Last Chance to Catch: Ghost Then and Now at TT Underground Gallery
Ghost was one of the most prolific artists in New York at the end of the subway graffiti movement, and with his crews RIS, one of the biggest proponents of the clean train era. Perhaps Ghost’s greatest contribution to the graffiti culture was his unique cartoony style which blurred the lines between throwies and pieces. Ghost’s influence can be found in other writers work on walls and trains around the world.
Ghost blurred the boundaries between bombing and piecing by embellishing his throw-ups, turning letters into characters and incorporating flamboyant color schemes, connections, arrows and clouds. The same character and charm of Ghost’s pieces are embodied in the works in his exhibition at TT Underground Gallery, a subsidiary of Toy Tokyo. Canvases come to life with the same use of line and color that Ghost is known for.
Ghost Then and Now has been extended through Sunday, September 25th, 2011. TT Underground Gallery is located at 91 Second Avenue (below Toy Tokyo)