A Sneak Peek of LA's Huge Street Art and Graffiti Exhibition 'Beyond the Streets'
Curator Roger Gastman, the premier street art and graffiti historian and collector, said about the show, "Beyond the Streets has been a motherfucker; 25 years in the making for me." His goal is to celebrate those who have defined the movement—such as icons Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Dash Snow, Jenny Holzer, and Takashi Murakami—in a totally immersive, one-of-a-kind experience.
Gastman and team gave us a sneak peek of the show.
And better yet, The Standard, Downtown LA is offering a special Beyond the Streets package. Stay May 6 – July 6 using promo code StreetCred and receive two tickets to the show and a 500-page commemorative book.
Beyond the Streets partnered with adidas Skateboarding to re-create the iconic Venice Beach skate spot featuring graffiti from legendary artists of the scene. Bring your board and live out your SoCal dreams.
NYC street art icon Lee Quiñones recreated one of his most notable works—his 1982 lion mural on a NYC handball court—just for Beyond the Streets. Like the Venice Pavilion installation, the court is totally usable, so get ready to be transported back in time.
Climb into the mind of Kenny Scharf with a trippy day-glo installation full of cartoons.
The interactive life-size temple by the FAILE duo reimagines the religious structure, giving a new perspective on the definition of "street art."
The badass feminist collective bring giant, thought-provoking banners to the show.
We're huge fans of "the gangsta gardener" Ron Finley, the urban farming activist based in South LA (read our interview), and are thrilled he's creating a site-specific garden just for Beyond the Streets.