Thursday, July 19, 2012

CA, San Francisco Bay Area: Aug. 24 - Dec. 9, 2012: Barry McGee

TWIST - Barry McGee

The Berkeley Art Museum on Durant Ave. near the University in Berkeley is presenting a show on the work of Barry McGee aka TWIST starting in the early Fall. Barry’s work over the last 25 years has claimed him a place in the art world along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michele Basquiat (coming from the streets).

The Museum will have two lectures tied into the show. The first will be on September 16, a Friday evening with a scheduled conversation between the Museum Director and Jeffrey Deitch, Director of the LA Museum of Contemporary Art. Jeffrey was responsible for mounting the “Art in the Streets” show last April which broke all records for attendance at the Museum’s Geffen site.

Jim Prigoff will be doing a show entitled “The History of Graffiti” on October 19, a Friday night.