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06 June 2011

Fab 5 Freddy: New York: New Work

Gallery 151

Opens Wednesday, June 8th
Reception 6:30-9:30 PM

Gallery 151 is honored to present the solo exhibit of Fred Brathwaite, hip-hop pioneer and legendary graffiti artists known as Fab 5 Freddy. In the early 80s, Mr. Brathwaite was notorious for his 1980 homage to Andy Warhol, an entire subway car covered in Campbell's soup cans. He was a creative force helping lead the cultural revolution in which graffiti based artists transitioned into galleries and the art world. On June 8th, Gallery 151 presents NEW YORK: NEW WORK, the New York debut of Brathwaite's series of stunningly vivid mixed-media works on canvas–some figurative iconography and others an abstract exploration of his graffiti experience. Brathwaite has developed a modified pointillism technique using hand-laid lead crystals to explore and deepen the viewer's relationship with his work. This process of embellishing the form, one grain of color at a time, is also a delicate and personal celebration of his subject. Graffiti-and it's new manifestation, Street Art- is one of art's most transient forms, often existing for mere days if not hours. NEW YORK: NEW WORK is not only a celebration of Brathwaite's newest work, but also a celebrated recognition of the permanence of these works on canvas. Brathwaite is currently a featured artist in MOCA's "Art in The Streets," the first major museum exhibition in America on the history of graffiti and street art.

Show Runs June 8th through July 1st 2011
Open Tuesday-Friday 2-8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:30- 7:30 PM

Gallery 151
350 Bowery btwn 4th St. & Great Jones (3rd St.)

GALLERY 151 dot com

"Monumental Moment," 6'x8' Ink, acrylic, spray enamel and mixed media on canvas, 2011. Currently on exhibit in "Art in The Streets," MOCA LA