Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NYC: April 17, 2014: Graffiti history talk at City As Canvas exhibit

OLD’S KOOL: The Roots of New York Graffiti
Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

Blazing a trail for graffiti art back in the 1970s, New York City teens claimed the city’s walls and mass transit system for their canvases—and in the process invented a new art form.

Jay J.SON Edlin, veteran graffiti artist, historian, and author of Graffiti 365 (Harry N. Abrams, 2011), discusses graffiti and street art with revolutionary but unsung writers of the ‘70s: icons COCO 144, JESTER ONE, LSD OM, and Al Diaz, a.k.a. BOMB ONE and later SAMO (in collaboration with Jean Michel Basquiat).

Presented in conjunction with City as Canvas. Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.

Use the code 5BDC6 for 40% off tickets!

Order tickets online at
or call 917.492.3395.

Museum of the city of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 212.534.1672

City As Canvas

Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, August 24, 2014

The first-ever exhibition of graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection.