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JT Liss Face Value 2 <em>Styles and Storytellers: Volume I</em> Continues at La Maison d’Art in Harlem with J.T. Liss, Misha Tyutyunik, Marthalicia and Jeff Henriquez

Currently on view at La Maison d’Art in Harlem is Styles and Storytellers, the first installment of a series of exhibits and artist talks conceived and curated by artist J.T. Liss. In this intriguingly provocative exhibit, four different artists present four unique stories in four distinct styles. Each of the four artists — J.T. LissMisha TyutyunikMarthalicia Matarrita and Jeff Henriquez – also share their talents with us on our city streets. Pictured above is Face Value by J.T. Liss. Here are several more images from the show:

J.T. Liss, Face Value II, Photographic art on canvas

J.T. Liss face value 2 <em>Styles and Storytellers: Volume I</em> Continues at La Maison d’Art in Harlem with J.T. Liss, Misha Tyutyunik, Marthalicia and Jeff Henriquez

Misha Tyutyunik, Mourning, Acrylic on canvas

MDot Mourning <em>Styles and Storytellers: Volume I</em> Continues at La Maison d’Art in Harlem with J.T. Liss, Misha Tyutyunik, Marthalicia and Jeff Henriquez

Marthalicia Matarrita, Frida Kahlo, En la Lucha, Mixed media

MM <em>Styles and Storytellers: Volume I</em> Continues at La Maison d’Art in Harlem with J.T. Liss, Misha Tyutyunik, Marthalicia and Jeff Henriquez

Jeff Henriquez, Night Moves #5, Photographic art on canvas

Jeff Henriquez night moves <em>Styles and Storytellers: Volume I</em> Continues at La Maison d’Art in Harlem with J.T. Liss, Misha Tyutyunik, Marthalicia and Jeff Henriquez

Styles and Storytellers: Volume I continues until June 30th with an artist talk and open-mic poetry/spoken words/music next Friday, June 2, 6-9 pm. To schedule an appointment to visit the exhibit at another time, you can contact gallery owner Stephanie Calla at stephanie@lamaisondartny.com or at 917-533-4605. La Maison d’Art is located at 259 W 132nd Street in Harlem.

Photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky

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drew contra brooklyn nyc street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

The gifted Portuguese artist Frederico Draw, along with his talented Colectivo RUA partner Contra, visited NYC last month. With the support of Spread Art NYC, they graced Bushwick’s Troutman and Knickerbocker with an elegant mural dedicated the late Puerto Rican poet and activist Julia de Burgos. While the artists were in town, I had the opportunity to speak to them. A brief interview with Porto-based Frederico Draw follows:

When and where did you first get up?

I started tagging with my friends back home in the town of Freamunde in 2001.

What inspired you at the time?

The New York City hip-hop culture that I followed was my main inspiration back then.

Do any early graffiti-related memories stand out?

I was about 12 or 13 on a trip to the beach in Algarve with my family when I saw massive amounts of graffiti for the first time. I was astounded.

Drew and Contra street art nyc Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

How did your family feel about your engagement with the graffiti culture?

They were very supportive. They taught me to do it responsibly. There are many artists – painters and architects — in my family.

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

I don’t feel it much.  There isn’t much of a divide in Porto. Most street artists do graffiti and respect it.

Do you have a formal art education?

I earned a Masters in architecture in Porto, but I never studied fine arts.  I had expected to be an architect; but when I started painting on the streets, my entire lifestyle changed.

draw mural art port Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

What percentage of your time is devoted to art?

All of it!

How do you feel about the engagement of the corporate world with graffiti writers and street artists?

It helps us artists live. But we need to work together; the relationship must be consensual, not exploitative.

Have you shown your work in galleries?  

Yes! I’ve exhibited in Portugal — principally in Porto — and I’ve had two exhibits in Italy.

draw contra lisbon street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

And what about festivals? Have you participated in any street art festivals?

I’ve participated in street art festivals in Portugal, Italy and Spain.

Here in NYC you are collaborating with Contra. Do you prefer working alone or collaborating with others?

I love both.  When working with others, I can exchange ideas.

Is there any particular street artist out there – with whom you’d like to collaborate?

I’d like to collaborate with Retna.

draw solo street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

What about crews? Do you paint with any crews?

I’m a member of Colectivo RUA. We are a group of artists based in Porto.

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

I often work with a sketch.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I usually am.

Draw and contra portugal street art mural Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

How do you feel about the role of the Internet in all of this?

It helps me get my work out. But I see it as my responsibility to get my artwork onto social media.

What inspires you these days?

Life…the environment…classical art…street art. I’m a huge fan of Borando.

What do you see as the role of the artist in society?

To raise awareness. It is the role of the artist to direct others to think about issues that matter.

Draw and Contra Portugal street art Speaking with Portuguese Visual Artist Frederico Draw in NYC

And why have you chosen the streets as your principal canvas?

Because the streets allow me to reach and engage many more people than I would otherwise.

Images

1 Julia de Burgos, Bushwick, 2017

2 Frederico Draw & Contra at work in Bushwick, 2017

3 An.fi.tri.ão, Porto, 2015

4 APAV with Contra, Lisbon, 2015

5 VELHOS SÃO OS TRAPOS with Senior University for VOLTAGEM and Fundação EDP, Alfândega da Fé, 2016

6 EQUILÍBRIO with Contra, São Mamede, 2017

7  SOUR VIRGIN with Contra, Naples, 2016

Photo credits: 1 Karin du Maire 2 Tara Murray 3-7 courtesy of the artist; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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troy lovegates street art toronto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

The streets of Toronto — particularly on and off Queens Street West — teem with curious characters. The image pictured above was painted by Canadian native Troy Lovegates. Several more follow:

NYC-based Buff Monster

buff monster street art Toronto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

Toronto-based Poser ABM

poser street art toronto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

The Toronto-based PA System artists Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson

the pa system street art tornto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

Atlanta-based Greg Mike (on right) & artist to be identified

Greg Mike and Mr. Loudmouf street art toronto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

Montreal-based en masse

en masse street art toronto Curious Characters on Toronto Streets: Troy Lovegates, Buff Monster, Poser, the PA System, Greg Mike and en masse

Photo credits: 1 & 4 Lois Stavsky; 2, 3, 5 & 6 Tara Murray

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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Findac street art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

Street Art Today celebrated King’s Day 2017 with the third edition of the annual Kings Spray Street Art Festival. On April 27, a part of the NDSM-wharf in the north of Amsterdam was transformed into a giant street art castle. Thirty-five national and international street artists created artworks of 3,5 by 5 meters inside the castle and on its walls. Pictured above is London-based Fin DAC at work. What follows is a photo report of the festival by street art and travel photographer Karin du Maire:

Dutch graffiti master Ces53 at work

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Brazilian artist Sipros at work

Sipros street art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

Holland-based Mr  June at work

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Belgium-based Philip Bosmans aka Bosmaus

Bosmaus street art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

Berlin-based artist Sokar Uno

sokaruno steet art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

London-based Fanakapan at work

fanakapan street art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

Amsterdam-based Besok at work

Besok street art amsterdam Street Art Today Presents Third Edition of the Kings Spray Street Art Festival: Fin DAC, Ces53, Sipros, Mr June, Bosmaus, Sokar Uno, Fanakapan, Besok & more

Kings Spray Street Art Festival was organized by Peter Ernst Coolen, the founder and curator of Street Art Today.

Photos by Karin du Maire

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TUTS HKWALLS17 KYRA CAMPBELL F006 HKwalls 2017 Celebrates Street Art in Wong Chuk Hang: Tuts, Jecks, Spok Brillor, Taka, Debe, Abdul Rashade, Zoer & more

Earlier this spring, HKwalls partnered with Vans to introduce street art to Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang district. The mural pictured above was painted by the Indonesian artist Tuts. What follow are several more images of urban art that surfaced during this year’s festival:

Thailand-based Jecks

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Spanish artist Spok Brillor, one of several trucks painted during HKwalls 2017

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Hong Kong-based Taka

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Taiwanese artist Debe

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Malaysian artist Abdul Rashade

ABDUL RASHADE HKWALLS17 ERIC Hong HKwalls 2017 Celebrates Street Art in Wong Chuk Hang: Tuts, Jecks, Spok Brillor, Taka, Debe, Abdul Rashade, Zoer & more

Paris-based Zoer

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All photos courtesy HKwalls

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The 3rd edition of Street Art Expo NYC took place yesterday afternoon at the Elks Lodge in Elmhurst, Queens. Visitors had the opportunity to meet dozens of artists and vendors and to purchase an amazing array of urban art in different media — from stickers to huge canvases. Here are a few images we captured:

Plasma Slug

Plasma slug urban art At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Murrz, tribute to Diva, RIP

Murz diva tribute At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Epic Uno

Epic Uno urban art At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Turtle Caps

turtle cap urban art At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Free5

Free5 at Street Art Expo At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Kepts

kepts graffiti At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

The Royal KingBee

King Bee art At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Jaylo, signed by KingBee

Jaylo and king bee At Street Art Expo NYC with: Plasma Slug, Murrz, Epic Uno, Turtle Caps, Free5, Kepts, KingBee, Jaylo & more

Sponsors for the event included: Ironlak, TYO Toys,The Alski Show, Bombing Science and Stick Em Up.

Photo credits: 1-7 Lois Stavsky; 8 Tara Murray

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Epic uno live painting Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

A master of his craft with a formal educational background in graphic design, Epic Uno has been sharing his talents with us here in NYC public spaces for the past several years. He is one of the many talented artists who will be participating tomorrow in the 3rd edition of the Street Art Expo in Elmhurst, Queens. I recently had the opportunity to meet up with him:

When and where did you first get up here in NYC? 

It was around 1997-98. I had left Puerto Rico to attend Pratt University, and I first got up on and off the campus of Pratt.

What inspired you at the time to hit the walls?

I did it because I could! It felt good to get up. It was a rush!

Epic uno cloud mural Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Do any early graffiti-related memories stand out?

I was about nine or ten years old when I saw a Sen2 piece on an abandoned building back in Puerto Rico. I was struck! Years later when I met Sen2, he gave me the best advice any mentor could give. He said, “Draw every day.” And I do!

Would you rather work legally or illegally?

These days it’s not a choice. I have a family, and I’m not 20 any more. But I do miss the rush.

I’ve seen your work up in the Bronx, in Long Island City and at Welling Court. It’s quite impressive! Who have been some of your influences? Have any particular artists inspired you?

I met the writer HUMAN back at Pratt. His dorm room was across from mine. And he taught me the basics. Among the many artists who have inspired me are: Sen2, the late Swiss graffiti legend Dare TWS, Rime MSK, 123 Klan and Does from the Netherlands.

epic uno skull hat Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you painted with any crews?

I’ve painted with A Dying Breed and 4Burners.

\Would you rather paint alone or collaborate with others?

I generally prefer painting alone, but when I paint with the “right” person, there’s nothing better. I love painting with Sen2 and Logek.

Can you tell us something about your name Epic Uno? Its origin?

I first started as Elastic. But it wasn’t working for me, and I wanted a new name. I checked Art Crimes to find a name that nobody else had. I came up the name Epic and then added Uno to identify my Latin roots.

epic uno with black book  Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you any thoughts about the graffiti/street art divide?

Although there are some of us who bridge both worlds, there is a definite divide. The backgrounds and mentalities of most street artists and graffiti writers are quite different.  And I especially feel it here in NYC.

What percentage of your time is devoted to art these days?

Just about all or it! I used to be into snowboarding, but I barely have any time these days for anything besides my art and my family.

How do you feel about the engagement of graffiti writers and street artists with the corporate world?

We artists have to live. I’ve collaborated with brands such as Coach and Nike. And I, of course, use my discretion regarding which corporations and brands I work with.

epic uno graffiti character Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

Have you shown your work in galleries?

I’ve been in lots of small group shows. Here in New York City I’ve shown in all boroughs except Staten Island. I’ve also exhibited in San Diego, Minneapolis and back in Puerto Rico.

Do you work with a sketch in hand or do you let it flow?

I’m always over prepared. Without a plan I get stressed and anxious.

Are you generally satisfied with your finished work?

I am satisfied only if I’m able to include every detail I want to include.

Epic Uno street art Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

How has your work evolved through the past few years?

I’m somewhat more comfortable with the process. I’m less confined by my initial plan or sketch. I’ve learned how to take imperfections and make them seem organic.

What inspires you these days?

I’m inspired by the 1920′s… ads, graphics, art deco. I’m interested in incorporating traditional typography into my current work.

Are there any particular cultures that have influenced your aesthetic?

Definitely the graffiti and hip-hop culture. Back in Puerto Rico, I was a break dancer, and I emceed and deejayed with my friends before I ever started piecing.

epic uno with mural art Speaking with the Masterful Epic Uno

How do you feel about the role of social media in all of this?

Instagram was a turning point for me as an artist, as I made so many contacts through it. But I see social media as a loaded weapon. It can be very beneficial, but it can also be hurtful.

Can you tell us something about your current day job?

I work as an Art Director for Equity Brands. My office is here in Midtown.

Do you feel that your formal art education played a positive role in your art career?

Definitely. My studies in Graphic Design at Pratt Institute gave me the tools to be able to do the work that I do today.

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What’s ahead?

I have recently been commissioned to paint a mural at a hotel. Next month I will be painting in the 8th Annual Welling Court Mural Project. I will be participating in the Robots Will Kill exhibit at My Plastic Heart on the Lower East Side in July. And on Sunday (tomorrow), you can find me at the Street Art Expo – at Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd in Elmhurst, Queens – where I will be displaying and selling my art and a range of my products, taking commissions and signing black books.

It all sounds great! I look forward to seeing you then.

All photos courtesy of the artist; first photo by Rachel Fawn Alban; interview conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky

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made street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

The intersection of Underhill Avenue and St Johns Place was the place to be these past two weekends. Under the curatorial direction of Frankie Velez and Jeff Beler, over a dozen artists shared their talents, while delighting and engaging hundreds of passersby. The mural pictured above is the work of MADE.  Here are several more:

Another Biggie, this one by SacSix, with co-curator Frankie Velez to the right

sac six street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Allison Ruiz and Vanezza Cruz at work

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Albertus Joseph at work

albertus joseph street art Brooklyn <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

 JT Liss

JTLiss photo art street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Ariana Febles

Ariana Febles street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Chris RWK

ChrisRWK street art nyc <em>Underhill Walls</em> in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with: MADE, SacSix, Allison Ruiz, Vanezza Cruz, Albertus Joseph, JT Liss, Ariana Febles, Chris RWK and more

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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 Icy and Sot political stencil art A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

Committed to using art to transform the ways that teens are prosecuted and sentenced in New York’s adult criminal justice system, Young New Yorkers’ fifth annual Silent Art Auction will fund its grassroots arts program for teens facing criminal charges as adults. Curated by Layqa Nuna Yawar and Ann Lewis, the fundraiser features works by over 80 artists. On Wednesday, May 10th, the Annual Silent Auction will take place from 7-10pm at 548 W. 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Its special honoree is the wonderfully gifted, Brooklyn-based actor and activist Michael K. Williams.  Among the artworks to be auctioned are several with a distinct political consciousness. Featured above is Icy and Sot, Stop Police Brutality, Spray paint on wood. Here are several more socially-engaged artworks to be auctioned:

Guerrilla Girls, What’s The Difference Between A Prisoner Of War And A Homeless Person?, Offset lithograph

Guerrilla Girls political art 2 A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

Jordan Seiler, Collisions – Bullseye, Inkjet 

Jordan seiler street art A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

Kara Walker, Lost Mountain at Sunrise: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), Offset lithography and screenprint on Sommerset textured paper

kara walker art A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

Distort, Estranged, Enamel and engraving on aluminum

Distort estranged art1 A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

Nicholas Galanin,  The American Dream is Alie and Well, Archival Ultrachrome ink on Epson ultra smooth fine art paper

Nicholas galanin political art A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

young neew yorkers auction infoj A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

And with the purchase of any artwork from Young New Yorkers, you will receive one of these Amplifier prints designed by Shepard Fairey 

Shepard Fairey1 A Benefit Fundraiser for <em>Young New Yorkers</em> Honoring Michael K. Williams with: Icy and Sot, Guerrilla Girls, Jordan Seiler, Kara Walker, Distort, Nicholas Galanin, Shepard Fairey & more

You can purchase tickers here for May 10th’s Silent Auction and bid on the artworks at Paddle8 here.

Images of artworks courtesy Young New Yorkers

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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basquiat <em>Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s</em> at the Whitney Through May 14: Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong, Kenny Scharf & more

Among the diverse works on display in Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s at the Whitney Museum are several by artists whose contributions to the graffiti and street art movement have been monumental. Pictured above is LNAPRK by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Here are several more:

Keith Haring, Untitled, Fiber-tipped pen on synthetic leather

haring <em>Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s</em> at the Whitney Through May 14: Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong, Kenny Scharf & more

 Martin Wong, Closed, Acrylic on canvas; the artist’s extensive graffiti collection was the subject of City as Canvas at the Museum of the City of  New York in 2014

Martin Wong painting Whitney <em>Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s</em> at the Whitney Through May 14: Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong, Kenny Scharf & more

Kenny Scharf, When the Worlds Collide, Oil and spray paint on canvas against wallpaper adapted from Keith Haring mural at the Pop Shop

 kenny scharf and keith haring painting <em>Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s</em> at the Whitney Through May 14: Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong, Kenny Scharf & more

Kenny Scharf, close-up 

Kenny Scharf painting whitney museum <em>Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s</em> at the Whitney Through May 14: Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong, Kenny Scharf & more

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s continues through May 14 at the Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District. Check here for hours. Admission is Pay-What-You-Wish on Friday’s, 7-10 pm.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Note: Hailed in a range of media from Wide Walls to the Huffington Post to the New York Times, our Street Art NYC App is now available for Android devices here.

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