TOXIC IN AMSTERDAM MUSEUM
GRAFFITI. NEW YORK MEETS THE DAM
The Martin Wong Collection in the Amsterdam Museum.
September 18, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Toxic is, among other big names of the New York City graffiti scene, at the Amsterdam Museum, till next January 2016.
The Amsterdam Museum has joined forces with The Museum of the City of New York to bring works by big New York names like Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones and Lady Pink to the Netherlands for this unique exhibition.
Their story will be added to with work from the Amsterdam graffiti scene. This will include work that has never been exhibited before, by graffiti artists like Shoe, Delta and Cat22, plus photographic and video material, sketch books (‘black books’) and objects like clothing. The exhibition will run up to and including 24 January 2016.
The ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam‘ exhibition opened in the Amsterdam Museum on 18 September 2015. This is a real first: never before has an exhibition been dedicated solely to graffiti in New York and Amsterdam. Featuring more than 200 objects, the exhibition tells the story of how graffiti reigned supreme in 1980’s New York and reached across the ocean to inspire Amsterdam graffiti writers too.