Adam Cost, Buff Monster, Hrag Vartanian and David Meade Discuss Street Art at Doyle New York

By - Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

{image-1} STREET ART PANEL DISCUSSION – Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm In advance of their inaugural street art auction, Doyle New York will host a panel discussion tracing the evolution of Street Art on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm. The panelists will include Buff Monster, Adam Cost (AKA COST), Hrag Vartanian and David Meade. Among the topics covered will be the transition of Street Art into major galleries and museums and the globalization of Street Art. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation. Buff Monster – The signature “Super Happy Pink” style of Buff Monster has been emblazoned across walls in nearly every major U.S. city, as well as cities throughout Europe. His work has also appeared in the The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and major contemporary arts and culture magazines, such as Juxtapoz and Nylon. Adam Cost (AKA COST) – Considered one of the Godfathers of the term “Street Art,” Adam Cost was instrumental in the shift from graffiti art – typically spray paint on walls – to wheatpasting and large paint roller pieces which attacked the walls of NYC throughout the 90s. Still producing work today, Cost has been involved in decades of Graffiti history. Hrag Vartanian – Founder of the tremendously influential arts and culture blog, Hyperallergic, Hrag has also written for The Huffington Post, NYFA Current and The Brooklyn Rail. David Meade – Founder and tour guide for Street Art Walk, David Meade leads an ever-changing walking tour throughout Brooklyn, hosting a tour of the changing landscape of Street Art. The panel discussion will take place at Doyle New York located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. It is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For reservations, email or call 212-427-4141, ext 600.

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