Roger Gastman + NTWRK’s “Beyond the Streets” Digital Art Fair

Free to view and featuring one-of-a-kind pieces from FUTURA2000, Guerrilla Girls, Shantell Martin and more

Author, curator and graffiti historian Roger Gastman’s roving street art exhibition, Beyond the Streets, has celebrated and extended the legacy of many seminal figures in the explosive artistic movement. On 5-6 December, when many folks would usually be clamoring for exhibitions and events amidst Miami Art Week, Gastman and shopping platform NTWRK will showcase a variation of Beyond the Streets, this time as a digital …

Interview: Multimedia Artist Cey Adams

From NYC graffiti to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and beyond

Cey Adams’ bust in the pantheon of New York artists is well-cemented. Queens-born Adams grew up writing graffiti with the likes of Lee Quiñones, Futura, and Haze; and taking part in downtown’s scene, exhibiting alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After creating logos and designs for friends like the Beastie Boys, Adams was soon tapped by Russell Simmons to become Creative Director at Def Jam Records, …

Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers

Two exhibitions explore a legendary New York artist's fight for linguistic liberation

The character of Rammellzee is one of the most compelling to emerge from the NYC street culture scene of the late 1970s and ’80s. The Queens native began his career tagging the side of A train cars in his home borough and later moved into the budding hip-hop scene, where he emerged as an influential lyricist. Rammellzee’s obsession with futurism and linguistics led him to …