This blockbuster exhibition of LA Art in The Streets closes today, Monday, August 8, at 5pm. Admission at the MOCA is FREE today, courtesy of the world’s most renowned, and most mysterious street artist, Bansky.
Art in the Streets is the first major comprehensive exhibit of graffiti and street art in an American museum. Organized and curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the survey traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 70′s to the global art force that it has become today, focusing on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique street art visual style and attitude has evolved. The exhibition features paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most game changing artists and will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of the movement, with special sections dedicated to innovative, embryonic local movements such as Cholo, and Dogtown skateboard culture. An exhaustive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, and videos provide a historical insight and context for the works.