THE CITY LORE GALLERY

“GRAFFITI WARRIORS

Bama and Pistol, Pioneers of Subway Art

This exhibition celebrates the past and present art of two graffiti artists–Richard Admiral, Jr. and his buddy Lonnie Heller, aka Bama and Pistol–who helped pioneer subway graffiti before the art form was chronicled by acclaimed photographers Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper in the late ’70s.

June 27th – September 13th, 2019

Opening reception:
Thursday, June 27th, 2019, 6pm-9pm

 
Gallery Hours:
Fri  2 – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12 – 6pm
*Open on Thursday 12, 28th*
and by appointment
Free and open to the public.
 
 
To schedule a visit outside of regular hours, please email Colleen at colleen@citylore.org
 
 
 

  

 
 
WHO ARE WE?

Founded in 1986, City Lore is New York City’s center for urban folk culture. With a mission to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs, City Lore encompasses a Lower East Side gallery space, performances, lectures, the People’s Hall of Fame, a POEMobile that projects poems onto walls and buildings, and programs throughout the five boroughs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. We work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each, we seek to further cultural equity and model a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.

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