OFF THE WALL: Street Art

Fairey, Le Rat, Dalek, Faile, Gaia, Baseman, Conlon, Interact
Thu, 08/16/2012 to Sat, 08/25/2012
Contemporary Wing
1412 14th Street, NW
20005 Washington, DC

Contemporary Wing is proud to present our second installment of the OFF THE WALL series, Street Art. This innovative series connects evolving private collections and collectors who are looking for modern forums to discuss and market their desirable, high-quality works. Though these artworks may no longer fit within the narrow focus of one collection, they are a cornerstone acquisition for another.
OFF THE WALL: Street Art  is supported by London, New York and DC-based collections featuring, amongst others, unique stencils on canvas and paper by Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat. A rare transitory work between his space monkeys to color fields by James Marshall (Dalek) and lush canvases by Gary Baseman cover the figurative to abstraction.  The Mid-Atlantic region is well represented by Baltimore artist Gaia, recently named as the top street artist "right now", and DC-based favorite Tim Conlon who will be represented by spray paint canvases and hand-painted freight trains. Hand embellished prints by WK Interact and Faile round out the group.

OFF THE WALL will feature forthcoming programming that includes collectors, curators and art professionals to dialogue on the nuances of collection management.  We hope you are excited as we are to view these rarely seen works uncovered in our nation’s capital and those treasures brought to us by our supporters in London and New York. 

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