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Graffiti Warriors: Pistol and Bama, Pioneers of Subway Art

Opening June 27th to September, 2019

 

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Public spaces have been used for communication for a long time, but in the late 60’s and early 70’s, the felt-tip penned initials on New York City’s subway system morphed into multicolored lettering and illustrations sprayed on the trains and tunnels with aerosol paint cans. Inner-city kids in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn spurred on by the availability of a rolling canvas that showcased their art for all the rich and poor people of New York City to see, created an indigenous urban American art form that became known as graffiti. This exhibition celebrates the past and present art of two pioneer graffiti artists of the early 70’s—Richard Admiral, Jr. and his buddy Lonnie Heller, aka Bama and Pistol.

 

The gallery is open for viewing Fridays 2 – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6pm, and by appointment. To schedule a visit outside of regular gallery hours, email Molly at molly@citylore.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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