It’s with this distinction in mind that fine art dealer Damien Roman came up with the idea for Attack the Block in the first place. Roman believes that by featuring up-and-comers such as Houston-based 2:12 alongside established artists such as Swoon, Shepard Fairey and Ron English, he’s continuing a tradition previously established by curator Jeffrey Deitch. “After Basquiat and Haring, there was a large gap in time before Deitch picked up the mantle and said, ‘I’m going to start representing street artists, give them a gallery and a space, so they can create their work safely and expand upon what they were doing’.”http://bedfordandbowery.com/2015/09/see-the-work-of-top-street-artists-without-getting-sunburned/
Monday, October 19, 2015
Bedford + Bowery: See the Work of Top Street Artists Without Getting Sunburned
Just came across this nice write-up about the "Attack the Block" show on the Bedford + Bowery website.