On May 1, 2023, (from 6-9pm) Universally Unknown and bG Gallery host a closing art party for Taking it to the Streets. This unprecedented exhibition of street art explores the history of the form, from its humble beginnings on the streets to its status as a highly coveted commodity in the contemporary art world. Featuring works by some of the most iconic street artists of all time, Taking it to the Streets will take viewers on a journey through the cultural and artistic evolution of this dynamic and often misunderstood genre. This exhibition runs through May 1, 2023.
Curated by Billy Gross, a long-time enthusiast and collector of street art, this exhibition brings together some of his favorite artists and historical figures in the world of street art. Gross says, “I have always been amazed, whether I am in London, NYC, Los Angeles, or any major city, by what I consider the truest form of art: graffiti, which is now seen as street art. So much culture goes into street art, and I wanted to show the history of the form and some of my favorite artists who have been instrumental in bringing it to the contemporary art world.”
The exhibition will showcase works by an impressive lineup of artists, including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many more. Viewers will have the opportunity to see how these artists have transformed the streets into their own canvas, using a variety of techniques and styles to express their unique visions.
The exhibition will be on view from April 15 to May 1, 2023, at bG Gallery in Santa Monica. Admission is free and open to the public 12-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Artists include: Jean-Michel Basquiat, RISK, Fab 5 Freddy, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Maripol, Ricky Powell, Daido Moriyama, Lisa Schulte, Cleon Peterson, Glen Miller, Barry McGee, Mike Maxwell, Enivo, Karen Bystedt, Travis Barker, Raul, and more.
On view: April 15, 2023 – May 1, 2023
What: Taking it to the Streets, Closing Art Party
Where: bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave #A2, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: May 1, 2023, 6:00pm – 9:00pm