When graffiti first began popping up all over New York more than four decades ago, no one could have guessed that the urban art form, which originated in Philadelphia in the ’60s, would eventually spread around the world. Remembering the heyday of subway pieces and beyond, Write of Passage is a new exhibition that explores the impact of modern American graffiti on global culture and the ways in which graffiti differs from street art. Curated by Sacha Jenkins (Mass Appeal), the show includes a vintage painted subway train installation, rare canvases, vintage apparel, and more than 100 original graffiti artifacts from Daze, Futura, COST, Claw Money, Miss 17, CES, Tommy Rebel, and more.
Saturdays, Sundays, 1 p.m. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Nov. 23, 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013