OLD’S KOOL: The Roots of New York Graffiti
Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
Blazing a trail for graffiti art back in the 1970s, New York City teens claimed the city’s walls and mass transit system for their canvases—and in the process invented a new art form. Jay J.SON Edlin, veteran graffiti artist, historian, and author of Graffiti 365 (Harry N. Abrams, 2011), discusses graffiti and street art with revolutionary but unsung writers of the ‘70s: icons COCO 144, JESTER ONE, LSD OM, and Al Diaz, a.k.a. BOMB ONE and later SAMO (in collaboration with Jean Michel Basquiat).
Presented in conjunction with City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.