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Mom & Popism: Store Fronts and Street Art

Last night PSFK experienced some custom reenactments of the New York City street art scene. Near life-size photographs of aged store fronts were...

Ebba Akerman
Ebba Akerman on August 5, 2009.

Last night PSFK experienced some custom reenactments of the New York City street art scene. Near life-size photographs of aged store fronts were plastered up on a rooftop in Nolita, embellished by artwork from a selection of 28 graffiti and street artists. Titled Mom & Popism, the exhibit was presented by Gawker Artists. Mom & Popism is a celebration of pop culture and the heritage of the city’s hidden treasures. Interpreting the book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York by James and Karla Murray, graffiti artist Billi Kid curated this exhibition. As small stores disappear and street art is washed away, Mom & Popism is criticizing the clean cut, condo covered New York with a smile and a spray of paint.

Mom & Popism: Store Fronts and Street Art

MOM & POPism will be open to public on Saturday, August 15th from noon to 4 p.m. 210 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor. Additional exhibition viewings are available by appointment throughout August.

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