Lee Quiñones

faust handstyle <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

On view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Havorford Pa. is ALL BIG LETTERS, curated by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore. In his “attempt to demystify graffiti,” RJ focuses on the tools and strategies of writers – rather merely on their styles. And he succeeds brilliantly. What follows are several images from the exhibit, largely illustrative of the various tools and strategies employed by writers in their quest to attain recognition. Pictured above is a huge wall painted by Faust who initially made his mark on our streets with hundreds of stickers featuring his exquisite handwriting.

Curve, an installation featuring his writing on a range of found materials

Curve graffiti <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

Lee Quinones, Howard the Duck

Lee quinones graffiti canvas <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

Martha Cooper, photography; below — a range of tools of the trade — both homemade and commercial 

martha cooper implements <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

EKG, The Tools of Graffiti 

EKG tools of graffiti <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

A sampling of stickers from DB Burkeman’s stuckupofficial collection

stickers <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

And accompanying the exhibit is a catalog with an outstanding selection of images, accompanied by insightful essays by both RJ and Carlo McCormick. Located on the campus of Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is about a 30-minute ride from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. ALL BIG LETTERS can be seen through March 3.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Lee Quinones the Fabulous 5 Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Fusing his never-before-seen drawings with his newer works, Lee Quiñones‘s pop-up solo exhibit — presented by Nicole Klagsbrun — takes us on a fabulous foray into the rich history of one of NYC’s legends who has garnered acclaim for both his graffiti and his fine art. Here is a small sampling of what can be seen through June 7 at 291 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side:

Wild, Installation view

Lee quinones wild style Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Hell Express, work study #3, 1979

Lee Quinones Hell Express  Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Rust-oleum VS the Toys, 1981 

lee quinones Rust oleum VS the Toys Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Golpe de Suerte, 2013 – 2014, close-up

Lee Quinones Golpe de Suerte Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

Crossing Delancey, 2014

Lee Quinones Crossing Delancey Lee Quiñones Solo Exhibit at 291 Grand Street on the LES

The pop-up exhibit can be seen Wed – Sun from 11am – 6pm.

Note:  First image is Iz the Wiz (The Fabulous Five), 1977

Photo credits: 1, 2, 4 & 5 Lois Stavsky; 3 & 6 City-as-School intern Diana Davidova

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This is the fourth in an ongoing series featuring the range of faces that surface daily in NYC’s open spaces:

Alice Mizrachi aka AM at the Bushwick Collective

Alice Mizrachi street art Bk Collective NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

How and Nosm, close-up in the South Bronx

How Nosm street art Bronx NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

ND’A in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

NDA rooftop art in Williamsburg Brooklyn Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Cern and Lee Quiñones in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Cern and Lee Quinones street art in NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Carlos Pinto in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Carlos Pinto street art in Brooklyn NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Paul Richard in the East Village — on the pavement

Paul Richard south Bronx 2 Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

ECB on the Lower East Side

ECB street art in NYC Faces in NYC Public Spaces, Part IV: Alice Mizrachi, How & Nosm, NDA, Cern & Lee Quiñones, Carlos Pinto, Paul Richard and ECB

Photos by Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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