The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at CMA

January 9, 2013


In a Tribeca loft that became known as the “Battle Station,” the legendary graffiti artist and hip hop MC Rammellzee began in the 70’s to create his own mythology. Known as “Gothic Futurism,” it was a world that he would continue to develop — often with objects he found on the streets — for 30 years. The most comprehensive collection of Rammellzee’s works to-date is on view through February 3 at the Children’s Museum of the Arts at 103 Charlton Street in the South Village.  Among the items included in the RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum are: large-scale paintings, figurines, Rammellzee’s legendary letter racers and full-body life-sized costumes. Here are a few more images that we captured while visiting last week:


Figurine, close-up


Letter-racers representing letters of the alphabet — transformed into war machines — seeking to “break free”

Rammellzee letter racers

Letter-racer, close-up

Rammellzee letter racer

Life-sized costumed figure

Rammellzee life-sized costumed figure

Close-up from a second life-sized costumed figure

Rammellzee costumed figure

Curated by Prescott Trudeau, The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at CMA is certainly as appealing to us adults as it is to children!

Photos by Lenny Collado and Lois Stavsky

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Go over here November 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Interesting art, it’s nice to see all types of artists expressing themselves.


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