Famed street artists from the metropolitan area will showcase their graffiti-based works at the b.j. spoke gallery at 299 Main Street in Huntington, N.Y.
The exhibition, STREETS 2 SPOKE, will run from June 25th through July 28th 2019.
The centerpiece of the show will be the first ever viewing of some of the earliest known original drawings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Along with several pencil drawings, there is a colorful work on paper entitled "Teenage Gangs of the 50's." It was produced by Basquiat when he was a 6th grade student attending P.S. 101 in Brooklyn. Basquiat was part of an Art Squad taught by b.j. spoke artist Cynthia Shechter, who saved these works of Basquiat from that time.
Cynthia’s experience with a very young Basquiat is chronicled in a new documentary, A FEW THINGS BASQUIAT DID IN SCHOOL, by award-winning filmmaker Peter Josyph. The film will premiere at Nassau County Museum of Art on Saturday, June 22, at 3:00 p.m. with an introduction by Josyph and a Q & A to follow.
There will be an Artists Reception for STREETS TO SPOKE at b.j. spoke gallery on Saturday evening, July 13, from 6 – 9 p.m. This reception will be the only time the Basquiats will be exhibited.
For more information, call b.j. spoke gallery at (631) 549-5106.