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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Born in the Streets - Graffiti

curated mag - Born in the Streets - Graffiti

Currently occupying the full gallery space and extending to the facade of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Born in the Streets - Graffiti covers the origins and spread of the graffiti movement. Among the artists represented are JonOne, Barry McGee, P.H.A.S.E 2, and Evan Roth. With the aim of allowing the public to rediscover the art form, the exhibition remains on view until November 29, 2009.

The Foundation is located at 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris.

Definately worth checking out if you are in the area. There is also a legal wall outside and a good source tells me quite a few english heads have hit the wall in recent weeks.

Following on from Born In The Street a blanket retrospective on graffiti’s roots and contemporary adaptation at the Fondation Center in Paris, a heads up on the recently published catalog. Much like the exhibit, the book chronicles the graffiti movement from its Bronx origins to the present. Richly illustrated the book is published in the style of a notebook. Available now from COLETTE.

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