From July 7 till November 29, 2009 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris.
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640” caption=”“Yo Henry (Chalfant) you gotta catch a picture of this!””][/caption] Devoted to graffiti and street art, the exhibition Born in the Streets—Graffiti will bring to light the extraordinary expansion of an artistic movement that developed in the streets of New York in the early 1970s to rapidly become a world-wide phenomenon.
Today, graffiti has entered the cultural mainstream, crossing over to the realms of studio art, design and advertising. Yet despite its immense popularity, this essentially illegal activity continues to evolve at the periphery of the contemporary art world, its origins and evolution little-known to the general public. The exhibition at the Fondation Cartier attempts to sketch the general contours of a subject that is vast and complex, encompassing many different ideas, media and movements across its boundaries.
From: __http://fondation.cartier.com [caption id=”attachment_1276” align=”aligncenter” width=”311” caption=”From: Style Wars (by Henry Chalfant)”][/caption]