which explores the pioneering urban artists that have driven graffiti’s shift from underground into the mainstream. They will consider the contentious position of graffiti as an art form and explore their choices to challenge classical ideas of art through this uniquely urban medium.

    This event is co-sponsored by the 12ozProphet, History of Design and Curatorial Studies Program at Parsons School of Design – The New School, Mass Appeal, Sound of Art, and Street Art NYC.

    Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.

    For more information, visit Urban Art Legends

    About the Museum of the City of New York

    Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.