Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Image of the Day

Mural by Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp for the beyond-
Wild Style (1983) directed by Charlie Ahearn.
Photograph by Martha Cooper.
(Front row: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift;
middle row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink;
back row: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp.)

Cooper's photo is on view as part of Jeffrey Deitch's debut exhibition, "Art in the Streets," which opened last week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The show is the first exhibition of street art ever held at a major museum in the U.S. When MOCA's board set out to hire a new director a year ago, they reportedly wanted someone who would take risks, and they got it in Deitch.

"Art in the Streets" runs through August 8. More info here.

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