The details: A six-week long educational program that explores the impact of American graffiti art on global culture, Write of Passage curated by graffiti historian Sacha Jenkins and editorial director of Mass Appeal. There will be several installations including; Subway Train & Tunnel, Tattoo Parlor, Construction Site and Scrap Yard, rare canvasses, photos, sketches, vintage apparel and over 100 original graffiti artifacts document the evolution of graffiti art, celebrating its local origins and global influences.
Here is a look at some of the art and history...
The list of artists include: Daze, Futura, Haze, David “Chino” Villorente, Claw Money, Alan Bortman, Chris Pape, Easy, Miss 17, Freedom, Cycle, Fargo, Greg “SP” Lamarche, Krink, Mare 139, Cost, CES, Jay “J.SON” Edlin, Keo, Mark Ali Awfe, False, Tommy Rebel, A-ONE, Dondi White, Serve, Ed “Metal Man” Walker, Kaves, Trap IF, False, VFR, , Cope 2, Daze, Harley Spiller, Haze, Henry Chalfant, Louie KR.ONE Gasparro, YES 2, Samuel Kleiman, Sharp, Todd “Reas” James and Wane COD.
Kaves - Brooklyn tattoo parlorAmong the four installations that bring graffiti to life are a subway train & tunnel installation and a tattoo parlor installation from noted graffiti artist/tattooist Mr. Kaves.
Photo - Henry Chalfant