Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WOOSTER COLLECTIVE Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Street Art History at Jonathan LeVine Gallery!

A huge celebration took place last week as Jonathan LeVine Gallery hosted a 10th Anniversary celebration for Wooster Collective, entitled "10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003-1013" along with several public murals in various locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn (Dumbo.)   The mega show too place at a pop up gallery space at 525 West 22nd Street and runs through August 24, 2013.  This is one for the history books that you must not miss!
Curated by Marc and Sarah Schiller, the event featured works and site-specific installations by over fifty local and international artists that flew into town to celebrate. Check out the previous post of the mega murals by the artists and below see all the photos of the evenings huge celebration.  It was indeed the Oscars for the (street) art world.  Everyone from Martha Cooper to Shepard Fairey shows up and engaged the crowd with conversations and autographs, have a look....
About Wooster Collective founded in 2001 by Marc and Sara Schiller, celebrates ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world. The collective’s mission is to discover and document authentic art experiences via salons, lectures, exhibitions and online at www.woostercollective.com. In 2006, they organized 11 Spring Street, a monumental street art exhibition which took place in an abandoned building in downtown New York, and was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top art exhibitions of the year. In 2010, they collaborated with Carlo McCormick on Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, published by Taschen. They have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Good Magazine and more. As a global voice for street art, the Schillers have spoken at the Tate Modern, Design Indaba and The New Museum. 
Chris Stain, above/below
Dan Witz
How & Nosm
Shepard Fairey
...with the Polaroids
I never like to post (or take) photos of myself, but this I could not resist....
Crowds forming around Shepard Fairey...
Buff Monster, above /below
Ben Eine
ZEVS, above/below
Wall of Faile...
More Faile, above/below
Paul Insect
Blek le Rat
The London Police
TrustoCorp, above/below

Mark Jenkins
Buff Monster & Ivory
Sarah Schiller & friend
Ron English
Judith Supine
Skullphone, background
Alice Mizrahi, Lady Aiko & Martha Cooper
Michael De Feo, above/below
Leon Reid signing Wooster Anniversary print
Buff Monster & Ron English
SWOON (left)
Martha Cooper posting on Instagram!
Buff Monster in front of SWOON
Martha Cooper signing the Polaroid
Dan Witz

Doze Green, center & Anthony Lister
SWOON, left & OLEK, right
Logan Hicks
Jordan Seiler
Elbow Toe
Martha Cooper; Wild Style, Keith Haring, unknown, Futura, Lady Pink, Shepard Fairey

Ron English
Galo & Dark Cloud
Dark Cloud
Leon Reid's original drawings...

Once again this mega show runs through August 24, 2013 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 525-West 22nd St., Visit; www.jonathanlevinegallery.com & http://www.woostercollective.com.