Urban Art Legends: A Conversation with DAZE, Alan KET & Nick Walker
Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm

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 pioneering urban artists Alan KET, Nick Walker, and DAZE, the star of our exhibition, Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse, to launch KET’s new book, Urban Art Legends (LOM Art, 2015).  They will discuss the evolution of graffiti and street art as contemporary art forms and reflect on their choices to challenge classical ideas of art through this uniquely urban medium.  

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow! 


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This event is co-sponsored by 12ozProphetAmerican Artists Professional LeagueArtists for Peace and JusticeBrooklyn Street ArtCarnage NYCFresh Paint NYCHi-ARTSHistory of Design and Curatorial Studies Program at Parsons School of Design - The New School, Little Italy Street Art Project (L.I.S.A.), Mass AppealMaysles CinemaQueens Council on the ArtsSound of ArtStreet Art NYC, and Urban Folk Art® Studios

Image credit: Chris “Daze” Ellis, Wind Over Water, 2010, Oil, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Artist