With the legitimacy of graffiti once again being challenged after H&M brought a suit against artist, REVOK, it seems quite apropos that notable graffiti historian, Roger Gastman, is readying the follow-up to his 2011 show at the MOCA in Los Angeles, Art in the Streets, which was the U.S.’ first-ever graffiti and street art retrospective, and which broke attendance record with 220,000 visitors.

His latest show, Beyond the Streets, builds upon his first effort with 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space – including a full-size, playable handball court and historical recreation of the Venice Pavilion by adidas Skateboarding – with notable artists participating including, André Saraiva, Barry McGee, DABSMYLA, Dennis Hopper, FUTURA 2000, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, POSE, RETNA, REVOK, RIME, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, and 100-plus other graffiti and street artists.

The exhibition opens to the public in Los Angeles on May 6, 2018.

Beyond the Streets opens to the public May 6 and runs until July 6. Head here to purchase advanced tickets.

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