From Wong to Wild Style: An Evening with Charlie Ahearn and Friends
Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 pm
Join us for an evening of film and conversation about the golden age of New York graffiti with director Charlie Ahearn – whose film Wild Style (1983) was the world’s first hip-hop motion picture, a heady evocation of the early days of spray-can art and hip hop in New York City. First, Ahearn will introduce and present his intimate video portrait of Martin Wong (Martin Wong 1998, 18 minutes), whose collection is displayed in the Museum’s exhibition, City as Canvas. Ahearn then sits down with legendary street artists ZEPHYR and SHARP for a discussion about the making of the film with Sean Corcoran, the exhibition’s curator. The evening concludes with a screening of Wild Style (82 minutes). Light refreshments will be served.
Presented in conjunction with City as Canvas and co-sponsored by Graff Tours.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.