The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

THE ART OF
KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

4/15/11

ThatsHiphop.com News - [News] Graffiti Masters Put On Exhibit At European Art Festival

ThatsHiphop.com News - [News] Graffiti Masters Put On Exhibit At European Art Festival

Graffiti Masters Put On Exhibit At European Art Festival

Some living legends of the craft display their work in Italy. Some of New York’s leading graffiti artists are headed to Europe to display their work at one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art. Graffiti pioneers Blade, Haze, Quik, and Sharp will head to Venice, Italy for the latest Venice Biennale, which occurs, of course, every two years. The exhibition of these American masters’ work is sponsored by New York’s American Folk Art Museum. The Museum, along with Benetton, will exhibit the work of four more artists from outside the Big Apple who are also working in the outsider/folk art genre. The eight artists will each create new pieces on-site at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The exhibition is an important step in the further legitimization of graffiti as an important and valuable art form and not the illegal eyesore that some more conservative people still see it as. For more information visit the websites of the American Folk Art Museum and the Venice Biennial. More News On HipHopDX Ashley Judd Calls Hip Hop "Rape Culture," The Roots' ?uestlove Responds OFWGKTA Talks Probability Of Signing To Major Labels Kanye West Nominated Six Times By MTV O Music Awards For "Best Tweet" Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group "Self Made" Cover Art Revealed, No Triple C's Peter Gunz Reveals He Once Told Son Cory Gunz Not To Pursue Rap Career