Archive | June, 2011

holy spray paint, batman

27 Jun

Last night I went to the Art In The Streets exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. According to the brochure (I love brochures, so obviously I stuffed one in my purse and am reading off of it now), it is “the first major historical exhibition of graffiti and street art to be organized by an American museum.” We didn’t get there until a half hour before it closed, but it was more than enough time to perfunctorily check out the whole thing. Or at least gawk for ten minutes at the stuff I really wanted to see. Banksy, you are a rock star.

Isn't it, though?

Sheer genius. Sorry some of the pictures are blurry. Museum people are flash haters.

Oh yeah, there were some other artists featured too:

It's like the Times Square of street art.

Terry Richardson

Shepard Fairey

Wait, don't we exit through the gift shop?

And then we went to see some art that’s actually still in the streets.

 BANKSY WAS HERE. And so was I. Fanning out like a total nerd.

I can die happy now.