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Art August, 9 2010

Down By Law: New York’s Underground Art Explosion, 1970s and ­1980s

Co-curated by the one and only Sara Rosen, Down by Law opened last weekend at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, New York. The exhibition surveys a key period of street art innovation and includes a healthy dose of New York’s finest (full artist list after the jump). Highlights range from paintings by Coco 144, known as “The Marcel Duchamp of graffiti subculture,” to rarely seen canvases by Dondi White.

Down By Law will run until September 26, 2010.

Above: Artwork (C) ZEPHYR for CHARLIE AHHEARN’S WILD STYLE 2.

Artwork (C) SHARP

Artwork (C) BLADE

Featured artists include Charlie Ahearn, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Blade, Henry Chalfant, Coco 144, Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper, Cope 2, Daze, Jane Dickson, Dr. Revolt, John Fekner, Cousin Frank aka Ghost, Michael Halsband, Keith Haring, Eric Haze, Keo, Eric Kroll, LA2, Lady Pink, Greg LaMarche, Michael Lawrence, Chris Pape aka Freedom, Rammellzee, Carlos “Mare 139″ Rodriguez, Anita Rosenberg, Sharp aka Aaron Goodstone, Jamel Shabazz, T-kid 170, Dondi White, and Zephyr.

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