Art in the Streets – Exhibition highlight

The long overdue exhibition ‘Art in the Streets’ starts this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. The show is the first major U.S. museum exhibition focusing on the history of graffiti and street art.

‘Art in the Streets’ traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.

The exhibition features paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most influential artists and will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art. Featured artists include Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo), and JR (Paris).

For almost four months, April 17 to August 8, 2011, Art in the Streets will be open to the public at MOCA. To see more inspiring pre-show images from the exhibition visit Arrestedmotoion.com and Mymodernmet.com. So far the key must see’s pieces from the show include Swoon’s massive art installation and Banksy’s graffiti infused cathedral window artwork.

If your unable to visit the show there will be a book to accompany the exhibition published by Rizzoli.

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