Last weekend, WALLWORKS presented the gallery’s first solo exhibition from Nicer of TATS Cru entitled “Naughty but Nicer,” a pin-up inspired extravaganza from the graffiti legend. You’ll notice quickly from a few of the photos the rich attention to detail in the figures with layers of spray paint and tags in the background. Nicer beautifully took the idea of the traditional “pin-up” updating it to reference today’s ideas of beauty.
Hector “Nicer” Nazario began painting in the graffiti era of New York City / The Bronx in the 1970’s and 80’s making huge contributions to the art form. He is known well as a top graffiti legend and in 1996 joined two other artists (Bio and BG183, to make up the first graffiti company, TATS CRU. Since then they have been continuing to show the universe the importance of graffiti working on countless gallery exhibits and big projects throughout NYC and worldwide.
You can catch the show through March 25, 2015 at 39 Bruckner Blvd., a few short blocks from the 6 Train/3rd Ave/138th St., The Bronx, NY, USA.
Visit http://www.wallworksny.com for more information and here: http://tatscru.net to learn more about Nicer and TATS CRU.
New York’s ‘The Quin Hotel’ has welcomed Blek le Rat as its artist in residence this fall with an exhibit titled, ‘Blek le Rat | Escaping Paris.’ Curated by DK Johnston, the exhibit features 10 large-scale original Blek le Rat paintings, as well as an edition of 25 unique multiples and lithography the artist is creating at the New York Academy of Art during his tenure. This ambitious exhibition of monotypes and lithography is the result of the artist’s collaboration with the team at NYAA. Presented through the Quin Arts program, Blek le Rat’s latest show opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on October 8th and will be on display during fall 2014.
Renowned street artists from across the city and beyond have created unique pieces for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt,an innovative and engaging fundraising initiative that will see over 260 large egg sculptures placed throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st to 25th, 2014.
More jump off after the jump off…
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