Tuesday, September 18, 2012

IL, Chicago: September 19 opens for fall 2012: James Prigoff - The History of Graffiti

Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication will host the work of James Prigoff, spraycan art photographer, for an exhibit opening on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public, and will include a lecture on the history of graffiti by Prigoff at 3:00 p.m. at 111 E. Pearson in Regents Hall that we strongly encourage folks to attend.

Then, beginning at 5:30 p.m in the School of Communication at 51 E. Pearson, a Chicago artist will do a live graffiti demonstration and we will open the gallery to tours. The photographer and artist will host a Q&A of their work, and a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres will commence.

To register for this free event or for more information, please visit http://socexhibit.eventbrite.com/

James Prigoff is an author, photographer and lecturer on the subject of worldwide urban murals. He is one of the most important photographers of aerosol art on the international scene. He started worldwide documentation of murals in the late 1960s. His interest would eventually lead him to aerosol art (graffiti). His personal photographs comprise one of the most extensive collections of aerosol art in the world. During the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Prigoff documented many aerosol art movements (from their infancy) across the United States and abroad. He is the author of "Spraycan Art," a premiere resource in the study of modern day graffiti. He has lectured extensively around the world and is credited as being one of the major forces in giving dignity and credibility to an art form that once was considered to be only vandalism.